I feel slightly badly that Hoxton has so few entries in my book – only one – whereas neighbouring Haggerston has seven. So, I went to explore it.
I had never seen St. John the Baptist, Hoxton, a Commissioner’s Church built in 1826 to a design by Francis Edwards, a pupil of John Soane, with fantastic Ionic capitals and very good iron railings:-
To the south is Aske’s Hospital, originally built from the estate of Robert Aske, who left £20,000 for the establishment of almshouses in 1689. After falling into disrepair, they were reconstructed during the 1820s by David Riddel Roper and in 1898, it became the Shoreditch Technical Institute:-
I ended up in Hoxton Street:-