London area of Hackney guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Hackney neighbourhood

This area is usually labelled as one of the poorer ends of London, but Hackney has a bustling street life that transcends its reputation. With no Tube station and few hotels nearby, Hackney has a real life of its own and the thrilling clubs, bars, music venues and theatres attract talented people from all over the world looking for a place in London where their skills will be appreciated. Hackney Empire is the greatest survivor of the cockney Music Hall tradition and has the best and most raucous pantomime in London every Christmas. Stoke Newington Church Street offers eclectic array of specialist shops, cafes and ethnic restaurants. London’s art scene, pushed out of Hoxton by rising prices, has settled into the area around Dalston, where Victorian warehouses have become galleries, studios and squats for rising stars.

See our recommended nearby Hackney Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Hackney Hotels

in or near Hackney
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment
Patriot Square, E2
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
 
 
 
Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
335-337 Old Street, EC1V
Prison cells are VIP booths in the bar at the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, a 128 room hotel in the Old Magistrates Court and Police Station, opposite ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London - Whitechapel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
5 Cavell Street, E1
Perfectly located in the heart of the East End, this new generation Holiday Inn offers a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the ... More
 
 
 

Hackney Entertainment

in or near Hackney
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Netil House
London > Entertainment > 1-7 Westgate Street, Hackney, London E8
A stone's throw from London Fields, Netil House is home to 94 creative studios, a market, gallery and Netil360, a rooftop space with wonderful 360-degree views ... More
 
 
 
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Oval Space
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
29-32 The Oval, Hackney, London E2
Oval Space is a multi-use arts and events space with 6,000 square feet of space in Bethnal Green in East London with stunning views over the ... More
 
 
 
New Empowering Church
London > Entertainment > 1A Westgate Street, Hackney, London E8
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Hackney Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Hackney
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Yinka Shonibare Space
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Sunbury House, 1 Andrews Street, Hackney, London E8
Turner Shortlisted British artist Yinka Shonibare has bought this former office block, in need of some attention, and hardly changed a thing. While the artist decides ... More
 
 
 
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The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History
London > Attractions > Museums
11 Mare Street, Hackney, London E8
Viktor Wynd launched his Little Shop of Horrors in 2009 and in 2014 it re-opened as a museum of rare and priceless marvels of the natural ... More
 
 
 
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Vyner Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
21-23 Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2
The remnants of its former use as an old industrial area are still visible on Vyner Street. But, in recent years, it has become a hotbed ... More
 
 
 

Hackney Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Hackney
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Broadway Market
London > Shopping > Markets
East London, Hackney, London E8
Broadway is a great little market that is expanding rapidly and enjoys a tremendous reputation. It's worth the trip down there as there's a tremendous variety ... More
 
 
 
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Rebel Rebel
London > Shopping > Florists
5 Broadway Market, Hackney, Hackney, London E8
Rebel Rebel is a flower shop and event design business based in Broadway Market in the East End. Specialising in flowers and dressing for corporate events ... More
 
 
 
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E5 Bakehouse
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Arch 395 Mentmore Terrace, Hackney, London E8
Ben Mackinnon brings the art of sourdough baking to Hackney through his E5 Bakehouse located in a spruced up railway arch near London Fields in East ... More
 
 
 

Hackney Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Hackney London?
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Il Cudega
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Arch 358 Westgate Street, Hackney, London E8
Il Cudega co-owners Luca and Giovanni, childhood friends from the small hamlet of Carimate near Lake Como, bring slow food from Lombardy to a railway arch ... More
 
 
 
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Market Cafe
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
2 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Franco Manca, Broadway Market
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
52 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8
Credited with sparking "a food revolution in South London" by the Telegraph, Franco Manco has a distinct brand of slow-rise sourdough pizzas that people can't get ... More
 
 
 

Hackney Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Hackney.
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The Dove
London > Nightlife > Pubs
24 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8
Award winning Hackney stalwart The Dove is a wonderful traditional pub on Broadway Market and sister pub to hidden Clerkenwell gem, The Dovetail. A great place ... More
 
 
 
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The Cat & Mutton
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
76 Broadway, Hackney, London E8
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Pub on the Park
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Martello Street, Hackney, Hackney, London E8
Perched overlooking London Fields the Pub on the Park is is one of the finest pubs in the East to spend a summer's day. Outside there's ... More
 
 
 

Hackney Nightlife

Hackney clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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London Fields Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
365-366 Warburton St, Hackney, London E8
Located under the railway arches beside London Fields in Hackney, the London Fields Brewery opened in 2011 and was inspired by the drought of craft beer ... More
 
 
 
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PortSide Parlour
London > Nightlife > Bars
Off Broadway, 63-65 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8
If rum is your tipple of choice, then PortSide Parlour is the place to quench your thirst. Located in an underground bar beneath Off Broadway on ... More
 
 
 
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The Star Of Bethnal Green
London > Nightlife > Bars
359 Bethnal Green Road, Hackney, London E2
Opened in 2008, The Star of Bethnal Green has been a landmark of the London pub scene for a ... More
 
 
 

Hackney Leisure

Hackney gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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York Hall Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
5-15 Old Ford Road, Hackney, London E2
York Hall Leisure Centre in Bethnal Green includes a gym, day spa, 33-metre swimming pool, Turkish bath and offers a wide range of exercise classes but ... More
 
 
 
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spa LONDON
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
York Hall Leisure Centre, Old Ford Road, Hackney, London E2
Bethnal Green's former Turkish baths have been refurbished and turned into a spa complete with aroma steam rooms and a plunge pool. Spa LONDON is run ... More
 
 
 
Holistic Health
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
64 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8
Health Clinic... More
 
 
 

Hackney Education

in or near Hackney
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Hackney, London E2
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
Trans-Atlantic College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
45 Vyner Street, Bethnal Green, Hackney, London E2
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Hackney Student Support
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
The Learning Trust, 1 Reading Lane, Hackney, London E8
Student support ... More
 
 
 

Hackney Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Hackney.
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Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2
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The Triangle E8
London > Business > Venue Hire
129 - 131 Mare St, Hackney, Hackney, London E8
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291 Gallery & Bar
London > Business > Venue Hire
291 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, Hackney, London E2
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