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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.

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Hotels near Hackney

Near Hackney
The RE London Shoreditch Hotel London

The RE London Shoreditch Hotel

from 49 38% off
419 to 437 Hackney Road, London, E2 8PP 7 minutes away from Hackney

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

Town Hall Hotel & Apartments

from 112 30% off
Patriot Square, London, E2 9NF 7 minutes away 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

Ace Hotel London Shoreditch London

Ace Hotel London Shoreditch

from 99 28% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JQ 21 minutes away from Hackney

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

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Events near Hackney

Near Hackney
Broadway Market London
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Broadway Market

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Broadway Market, East London, Hackney, E8 4PH 4 minutes away from Hackney

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

Thesedays Summer Party London

Thesedays Summer Party

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Dates: Friday 7th August 2015 - 6.30pm-4am
London Fields Brewery, 365-366 Warburton St, Hackney, E8 3RR 4 minutes away from Hackney

House courtesy of Lovebirds ft. Stee Downes, Homework, Jay Shepheard, Real Nice, Benedict Jackson, Small_Talk, Jonny Tawn, Pablo Vamoosh, Timothy J.R. and Funky Dory spin...More

Morning Gloryville ~ Rave Your Way Into The Day! #26 London

Morning Gloryville ~ Rave Your Way Into The Day! #26

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Dates: Wednesday 5th August 2015 - 6.30am-10.30am
Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, Hackney, E2 9DY 5 minutes away from Hackney

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Entertainment near Hackney

Near Hackney
Netil House London
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Netil House

1-7 Westgate Street, Hackney, E8 3RL 3 minutes away 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

Oval Space London
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Oval Space

29-32 The Oval, Hackney, E2 9DY 5 minutes away from Hackney

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

Backyard Bar & Kitchen London
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Backyard Bar & Kitchen

231 Cambridge Heath Road, Hackney, E2 0EL 12 minutes away from Hackney

The famous Backyard Comedy Club, one of East London's hottest comedy spots, was originally opened in 2000 by comedian Lee Hurst. In 2004 the comedian ran ...More

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Sights and Attractions near Hackney

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Hackney
The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History London
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The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History

11 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 4RP 1 minutes away from Hackney

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

Vyner Street Gallery London
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Vyner Street Gallery

21-23 Vyner Street, Hackney, E2 9DG 2 minutes away from Hackney

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

Fred London London
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Fred London

45 Vyner Street, Hackney, E2 9DQ 3 minutes away from Hackney

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

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Shopping near Hackney

The best shops and markets near Hackney
Rebel Rebel London
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Rebel Rebel

5 Broadway Market, Hackney, Hackney, E8 4PH 4 minutes away from Hackney

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

Broadway Market London
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Broadway Market

East London, Hackney, E8 4PH 4 minutes away from Hackney

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

King & Queen of Bethnal Green London
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King & Queen of Bethnal Green

41 Temple Street, Hackney, E2 6QQ 7 minutes away from Hackney

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

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Restaurants near Hackney

What are the best dining options near Hackney London?
This Bright Field London
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This Bright Field

268 Cambridge Heath Road, Hackney, E2 9DA 3 minutes away from Hackney

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Il Cudega London
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Il Cudega

Arch 358 Westgate Street, Hackney, E8 3RL 3 minutes away from Hackney

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

Bistrotheque London
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Bistrotheque

23 - 27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, E2 9DN 3 minutes away from Hackney

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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Pubs near Hackney

The best pubs near London Hackney.
The Cat & Mutton London
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The Cat & Mutton

76 Broadway, Hackney, E8 4QJ 4 minutes away from Hackney

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The Dove London
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The Dove

24 Broadway Market, Hackney, E8 4QJ 4 minutes away from Hackney

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

The Approach London
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The Approach

47 Approach Road, Hackney, E2 9LY 7 minutes away from Hackney

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

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Nightlife near Hackney

Hackney clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
London Fields Brewery London
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London Fields Brewery

365-366 Warburton St, Hackney, E8 3RR 4 minutes away from Hackney

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

PortSide Parlour London
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PortSide Parlour

Off Broadway, 63-65 Broadway Market, Hackney, E8 4PH 4 minutes away from Hackney

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

Bar Baran London

Bar Baran

50 Broadway Market, Hackney, E8 4QJ 4 minutes away from Hackney

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Leisure near Hackney

Hackney gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Holistic Health London

Holistic Health

64 Broadway Market, Hackney, E8 4QJ 4 minutes away from Hackney

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York Hall Leisure Centre London
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York Hall Leisure Centre

5-15 Old Ford Road, Hackney, E2 9PJ 8 minutes away from Hackney

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

spa LONDON London
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spa LONDON

York Hall Leisure Centre, Old Ford Road, Hackney, E2 9PJ 8 minutes away from Hackney

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

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Education near Hackney

Near Hackney
Trans-Atlantic College London

Trans-Atlantic College

45 Vyner Street, Bethnal Green, Hackney, E2 9DQ 3 minutes away from Hackney

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Hackney Student Support London

Hackney Student Support

The Learning Trust, 1 Reading Lane, Hackney, E8 1GQ 4 minutes away from Hackney

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Four Corners London
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Four Corners

121 Roman Road, Hackney, E2 0QN 11 minutes away 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

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Meeting venue hire near Hackney

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Hackney.
Bistrotheque London
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Bistrotheque

23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, E2 9DR 2 minutes away from Hackney

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The Triangle E8 London

The Triangle E8

129 - 131 Mare St, Hackney, Hackney, E8 3RH 5 minutes away from Hackney

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Victoria and Albert (V and A) Museum - Museum of Childhood London

Victoria and Albert (V and A) Museum - Museum of Childhood

Cambridge Heath Road, Hackney, E2 9PA 11 minutes away from Hackney

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