The best alternative attractions in Hoxton

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Hoxton is an exciting part of London perfect for enjoying a day or night out. Whatever you’re interested in, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained while staying in this thriving part of the city. Here’s our top picks of the alternative attractions Hoxton has to offer…

The Barbican

This world-class arts centre fuses the boundaries between the major art forms to create something truly special – and certainly alternative. There’s a packed events schedule sure to delight culture-loving guests at the M by Montcalm Shoreditch, as well as great spaces to eat, drink and shop along the way. The Barbican’s library loans to all visitors, so you could even pick up a great new book to read or a film to watch during your visit to one of our hotels near Moorgate Tube Station.

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The Macbeth

If London pubs take your fancy, how about this gem in the heart of Hoxton? The Macbeth offers much more than the traditional pub experience (though that certainly features!), and is considered to be one of the city’s top venues for live music, as well as offering plenty of gigs and club nights as well. There’s always something exciting happening here, from performance art to improvisation, DJ sets and even cabaret. This is definitely a great alternative venue to visit while staying at hotels near Moorgate Tube Station, and a historic one, too. There’s over 100 years of heritage and quirky, arty décor to complete the experience.

Dennis Severs House

If history’s your thing, then this astonishingly well-preserved house should do the trick. The house acts like a sort of time capsule, where visitors are escorted, in silence, to the candlelit rooms of this unusual attraction, still adorned in it’s 18th/19th century style. Named after it’s creator Dennis Severs, the house was formerly the artist’s home. Everything is set up as though the inhabitants have just left the room, from the aromas to the little touches like a coat slung over a chair. The tour takes place in the form of a game, where guests always feel they’re searching for the family who are just out of sight…

White Cube, Hoxton Square, famous London gallery

White Cube

As unusual as art galleries get, White Cube is instantly identifiable by it’s ‘cube-like’ exterior. The interior is no less fascinating, with an array of in-house contemporary artists and exhibitions, as well as a shop and a regular roster of new events – so you’re sure to find something that piques your interest while visiting.

Hoxton Hall

Build in 1863, Hoxton Hall has welcomed performers from around the world since the 1800s, and certainly hasn’t slowed down in the intervening years. Attractions within the saloon-style walls include a multitude of different genres and styles, including the latest and greatest from the worlds of dance, cabaret, music and film. Taking a pioneering approach, Hoxton Hall also hosts exhibits and attractions centred around the world of new media, showing that a historic building needn’t be left in the past.