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.
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.
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.
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.
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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