Saturday, 1 August 2009


Hoxton has always been a traditionally working class area but recently became ferociously fashionable. It’s epicentre is the White Cube gallery in Hoxton Square, home to the YBA (Young British Artists, who are not so young any more) such as Tracey Emin, Damien Hurst and the evergreen George & Gilbert. Hoxton was once the home of bare knuckle fighter Lenny MacLean but is now more famous for Nathan Barley and the Hoxton Fin.
Hoxton now has a vibrant arts, restaurant and bar scene frequented by people so appallingly trendy that they leave each other messages on a-boards for the whole world to read but not understand. Nathan Barley again.
The area has an energetic feel and the chance to see a freshly painted Banksy or Eines on any street corner.
Catch the tube to Old Street Station and walk to Hoxton Square, via Great Eastern Street. You are certain to see art and graffitti still wet on the walls.
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