A guide to living in Hackney Downs
Just a stones throw from Mare Street and Hackney Central, the area around Hackney Downs is largely residential and being right on the doorstep of the 40 acre space, this is a great area to live.
Hackney Downs shares many of the same attractions and benefits of the surrounding areas and that includes some great pubs. Just one of our favourites is The Star by Hackney Downs. The pub is ‘keen to reflect the heritage of its locals’ and that is clear to see from the redesign largely put together by local creative minds. With two upstairs function rooms hosting events and available for hire, The Star acts as a great focal point for the local community.
“Property around the Hackney Downs mainly comes in the form of small 2-3 bedroom terraces that are often on the market at very competitive prices”
Property around the Hackney Downs mainly comes in the form of small 2-3 bedroom terraces that are often on the market at very competitive prices. The Downs seems to be becoming a very attractive prospect to young families and first-time buyers due to the location and affordability of the area.
Hackney continues to benefit from the legacy of the Olympics, with developments popping up all over the place, and Hackney Downs is a central part of this. With a fantastic outdoor space and some reasonable long-term housing opportunities, this area is a great practical alternative to some of its more fashionable and expensive counterparts.
Eating & Drinking
Predominantly acting as a wine bar, L’Entrepot also doubles up as a gourmet restaurant, it’s only open in the evenings during the week so make sure you book ahead. The Pembury Tavern is a glorious pub; an imposing stone building with wooden floor, there is even an assortment of board games to get competitive about.
Simply, go to the Hackney Downs. To not take advantage of this place would be a waste; there are football pitches, basketball courts and even a bowling green for the older clientele. On a warm summers evening, the Downs behold a beauty and glow that is hard to top.
Travelling to Hackney Downs
Hackney Central Overground station is just a short stroll away and there are also frequent national rail services to Central and North London from Hackney Downs and Rectory Road.