Hackney is one of London's most exciting and fastest growing areas. Improved infrastructure in recent years has driven an influx of new residents and creative industries to the borough.

Transport Links

  • Shoreditch High Street in 5 mins
  • Highbury & Islington in 10 mins
  • Victoria in 28 mins
  • Clapham Junction in 40mins
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Hackney is one of the most in demand areas in the city.

Once a forgotten East London suburb, Hackney now has a thriving arts and fashion scene, as well as world renowned bars and clubs. Its proximity to the City has also been key in driving new buyers to the area, many of whom enjoy walking or cycling to work.

Education is also on the up: two of London's most successful City Academies are in Hackney and there are plans to rebuild or renovate every other Hackney school by 2016.


Property in Hackney

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Period terraces form the majority of houses in Hackney, with a mixture of Victorian and Georgian properties.  Converted spaces are also in abundance and there is a variety of canal-side apartments which are highly sought after.  

Properties in the area include:

  • Victorian and Georgian terraces/conversions
  • Loft/warehouse conversions
  • Ex-council flats
  • Canal-side apartments
  • New build apartments

Lifestyle in Hackney

  • Broadway Market, Hackney
  • Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
  • Dalston Library Cafe
  • London Fields
  • London Fields Lido, Hackney

Going out in Hackney

Hackney is one of the most talked about places in London. In recent years it has attracted food lovers with a range of farmers markets and innovative restaurants. It has also become a creative mecca attracting art and fashion lovers. This means the area has some of the best attractions around.

We recommend:

  • Broadway Market – Always buzzing at the weekends
  • The Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Rd – Furniture and textiles from 1600 to present day
  • Houng Viet, Englefield Rd – Vietnamese food
  • Tonkotsu, Haggerston Rail Arches – Japanese food

Shopping in Hackney

Now closely affiliated with some of the best fashion deisgners in the industry, Hackney always has new pop-up ventures and exciting stores to explore. The Hackney Fashion Hub, due for completion in 2015, will make Hackney one of the best retail destinations around. 

We recommend:

  • Chatham Place Fashion Outlets -  Burberry and Aquascutum discount stores
  • Box Park - For quirky independent stores
  • Ridley Road Market - for a taste of the old East End

Outdoors in Hackney

Despite being close to the City, Hackney benefits from some amazing open spaces and parks which hugely contribute to its popularity.  With cycling more popular in Hackney than any other London borough, there are also some great spaces for locals to explore on two wheels. 

We recommend:

  • London Fields - Heaving in the summer months
  • Hackney Marshes - Home of many Sunday League football teams
  • Hackney Downs - Sports facilites, children's play area and space to cycle 

Schools in Hackney

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Location & Transport

Transport Information

Dalston Junction




Hackney Central


London Fields

National Rail services

From Hackney , be in:

  • Shoreditch High Street in 5 mins
  • Highbury & Islington in 10 mins
  • Victoria in 28 mins
  • Clapham Junction in 40mins