Is London Fields made for you? Our guide of the area

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ London Fields is a park in Hackney, London, although the name also refers to the immediate area in Hackney surrounding it and London Fields station. It is common land adjoining the Hackney Central area of the London Borough of Hackney. The park covers an area of 12.65 hectares, and includes sporting and recreation facilities. The park’s history is recorded as early as the 13th century, and it has been known as London Fields since the mid-16th century. “

In the city of London Fields, what kind of things are there to do?

What makes the heart of London Fields? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs and gyms that exist in London Fields to help you decide as to whether to move there or not.

Museums & Galleries

An area thrives through its people and their interactions. Discover London Fields through its art scene by exploring galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, providing enjoyable weekend activities and contributing to the vibrant community.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Hackney Museum 1 Reading Lane, London 4.6 135
The Last Tuesday Society & Absinthe Parlour 11 Mare Street, London 4.7 572
The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History 11 Mare Street, Cambridge Heath Road, London 4.5 1109
Clowns Gallery-Museum 2 Cumberland Close, London 4.3 8
Acton Estate Mosaic Haggerston, London N/A N/A

Gyms in London Fields

While working from home has increased, so has the frequentation of gyms to help keep in shape. With companies like Better or Pure Gym and others, London Fields might help you stay in shape. A great feature to have nearby.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Fit This 3 Reading Lane, London 4.3 458
London Fields Fitness Studio 379 Mentmore Terrace, London 4.3 84
Tempo 301 | E8 Unit 1, Great Eastern Buildings, Reading Lane, London 4.3 91
London Fields Lido London Fields West Side, London 4.3 4466
Our parks bootcamp 145A Richmond Road, London 4.3 1
Hotpod Yoga Hackney Arch 406 Mentmore Terrace, London 4.3 45
FieldWorks 47 Martello Street, London 4.3 10
Art of Yoga 15 Haven East, 146 Dalston Ln, Hackney, London 4.3 12
The Fitness Retreats 1 Manor Brett, Brett Road, London 4.3 4
Holistic Health 64 Broadway Market, London 4.3 44
Queensbridge Sports and Community Centre 30 Holly Street, London 4.3 213
Carrera’s Studio – Martial Arts Frampton Park Road, London 4.3 3
Titan Body Building Gym 255 Mare Street, London 4.3 69
KB Training Hackney Dalston Square, Dalston Lane, London 4.3 97
The Refinery E9 The Refinery, 14 Collent Street, London 4.3 95
Studio Society 29 Wadeson Street, London 4.3 N/A
Urban Escrima Self Defence 379-380, Ace, Railway Arches, Mentmore Terrace, London 4.3 9
A+ Bootcamp LDN London Fields West Side, London 4.3 2
FieldWorks Dance 274 Richmond Road, London 4.3 28
House of Love Yoga Flat 14, All Nations House, London 4.3 N/A

Restaurants in the area

London Fields is rich in restaurants, from Indian, Chinese or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and the foodies that you may be will surely find what you are looking for.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Prince Arthur 95 Forest Road, London 4.3 318
LARDO Unit 3, 201 Richmond Road, London 4.3 1111
The Cat & Mutton 76 Broadway Market, London 4.3 1339
The Dove 24-28 Broadway Market, London 4.3 1299
Fin and Flounder 71 Broadway Market, London 4.3 257
Green Papaya 191 Mare Street, London 4.3 624
Tre Viet Hackney 245-249 Mare Street, London 4.3 327
Buen Ayre 50 Broadway Market, London 4.3 951
Bistrotheque 23-27 Wadeson Street, London 4.3 934
Market Cafe 2 Broadway Market, London 4.3 854
BBQ X-Press Ocakbasi Restaurant 303 Mare Street, London 4.3 319
The Haggerston 438 Kingsland Road, London 4.3 644
Rosa’s Thai London Fields 381 Mentmore Terrace, London 4.3 1044
Pidgin 52 Wilton Way, London 4.3 643
The Snapery East 373 Helmsley Place, London 4.3 332
Finch Cafe/Restaurant 12 Sidworth Street, London 4.3 86
Beijing Palace 1 Bayford Street, London 4.3 21
Martello Hall Martello Hall, 137 Mare Street, London 4.3 382
Bao Bar Netil Market, 23 Westgate Street, London 4.3 74
El Ganso Cafe 59 Broadway Market, London 4.3 1132

What supermarkets are there?

Out of all the other services in London Fields, supermarkets are arguably some of the most important. Take a look at the table below that tells you where the nearest supermarkets are so you can do your shppping conveniently. It would be a shame to move somewhere new and not realise some of your favourite stores aren’t nearby in London Fields.

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What type of green space is there in London Fields?

