Situated a short distance from the hustle and bustle of Central London is the wonderfully diverse and vibrantly ‘up-and-coming’ borough of Hackney. On the back of the successes of the 2012 Olympic Games, Hackney has grown to become one of the most exciting areas of the Capital to visit, thanks to its sense of style, culture, night life and feel-good vibe. Take a stroll through inspiring Shoreditch, with its fashion boutiques, galleries and abundance of quirky restaurants and bars, all the while revelling in the creative art-student stupor. Stop by the acclaimed Geffrye Museum in Hoxton with its impressive collections of rare, antique furniture, revealing how homes have been used and lived in over the last 400 years in Britain. Take a break and stretch out on the grass, or bathe in the 50 metre lido, at London Fields - basking in the hazy weekend sun. The recently re-furbished Hackney Empire Theatre offers a range of entertainment from opera to stand-up comedy, and what better way is there to see out the fetters of the day than to sit in executive comfort enjoying some top-class entertainment?
There are 1,300 listed buildings in Hackney, including the iconic Grade II* Hackney Empire, Tudor Sutton House, and the Grade I medieval St Augustine's Tower. As well as a vast amount of property for Hackney estate and letting agents to seek out for homes, the Borough contains 25 conservation areas including Clapton Square, and urban open-spaces including Clapton Common and Clissold Park. Conservation areas also protect large areas of Georgian and Victorian housing, and areas of industrial heritage.
Hackney Council's borough-wide 2,760-home estate regeneration programme is one of London's largest schemes for building homes for social renting, shared ownership, and private sale, now in its fourth year with 201 for social renting, 20 for shared ownership/equity, and 42 for private sale built so far; and more than 300 expected to start on site this year. As estate agents in Hackney we are blessed to operate in an area that takes housing so seriously.
Jeremy Beadle, Marc Bolan, Michael Caine, Pete Doherty, Idris Elba, Paloma Faith, Alfred Hitchcock, Leona Lewis, Martine McCutcheon, Mike Reid, Barbara Windsor
Manor House - located on the boundary with Haringey
Old Street - sits only a few metres south-west of Hackney in Islington
North London Line Travelling west to east — nearest London Overground stations are Dalston Kingsland, Hackney Central, Homerton and Hackney Wick East London Line Travelling north to south — nearest London Overground stations are Dalston Junction, Haggerston, Hoxton and Shoreditch High Street
These stations are served by Abellio Greater Anglia
30 Marble Arch
38 Clapton and Victoria
48 London Bridge and Walthamstow Central
55 Leyton and Oxford Circus
106 Finsbury Park and Whitechapel
236 Finsbury Park and Hackney Wick
242 Homerton Hospital and Tottenham Court Road