Hackney Area Guide
Hackney Central is in the London Borough of Hackney and is the area that was once known as Hackney Village. Flourishing from the early Tudor era, it slowly went into decline at the end of the Georgian era when it began to be connected to the City of London and it never really recovered from that, until now that is. Having completely renovated itself, Hackney is now one of the ‘Best Places to Live in Britain’ courtesy of the Sunday Times. Hackney has to thank the London 2012 Olympics for the majority of the renovation as it gave the residents first-rate transport links, upgraded housing and new schools.
Broadway Market is very popular on Saturday’s thanks to its quality stalls selling and serving organic produce and up to date, on trend food. Although foodie’s will love it there, it’s not just for them, fashionista’s will also get a kick out of the market as it has plenty of vintage and new designer stalls and shops that line the street that the market is held on.
Hackney is definitely London’s greenest borough with 815 acres of green parks/spaces, most famous being Victoria Park. It has a pretty boating lake, excellent café (Pavilion Café) and children’s play areas. If you happen to be there during the summer, the park always hosts an array of festivals including Lovebox.
Hackney Central is part of the London Overground line network so getting about is easy. Hackney Downs train Station is close by also, getting to Liverpool Street in 8 minutes and it is well connected by bus to get to Central London. City Airport is perfectly located just 35 minutes away on the Overground.Primary Schools in Hackney Central
- Brook Community Primary School
- Colvestone Primary School
- Gayhurst Community School
- Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School
- London Fields Primary School
- Queensbridge Primary School
- St Paul’s with St Michael’s Primary School
Secondary Schools in Hackney Central
- The Petchey Academy (Mixed)
- The Urswick School – A Church of England Secondary School (Mixed)