Hackney Area Guide
Hackney is in the London Borough of Hackney and is one of London’s up and coming areas. Home to a diverse community, it is highly sought after by tenants and buyers alike. They are proud of being the greenest borough in inner London boasting an impressive 62 parks. Home to the boating Lake, Victoria Park is the most popular green park perfect for families with cafes and children play areas. With the large amount of green space this helps residents and visitors make them feel that have escaped the busy feel of central London.
The 2012 Olympics did wonders for Hackney as it brought with it better transport links and new schools. The architecture of the buildings around the town are simply beautiful and the London Olympics helped inject some much-needed renovation to these buildings and to give them a fresh lease of life. With these changes, this has resulted in Hackney now being ranked as one of the best places in London to live.
The choice of properties appeals to residents looking to move into the area. New builds, Georgian houses and Victorian houses along with warehouse conversions and ex-council blocks provide a variety of property styles.
Social life around the town is thriving with lots of exceptional places to eat and drink with The Hackney Empire at its centre, it’s a beautiful theatre and is host to world class shows. If you are after something more cultural, there are open days held at the Grade I listed St Augustine’s Tower, where you can climb the tower.
Tubes, Overground and trains provides easy access to many parts within London taking only 20 mins to get to Oxford Street for the great shopping high street. Hackney encourages cycling within the area and the pleasant cycle routes help cyclists travel around through the parks and along the canal. There is a choice of bus routes towards Central London and other areas of the city making it very easy to commute.
Young families are attracted by the great choice in schools within the area.
Bethnal Primary School
Colvestone Primary School
Harrington Hill Primary School
Rushmore Primary School
The City Academy
The Urswick School
Cardinal Pole Roman Catholic School