Hoxton and Shoreditch

The March trip was to darkest Hoxton, Haggeston and Shoreditch.We started by making a circuit round Old Street station, a favourite target area for Victorian philanthropy, now up-market and down-at-heel almost street by street. We  included Moorfields Eye Hospital's most recent building and the home of Methodism in City Road. We  also visited handsome Hoxton Square and the fine new buildings that make up Hackney Community College, before heading for a lunch-break at the excellent Geffrye Museum of domestic house furnishing.

Some of the group then headed  off to Brick Lane, ending at Moorgate Station via the former Trumans Brewery and Spitalfields.