Will you love South Hackney? Our local guide

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London from above

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 South Hackney

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

Tube & Train stations in and around South Hackney

We assembled the train and tube stations of South Hackney in a convenient table below so you can find the best location for you to live if transport connections are important to you.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Cambridge Heath Hackney Road, London 4.1 34

What schools are in the area of South Hackney?

Having a school near the place you live is a great feature of the property you are about to move in. Please find below a list of the schools within the area of South Hackney.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
London Buddhist Centre 51 Roman Road, London 4.8 156
Saint Elizabeth Roman Catholic Primary School Bonner Road, Bethnal Green, London 4.4 13
Mowlem Children and Family Centre Wadeson Street, Cambridge Heath, London 3 2
Old Ford Primary Academy Wright’s Road, Old Ford, London 4.1 19
Singing Lessons east London 23 Hitchin Square, London N/A N/A
ReachOut Office London 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, London N/A N/A
Tower Hamlets Portage Service Meath Gardens Children Centre, 1 Smart Street, Smart Street, London N/A N/A
Hackney Sub Aqua Club 15 Old Ford Road, London N/A N/A
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
Bonner Primary School Stainsbury Street, Bethnal Green, London 4.3 12
Baby Sensory Canary Wharf Saint Pauls Church, Saint Stephen’s Road, London 5 1
Orchard Primary School Holcroft Road, London 4.8 16
Shillington Education UK Online Office Address, 125-127 Mare Street, London 4.8 40
Lauriston School 55 Rutland Road, London 4.7 9
St John’s Bethnal Green CE Primary School Peel Grove, Bethnal Green, London 4.5 4
Chisenhale Primary School Chisenhale Road, Bow, London 4.2 5
St John of Jerusalem Primary School Kingshold Road, London 3.6 7
The Village Guitar Studio 83a Lauriston Road, Victoria Park, London N/A N/A
Globe Primary School Gawber Street, Bethnal Green, London 4.1 15

Hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in the area of South Hackney

South Hackney has 2 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
The Green London 3 2

Post offices of South Hackney

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages a breeze. Post office branches in South Hackney provide services like money orders and postal insurance alongside mail services. You can take a look for yourself to see where they are located below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Victoria Park Post Office 112-116 Lauriston Road, London 3.6 73
Roman Road Post Office 138 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London 4.3 96
Cambridge Heath Post Office 481 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London 4 62
Well Street Post Office 188A Well Street, London 3.2 44
ufficio postale The Oval, London 0 0

Is the local life vibrant in South Hackney

There are always activities happening in lively South Hackney. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their South Hackney 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 South Hackney snapshot.

In the city of South Hackney, what kind of things are there to do?

What makes the heart of South Hackney? 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 South Hackney to help you decide as to whether to move there or not.

Restaurants in the area

The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In South Hackney, you may find things like Italian, Chinese or even Indian takeouts. Take a look below if you are visiting or want to move here if eating out is a big deal for you.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments Town Hall Hotel, 8 Patriot Square, London 4.3 792
Bistrotheque 23-27 Wadeson Street, London 4.3 934
Gallery Cafe St. Margarets House Settlement, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London 4.3 943
The Hemingway 84 Victoria Park Road, London 4.3 897
The Empress 130 Lauriston Road, London 4.3 705
Royal Inn on the Park 111 Lauriston Road, London 4.3 1151
Fish House 128 Lauriston Road, London 4.3 708
The Lauriston 162 Victoria Park Road, London 4.3 643
Pavilion Cafe Victoria Park Victoria Park, Old Ford Road, London 4.3 1688
Palmers Restaurant 238 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London 4.3 340
Italina385 385 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London 4.3 477
Green Papaya 191 Mare Street, London 4.3 624
Domino’s Pizza – London – Bow 473 Roman Road, Bow, London 4.3 324
Balman’s Kebab 401 Roman Road, Bow, London 4.3 79
Bagel on the Park 105 Gore Road, London 4.3 108
Chambers Restaurant 132 Lauriston Road, Victoria Park Road, London 4.3 374
GAIL’s Bakery Victoria Park Victoria Park, 87 Lauriston Road, London 4.3 463
City of Paris 74 Bonner Street, London 4.3 244
Symposium | Wine Shop and Bar, Italian Restaurant & Deli 363 Roman Road, Bow, London 4.3 279
Purpleish 123 Roman Road, London 4.3 132

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of South Hackney. 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

