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Lower Clapton

Part of East London's fashionable suburbs, you're never far from a cafe or a park

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

Michal Bocian

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do Lower Clapton locals go?

Tonkotsu

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

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!!!

Cooper & Wolf

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

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!

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!

Hackney Fresh

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

Lee Valley Ice Centre

A fantastic place to hang out with your friends and have a good time ice skating or playing ice hockey. You can also book ice skating lessons for a reasonable price.

COFFEE8

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

Hackney Picturehouse

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

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.

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!

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?!

The Advisory

The best burger in Hackney and delicious sides too!

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

What do you love about Lower Clapton?

Why do you find Lower Clapton a great place to live?

Alexandra

"Although this is in London it is like a country village with Clapton Pond, the market in Chatsworth Road, Palm 2 on the corner where you can sit and enjoy a latte or pop up Pizza night. This area is very vibrant with art galleries, live music, international food shops and restaurants, excellent transport links to the City and West End. It is also great for parents with the St John 's village fete, ice rink and horse riding... more

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"In 1981, four boys found what they thought were bear prints in the snow on Hackney Marshes. After raising the alarm, the police came to scour the area but no 'beast' was found. To this day, we still do not know if the animal was real or if it was an elaborate hoax."

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Child-friendly activities near Lower Clapton

Kidzmania indoor playground

Kidzmania
this is worth checking out on a rainy day. As well as great facilities, food and drinks are served on site. Website

Knitting Circle

Merry Go Round
Bring along your projects and work on them. Please note that this is not a teaching class, it is a sharing and learning together group Website

Music with Maddy

Salvation Army
Singing, dancing, instruments, puppets and creative fun for children from newborn to 5 years. Cost: £4 Maddy has been unwell so please check on website if classes are running: Website

Tulin Dance School of Ballet

The Round Chapel, Hackney
Based in Islington, North London and Hackney, East London Ballet North offers a variety of private and group dance classes including Baby Ballet, Boys Ballet, one on one tuition Classes take place on Tuesday and Sundays Baby Ballet *from 2.5years* (£75 per Term): Tuesdays 3.45 - 4.15pm Under 5s Ballet: Tuesdays 4.15 - 4.45pm (£75 per Term) Preparatory Ballet: Tuesdays 4.45 - 5.30pm (£99 per Term) Primary Ballet: Tuesdays 5.30 - 6.15pm (£99 per Term) Saturdays - The Round Chapel, Hackney E5 0PU - The Church Room Baby Ballet / Under 5s *from 2.5years: Saturdays 1.15 - 1.45pm * (£75 per Term) Preparatory Ballet: Saturdays 1.45 - 2.15pm (£75 per Term) Primary Ballet: Saturdays 2.15 - 3.00pm (£99 per Term) Website

Little Learner (1-2Y)

Daubeney Children’s Centre
Sessions for 1-2 year olds. Website

Tiny Time Music- The Russet

The Russet
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 £6 per child, £9 for two siblings*. No need to book! Website

Acting Bugs - Clapton

Clapton Park & Dalston URC
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
  1. About Lower Clapton

    Lower Clapton is a socially diverse and multicultural district within the London Borough of Hackney. It is immediately adjacent to central Hackney - bounded, roughly, by the western side of Hackney Downs (to the west), the Lea Valley (to the east), Clifden Road (to the south) and the Lea Bridge Road (to the north). Lower Clapton is centred on Lower Clapton Road, to the north of which is Clapton Pond, the remnant of the old village green. Clapton Pond and the late Georgian Clapton Square are the area's two major conservation zones. Hackney Downs, one of the larger open spaces in Hackney, is formally within this district, though many people consider the Downs to be an area of Hackney in its own right.

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