Is Hackney Central made for you? Our guide of the area

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Hackney is a district in East London, England, forming around two-thirds of the area of the modern London Borough of Hackney, to which it gives its name. It is 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Charing Cross and includes part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Historically it was within the county of Middlesex. “

The amenities you might need in Hackney Central

Below is a list of the places you may want to check out if the area of Hackney Central. This can really help you out when you are moving to an area or neighbourhood.

How many hospitals, pharmacies and doctors are there in Hackney Central?

Hackney Central has 6 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Homerton University Hospital Homerton Row, London 3.4 854
Raybould Centre London N/A N/A
Church of Cosmo Maple Court, 158 Dalston Lane, London N/A N/A
Post Graduate Education Centre, Homerton Hospital Homerton Row, London 1 1
Beechwood Medical Centre 86, 86a Dalston Lane, London 3.2 67
St John Ambulance Hackney HQ 0RU, 1 Mildenhall Road, London N/A N/A

In Hackney Central, what tube and train stations are nearby?

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Hackney Central entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Hackney Central off Amhurst Road, London 4 131
Hackney Downs United Kingdom 4 96
London Fields United Kingdom 3.7 36

Schools around Hackney Central

Having a nearby school is a plus when moving. Below are schools located by Hackney Central. This table is especially important to pay attention to if you are trying to find a place for your child to learn in the next few years.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The City Academy, Hackney Homerton Row, London 3 31
Clapton Girls Academy Laura Place, London 3.4 34
Cardinal Pole Catholic School 205 Morning Lane, London 3 46
The Petchey Academy Shacklewell Lane, London 3.3 61
The Urswick School 1 Paragon Road, London 3.2 19
Stress Alleviation Tips 70 Hindrey Road, London N/A N/A
Eastside Academy Institute Place, London 4 1
IDC Clarence House, 46 Clarence Road, London N/A N/A
Roof Top Nursery @Brook Brook Community Children Centre, Dalston Lane, London 5 12
Mossbourne Community Academy, Hackney Downs 100 Downs Park Road, London 2.5 53
Morningside Primary School Chatham Place, London 4.3 10
Kuu London 76 Lower Clapton Road, London 4.9 138
The Rise Academy Homerton Row, London 4.3 6
Round Chapel Families The Old School, 2 Powerscroft Road, London N/A N/A
Happitimes Playgroup Hilsea Street, London N/A N/A
Mossbourne Parkside Academy Sigdon Road, London 3.9 16
Stormont House Special School Downs Park Road, London 3.9 8
St John and St James School Isabella Road, London 3.8 6
Gayhurst Community School Gayhurst Road, London 3.7 18
Millfields Community School Hilsea Street, London 3.5 28

Post offices in the area of Hackney Central

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages easy. In a post office you can do things like exchange currency, post your packages, buy everyday items and even redirect your mail. It is likely you will use one at some point if you were to move in to the area so we have compiled the post offices nearby in a table below so you know if this area is the right place for you.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Well Street Post Office 188A Well Street, London 3.2 44
Hackney Post Office 398, 400 Mare Street, London 2.6 117
Dalston Lane Post Office 244 Dalston Lane, London 3.6 81
Clockwork Pharmacy & Travel Vaccination Clinic 398, 400 Mare Street, London 4.6 144
Post Box 165 Sandringham Road, London 0 0

What to do in Hackney Central

There are always activities happening in lively Hackney Central. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Hackney Central page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Hackney Central snapshot.

Some great things about Hackney Central

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, Hackney Central has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in Hackney Central.

