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A guide to.. Hackney

15 November 2021 / Area Guides, Buying, Renting

Over the last few years, Broadway Market has replaced Mare Street as Hackney Central’s busiest local shopping street and if you want to escape the bustling street, just a few steps away in the back streets, you will find an explosion of thriving new cafés, bars and restaurants. Hackney Walk, part of London’s luxury district, has turned Hackney Central into one of London’s top tourist attractions.

Hackney is famed for its reputation as a fantastic biking borough, and many make the most of this to cycle to work given its proximity to nearby Shoreditch and the City. In Hackney you will find a cultural quarter around the town hall with Hackney Empire, a new library and a cinema among the many attractions.

Famously, Hackney boarders the 2012 Olympic Park and has greatly benefitted from the regeneration projects and influx to the economy that this event brought.

There are some excellent schools in Hackney which add to its popularity.

Primary Schools in Hackney: Rushmore Primary School and Daubeney Primary School

Secondary Schools in Hackney: Clapton Girls Academy and The City Academy, Hackney.

Higher Education in Hackney include: London College of Fashion and Queen Mary University of London.

Hackney is easily accessible by rail as well as road. Public transport links include access to National Rail and Overground services as well as numerous bus routes.

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