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HackneyJust 30 minutes journey from central London by road, rail or underground, Hackney possesses a rich mix of cultures and traditions. Popular destinations include super-trendy Shoreditch, a thriving cultural fringe of the City of London with a wide range of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and comedy venues. Visit the acclaimed Geffrye Museum which tells the history of domestic furniture from 1600 to the 1950s. The area is filled with thriving street markets including Petticoat Lane, Brick Laneand Ridley Road in Dalston which offers goods from across the world in a friendly, bustling atmosphere.

Other attractions include the National Trust owned Sutton House - a rare example of a Tudor red-brick house built for the Principal Secretary of State for Henry VIII. Hackney is also home to the Hackney Empire Theatre and Stoke Newington Church Street with its eclectic array of specialist shops, cafes and ethnic restaurants.


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Hotels near Hackney

Near Hackney
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment
Patriot Square, E2 | 19 minutes from Hackney
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 | 30 minutes from Hackney
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
London > Useful Numbers > London Boroughs
Town Hall, Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 miles from Hackney
Islington is traditionally a mecca for the cream of London’s liberal, journalists, writers and artists. This vibrant borough boasts a thriving fringe theatre scene, a wealth ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
City of London
London > Useful Numbers > London Boroughs
PO Box 270, Guildhall, Clerkenwell, London EC2P | 2.8 miles from Hackney
The Square Mile was once the old city contained within the medieval walls, a history remembered each November in the pomp of the Lord Mayor's Show. ... More
London > Useful Numbers > London Boroughs
Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 3.2 miles from Hackney
Camden - London's cultural quarter - is bursting with vibrancy and contrasts for those who love both the traditional and the contemporary. One of London’s liveliest ... More

Events near Hackney

Near Hackney
Chris Ramsey: The 20/20 Tour
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Friday 24th September 2021 - 7.30pm
Hackney, 291 Mare Street, E8 | 2 minutes from Hackney
The Geordie stand-up, actor and 2011 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee delivers his high energy, life-affirming stand-up....More

Entertainment near Hackney

Near Hackney
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Hackney Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
270 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 | 1 minute from Hackney
Picturehouse Cinemas, who run the popular Greenwich Picturehouse and Clapham Picturehouse opened the Hackney Picturehouse on Mare Street in October 2011 which features the biggest ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Moth Club
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, E9 | 2 minutes from Hackney
A sparkling late night club, covered in glitter from its ceiling to its stage, the MOTH Club is one ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Netil House
London > Entertainment >
1-7 Westgate Street, Hackney, London E8 | 10 minutes from Hackney
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

Sights and Attractions near Hackney

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Hackney
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sutton House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
2 & 4 Homerton High Street, E9 | 7 minutes from Hackney
The royal connections of this rare, red-brick Tudor manor house reach back to Henry VIII whose Principal Secretary of State, Sir Ralph Sadler, built Sutton House ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Core Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, E9 | 12 minutes from Hackney
With over 23 years of experience providing mental health creative day care, Core Arts is a registered charity that promotes the artistic and creative abilities of ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Yinka Shonibare Space
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Sunbury House, 1 Andrews Street, Hackney, London E8 | 13 minutes from Hackney
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

Shopping near Hackney

The best shops and markets near Hackney
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
E5 Bakehouse
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Arch 395 Mentmore Terrace, Hackney, London E8 | 6 minutes from Hackney
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Violet Cakes
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
47 Wilton Way, E8 | 7 minutes from Hackney
Claire Ptak started her baking business as a market stall on Broadway Market before opening this cafe in 2010. But in 2018 Violet Cakes ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Netil Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Westgate Street, E8 | 10 minutes from Hackney
Next door to Netil House, Netil Market is home to a permanent community of independent businesses operating every day of ... More

Restaurants near Hackney

What are the best dining options near Hackney London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
197-205 Richmond Road, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney
Based in the Arthaus building on Richmond Road, near London Fields in Hackney, Lardo is a pizza and charcuterie restaurant set up by ex-Bistrotheque general manager ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
197 Richmond Road, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney
After being forces to close as its original location, 5 Amhurst Road, Rawduck reopens in Hackney, at 197 Richmond Road near London Fields. This wine shop, ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tre Viet
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
251 Mare Street, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney
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Education near Hackney

Near Hackney
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Connexions Careers Centre
London > Education > Career Services
27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 14 minutes from Hackney
Connexions is a countrywide information and advisory service for 13-19 year olds and people with special learning needs or disabilities under 25. They offer an array ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 23 minutes from Hackney
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 29 minutes from Hackney
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More

Leisure near Hackney

Hackney gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Martello Road, E8 | 5 minutes from Hackney
Located in a bustling, regenerated area of east London, London Fields park has been transformed from a neglected area of common ground into a thriving rich ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Fields Lido
London > Leisure > Activities
London Fields, Westside, E8 | 6 minutes from Hackney
London's only Olympic sized heated outdoor swimming pool, the luxurious London Fields Lido was re-opened amid much excitement in October 2006 after almost 20 years of ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
POPfit Studio
London > Leisure > Gyms
19 Sidworth Street, E8 | 7 minutes from Hackney
Set up by actress Kate Hudson and dancer Stephanie Burrows, POPfit's boutique UK studio includes the UK's first Fabletics store and can be found on Sidworth ... More

Pubs near Hackney

The best pubs near London Hackney.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pub on the Park
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Martello Street, Hackney, E8 | 5 minutes from Hackney
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Vincent
London > Nightlife > Pubs
2 Atkins Square, Dalston Lane, E8 | 7 minutes from Hackney
After transforming The Sebright Arms on Hackney Road from boarded-up pub into an East End institution, the team have now set their sights on ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Prince George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Parkholme Road, E8 | 10 minutes from Hackney
The gentrification of Dalston means that the Prince George is now less of an old man's backstreet local and more of a skinny-jeans-and-ironic-haircut establishment filled with ... More

Nightlife near Hackney

Hackney clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hackney Central
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Amhurst Road, E8 | 4 minutes from Hackney
Hackney’s freshest venue is a converted railway station with a plush bar / restaurant on the ground floor and a nightclub upstairs. The kitchen serves excellent ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Behind This Wall
London > Nightlife > Bars
Basement, 411 Mare Street, E8 | 4 minutes from Hackney
Putting a different spin on hipster minimalism, Behind This Wall replaces Edison bulbs and copper touches with white walls and wooden stalls. ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Night Tales
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
14 Bohemia Place, E8 | 4 minutes from Hackney
Having popped up all over London, Night Tales now has a permanent residence occupying two railway arches and a 4,000-square-foot garden on Hackney's Bohemia Place. The ... More

Meeting venue hire near Hackney

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Hackney.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 14 minutes from Hackney
... More
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 31 minutes from Hackney
Site of the legendary Whirly Gig parties in the nineties, Shoreditch Town Hall lends itself well to any type of gathering. Re-opened in 2005, following a ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 37 minutes from Hackney
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More

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