This diverse and multicultural borough between Holloway and Stratford was one of the first East London areas to benefit from massive investment in the 2012 London Olympics. Homebuyers and tenants are drawn to the area’s Georgian and Victorian terrace properties, quirky bars, good restaurants and parks. It’s also one of the greenest parts of London, with 62 parks and open spaces, covering 815 acres.
You’ll find a good choice of schools in Hackney, too, with several primaries rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted and a number of secondary schools rated 'Good'.
The Empire Theatre is one of the best known attractions in Hackney. Others include the Geffrye Museum, London Fields Lido, Hackney City Farm and Broadway Market. There are also enough art galleries, fringe theatres and stand-up comedy venues to keep you entertained all weekend.
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Commuters benefit from a fast overground service from Hackney Downs to Liverpool Street (journey time, 11 minutes) while trains from Hackney Central reach Stratford - a hub for rail and tube connections - in just nine minutes. The area is also well served by bus routes into central London.
In brief, Hackney is an artistically active and culturally thriving borough with a strong community spirit. Whether you're a singleton enjoying a carefree London lifestyle, a family making the most of the great outdoors or an investor seeking a great location to invest in London property, you'll be glad you chose Hackney.