A locals' guide to E9
"Hackney Walk is the ultimate luxury shopping experience in East London."Michal Bocian
"Bounded by canals and close to the Olympic Park, I often go running round Victoria Park."Alexandra Lega
"I love walking along the Lee Navigation in Hackney Wick and looking at all the charming narrow boats."Alexandra Lega
Where do E9 locals go?
The upcoming home for fashion designers. Hackney Walk is a fashion district located within East London. It is a new ultimate luxury shopping experience that consists of many major and luxury designer brands. Hackney Walk is a trendy hub for great urban food, leisure and community activities. It is amazing, as Hackney is such a diverse and energetic area in London!
Submitted by Anisah
Victoria Park Market
Open every Sunday, you can enjoy a Sunday walk in the park and have a bite to eat and a pint in the middle of it! Great day out with family or friends on a nice and sunny day.
Submitted by Michal
The Chesham Arms
Enjoy a pint while sitting round the toasty fire - this pub was saved from development by the local community, making it a lovely local place for food and drinks.
Submitted by Edward
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'!
Submitted by Edward
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.
Submitted by Daisy
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.
Submitted by Stef
A great place to grab a coffee, freshly prepared snacks or cake, while overlooking one of Victoria Park's lakes.
Submitted by Andrew
A great cinema that shows a lot of special screenings and q&a sessions, as well as popular Hollywood films.
Submitted by Reese
Brew for Two at St John's
This delightful café in the garden of St John-at-Hackney Church is great for an al fresco lunch when the weather is kind! Homemade burgers, cakes, sweet & sour crepes and Monmouth coffee!!!
Submitted by Edward
I often pop in to this fruit and veg shop for their fresh produce and a coffee. Very handy!
Submitted by Edward
The Copper Box Arena
As well as an arena for sporting events, you can use the gym facilities too.
Submitted by Simon
Excellent homemade noodles, ramen and lots more. It's got a well-stocked bar too!
Submitted by Edward
Located in Lower Clapton, The Bonneville is a quirky low-lit brasserie with a French-inspired menu and cocktails. Its décor is striking and cocktails speak for themselves. It is a must visit if you are a foody!
Submitted by Adele
Why do you find E9 a great place to live?
"Most trendy food street in east London. Drastically improved environment, and above all good / sophisticated people moving in. Excellent access to Overground, Olympic park and Homerton Hospital"
"Chatsworth Road becomes the focal point of Homerton at the weekend (particularly on Sunday) and has turned into THE creative hub of Hackney and has benefitted from lots of trendy cafes, a creperie, patisserie, swedish eatery, the gourmet organic food on the sunday market, and live music at The Dentist. Sundays have become a mini Portobello Road market. Summer will make it all the better. New bar and restaurant Venerdi's of... more
"Chatsworth Road becomes the focal point of Homerton at the weekend (particularly on Sunday) and has turned into THE creative hub of Hackney and has benefitted from lots of trendy cafes, a creperie, patisserie, swedish eatery, the gourmet organic food on the sunday market, and live music at The Dentist. Sundays have become a mini Portobello Road market. Summer will make it all the better while the district is now called Homotow... more
"The park is amazing, the festivals, sports facilities and open green spaces are fantastic, but the 'village' is what makes our area. North of the park are period lined streets, centered around a wonderful hotchpotch of restaurants, cafes and boutiques. Pop down on a summer afternoon and you'll discover why this beautiful little village in the coolest area of London is the best place to live."
"The village feel, particulary on Lauriston Road with loads of restaurants, cafes and boutqiue shops. Also Victoria Park is such an amazing park to live next to, festivals in the summer, great place for picnics, great playgrounds and sports facilities."
What do you like about E9?
Did you know?
"Amongst Hackney's notable past and present residents are businessman Lord Alan Sugar, actor Michael Caine and actress Barbara Windsor."
Child-friendly activities near E9
Acting Bugs - Victoria ParkHackney 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
Diddy Bugs - Victoria ParkHackney 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
Big Little Singers - Baby friendly choir for MumsRoyal Inn On The Park
Big Little Singers is a new singing group for Mum's, Dad's, Grandparents and babies. Website
Tiny Time Music- Royak Inn- Victoria ParkRoyal 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
Baby Sensory classesThe 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
Little Learner (1-2Y)Daubeney Children’s Centre
Sessions for 1-2 year olds. Website
Stay and PlayClapton Park Childrens Centre
These session are for parents carers and children, each stay & play targets specific age groups. Come along and have some fun with your children. Learn activities that you can use at home. Watch your child develop and make new friends. Make a My Journey Book to record your child's development. Website
E9 is the postcode district in East London incorporating the areas of Homerton, Hackney Wick, South Hackney, Hackney Marshes, Victoria Park. The local authorities covering E9 are Hackney, Tower Hamlets. The postcode area does not cover all of east London; the remainder is covered by the RM (Romford) and IG postcode areas.
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