From LGBT Archive
London Borough of Hackney, and was previously part of the Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch. It is considered part of the East End. Hoxton was historically a deprived area, but part of the area became noted for arts and entertainment during the 20th century.
Ronnie Kray (and his brother Reggie) were born in Hoxton.
Sh! is a women's sex shop, popular with lesbians.
Secret Opera is based at St Anne's Church, Hoxton.