Gyms to stay in shape in Hackney Central

In Hackney Central, using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Fit This 3 Reading Lane, London 4.3 458
Kings Hall Leisure Centre 39 Lower Clapton Road, London 4.3 562
Bloodline Gym 156 Lower Clapton Road, London 4.3 62
Tempo 301 | E8 Unit 1, Great Eastern Buildings, Reading Lane, London 4.3 91
London Fields Fitness Studio 379 Mentmore Terrace, London 4.3 84
The Petchey Academy Shacklewell Lane, London 4.3 61
The Fitness Retreats 1 Manor Brett, Brett Road, London 4.3 4
FieldWorks 47 Martello Street, London 4.3 10
Our parks bootcamp 145A Richmond Road, London 4.3 1
Kuu London 76 Lower Clapton Road, London 4.3 138
Hotpod Yoga Hackney Arch 406 Mentmore Terrace, London 4.3 45
Art of Yoga 15 Haven East, 146 Dalston Ln, Hackney, London 4.3 12
London Fields Lido London Fields West Side, London 4.3 4466
The Refinery E9 The Refinery, 14 Collent Street, London 4.3 95
KB Training Hackney Dalston Square, Dalston Lane, London 4.3 97
Titan Body Building Gym 255 Mare Street, London 4.3 69
Carrera’s Studio – Martial Arts Frampton Park Road, London 4.3 3
Evolve Athletic Evolve Athletic Arch, Hackney Downs Studios, 2 Amhurst Terrace, London 4.3 16
Urban Escrima Self Defence 379-380, Ace, Railway Arches, Mentmore Terrace, London 4.3 9
MoreYoga Unit B2, Atkins Square, London 4.3 44

Pubs in the area

As Londoners, at Cozee we are deeply attached to our weekly attendance to our local pub. Why should you be different in the place where you are going to live? That is why we have been testing and reviewing all the pubs in Hackney Central. As a matter of fact, we didn’t… But we would have loved to. Here is then the list of the greatest pubs of Hackney Central

