Hoxton

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Hoxton is an area in the London Borough of Hackney, England.wikipedia
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East End of London

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Together with the rest of Shoreditch, it is often described as part of the East End, the historic core of wider East London.
A more common preference is to add to Tower Hamlets the former parish and borough of Shoreditch (including Hoxton and Haggerston, now the southern part of the modern London Borough of Hackney, which fall within the E1 and E2 postcode districts).

London Borough of Hackney

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Hoxton is an area in the London Borough of Hackney, England. It lies immediately north of the City of London financial district, and was once part of the Ancient Parish and subsequent Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch, prior to its incorporation into the London Borough of Hackney.
The Gunpowder Plot was first exposed nearby in Hoxton.

East London

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Together with the rest of Shoreditch, it is often described as part of the East End, the historic core of wider East London.

Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch

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It lies immediately north of the City of London financial district, and was once part of the Ancient Parish and subsequent Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch, prior to its incorporation into the London Borough of Hackney.
The borough was made up of three main districts: Shoreditch, Hoxton and Haggerston.

Worshipful Company of Haberdashers

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The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers remains Patron of the advowson of the parish of St John's. Aske's Almshouses were built on Pitfield Street in 1689 from Robert Aske's endowment for 20 poor haberdashers and a school for 20 children of freemen.
It founded a boys' school in Hoxton in 1690, and following redevelopment of the site, in June 1875, it reopened the school, which was now divided into two, educating boys and girls.

Ben Jonson

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The open fields to the north and west were frequently used for archery practice, and on 22 September 1598 the playwright Ben Jonson fought a fatal duel in Hoxton Fields, killing actor Gabriel Spencer.
A year later, Jonson was again briefly imprisoned, this time in Newgate Prison, for killing Gabriel Spenser in a duel on 22 September 1598 in Hogsden Fields (today part of Hoxton).

Pimlico

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Hoxton's public gardens were a popular resort from the overcrowded City streets, and it is reputed that the name of Pimlico came from the publican, Ben Pimlico, and his particular brew.
Supporting this etymology, Rev. Brewer describes the area as "a district of public gardens much frequented on holidays. According to tradition, it received its name from Ben Pimlico, famous for his nut-brown ale. His tea-gardens, however, were near Hoxton, and the road to them was termed Pimlico Path, so that what is now called Pimlico was so named from the popularity of the Hoxton resort".

Hoxton Square

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At this time Hoxton Square and Charles Square were laid out, forming a fashionable area.
Hoxton Square is a garden square situated in the Hoxton area of Shoreditch in the London Borough of Hackney, in North East London.

Britannia Theatre

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In Hoxton Street, a plaque marks the location of the Britannia Theatre.
The Britannia Theatre (1841–1900) was located at 115/117 High Street, Hoxton, London.

Hoxton Hall

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Hoxton Hall, also in Hoxton Street, which survives as a community centre, began life in 1863 as a "saloon style" music hall.
Hoxton Hall is a performance arts theatre and community centre in the Hoxton area of Shoreditch, at 130 Hoxton Street, in the London Borough of Hackney.

National Centre for Circus Arts

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The National Centre for Circus Arts is based in the former vestry of St Leonard Shoreditch Electric Light Station, just to the north of Hoxton Market.
The National Centre for Circus Arts (formerly the Circus Space) is a professional circus school in the Hoxton area of Shoreditch in London that offers one of the UK's only university degree programmes in circus.

Gainsborough Pictures

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Gainsborough Studios were located in a former power station, in Poole Street, by the Regents Canal.
Gainsborough Pictures was a British film studio based on the south bank of the Regent's Canal, in Poole Street, Hoxton in the former Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch, north London.

Music hall

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Hoxton Hall, also in Hoxton Street, which survives as a community centre, began life in 1863 as a "saloon style" music hall.
An exception to this rule was the Britannia Theatre, Hoxton (1841) which somehow managed to evade this regulation and served drinks to its customers.

Francis Tresham

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The letter may have been sent by his brother-in-law Francis Tresham, or he may have written it himself, to curry favour.
Thomas was received into the Catholic Church in 1580, and in the same year he allowed the Jesuit Edmund Campion to stay at his house in Hoxton.

Shoreditch (parish)

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It lies immediately north of the City of London financial district, and was once part of the Ancient Parish and subsequent Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch, prior to its incorporation into the London Borough of Hackney.

Alfred Hitchcock

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They hired him, and in 1919 he began working for Islington Studios in Poole Street, Hoxton, as a title-card designer.

Shoreditch

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This replaced an earlier facility providing gas-light, located in Shoreditch.
The districts of Hoxton and Haggerston have been historically part of Shoreditch since the medieval period and occupy the north-west and north-east of Shoreditch respectively; however, their extent has never been formally defined.

St. John the Baptist, Hoxton

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The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers remains Patron of the advowson of the parish of St John's.
The Church of St. John the Baptist, Hoxton, usually known as St. John's Hoxton, is an English urban Anglican parish church in the Hoxton area of Shoreditch, within the London Borough of Hackney.

Islington

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In 1415, the Lord Mayor of London "caused the wall of the City to be broken towards Moorfields, and built the postern called Moorgate, for the ease of the citizens to walk that way upon causeways towards Islington and Hoxton" – at that time, still marshy areas.

William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle

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On 26 October 1605 Hoxton achieved notoriety, when a letter arrived at the home of local resident William Parker, Lord Monteagle warning him not to attend the Parliament summoned by James I to convene on 5 November, because "yet I say they shall receive a terrible blow, the Parliament, and yet they shall not see who hurts them".
On 26 October 1605, while sitting at supper at his house in Hoxton, London, he received a letter warning of the Gunpowder Plot.

Charles Bradlaugh

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Born in Hoxton (an area in the East End of London), Bradlaugh was the son of a solicitor's clerk.

Geffrye Museum

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Nearby is the Geffrye Museum and Hoxton War Memorial.
The Geffrye Museum of the Home is located on Kingsland Road in the Hoxton area of Shoreditch, London.

Robert Aske (merchant)

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Aske's Almshouses were built on Pitfield Street in 1689 from Robert Aske's endowment for 20 poor haberdashers and a school for 20 children of freemen.
An almshouse and school, Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, were built on 21 acres in Hoxton by 1692 to a design by Robert Hooke.

Marie Lloyd

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Born in London, she was showcased by her father at the Eagle Tavern in Hoxton.

Frank Chapple

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Frank Chapple was born in the slum area of Hoxton, east London, in a flat above his father's shoe-repair shop.