Why move to Hackney?
For many people, Hackney is the dream London destination, and it’s not difficult to see why. Now one of the most fashionable postcodes, the area offers diversity and vibrancy. Although there have been high levels of gentrification over the past ten years, Hackney retains an authentic feel.
The 2012 Olympics gave the area a major boost, with better transport links, upgraded housing and new schools, leading to an influx of new gastro-pubs, bars and restaurants.
If you are looking for an estate agent in Hackney, please pop into our office on Mare Street. We are both a lettings agent and sales agent for the Hackney area, and will be happy to help you.
A short history
In the 16th century, Hackney was a cluster of villages surrounded by meadows, frequented by the upper crust for holidays and hunting. Of these Tudor mansions, only one survives: Sutton House. The National Trust restored the house from a squat to its original splendour and you can visit today.
By the 18th century, Hackney was home to the middle-class elite, including East India Company directors and former mayors of London, who built themselves elegant, neo-classical townhouses.
As the population surged to nearly 200,000 by the 20th century, Hackney became part of the city and the wealthier moved elsewhere. The aftermath of the Second World War led to the area becoming a focus for social housing experiments. What remains today is an ever-changing and diverse social and cultural mix.
Although prices have increased in recent years, Hackney still provides better value than, for example, neighbouring Islington. Period terraced houses and canal-side apartments are highly sought after, but there is also a choice of more accessible properties.
If you are interested in putting your house on the market, our Sales Agents will be pleased to arrange a home valuation. Those looking to purchase property in Hackney can discuss their needs with our local experts and arrange viewings at suitable properties. Alternatively, if you are a Landlord considering letting your property, or you are looking to rent within the Hackney area, our Lettings Agents are on hand to support you.
Telegraph Place, London
Kings Group are proud to present this beautifully presented property arranged on the ground floor of a popular purpose built building. This spaciously arranged flat comprises reception room, fully fitted...
Malpas Road, London
Kings Group are proud to present this immaculate four bedroom mid terrace town house situated in the heart of Hackney. The property is exclusive to Kings and viewings are highly...
Shrubland Road, London, E8
Tenure: Freehold A delightful RECENTLY RENOVATED THREE BEDROOM PERIOD HOUSE, located close to Haggerston, London Fields and Broadway Market as well as the local bars, pubs and restaurants. This property...
Mare Street, London
Kings Group Estate Agents are proud to present this third floor one bedroom flat situated above an office. The property is currently in a good condition throughout and well maintained....
Alvington Crescent, London
Kings Group Estate Agents are proud to present this three storey mid terrace four bedroom Victorian property. The property is located on the beautifully tree-lined Alvingston Crescent and has a...
Allen Road, London
£1380 pcm + fees
Beautiful Victorian town house in the heart of Stoke Newington located on a quiet residential street. Split level flat. Open plan kitchen and diner. Large south facing double bedroom. Extremely...
Kingsland High Street, London
£1250 pcm + fees
**AMAZING ONE BEDROOM FLAT IN DALSTON** This lovely apartment comprises a double bedroom with big wardrobe and a large south-east facing window overlooking the HUGE SHARED TERRACE (4000 sq ft),...
£1538 pcm + fees
CLASSIC and MODERN One double bedroom and study room with a balcony over two floors. Property comes furnished, with a gorgeous open plan kitchen diner with all mod cons. HUGE...
Sandringham Road, London
£680 pcm + fees
**ALL BILLS INCLUDED**Offered to the market is this LARGE DOUBLE room in a shared house. The property is a five bedroom VICTORIAN located in the much sought after area of...
Casimir Road, London
£680 pcm + fees
CHARMING fully furnished, lovely 2 double rooms in a newly decorated home IN A SHARED HOUSE. STUNNING kitchen, all fully equipped with an AGA cooker . LARGE dining table, Patio...
Hackney doesn’t have an Underground stop but Hackney Central and Hackney Downs Station are part of the London Overground’s East London line, providing connections to Docklands and the West End, with Liverpool Street a mere ten minutes away.
Shopping, eating and drinking
There’s no shortage of opportunities to shop in Hackney. Both Shoreditch High Street and Westfield are a short hop on the train. Broadway Market is one of the best in London, running from London Fields to Regent’s Canal. On Saturdays local artisan producers showcase their best organic meats, fish, bread, fruits and veg and much more, including vintage and original clothing.