The range of gyms in South Hackney

More at-home work means more gym-goers. Major chains make staying active in South Hackney easy.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
London Buddhist Centre 51 Roman Road, London 4.3 156
Capoeira Ceara The Parish Church of Saint Barnabas, Grove Road, Bethnal Green, London 4.3 N/A
Studio Society 29 Wadeson Street, London 4.3 N/A
Shamanic Yoga Studio London 4.3 N/A
Yoga Body of Light 119 Roman Road, London 4.3 1
London Fields Fitness Studio 379 Mentmore Terrace, London 4.3 84
Fitness4Less Cambridge Heath Cambridge Heath Road, Cambridge Heath, London 4.3 406
PureGym London Bow Wharf Victoria Park, Bow, 221 Grove Road, London 4.3 238
Ability Bow Saint Stephen’s Road, London 4.3 32
Carrera’s Studio – Martial Arts Frampton Park Road, London 4.3 3
The Refinery E9 The Refinery, 14 Collent Street, London 4.3 95
Little Socks Gymnastics Lauriston Primary School, Rutland Road, London 4.3 1
The Boxing Station Victoria Park Road, London 4.3 N/A
Filates Hackney Forge, 243a Banbury Road, London 4.3 9
Pilates Sculpt Victoria Park Glasshouse Parkview, 161 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London 4.3 4
Charlotte Seirberg Chisenhale Dance Space, 64-84 Chisenhale Road, London 4.3 N/A
Wennington Green Active Zone Mile End, London 4.3 3
Pilates Sculpt Bethnal Green Cranbrook Community Centre, Mace Street, Bethnal Green, London 4.3 7
Futbool Haverfield Green Grove Road (Stop D, London 4.3 N/A
The Canvas The Canvas, 27 Old Ford Road, London 4.3 N/A

Museums & Galleries

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 South Hackney, 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
Young V&A Cambridge Heath Road, London 4.3 4275
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
Benugo at Young V & A Cambridge Heath Road, London 4.1 76
Grove Passage Hare Row, London 4.3 4
Vagina Museum Museum 275, Vagina, 276 Poyser Street, London 4.4 345

In South Hackney, is there a lot of green space?

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if South Hackney offers space for strolls or picnics.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Victoria Park Grove Road, London 4.7 15444
Cranbrook Community Food Garden Mace Street, London 4.8 9
Purpleish 123 Roman Road, London 4.3 132
Victoria Park Raemers Skatepark. Victoria Park, London 4.6 212
The Victoria 110 Grove Road, London 4.3 899
Old English Garden at Victoria Park Grove Road, Bow, London 4.5 68
Meath Gardens Smart Street, London 4.4 312
The Ecology Pavilion Mile End Park 125 Grove Road, London 4.4 198
Sacred Circle Victoria Park Road, London N/A N/A
Victoria Park Chinese Pagoda 66 Sewardstone Road, London 4.5 273
Green Island Victoria Park, Old Ford Road, London 4.9 15
The Glade Sacred Circle, Victoria Park Road, London 5 1
Victoria Park Village Green 42 Morpeth Road, London 5 1
Victoria Park Royal Gate East 89 Wetherell Road, London 4.8 41
James Pennethorne Square London N/A N/A
Wildflower Meadow Sewardstone Road, Bethnal Green, London N/A N/A
Crown Gate East 302 Old Ford Road, London N/A N/A
Crown Gate Roundabout 362 Old Ford Road, London 4.5 2
erinnerungsbank Victoria Park Road, London N/A N/A
Edward Allington’s Memorial Tree – South Hackney Unnamed Road, Victoria Park Road, Globe Town, London N/A N/A

