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Homerton

A popular east London neighbourhood close to Hackney and Victoria Park

"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

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Where do Homerton locals go?

Hackney Picturehouse

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

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!

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'!

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!

COFFEE8

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

Tonkotsu

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

The Advisory

The best burger in Hackney and delicious sides too!

Hackney Fresh

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

Cooper & Wolf

Great for a lazy Sunday coffee and Swedish inspired dishes too.

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.

Pub on the Park

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

Patty & Bun

The best burgers in London under London Fields railway arches!

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.

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?!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Clapton, Hackney, Victoria Park, Dalston, Bethnal Green, Bow, Leyton, De Beauvoir Town, Stoke Newington and Stratford

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Why do you find Homerton a great place to live?

Fahad

"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"

January 2015

Local resident

"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

May 2013

Local resident

"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

May 2013

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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 Homerton

    Homerton is a district in East London, in the London Borough of Hackney. It is bordered to the west by Hackney Central, to the north by Lower Clapton, in the east by Hackney Wick, Leyton and by South Hackney to the south. The coming of the railways and the building of the fever hospital drove many of the wealthier residents away. The tightly packed Victorian streets provided homes for the clerks and employees of the new purpose built factories being built in the area. From 1937 onwards, the London County Council built mass housing, sweeping away the worst of the slums, but also eliminating many older buildings containing shops on Homerton High Street, effectively destroying it as a commercial area. The oldest surviving residential building in Hackney is Sutton House on Homerton High Street. It was built in 1535 and is owned and run by the National Trust. Although this has been, in recent years, a rather depressed area of Hackney, itself a poor borough, Homerton's prospects are brightening. The arrival of the Channel Link at nearby Stratford, coupled with the London Summer Olympics, which took place nearby in 2012, may spell a revival in its fortunes.

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