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, Events, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Hackney Hotels

in or near Hackney
The RE London Shoreditch Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
419 to 437 Hackney Road, E2
This hotel is modern, clean and very convenient if you want to explore the sights and bright lights of trendy Shoreditch. Although close to the City, ... More
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1
Hip US hotel group Ace hotels arrived in Shoreditch in September 2013, expanding from their US sites to add a London outpost. The property has transformed ... More
 
 
 

Hackney Events

in or near Hackney
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Broadway Market
London > Events > Shopping
Broadway Market, East London, Hackney, London E8
Broadway is a great little market that is expanding rapidly and enjoys a tremendous reputation. Hidden gems are the Marissa V clothing stall and Kate Garwood ... More
 
 
 
Only Lovers Left Alive + What We Do In The Shadows
London > Events > Film Events
Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, Hackney, London E2
Reclusive vampire rock star Adam has endured centuries of blood-sucking but he decides to end his life in Detroit. Adam's wife Eve, who is in Tangiers, ... More
 
 
 
Morning Gloryville - Christmas Tinsel Party! #19
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife
Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, Hackney, London E2
Enjoy a Christmas-themed immersive morning dance experience.... 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 a rooftop space with wonderful 360-degree views over ... More
 
 
 
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10 Gales
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Arch 10, Gales Gardens, Hackney, London E2
One of Bethnal Green's best kept secrets, 10 Gales is a contemporary art space, live show venue, vintage fashion boutique, coffee shop and hairdressers all under ... 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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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
 
 
 
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Fred London
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
45 Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2
Set up by Fred Mann, former director of the Milch gallery, Fred London specialises in contemporary art and musical collaborations. Fred Mann has had a mixed ... More
 
 
 

Hackney Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Hackney
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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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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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King & Queen of Bethnal Green
London > Shopping > Clothing
41 Temple Street, Hackney, London E2
When one reader, Barbara Buchanan, came across this gorgeous vintage and fashion boutique she wanted to pass on the shopping tip. "I have used your recommendations ... More
 
 
 

Hackney Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Hackney London?
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Bistrotheque
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
23 - 27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2
For minimalist warehouse chic in the middle of the East End head down to this converted factory. Its whiteness, high ceiling and hanging lights (not too ... More
 
 
 
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The Cat & Mutton
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
76 Broadway, Hackney, London E8
Pub ... More
 
 
 
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Buen Ayre
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
50 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8
Warm and welcoming Argentinean grill restaurant offering an unrivalled meat fiesta.... More
 
 
 

Hackney Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Hackney.
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The Cat & Mutton
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
76 Broadway, Hackney, London E8
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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 Approach
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
47 Approach Road, Hackney, London E2
A good pub which supports young boxers from the area and is a favourite among the locals, with a jolly atmosphere and a fine selection of ... More
 
 
 

Hackney Nightlife

Hackney clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Bar Baran
London > Nightlife > Bars
50 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8
Bar ... More
 
 
 
Metropolis Strip Club
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
234 Cambridgeheath Road, Hackney, London E2
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The Sebright Arms
London > Nightlife > 34 Coate Street, Haggerston, Hackney, London E2
Located in Bethnal Green, The Sebright Arms in a good honest pub with a history in hosting entertainment (particularly live music and comedy). There's always 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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