Pub name Name Address Description
40ft Brewery Tap Bootyard, Abbott Street Hackney E8 3DP Brewery Tap for 40FT brewery -mainly keg but cask on occasions. The site has expanded to include a restaurant Acme Fire Cult which provides the food – the restaurant is licenced as is additionally open 5-30pm to 10pm on a Tues. The times given are when the doors close so time is likely to be at least 15 minutes earlier.
Baxters Court 282-284 Mare Street Hackney E8 1HE New build red brick Wetherspoon Free House occupying vacant infill site, opened in late February 2003. Entry is through a quarry tiled courtyard open to the elements, with patio seating. The ground floor bar has dark wooden wall panelling with red decor above and a yellow painted ceiling and yellow lighting. Family area to left with high backed seating booths, and local history panels above. The pub’s name, ‘a lost alley approximately on the site’, is displayed on an illuminated screen behind the bar with variable colours. Abstract paintings include an image of Bob Marley, apparently commemorating a mural formerly visible on the flank wall of the building next door. Wooden stairs lead up to first floor bar decorated in similar style leading through to an open air patio (with heaters and potted plants), on a balcony overlooking the quiet street at the rear.
Cat & Mutton 76 Broadway Market Hackney E8 4QJ Pub overlooking London Fields at the top of Broadway market dating from 1729 which was restored in 2014 by Tom Gibson of Rubys in Dalston. Remnants of Charringtons inter-war features remain in the form of the windows, huge gilded advertising mirrors and two gilded panels in the bar-back. Taken over by City Pub Company in 2016. The upstairs cocktail bar (accessed via a spiral staircase) is spacious and has an unusual iron ceiling. Food is not served Monday/Tuesday but you can order pizzas from Yard Sale.
Cock Tavern 315 Mare Street Hackney E8 1EJ There has been a Cock tavern in central Hackney since the 1650s, this latest incarnation having been built by Truman’s in the 1930s. It is a bustling, town-centre, single-roomed pub which boasts Hackney’s smallest pub garden and good (for Hackney) beer prices. The Howling Hops brewery was formerly located in the cellar, and whilst they have moved out, the shared ownership of the pub remains the same and four of their beers are usually on sale, alongside varying guest beers and an excellent selection of real ciders, normally at least 6 available. Basic but high-quality bar snacks are served and you may also ask to bring outside food in, for example from the Sutton and Sons Fish and Chip shop round the corner. Also an excellent selection of keg and bottled beers, and innovative and interesting low alcohol and alcohol free drinks, many made locally. Regular themed nights include the monthly ‘cheese night’, and the ‘hop swap’ where punters are encouraged to bring a beer to swap with others and taste. On busy nights you may find someone playing the piano for a singalong. Brewers from nearby breweries (Including 5 Points) can regularly be found propping up the bar, and they and bar staff are always keen for a chat about the beer on offer, or the beer scene more generally. Card Only – No cash. ELAC CAMRA cider pub of the year 2022.
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden Cafe 13 Dalston Lane Hackney E8 3DF Garden laid out by the local community in 2010 with the cafe opening in summer 2013. Drinks and food can be taken into heated greenhouse. Food is not available in Winter when the opening hours are likely to be shorter. Regular beers from East London Brewing Company.
Dove Free House & Kitchen 24-28 Broadway Market Hackney E8 4QJ At the bottom of Broadway Market, this street-corner pub always has a vibrant atmosphere. The single bar has a good-size drinking area, with more seating to the rear. At least one local beer and another from a microbrewery are available on the four handpumps; there is also a wide selection of European – especially Belgian – bottled and draught beers. Food choices include Thai curry, game pie, wild boar burgers and four different sausages to accompany onion gravy and mash.
Duke Of Wellington 260 Haggerston Road Hackney E8 4EP The pub took its present name to celebrate the adoption of the Duke as Prime Minister. Haggerston appears in the Doomsday Book as Hergodstone after Hergod a local Saxon leader who erected a stone memorial in the area. .
Farr’s Dalston 17-19 Dalston Lane Hackney E8 3DF The premises are a former commercial property leased from Hackney council . Fashioned in a “distressed” style with raw brickwork, exposed pipework and “pre-owned” furniture. there are plans to have a dining area upstairs whilst the adjoining premises will be used as offices. Portobello took over from Antic here in late 2020.
Five Points Brewery Taproom. 61 Mare Street Hackney E8 4RG Five Points brewery Taproom with a vibrant atmosphere based at the warehouse on Mare Street. There is seating downstairs and on the mezzanine level. In the summer there is outside seating in the yard. Up to two Casks from Five Points and a wide range of Keg beers with some guest beers available. You can also pre book a Brewery Tour. ACE Pizzas are available. 3 x 6 shelters have been installed and the toilets refurbished.
Hackney Tap 354 Mare Street Hackney E8 1HR Conversion of the Old Hackney Town Hall from a bookmakers to a pub. Small inside area with a covered outside space. 22 taps serve the beer and there is a live beer list on the website. Gyoza dumplings are the food offering.
Old Ship Inn 2 Sylvester Path Hackney E8 1EN Close to the Hackney Empire and accessible via a small corridor from Mare Street as well as a frontage on Sylvester path. Refurbished as a more upmarket pub in early 2014 when the lease was taken on by Urban Pubs & Bars, the former owners of Real Pubs; 4 hand-pumps dispense ales primarily from local breweries such as Hapenny and Trumans and the food uses locally sourced ingredients
Pembury Tavern 90 Amhurst Road Hackney E8 1JH Closed for some time after a fire in the 1990s, this corner pub was reopened in 2006 by Milton Brewery of Cambridgeshire. Acquired by the Five Points brewery the pub was stylishly refurbished in September 2018 retaining the spacious interior, hardwood floors and the bar billiards table. The pub has a buzzing atmosphere. The beer range includes two rotating guest beers usually a classic and a Modern Craft Ale and sixteen keg lines. New York style pizzas are available Monday to Saturday and Roasts on Sunday. Both menus include Vegan, Vegetarian and Meat options. Local CAMRA community pub of the year 2020. Card only. No cash.
Prince George 40 Parkholme Road Hackney E8 3AG Now a Remarkable Pubs Free house. Ex Whitbread. Large one bar pub. Sparsely furnished with interesting prints of Brighton and pub sign of Prince Regent in flagrante. Decorated with bust of Brunel and stuffed birds in glass cages.

Parks and green spaces in Hackney Central

One of London’s best assets is its green spaces. See if Hackney Central offers room to roam.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Clapton Square 10 Clapton Square, London 4.1 255
Hackney Downs Park Downs Park Road, London 4.3 2116
St. John at Hackney Churchyard Gardens Lower Clapton Road, London 4.5 340
Garden of Earthly Delights 161 Graham Road, London 4.8 9
Shore Gardens 11 Frampton Park Road, London 4.3 10
St Thomas’s Square Gardens Mare Street, London N/A N/A
The Magic Circle 26C Martello Street, London 4 1
Elsdale Edible Garden 49 Loddiges Road, London N/A N/A
London Fields London Fields West Side, London 4.9 7
St Thomas’s Recreation Ground Saint Thomas’s Square, London 4.4 13
Compost bin 10 Martello Street, London N/A N/A
St Thomas’s Long Burial Ground Saint Thomas’s Square, London 4 1
Colvestone conversation 11 Chester Crescent, London N/A N/A
Build up Hackney Park London 4.3 4
Clapton Pond Lower Clapton Road, London N/A N/A
Hackney Downs Community Orchard Downs Road, London N/A N/A
Core Landscapes Rooftop Garden Wardle Street, London 5 1
Homerton Grove London Borough of, London 3.5 4
Kit Crowley Gardens London 3 1
Saint Thomas Square London N/A N/A

Are there a lot of supermarkets in Hackney Central?

