Guide to Hackney, East London
We have been in the beating heart of Hackney for over x years and have seen it change over the years. It’s a truly remarkable place which is part of our core. So what does Hackney have to offer to locals and visitors?
10 years ago Hackney would have been viewed favourably, it was seen as one of the rougher parts of the east end. However over the last 10 years a lot has changed in hackney and the surrounding areas.
The reviving of London Fields Lido, a refurbished theatre, a Picturehouse cinema, and the new bar at Hackney Empire infuse the town place with new buzz. Hackney has also seen the opening of New bars, eateries and gastropubs close to Hackney Central; with more openings in the pipeline.
During the London Olympics in 2012 Hackney also saw general improvements, the benefits of which are still felt today.
Village feeling in the City
There’s a bunch of village feeling neighbourhoods within walking distance, Chatsworth Road, Victoria Park Village, Broadway Market and the territory around London Fields all have a village feel and offer local’s a real sense of community.
There is a vibrant social environment in Hackney with many places to eat, drink and be enternained.
There’s an excellent places to eat in Hackney, from the well known Vietnamese and Turkish cafés on Mare Street, to newcomers, for example, Lardo, which serves pizza and Italian dishes. Broadway Market is additionally fixed with famous eateries and bars, and its bustling Saturday slows down sell natural produce and offer all the most recent road nourishment patterns.
A Tipple or Two, don’t mind if I do!
A large number of bars in Hackney have been redone, from the Windsor Castle to the Kenton, there’s no lack of spots to go for a 16 ounces of genuine beer or a glass of wine. I highly recommended to go for a meal is the Prince Arthur! Bar Oslo pulls in a Saturday night group and has gigs upstairs.
For a Bit of Culture?
The Hackney Empire is a terrific theatre, hosting some world class appears, and surrounding area includes The Yard, the Hackney Shed and the Arcola which are also great places to check out.
Visit the The Hackney Picturehouse for all the latest blockbusters.
As standout venue for us is our neighbour the Paperdress, a retro clothes store by day, and pumping live music venue by night. The staff are always friendly and the their infamous birthday-bashes are must in December.
Enjoy Being Outdoors?
Hackney is London’s greenest district. Victoria Park, with its exquisite sailing lake, kids’ play territories and great Pavilion Cafe, is the champion fascination. Throughout the late spring it has nearby celebrations just as Lovebox.
Getting to Hackney
Train: Hackney Downs
Bicycle: Hackney is well integrated into London’s cycling network
Buses: The 48, 55, 38, 30, 242 all offer services in and out of central London.
Need a haircut?
It would be remiss of me not to mention Hackney Style Council (formerly Samson & Delilah). There really is only one place to go to get your hardcut (if I do say so myself). Hackney Style Council is East London’s premier hairstylist and barbers.
We can accommodate and hairstyle and design. We would love to see you for your next haircut, don’t need a haircut just now? We’d still love to see you, feel free to swing by and say hello.