Time was, this area was overlooked and people concerned themselves with places like the West End instead. All that has changed in recent years and it’s now one of the most arty, trend-conscious, achingly hip parts of the capital, and there are few signs of that changing any time soon. Pretty much any time you hear about a novelty cafe opening its doors (there are toast-only establishments and breakfast cereal-only diners), it’s happening here. The area lies north of the City of London and is part of the East End. Anything goes here, provided you do it with an ironic, post-modern wink. Gay massage in Hoxton, however, is blessedly free of such poses and concentrates on delivering sheer quality. It succeeds; the men are hot, honed and ready to go. Thanks to an international array of therapists, there’ll always be one who’s perfect for you and a reputable agency can help you choose wisely.
Back on the street, you can visit any number of art galleries, listen to up-and-coming, unsigned talents at innumerable music venues, and always find something interesting to eat. However you’ve arrived here (many people come via Old Street Tube station on the Northern line, while others take the Overground or any number of bus routes), you’ll be glad you did. Some deride the area for its self-conscious hipness, its gentrification, and the gradual loss of genuine Londoners, many of whom have been priced out. But for as long as there’s gay massage in Hoxton, then there’s ample reason to visit. But then again there is always a good reason to receive gay massage from Tantric Soul.