HIX Victorian awning

Victorian awnings at HIX

1 Feb 2017

When it comes to the design and manufacture of a shop awning, we can provide clients with a full design service,  often collaborating with design studios and architects. Each shop awning solution is totally bespoke and we only use the finest cloth, metalwork and wood to create a shop blind that is both beautiful and long-lasting. Here is a stunning example of our Victorian  awnings installed at HIX Oyster and Chop House,

Opened in 2008, HIX is renowned for British seasonal cuisine and an eclectic art collection and is a stones throw from Smithfield, London’s historic meat market. The wooden floors, marble oyster bar, tiled walls and linen tablecloths go towards creating an elegant yet unfussy dining room. The menu reflects Mark Hix’s signature British style with seasonal and daily changing dishes featuring oysters from around the British Isles, and a selection of meats and steaks on the bone.

The line of Cowcross and Turnmill Streets marks the south and west boundary of the precincts of the Hospitaller priory of St John of Jerusalem. Whether the mid-twelfth century priory dictated the position of the streets, or the streets were already in existence and set the limits of the priory is uncertain, although the latter explanation is likelier. The horse and cattle market at Smithfield certainly pre-dated the priory, being in existence by 1123. As well as Smithfield market there was a separate cow market, with its market cross after which Cowcross Street is named. 

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