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Hackney Downs

A green spot in amongst North London's fashionable neighbourhoods

"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

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

Edward Taylor

"Hackney Walk is the ultimate luxury shopping experience in East London."

Michal Bocian

What is your favourite place?

Where do Hackney Downs locals go?

Tonkotsu

Excellent homemade noodles, ramen and lots more. It's got a well-stocked bar too!

Hackney Picturehouse

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

COFFEE8

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

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!!!

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'!

The Bonneville

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!

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 Walk

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!

Pub on the Park

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

Hackney Fresh

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

The Advisory

The best burger in Hackney and delicious sides too!

Sutton and Sons

Best fish and chips in Stoke Newington!

The Haberdashery

A beautiful, vintage-style café serving yummy cakes and proper coffee. Great for brunch.

Sodo Pizza Café

Fresh and high-quality food, really friendly staff, great atmosphere and good prices. The sourdough pizza are delicious and they source local beers and seasonal produce.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Hackney, Stoke Newington, Dalston, Clapton, Homerton, Newington Green, De Beauvoir Town, Canonbury, Victoria Park and Highbury

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Why do you find Hackney Downs a great place to live?

Diego

"I love Hackney Downs for its diversity and great food options! "

February 2016

Kevin

"It's always busy, good transport connections, lots of shops and upcoming buildings."

December 2014

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"Amongst Hackney's notable past and present residents are businessman Lord Alan Sugar, actor Michael Caine and actress Barbara Windsor."

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  1. About Hackney Downs

    Hackney Downs is an open space and a broader area in Lower Clapton, in the London Borough of Hackney. It borders on Stoke Newington to the west and Shacklewell to the south. Although part of Clapton, as a distinct area, it can be said to be bounded by Amhurst Road to the south, Kenninghall Road to the north, Cricketfield Road to the east and the railway to the west, thus occupying most of the western half of Lower Clapton and some of the shrinking district of Shacklewell. The streets north and south of the park are dominated by social housing – these areas were largely rebuilt during the 1930s and 1960s. The Downs open space was originally common land, preserved from the 1860s as parkland as a result of pressure by the Commons Preservation Society. At 16 hectares (40 acres), the park is one of the larger open spaces wholly within the London Borough of Hackney. It has a play area, basketball courts, football pitches and a bowling green.

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