Hoxley & Porter, Angel

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Hoxley & Porter, Angel

Get your Victorian explorer on at London's newest throwback...

Tell your valets and ladies maids to get packing, and be quick about it, for we are off on an adventure from the golden age of Victorian exploration and steam powered travel. We’ll rendezvous at the opulent Hoxley & Porter on Upper Street, London, where our journey begins…

Hoxley & Porter is an appealing blend of fact and fiction with a style that calls to mind the gentleman’s clubs of the 19th Century and the first class train carriages that proved such a hotbed of intrigue in novels by the likes of Agatha Christie. The story here has been told by Kai Design, and split into two parts – the dining carriage and the cocktail bar. The former is comfortably appointed with full of plush period seating and gilt-edged furniture, and separated from the cocktail bar (named Porter after a mythical diamond – an in-joke for students of business and economics there) by a screen of leaded glass. This is the kind of place where eponymous English gent Hoxley might have joined John Hanning Speke and David Livingstone to discuss their travels to Africa over a spot of dinner or a brandy, and the old colonial overtones are helped by Arm and Eye‘s glorious bespoke wallpaper. A courteous doff of the hat to all involved.


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