Written by Sarah
Hoxton: Shopping Guide
The Project at Hoxton is in the heart of East London. After rounding up our favourite places to eat and drink and cultural things to do in Hoxton, we thought we’d take a look at the best places to shop within walking distance of The Project.
‘It’s a lifestyle baby!’. With a curated selection of men’s clothing, women’s clothing and homeware Goodhood is one of East London’s best independent stores. Stocking everything from Comme Des Garçons to Nike you’ll be looking fly in no time, and if you’re looking to add some personality into your apartment make sure you pop downstairs where you’ll find candles, plant pots, ceramics and much much more.
151 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3QE
One of the best ways to get around London is cycling, but where do you find a bike? That’s where Auguste Handmade comes in handy. The bike come coffee shop on Hoxton Street sells a mixture of refurbished and handmade bikes suitable for every budget, and even if you don’t know the first thing about bikes they will help you find the perfect set of wheels. Oh and there’s coffee and cake to help you make that all important decision.
187 Hoxton Street, London N1 6RA
This bookshop is unlike any other. Sat on the corner of Pitfield Street, Bookartbookshop specialises in artists’ books and small press publications – expect lots of one-off, handmade publications. As well as being a treasure trove for book and art lovers alike they also host lots of interesting talks and events, so keep an eye out on their website.
17 Pitfield Street, London N1 6HB
Not only is this place every insta-heaven, but it’s one of the best plant shops in East London. Packed to brim (quite literally) with plants of all shapes and sizes, this place is great if you need some inspiration for your own apartment and the lovely staff will even give you useful tips to keep your new plants happy.
493-495 Hackney Road, London E2 9ED
The name says it all really – if you LOVE vinyl, you’ll want to keep this one on your radar. Love Vinyl stocks an eclectic mix of new and old records, with everything from African rhythm to techno. It’s a place where you might have to dig a while, but you’re sure to find something pretty special in here.
5 Pearson Street, London E2 8JD