Classic awning at Friends of Ours

Classic awning installed at Friends of Ours Hoxton

27 Nov 2016

The Classic Folding-Arm system, installed here at the "Friends of Ours" cafe, is one of our less expensive awning systems, However we will not compromise the quality and strong, heavy-duty, German designed arms ensure a robust performance. The awning comes complete with a protective hood that sits above the rolled up fabric and protects it from the elements. This is one of our most popular awnings.

Friends Of Ours in Hoxton is a laid-back Aussie-style cafe with good unique dishes that you probably can't find anywhere else. It may be a good idea to check out the menu on line before going as there are lots of interesting dishes you might want to peruse first. The cafe is a few minutes stroll from Old Street station (northern line) and Hoxton station (overground line)

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 it contained a threat to blow the building up - this was the start of the investigation into the Gunpowder Plot.

By the end of the 17th century the nobility's estates in Hoxton began to be broken up. Many of these large houses became used as schools, hospitals or mad houses. 500 Pauper lunatics (the term used at the time) resided in closed wards, later it became  Naval Lunatic Asylum until 1818. Finally, in the 1920's, when all these sad places were abandoned in a more enlightened era, Hoxton Square and Charles Square were laid out, forming a fashionable area. 

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