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of Hackney Central. In the below table, we go over the nearby supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s so you know what the area has to offer for your food shop.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

Are the restaurants in Hackney Central any good?

Hackney Central has a range of different eateries. This is important for someone who is moving to an area who wants to be able to eat out and not cook every day. The below table gives you an overview of what options you have.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
LARDO Unit 3, 201 Richmond Road, London 4.3 1111
The Prince Arthur 95 Forest Road, London 4.3 318
Black Cat café 76A Clarence Road, London 4.3 858
Tre Viet Hackney 245-249 Mare Street, London 4.3 327
Green Papaya 191 Mare Street, London 4.3 624
BBQ X-Press Ocakbasi Restaurant 303 Mare Street, London 4.3 319
Ming Hai Take Away 172 Sandringham Road, London 4.3 39
Swift Caribbean Delights Takeaway 27 Homerton High Street, London 4.3 211
Laura’s Idea Ltd Spurstowe Road, London 4.3 10
Tonkotsu Mare Street 382 Mare Street, London 4.3 640
Dixy Chicken Hackney 67 Amhurst Road, London 4.3 54
The Vincent 2, Atkins Square, Dalston Lane, London 4.3 452
Yori Sushi Hackney 79 Amhurst Road, London 4.3 229
Pidgin 52 Wilton Way, London 4.3 643
Yard Sale Pizza 105 Lower Clapton Road, London 4.3 387
107 107 Lower Clapton Road, London 4.3 223
Domino’s Pizza – London – Clapton 113 Lower Clapton Road, London 4.3 80
The Plough 23-25 Homerton High Street, London 4.3 272
Clapton Table 159 Lower Clapton Road, London 4.3 383
good 2 go 118A Lower Clapton Road, London 4.3 4

Museums & Galleries in the area

The vitality of a region is shaped by its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Hackney Central, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. These venues offer delightful experiences, especially on weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Hackney Museum 1 Reading Lane, London 4.6 135

Other nearby neighbourhoods

If you need a comparison of other nearby neighbourhoods besides Hackney Central, Cozee Properties have provided you with guides with information on other areas too.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Spitalfields See the guide here
Stepney See the guide here
Shoreditch See the guide here
Mile End See the guide here
Mill End See the guide here
Bunhill Fields See the guide here
Hoxton See the guide here
Cambridge Heath See the guide here
Bethnal Green See the guide here
Bow See the guide here
South Hackney See the guide here
Old Ford See the guide here
Victoria Park See the guide here
Haggerston See the guide here
De Beauvoir Town See the guide here
Islington See the guide here
London Fields See the guide here
Canonbury See the guide here
Hackney Wick See the guide here
Dalston See the guide here
Homerton See the guide here
Highbury Fields See the guide here
Newington Green See the guide here
Shacklewell See the guide here
Hackney Marshes See the guide here
Lower Clapton See the guide here
Highbury See the guide here
Stoke Newington See the guide here
Temple Mills See the guide here
Upper Clapton See the guide here
Stamford Hill See the guide here
Spitalfields See the guide here
Stepney See the guide here
Shoreditch See the guide here
Mile End See the guide here
Mill End See the guide here
Bunhill Fields See the guide here
Hoxton See the guide here
Cambridge Heath See the guide here
Bethnal Green See the guide here
Bow See the guide here
South Hackney See the guide here
Old Ford See the guide here
Victoria Park See the guide here
Haggerston See the guide here
De Beauvoir Town See the guide here
Islington See the guide here
London Fields See the guide here
Canonbury See the guide here
Hackney Wick See the guide here

If you are looking to buy or sell a property and want to get an idea of how the market works there, have a look at our property prices guides below

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