In recent years, the streets of Hackney have filled with cocktail bars, coffee bars, gastro-pubs, galleries and florists. You can find any cuisine you desire, from a traditional roast dinner to a meal in a cutting-edge Bistro.
Things to do
Victoria Park is one of London’s oldest parks. Unwind by a fountain or wander through the traditional English gardens.
One of London’s iconic venues, the Hackney Empire was built in 1901 and has since been through a number of identity changes. From the days of music hall, when the likes of Charlie Chaplin, WC Fields, Stan Laurel and Marie Lloyd performed, the Empire has attracted big names. Comedians include Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Harry Hill, John Cleese, Paul Merton and Lenny Henry, and Ralph Fiennes played Hamlet to Francesca Annis’s Gertrude in 1995. These days you can enjoy an exceptional mix of theatre, dance acts, live music and comedy.
On a sunny day, there’s no better place than the London Fields Lido, an Olympic-sized, heated outdoor swimming pool, with space for sunbathing.
And of course, Hackney is in an enviable position close to the London Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at Stratford, now home to the West Ham Football Club.
Bloomers Day Nursery ~ Hackney Care for Kids ~ Wentworth Nursery School and Children's Centre
Baden-Powell School ~ Berger Primary School ~ Colvestone Primary School ~ Gayhurst Community School ~ Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School ~ London Fields Primary School ~ Millfields Community School ~ Morningside Primary School ~ Nightingale Primary School ~ Orchard Primary School ~ Queensbridge Primary School ~ Rushmore Primary School ~ St John and St James C of E Primary School ~ St John of Jerusalem Church of England Primary School ~ St Paul's with St Michael's Primary School
Cardinal Pole Roman Catholic School ~ Clapton Girls' Academy ~ Mossbourne Community Academy ~ Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy ~ Stormont House School ~ The City Academy ~ The Petchey Academy ~ The Urswick School
CATS College London ~ City of London School (Boys) ~ City of London School For Girls (Girls) ~ Dania School ~ Faraday School ~ Gatehouse School ~ London Christian School ~ Rosemary Works School ~ St Joseph's Convent Independent Primary School (Girls) ~ St Paul's Cathedral School ~ The Cavendish School (Girls) ~ The Gower School ~ The Lyceum ~ The Royal Ballet School
Joining in 2014, in a short time Neil has demonstrated his ability to adapt to the Estate Agency Environment. Neil has been managing Hackney since June 2016 with very promising results.More info
Starting in 2015, Ilario has fast climbed the ranks to become Manager of Hackney. He is ARLA qualified and is a self-motivated, business smart and success hungry individual.More info
17 hours ago
The staff at Hackney Branch has been tremendous. Neil has stood by me even though I ended my contract with Kings and went with a cash buyer who in tern let me down. During those time Neil kept in contact with me and I was ever so grateful to speak to someone who was professional and experience in buying and selling of properties. He actually took a lot of stress away from me just by being there (going the extra miles) I went back with Kings again at this time they sailed me through to the selling of my property. I have so much to say but to cut it short Neil and Justin has being my rock throughout the selling of my property. Thank you very much Kings. I would surely recommend you to friends and family.
2 days ago
In what was a very short turn around, kings secured the property we wanted. At what could have been a very stressful time, Terry's service was fast, effective and helpful, as was the conveyancing team who were thorough but very speedy. Thank you!
7 days ago
terry is the best worker as a agent he is doing a fantasting hard job I give him 5 stars
1 week ago
The staff in charge of mine was very considerate and helpful. She guided me every corner of the flat and around a bit of neighbourhood. Wish I could meet an agency staff like her for the next time, as well.
Mr Simon Frankel
3 weeks ago
Excellent Service, Justin was ever so helpful thru the whole process till after completion. Would highly recommend.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Honest and straightforward
1 month ago
I did not have a lot of correspondence with them but the small amount of contact I did have with them was professional and I would recommend their service.
4 months ago
Mr Sean Jones
5 months ago
Neil manager at hackney branch is an amazing guy with exemplorary customer service skills
Mr Michael Osborne
5 months ago
Great staff efficient & friendly