Hackney (affectionately known as Hackney village) is Located to the North East of the City of London, neighboured by Islington, Tottenham and Stratford. The area has seen an incredible pace of rejuvenation in the past few years, becoming one of the most talked about areas in London. It is now the pulsating heart of creativity in the city attracting hordes of artists and fashionistas to its streets. For food lovers there is a huge variety of innovative restaurants and cafes and a range of farmers markets. Despite its close proximity to the City, Hackney benefits from a number of superb open spaces such as Hackney Downs with its Cycling areas, sports facilities and play area. Hackney Marshes, the home of many Sunday League football teams, London Fields and the newly opened Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with its unique parklands, waterways, venues and attractions for all the family.
Hackney is excelling in its educational facilities with two of the highest performing Academies in London with more planned for the future. The borough benefits from a strong community spirit, something that is epitomised by the renowned Broadway Market. Created by the community and existing for it, it offers everything from everyday groceries to international food and fashion.
Hackney offers a huge range of properties and activities, reputable schools and excellent transport links. The diversity of life in the area is unmatched, from Hackney Central's leading cultural venue of Hackney Empire to the concerts and music festivals of Victoria Park; from the vibrant bars and restaurants of Hoxton to the village serenity of Lower Clapton; from the green spaces and open air swimming pool of London fields to the markets and shopping centres of Dalston, residents are utterly spoilt for choice. Hackney attracts everyone from first time buyers taking advantage of still competitive rates, to families looking for good schools and an active lifestyle, to young professionals benefiting from its close proximity to the City and the sheer vitality of Hackney itself.