The London Borough of Hackney ( / ˈhækni / ( listen) HAK-nee) is a London borough in Inner London. The historical and administrative heart of Hackney is Mare Street, which lies 5 miles (8 km) north-east of Charing Cross. The borough is named after Hackney, its principal district.
Hackney is a district in East London, England.The area forms around two thirds of the area of the modern London Borough of Hackney, to which it gives its name.It is 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Charing Cross, and includes part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Hackney, inner borough of London, England, in the historic county of Middlesex. Hackney lies north of the City of London and Tower Hamlets, and its eastern boundary is the River Lea. The present borough was created in 1965 by the amalgamation of the former metropolitan boroughs of Shoreditch, Hackney, and Stoke Newington.
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A former industrial hub, East London’s Hackney has undergone huge regeneration in recent years to become the city’s most liveable borough. Home to young creative types, it’s an area with strong community ties and is known for its great food and unmatched nightlife.
- Grace Beard
- Shoreditch. “Shoreditch” is a byword for gentrification and its many consequences, good and not so good. Twenty years ago what was a working class area on the periphery of London’s financial district suddenly became appealing to creative companies for its cheap space in old factories and warehouses.
- Victoria Park. London’s oldest public park is in Tower Hamlets but bordered to the north by Hackney. In almost 90 acres, Victoria Park opened in 1845 and has been awarded a Green Flag every year since 2010.
- Dalston. Once gritty and down-at-heel, Dalston is cool and actually rather posh these days. But the area has defied the usual cycles of gentrification by holding onto its boisterous nightlife.
- Broadway Market. Bending down from London Fields to the Regent’s Canal, Broadway Market is a shopping street on the course of a Medieval droving route taken by herders into the City of London.
Hackney Central is a sub-district of Hackney in the London Borough of Hackney in London, England and is four miles northeast of Charing Cross. The Hackney Central area is focused on Mare Street and the retail areas to the north of it including Narrow Way and surrounding local area around Hackney Downs railway station. As such it extends north from Regent's Canal, takes in most of Broadway Market and London Fields, and follows each side of Mare Street till it terminates in the vicinity of Hackney
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For the Cambridge college which was founded here, see Homerton College, Cambridge. Homerton (/ ˈhɒmərtən / HOM-ər-tən) is a district in London, England, in the London Borough of Hackney. It was a suburb of the metropolitan area of London until 1965 when it was reformed and expanded.
(Redirected from Upper Clapton) Clapton is a district of east London, England, in the London Borough of Hackney. Clapton is divided into Upper Clapton, in the north, and Lower Clapton to the south. Clapton railway station, the area's only station, lies 4.7 miles (7.6 km) north-east Charing Cross.