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Fish Island and Hackney Wick are full of creative industries and entrepreneurs driving the area into the future

Fish Island and Hackney Wick are full of creative industries. There are around 600 artists’ studios in Fish Island, making it the highest concentration of artists in Europe. 

Catering to this arty crowd are a number of local pubs, cafes and galleries including Crate Brewery, Stour Space and Crea8. 

The area is renowned for street art and some of the world’s most famous street artists have displayed their work here over recent years. Art is visible at every turn on Fish Island and is an inherent part of its character. 

The Olympic Stadium is a short walk across the canal from Fish Island. In 2016 it will become the home of West Ham United Football Club.  

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