Guide to living in
With a string of famous names born in the local area, including Ray Winstone and rockstar Marc Bolan, Homerton has a rich cultural history and numerous links to the music industry. The fact that it is an exciting place to live with an abundance of affordable property is just an added bonus.
Homerton High Street provides all the compulsory amenities, complete with a smattering of independent shops and restaurants. Also situated on Homerton High Street, is Sutton House, the oldest house in Hackney. The Grade II listed Tudor building is run by the National Trust and is ideal for an afternoon visit.
“Property around here mainly comes in the form of the Victorian terraces so familiar with the East End and purpose-built apartments and flats”
Chatsworth Road is another bustling local area including some great shops and a weekly market. Running from Clapton all the way through to Homerton, ChatsworthRoad provides opportunities to see some fascinating and uplifting sights, encapsulating the essence of East London.
As part of the Olympic legacy, the London VeloPark has opened to the public in March 2014. So watch out for an upsurge in Bradley Wiggins impersonators resplendent in lycra and cycling helmet around the Homerton area.
Property around here mainly comes in the form of the Victorian terraces so familiar with the East End and purpose-built apartments and flats. The range of affordable housing and location of Homerton has attracted large numbers of young families and graduates in recent years.
The Kenton is a Norweigan-run pub in the heart of Homerton that is well worth a visit. As well as possessing an inviting beer garden complete with blankets for cold nights, the Kenton has a full programme of entertainment including film nights and a ladies night. If a delicious menu of locally sourced and seasonal dishes is not enough to attract you to Shane’s on Chatsworth, then surely Bring Your Own Wednesday’s will provide all the necessary persuasion.
Chats Palace has a very attractive exterior, and the interior doesn’t disappoint. A celebrated arts and community space, offering workshops, exhibitions and events for kids, the Palace is the perfect place for you to establish yourself as a pillar of the Homerton community, or just experience an enriching day out.
Homerton Overground station combined with a number of bus services should provide all the necessary travel links to the rest of the capital.