One of London’s greatest features are the large green spaces that cover the surface of the city. Check below if London Fields is a good fit for you. Be it for a simple walk or for a casual summer picnic.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
St. John at Hackney Churchyard Gardens Lower Clapton Road, London 4.5 340
Stonebridge Gardens 6 Arbutus Street, London 4.3 310
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden 13 Dalston Lane, London 4.8 1667
London Fields London Fields West Side, London 4.9 7
The Magic Circle 26C Martello Street, London 4 1
Compost bin 10 Martello Street, London N/A N/A
London Fields Hackney Picnic Field 95 Lansdowne Drive, London 4.4 72
London Fields Wildflower Meadow 26 London Fields East Side, London 4.6 7
Garden of Earthly Delights 161 Graham Road, London 4.8 9
Warburton & Darcy Community Garden Hackney, London N/A N/A
St Thomas’s Square Gardens Mare Street, London N/A N/A
St Thomas’s Recreation Ground Saint Thomas’s Square, London 4.4 13
St Thomas’s Long Burial Ground Saint Thomas’s Square, London 4 1
Growing Health Garden rear of Queensbridge Sports Centre, Lomas Drive, London N/A N/A
PC Laurence Brown Memorial 85 Pownall Road, London N/A N/A
Broadway market green Jackman Street, London N/A N/A
Shore Gardens 11 Frampton Park Road, London 4.3 10
Elsdale Edible Garden 49 Loddiges Road, London N/A N/A
Evans Close Flower Garden Evans Close, London N/A N/A
Angrave Garden Queensbridge Road / Brownlow Road (Stop QK, London N/A N/A

Pubs in the area

As Londoners, we love our local pubs. London Fields has great ones to become your new regular spot. Consider these if visiting or moving to the area of London Fields.

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.

What to do in London Fields

London Fields is vibrant with life, activities and to find out what to do in your area we recommend you to have a look at websites like Timeout. Timeout updates on a weekly basis things to do in London Fields. To simplify you the task of finding the page here is the link to see the upcoming events in London Fields. Also having a clear view of what is available in London Fields and where is a great way to project yourself within this new area. This is why we created the following map where we gathered all the information you will find in this article.

In London Fields, what things may you need?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in London Fields name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Medical institutions in London Fields

London Fields has 3 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
Life Line Screening 1st City Edge College, 125-127 Mare Street, London N/A N/A
Beechwood Medical Centre 86, 86a Dalston Lane, London 3.2 67
Church of Cosmo Maple Court, 158 Dalston Lane, London N/A N/A

In London Fields, what schools are nearby?

Having a nearby school is ideal when relocating. Below is a list of schools located within London Fields

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
De Beauvoir Primary School Beechwood Road, London 4.5 8
Flamenco Guitarrista 96 Welshpool Street, London N/A N/A
The Urswick School 1 Paragon Road, London 3.2 19
East London Piano Ltd Unit 2, 6 Westgate Street, London 5 22
Little Garden The Hackney Day Nursery & Pre-School (Previously FountNursery) Arches 358, 360 Westgate Street, London 4.6 14
Grace Montessori School 60 Brougham Road, London 5 2
Roof Top Nursery @Brook Brook Community Children Centre, Dalston Lane, London 5 12
The Shoemaking School Ltd 4 Broadway Market, London N/A N/A
Eastside Academy Institute Place, London 4 1
Morningside Primary School Chatham Place, London 4.3 10
Primary Advantage Holy Trinity Primary School, Beechwood Road, London N/A N/A
African Community School The Adiaha Antigha Centre, 24-30 Dalston Lane, London 5 1
Zeeba Daycare Dalston Unit E6, Labyrinth Tower, Beechwood Road, London 4.9 42
Shillington Education UK Online Office Address, 125-127 Mare Street, London 4.8 40
Stress Alleviation Tips 70 Hindrey Road, London N/A N/A
Mapledene & Queensbridge Childrens Centre 54 Mapledene Road, London 4 4
Queensbridge Primary School Queensbridge Road, London 4.6 7
St Paul’s with St Michael’s 57a Brougham Road, Cambridge Heath, London 5 6
Gayhurst Community School Gayhurst Road, London 3.7 18
LEYF – London Fields Nursery & Pre-School Wilde Close, London 5 17

Tube & Train stations in and around London Fields

Having to walk more than 10 to 15 min to reach public transportation is usually considered as a downside when considering a property to live in. To simplify this, we curated the list of train and tube station of London Fields to help you find what would be the best location for you to move in. There are 3 train or tube stations within the London Fields area. Here are the main ones

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

Post offices in and around the area of London Fields

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
Post Office 39 Broadway Market, London 3 44
Kingsland Road Post Office 416 Kingsland Road, London 3.4 81
Dalston Lane Post Office 244 Dalston Lane, London 3.6 81
Hackney Post Office 398, 400 Mare Street, London 2.6 117
Clockwork Pharmacy & Travel Vaccination Clinic 398, 400 Mare Street, London 4.6 144
Post Box 165 Sandringham Road, London 0 0

What else is close by?

You are not 100% sure that you want to move in London Fields? Check out our other guides about some nearby areas. You might find your next neighbourhood. The following tables shows the nearby areas within a 3.5km radius.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Aldgate See the guide here
Shadwell See the guide here
Whitechapel See the guide here
Bishopsgate See the guide here
Liverpool Street See the guide here
Broadgate See the guide here
Spitalfields See the guide here
Finsbury See the guide here
Finsbury (west) 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
St Luke’s 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
Canonbury See the guide here
Hackney Wick See the guide here
Dalston See the guide here
Homerton See the guide here
Hackney Central 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
Aldgate See the guide here
Shadwell See the guide here
Whitechapel See the guide here
Bishopsgate See the guide here
Liverpool Street See the guide here
Broadgate See the guide here
Spitalfields See the guide here
Finsbury See the guide here
Finsbury (west) 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
St Luke’s 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

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