Guide to living in
A place of beauty in the summer sun or the cold of the winter, London Fields is situated in the heart of Hackney and is an ideal location for city dwellers that enjoy a taste of the outdoors without wanting to sacrifice their urban habits.
The fields themselves cover over 30 acres and have been in use since around 1540. An especially popular venue for cricket in the summer, the fields also have a BMX track and tennis courts, not forgetting the table tennis tables for the less athletic.
London Fields Lido is one of the wonders of the capital; it is the only Olympic-sized outdoor heated swimming pool in London. As the summers continue to improve (excuse our optimism), the lido is a great place to have on your doorstep.
“The award winning Queensbridge Quarter is just one of the new local developments with high quality apartments and penthouses”
If you’re not interested in swimming, then perhaps the London Fields Brewery is more likely to quench your thirst. Set up as an antidote to the lack of quality beers in the borough, the brewery has been open since 2011. Offering tours and a brew school, this place offers a great education on the art of brewing beer in London.
Many of the large Victorian properties around the fields are spacious and luxurious and consequently, always highly sought after. The award winning Queensbridge Quarter is just one of the new local developments with high quality apartments and penthouses.
Nursery: Market Nursery
Not to be confused with the Lido, Lardo is a trendy Pizzeria where you can see your pizza being cooked by fire in the open kitchen. Off Broadway is a New York-inspired bar heavy on style as well as substance with an impressive selection of cocktails to choose from.
Broadway Market has expanded rapidly over the last few years and all for good reason. A weekly staple for fashionistas and bargain hunters, the market offers some of London’s best vintage clothes stalls alongside an amazing range of local meats and produce.
On top of all the local London Overground stations in nearby areas, London Fields has its own railway station with frequent National Rail services to Liverpool Street and Hackney Downs.