Hackney is a London borough in the north east of the UK’s capital city. The area is located immediately north east of the City of London, to the west of Islington and north of Tower Hamlets. Hackney is close to the heart of London’s commercial and cultural centre and it has played an important role in the redevelopment and rejuvenation of east London in recent years. The eastern edge of the Borough of Hackney is marked by the River Lea, which historically marked the boundaries of the counties of Essex and Middlesex. Despite lying within a central and inner city area of London, Hackney boasts numerous large and well-kept parks, including London Fields, Haggerston Park and Hackney Downs. Among the most vibrant and popular parts of the borough is Hoxton, which has earned a reputation as one of London’s leading nightlife hotspots.
Setting up your business here
Hackney was traditionally an industrial and residential district of London but in the 21st century it has emerged as a commercial hub and its serviced office space supply has increased substantially. Today there are dozens of small, medium and large-scale businesses with office space holdings in the borough. Companies based in the area include the digital marketing company Gloc Media, the train operator First Capital Connect and the accountants of Jeffreys Henry LLP. Hackney offers straightforward access to all parts of central, east and west London, and is in particularly close proximity to the City of London and Old Street.
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Things to do in Hackney
There are dozens of great bars and pubs across Hackney, with Hoxton standing out as one of the best places to spend an evening anywhere in east London. Among the most recommendable of Hackney pubs are the Macbeth, the Stag’s Head of Hoxton and the Scolt Head on Englefield Road. Meanwhile, excellent places to eat out in the area include Duke’s Brew & Que, which serves barbecue food and craft beers, the Towpath, a popular canal-side café, and an Argentinian restaurant called Buen Ayre. Other attractions in Hackney include Broadway Market, which is among the best markets for street food that you’ll find anywhere in London, and the unusual but brilliant Hackney City Farm, which welcomes visitors throughout the year at the south-east corner of Haggerston Park.
- Tube lines: Central
- Mainline stations: Bethnal Green
- Nearest motorways: M25 via the A10
- Nearest airports: City, Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick
- Other: London Overground stations across the borough