Guide to living in

A guide to living in Hackney

Centred around the bustling Mare Street, Hackney has a burgeoning reputation as the go to location for London’s trendy types. If you’re not trendy, don’t fret, Hackney is also a place of historical significance – King Henry VIII resided in a palace there throughout much of the 16th Century. 

Town Hall Square is home to the Hackney Empire, one of the capital’s most stylish and acknowledged venues, hosting large musical and comedy events. Unsurprisingly, the square is also the location of Hackney Town Hall, a listed building that is the perfect venue for a wedding.

“A plethora of stylish Georgian properties and highly sought after Victorian terraces provide great long term opportunities for homebuyers”

Socialites will never tire of Hackney, with an overflowing array of pubs and bars that range from scruffy to sumptuous, catering for any type of mood and if you’re looking for a “hipster-hub” that is family friendly with an acclaimed menu, then the Cat & Mutton is the place to go. 

The area is considered as a rental hotspot, with many young professionals electing Hackney as their residence of choice due to its unique cultural identity and central location. However, a plethora of stylish Georgian properties and highly sought after Victorian terraces provide great long term opportunities for homebuyers. 

With an extensive range of affordable properties and many more purpose-built developments planned, Hackney offers its residents a taste of Inner London with its own unique twist.


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Eating & Drinking

As with many areas of London, Hackney has an abundance of eating and drinking venues to frequent. For a taste of South America, steak restaurant Buen Ayre is a great place to start. A wine bar by night and serving gourmet cuisine throughout the day, Rawduck is a very popular restaurant in walking distance from Hackney Central Station.

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Hackney Picturehouse is a stunning cinema that puts the glamour back into seeing a film. Incorporating the latest Hollywood blockbusters alongside a slice of alternative cinema, the Picturehouse is also home to the Attic, an upstairs venue offering live music and “London’s best Film Quiz”

Travelling to Hackney

With numerous different transport options to choose from, Hackney residents are spoilt for choice. Hackney Downs offers regular service to Liverpool Street, whilst Hackney Central provides reliable links to East or West London via the Overground, take your pick!

Local Atkinson McLeod office – Hackney Estate Agent