What makes living in Hackney so great?

Published: 26 July 2019

A local’s guide to Hackney

Hackney oozes cool and charm by the bucketload. It is a East London hotspot to live. It’s full of edgy shops, markets, art and culture spots, pubs and local eateries. Transport connectively is great. Hackney’s vibrancy is what makes it one of London’s most sought after places to live.

The location

In recent years, Hackney has changed from one of London’s least-loved boroughs to one of its most. Regeneration has seen the emergence of a new cultural quarter in Hackney. There's a cluster of village neighbourhoods – Chatsworth Road, Victoria Park Village, Broadway Market and the area around London Fields all have friendly local high streets with independent shops and strong community ties. The arrival of the 2012 Olympics, bequeathed the borough with excellent transport links, upgraded housing, and new schools. 

Hackney Transport Links

Exceptional local facilities with equally excellent transport links make SO Resi Hackney Corner the perfect location for living and commuting. Haggerston mainline station, just a short walk away, has fast links to London Victoria, King’s Cross St Pancras and Canary Wharf. For tube rides, Old Street, Angel and Shoreditch are all a quick walk or cycle ride away too. All of the cool places to visit in central London are easily accessible via Hackneys extensive bus links with the 38 bus going directly to Victoria bus/ couch station and stopping over at Piccadily Circus, the Trocadero and Hyde Park.


Hackney has a good selection of schools including The City Academy that offers excellent and innovative ways to teach and support children from the starting age of 11 to 19 and has been given an Ofsted rating of “Outstanding”. The Garden also offers a high quality, creative and bespoke education for children with autism from the ages of 4 to 15 and also has an “outstanding” Ofsted report.

Local amenities in Hackney

A short walk away from our SO Resi Hackney development there is a range of local amenities including a Co-op, cafes, pubs and a leisure centre. A great place to eat, drink and shop is Shoreditch Boxpark. If you love artisan and vintage products, you will be spoilt for choice. Why not pay a visit to Gift Box? They have many unique gifts including Russian dolls, carousal humming tops and ceramic flower vases in the shape of animals. For rare vintage clothing visit Love Shack Vintage for a selection of designer clothing, sportswear and everything in-between at a price point that is inclusive of everybody. If you are looking for a unique and health conscious experience maybe try Get a drip?

Things to do in Hackney

Day or night, you won’t have to travel far to find an event in Hackney. EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney) is a multi-arts space where people from all walks of life gather to meet, listen, watch, dance and enjoy artistic creativity. One of the most famous venues is the Hackney Empire hosting comedy shows, pantomimes and plays for both adults and children. If you want a quiet drink with friends at a local pub visit The Axe pub for a delicious meal and brew.

View our properties for sale at SO Resi Hackney Corner. Call us on 020 8607 0550 for more information.

Written by the SO Resi In-House Team



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