Hackney Wick Fish Island

This unique place is undergoing an exciting transformation into a thriving new community.

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Transport Links

  • Highbury & Islington in 11 mins
  • Stratford in 7 mins
  • Kings Cross in 19 mins
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The Hackney Wick Fish Island area, located directly to the west of the Olympic Park is the next East London property hotspot. The area is characterised by a mix of old warehouses and new apartments, alongside artists’ studios and artisan workspaces, and is home to many new canalside cafes, bars and restaurants.

The ambitious regeneration plans of the Olympic Legacy Development Corporation envisage the delivery of a vibrant mixed-use community which builds on the creative heritage whilst providing new homes and workspaces. Many new developments are currently under construction, and this metamorphosis is well underway.

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Property in Hackney Wick Fish Island

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The built environment is a quirky mix of new build apartments, warehouse spaces (including several heritage buildings), light industrial buildings and post-war housing. Several developments are under construction, and the area will be completely transformed over the next decade by the construction of new homes and workspaces on formerly redundant industrial sites.

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Lifestyle in Hackney Wick Fish Island

Going out

In addition to the eclectic independent canalside bars and eateries, residents have easy access to the adjacent green spaces and emergent new neighbourhoods in the Olympic Park, which also has excellent shopping facilities and world class sport and leisure amenities.

We recommend:

  • PEARL Hackney Wick, 11 Prince Edward Road, E9 – cafe and bar/restaurant, a quirky place, popular with locals, offering great coffee, food and craft beers
  • Stour Space, 7 Roach Rd, E3 – a combined café, bar and gallery space, with locally sourced food and coffee
  • Number 90, 90 Wallis Rd, E9 – a spacious, canal side bar serving burgers, brunch and Sunday roasts, and hosting a wide variety of events.
  • CRATE, 7 The White Building, Queen’s Yard, E9 – a craft brewery and pizzeria which serves handmade pizzas and their own craft beers brewed on site. CRATE is located in a unique up-cycled venue at The White Building which is a centre for art, technology and sustainability

Shopping

Westfield Stratford City shopping centre is one stop from Hackney Wick station. Westfield is one of the largest urban shopping centres in Europe, with over 280 stores, 70 restaurants, a 17 screen cinema, bowling alley, casino and hotel.

Closer to home is The Wick weekly market, a combination of a farmer’s market, local art sales, vintage fashion, and gigs. 

Outdoors

Hackney Wick Fish Island is an urban oasis. It is surrounded by plentiful green space and waterways with an abundance of footpaths and cycle routes. The eastern boundary is defined by the River Lea Navigation canal and by the 227 hectare Olympic Park, and the western boundary by the A12 and 86 hectare Victoria Park. Although it can be reached by car, as the area is relatively undiscovered there is very little through traffic.

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Schools in Hackney Wick Fish Island

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Location & Transport

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Hackney Wick

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Homerton

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Stratford

Central & Jubilee Lines

Stratford International

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Pudding Mill Lane

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From Hackney Wick, be in:

  • Highbury & Islington in 11 mins
  • Stratford in 7 mins
  • Kings Cross in 19 mins