Guide to living in
Central to and in walking distance from fancy alternative heartlands Shoreditch, Hoxton and Dalston, Haggerston is perfectly placed as a bright and breezy area of East London with a diverse community and a vibrant mix of old and new property.
Haggerston has a population of around 10,000, and is increasingly being regarded as an ideal location to live as much of the local property is largely affordable compared to other areas of East London.
“There are some outstanding progressively designed flat complexes, alongside many Victorian terraces for property hunters with a more traditional palate”
Playing host to considerable Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese communities, Haggerston offers an ample range of Asian restaurants and food shops. The area is also home to Haggerston Park, a charming green space that is becoming the venue for more and more events and small festivals.
There is property from every end of the spectrum in Haggerston; run-down housing estates were refurbished in the 90’s to create affordable housing, whilst some unoccupied public buildings have been converted into gated communities.
Additionally, there are some outstanding progressively designed flat complexes, alongside many Victorian terraces for property hunters with a more traditional palate. An affordable alternative to many of the exclusive areas nearby, Haggerston does not lack any of the cultural richness associated with this part of the capital and has a strong character and identity to back up the appealing mix of properties in the area.
The Marksman is a classic traditionalist public house with a healthy mix of contemporary dwellers and weather worn locals. Offering a one hundred year old piano and a fashion-based pub quiz, you are sure to have fun here. Mr Buckley’s is an excellent restaurant with a refreshingly inventive and alternative menu, not to mention a minimalist yet classy décor.
Hackney City Farm, is home to poultry, sheep, pigs and Larry the Donkey, open since 1984, the farm gives local children (and big children) the opportunity to interact with animals. Showcasing the heart of the local community perfectly, the farm also offers an award winning cafe/restaurant, and most recently a bike yard.
Like many of the surrounding areas, Haggerston is served by its own London Overground Station. There are frequent services available to Highbury & Islington, Clapham Junction, Crystal Palace and West Croydon. For anyone not satisfied enough with the urban-rural delights of Hackney City Farm, Cambridge Heath station offers national rail services to Liverpool Street where you can be whisked away to the glorious countryside the East of England has to offer.