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A locals' guide to South Hackney

"Bounded by canals and close to the Olympic Park, I often go running round Victoria Park."

Alexandra Lega

"Watch all the big Hollywood blockbusters and arts films at independent Hackney Picturehouse."

Edward Taylor

"The takeover of the Overground at Hackney Central has been fantastic for the local area - there's proposals for Crossrail 2 at this station too!"

Alexandra Lega

What is your favourite place?

Where do South Hackney locals go?

Patty & Bun

The best burgers in London under London Fields railway arches!

London Fields Lido

Perfect for a fun day out, especially in the summer, this outdoor pool in Hackney's London Fields is one of London's last remaining lidos. It is open all year round and is, of course, heated. Why not grab lunch from either one of their two cafes after an exciting dip?!

Hackney Fresh

I often pop in to this fruit and veg shop for their fresh produce and a coffee. Very handy!

Swing Patrol Victoria Park

I love the beginner swing dance classes at The Royal Inn on the Park every Tuesday. The classes are fun, the teachers and students are friendly and the dancing is great! A great way to meet new people, get some exercise and, of course, learn to dance.

The Advisory

The best burger in Hackney and delicious sides too!

Pavilion Café

A great place to grab a coffee, freshly prepared snacks or cake, while overlooking one of Victoria Park's lakes.

Chesham Arms

A revival of an old local boozer, residents fought hard to prevent this building being turned into flats and won after it was granted to be an 'asset of community value'!


This place is great for brunches and lunches. They have a cabaret place downstairs so you really could stay all day if you wanted to!

Victoria Park

Skateboarding through Victoria Park is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Possibly heading to Broadway Market after to find coffee and more than likely after a few skateboard tricks, a pharmacy.

Hackney Picturehouse

A great cinema that shows a lot of special screenings and q&a sessions, as well as popular Hollywood films.


I always make a quick pit stop at this coffee van on the Narrow Way in the morning.

Café Health

A lovely little Caribbean restaurant on Mare Street in East London. They offer the best jerk chicken along with other Caribbean dishes.

Pub on the Park

On the border of London Fields, its a fantastic pub with a big outdoor area and reasonable drink prices too.

Broadway Market

Broadway Market is the exact place to go to experience the best of what east London has to offer, with its fantastic range of food stalls, restaurants, shops and pubs! If you go in the summer, be sure to grab a beer and head over to London Fields, where the standard BBQ doesn't exist.

Oval Space

A club based off Hackney Road where international DJs and live acts play regularly. It also has terrace parties in the summer.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Hackney, Victoria Park, Bethnal Green, Homerton, Dalston, Clapton, De Beauvoir Town, Bow, Hoxton and Shoreditch

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"'Pig swinging' became a popular sport in the 1700s after it was invented when pigs were walked from London Fields to Smithfield Market. It involved greasing their tails, swinging them round their heads and hurling them to see who could throw them the furthest."

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Child-friendly activities near South Hackney

Big Little Singers - Baby friendly choir for Mums

Royal Inn On The Park
Big Little Singers is a new singing group for Mum's, Dad's, Grandparents and babies. Website

Baby Sensory classes

The Royal Inn on the Park
Baby Sensory's award winning baby development classes are now running in your area. You and your baby will experience different sensory activities designed to support your baby's sensory development every week and you are welcome to join at any time. Trial class is £5.00 & £45/5weeks Website

Diddy Bugs - Victoria Park

Hackney Forge
Diddy Bugs classes are weekly drama sessions for toddlers. These delightful story based sessions are repeated for approximately 4-5 weeks as children love the repetition and become familiar with the characters and story. Website

Tiny Time Music- Royak Inn- Victoria Park

Royal Inn on the Park
Bring your babies and toddlers to join Holly, Anita and Steven for a fun introduction to musical concepts, using singing, instrument playing, listening and dancing to music from classical traditions, contemporary music and music from around the world! Drop in class. No need to book! Website

Acting Bugs - Victoria Park

Hackney Forge
Acting Bugs classes are weekly drama sessions carefully devised so the parent/carer can join in alongside the child. The sessions are themed half termly and incorporate an ongoing story which includes singing, movement, puppets, props and improvisation. Website

London Fields Lido

London Fields
London Fields Lido is a 50m Olympic size, heated outdoor swimming pool open all year round and located in Hackney, central London. The swimming pool has lane swimming available at all day, swimming lessons for children and adults, one to one swimming lessons and advice and instruction for members and non members during our swimfit sessions. Facilities also include a café as well as a large sundeck and sunbathing area. Website

Baby (Developmental) Massage

Buggies & Bikes (downstairs)
Massage works muscles and the joints, increases flexibility, you learn a lovely skill for life. Website
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