Quad is a 3 minute walk north of Hoxton Square and about 5 minutes from the centre of Shoreditch with its vibrant selection of coffee houses, independent shops, pop-ups, bars and restaurants. It’s also walking distance from Old Street (or Silicon Roundabout), Boxpark, Columbia Road and Spitalfields Market.
Shoreditch is famous for its relaxed, creative atmosphere and in many ways it has a village-like vibe. It’s easy to forget that you are only a short tube or bus trip from central London and Moorgate, London’s financial centre.
Hoxton Overground Station is a 5 minute walk with regular trains to Dalston, Surrey Quays and West Croydon (not to mention many other stops including Camden, Clapham, Hampstead, Peckham and Richmond if you change at Dalston…)
Quad is also very close to Old Street Tube (approx 10 mins walk) and Liverpool Street Station (17 mins). Getting into central London is quick and easy - it takes about 14 minutes to get from Old Street to Leicester Square by tube.
Hoxton and Shoreditch are also well served by buses travelling in all directions from Hackney to central London.
EATING & DRINKING
When it comes to food and drink Hoxton and Shoreditch are ahead of the curve. Shoreditch is crammed with cutting edge bars and eateries, whilst Hoxton is slightly quieter, offering more of a local neighbourhood feel. Quad is perfectly positioned for the best of both worlds. Here are some notable mentions…
Just down the road from Quad is The Barrel Boulangerie a great place to pick up fresh bread and other French baked goods from 8am. A few minutes walk away there’s the Curious Yellow Kafe on Pitfield Street, a small Nordic inspired coffee shops serving delicious brunches and fresh cinnamon knots, straight from the oven. There’s also the reliable comforts of The Breakfast Club just off of Hoxton Square.
On Hoxton Street check out 100 Hoxton, a cool industrial style café selling Asian/Euro crossover cuisine, with light lunches and weekend brunch (also great for dinner). Further down there’s Hoxton Square, always a great place to hang out, especially during the Summer. Pick up some food from Hoxton Street Market (best on a Saturday) and picnic al fresco. If the weather’s not on your side head to MEATmission for a burger or hotdog. There’s also Banh Mi Keu Deli on Old Street serving seasonal Vietnamese dishes including lip-smacking banh mi, Butchies, a buzzy, casual space for New York-inspired fried chicken sandwiches, and whole host of ever-changing coffee shops and pop-ups.
For dinner Shoreditch and Hoxton offer the full gamut - from International cafés to gastropubs and fine dining. A short walk from Quad, the southern end of Kingsland Road is home to some great Vietnamese restaurants and cafés including Green Papaya serving delicious BBQ pork belly and Viet Hoa Café & Mess.
For fine dining there’s Frog Hoxton on Hoxton Square, Angela Hartnett's Merchants Tavern, Sagardi on Curtain Road and many others. If you want to up the stakes further, head to the financial district, for something really special.
Fancy a drink after work? For a quiet pub option Hoxton still has a few hidden gems that are seemingly untouched by time, whilst Shoreditch offers every type of drinking experience that you could possibly desire. Try one of the gastropubs mentioned above or if bars are more your style there’s Zigfrid von Underbelly , Happiness Forgets, Nikki's Bar, Ballie Ballerson and many, many more.
Over the last fifteen years the area in and around Shoreditch and Hoxton has become a shopping destination to rival the West End. From the usual big brands to designer boutiques, indie labels, quirky gift shops, pop-ups and thriving markets there are hours of fun for any retail junky.
There are a plethora of shops in and around Shoreditch High Street as well as Boxpark just around the corner from Shoreditch High Street Overground, Spitalfields Market just opposite Liverpool Street Station and The Truman Brewery on Brick Lane.
If you’re going out, out, Shoreditch and Hoxton offer some world famous nightclubs and bars. Head to Hoxton Square Bar And Kitchen, Queen Of Hoxton, The Hoxton Pony, Trapeze, The Lighthouse, XOYO or Trafik, to name but a few.
Quad is well positioned for parks including 19 acre Shoreditch Park with sports facilities and an outdoor amphitheatre, for theatre and cinema screenings, and Haggerston Park with its beautiful nature reserve, football pitches and Hackney City Farm. Hoxton Square is a short walk away and the sprawling delights of 213 acre Victoria Park in Hackney are only a short bus/rail trip or 9 minute bike away.
Hoxton and Shoreditch offer several excellent schools including; St John the Baptist Primary School, St Monica’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Hoxton Garden Primary School and Haggerston School. Quad is also just round the corner from Hackney New City College.