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.
Colville Estate, London
A beautifully presented and spaciously arranged property situated on the first floor of a popular purpose built building. This lovely flat comprises reception room, fitted kitchen, three spacious bedrooms a...
Cambridge Heath Road, London
By auction £160,000
FOR SALE BY ONLINE AUCTION. Starting price £160,000. Terms and conditions apply.A spacious and well presented property arranged on the third floor of a popular purpose built building. The property...
A rare opportunity to acquire a sought after freehold house in a desirable tree lined road.This spacious three storey property comprises, would benefit from some updating and comprises reception room,...
Portia Way, London
Offers in excess of £500,000
A beautifully presented maisonette arranged on the ground and first floor of a popular purpose built building. This lovely property retains ample natural light comprising reception, fitted kitchen with dining...
Hanbury Street, London
A well presented and spaciously arranged property situated on the first floor of a popular purpose built development. The property retains an abundance of natural light comprising reception, fitted kitchen,...
Stoke Newington Road, London
£1850 pcm + fees
Offered to the market is this two DOUBLE bedroom apartment. Located in the heart of Stoke Newington this property benefits from having EXCELLENT TRANSPORT links available with Dalston Kingsland and...
Homerton Road, London
£750 pcm + fees
TWO COSY double rooms to rent just a 10 Min walk to Homerton station. BILLS ALL INCLUDED. SHARING with three other working professionals. NEWLY refurnished property (flat) double rooms are...
Hay Street, London
£1350 pcm + fees
STUNNING Ground Floor One bed flat just moments away from the beautiful Broadway Market with an array of markets, boutiques, trendy restaurants and bistros. Beautiful condition with NATURAL WOODEN flooring...
Sandringham Road, London
£750 pcm + fees
**LARGE DOUBLE ROOM IN HOUSE SHARE - ALL BILLS INCLUDED - NO DEPOSIT NEEDED**This PROPERTY is a STUNNING VICTORIAN TERRACE HOUSE located in the much sought after area of DALSTON....
Swaton Road, London
£2400 pcm + fees
**BEAUTIFUL 4 BEDROOM FLAT IN THE HEART OF BOW** Property has been refurbished to an exceptionally high-standard. This lovely, spacious flat offers NATURAL LIGHTING and HIGH CEILINGS. KITCHEN is beautiful...
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
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Mr Sean Jones
3 months ago
Neil manager at hackney branch is an amazing guy with exemplorary customer service skills
Mr Michael Osborne
3 months ago
Great staff efficient & friendly