Pubs

As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. South Hackney has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Moth Club Old Trades Hall, Valette Street Hackney E9 6NU The Moth Club is regularly open for events, for members and non-members. Regular quizzes, gigs and comedy nights. Sometimes free, sometimes with a charge.
Beer Merchants Tap 99 Wallis Road Hackney Wick E9 5LN 2 Cask, 20 taps and over 700 bottles. Taproom and Bottleshop
Adam & Eve 155 Homerton High Street Homerton E9 6AS A pub dating back to the mid-18th century, with impressive frontage added early in the 20th. Two doors lead into the large main drinking area extending both sides of the long circular bar. Facilities include an unusual L-shaped pool table and a dartboard. There is a garden at the rear. An interesting selection of food is available weekdays from 4pm and at weekends (including Friday) from 12pm. Real Ale may not always be available.
Chesham Arms 15 Mehetabel Road Homerton E9 6DU Closed in October 2012 by property developer but following a high-profile campaign to save it, led by the local community with support from Hackney Council, the pub reopened in June 2015 as a ‘Traditional East End Boozer’ after a very tasteful and sympathetic refurbishment. The pub is on a quiet turn very close to Hackney Central. Although very much a neighbourhood local it is popular with visitors to Hackney and local workers from schools, hospital and Hackney Council. Excellent choice of local and regional beers. Five hand pumps dispense a constantly changing range of cask ales sourced from all over Britain. Several premium keg beers are available e.g. Pressure Drop Pale Fire and Paulaner. Also has a house pilsner by Bavo (Belgian) and a wide selection of Belgian, American and English speciality bottled and canned beers. Any takeaway food can be brought in and consumed on the premises but local pizza from Yard Sale is particularly popular and can be delivered to your table. In addition to its Asset of Community Value status, the pub was awarded CAMRA East London & City Branch Pub of the Year 2016. SPBW London Pub of the Year 2017.
Empress 130 Lauriston Road Homerton E9 7LH An 1880s pub called the Empress of India, transformed into a gastropub by ETM group in 2006 and changing hands again in 2011 to the operator who also runs the Dundee Arms E2 and Crooked Billet E5. Mostly modern decor, with a white ceiling, bare brick walls, clear windows, bare floorboards in the bar on the right, white tessellated floor in the dining area on the left. Popular with locals, including couples and families. Short menu of gastro food.
Globe 20 Morning Lane Homerton E9 6NA One bar locals’ estate pub with video screen for satellite TV and numerous boxing photographs. Refurbished in 2022 and now operated as part of the Craft Union chain.
Hemingway 84 Victoria Park Road Homerton E9 7JL Victorian pub. Ex-Courage, now Punch Taverns. Traditionally the Royal Standard, it went became more food-oriented in 2009 as the Pennethorne, renamed again the following year. Grade 2 Listed building with a columned front porch. Medium-sized interior, with front-facing bar, kitchen at the front (gives out a lot of heat!), a small back extension. Little period decor apart from a column and fireplace. Not just for diners, including a group of settees and armchairs.
Kenton 38 Kenton Road Homerton E9 7AB Now a great example of a thriving contemporary pub attuned to the newer residents of its area. Built in 1858 by Sir Benjamin Kenton. Ex-Bass Charrington, Enterprise then Admiral before becoming a free house in October 2015. Medium-sized, with a beige colour scheme and a separate little room at the back. Walled yard at rear. Food can be ordered in from Yard Sale Pizza.
Lord Napier & Star 25 White Post Lane Homerton E9 5EN Renovation started in January 2020 and the pub opened in August 2021 after being closed for 26 years. A large open plan space takes up the ground floor, with a central bar accessible by customers from three sides, a DJ booth and seated booths. On the second floor there is a second bar and DJ booth as well as a bookable room open for private parties, and on the third there is a roof terrace.
People’s Park Tavern 360 Victoria Park Road Homerton E9 7BT A large open plan pub with subdued lighting and chilled vibe near Victoria Park .Having been a Firkin brewpub (Falcon and Firkin) from 1986-1998, brewing has now restarted in late 2013. The Brewery is a sister to Brighton’s North Laine brewery and is visible through a screen from the bar.
Royal Inn On The Park Lauriston Road Homerton E9 7HJ Prominent pub located by Victoria Park, one of a dozen run by a long-established pubco called Remarkable Restaurants. Period features including bar-back and fireplaces, small side room adjoining the main bar, and a spacious dining room at the back with views over the Park. Apart from a handful of real ales, with two guests from smaller breweries, the pub is notable for a relaxed atmosphere and its substantial rear patio.

What else is close by?

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

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Tower Hill See the guide here
Limehouse See the guide here
Portsoken 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
Three Mills See the guide here
Bromley-by-Bow 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
Old Ford See the guide here
Victoria Park See the guide here
Haggerston See the guide here
De Beauvoir Town See the guide here
London Fields See the guide here
Stratford 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
Newington Green See the guide here
Shacklewell See the guide here
Hackney Marshes See the guide here
Lower Clapton See the guide here
Temple Mills See the guide here
Tower Hill See the guide here
Limehouse See the guide here
Portsoken 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
Three Mills 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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