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.
Ramsgate Street, London
Offers in excess of £539,995
Kings Group are delighted to present this well presented two bedroom apartment. The property is situated on the fifth floor and includes a secure telephone entry phone points. There is...
Shrubland Road, London
Kings Group are pleased to introduce Shrubland Road to the market. This very well maintained three bedroom property offers a light and spacious living space that is split over two...
Drysdale Place, London
Kings Group are proud to present a larger than average two bedroom ground floor flat located in one of the most sought after areas in London. The property features two...
Victorian Grove, London, N16
Kings Group are pleased to present a two bedroom purpose built first floor apartment, benefiting from a sunny and light atmosphere throughout the property and is situated in a quiet...
Leabank Square, London
Kings Group are proud to present this spacious two bedroom flat situated on the second floor in this purpose built development. As you enter the property into the hallway, there...
Waterloo Close, London
£1850 pcm + fees
** THREE BED MAISONETTE ** KINGS GROUP are pleased to offer to the market this THREE BEDROOM split level maisonette located in Hackney. This property is convenient Hackney Central and...
Sylvester Path, London
£1625 pcm + fees
Offered to the market is this fantastic NEWLY REFURBISHED one bedroom apartment in the heart of HACKNEY CENTRAL. This property is ideal for anyone looking to be close to MARE...
Burnett Close, London
£2200 pcm + fees
KINGS LETTINGS HACKNEY are pleased to present this spacious Four Bedroom House. Located within a minutes walk from Homerton Station and a 5 minutes walk to Hackney Central and Mare...
Paragon Road, London
£1950 pcm + fees
LOVELY TWO/ THREE double bedroom flat with separate living room, Furnished. situated between London Fields, Hackney Central and Mare Street with direct links to Stratford/ Liverpool Street/ Highbury and Islington....
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
2 days ago
Very accomodating. I found my property quickly and moved in comfortably.
2 days ago
Good service between us and the landlord. Always reactive and prompt to help.
1 week ago
Visits were well organized. I think a copy of the ad should be forwarded to the Landlord/Hosts as they could assist in weeding out doubt and un-necessary unproductive visits. Interested parties waiting to ask if boy-friends are allowed would be omitted if emphasis such as 'female only' were made.
I've had quiet a number of visits and I'm not certain I should continue as I've spent a numbers of hours hosting visits.
Response from Kings Group
Thanks for the excellent feedback . I believe Gabby has been in contact and discussed your points and explained about the discrimination act but we will clarify and prepare with a greater depth of information prospective clients in the future . Thanks once again for taking the time to feedback.
- Karl Knipe Partner
Mr Thomas Tattan
4 weeks ago
Needed urgent walk-by/drive-by estimate of the price of a house on the date of my father's death for probate purposes. King's Group (Hackney) contacted on a Friday: I phoned to make an appointment; saw manager in office; drive-by carried out ON THE SAME DAY. Informative letter giving a range of estimates sent to me by email ON THE FOLLOWING DAY (Sat). I sent the letter on to my solicitor who used the contents and posted papers to HMRC on the Monday. At all times the King's Group staff were very helpful. Their extremely quick and efficient service was much appreciated.
4 weeks ago
Finding a place to live in London can be very exhausting, tricky and long process. My experience with Kings Group was totally the opposite. Saturday by night I was web searching and marked a room for a visit in a generic web site, not expecting at all any contact before Monday. But next day (Sunday) by noon was visiting it and next Wednesday I was just moving in to a lovely room with a great deal. Paper work very organize, responsible and efficient. Great team, great service it's all I can say.
Couldn't leave this feedback with out mentioning Olanike Popoola, who made the first contact, and of course Gabriela Casson, who basely went over all the process with me and make it looks very simple and fast. Thank you so much girls, well done.
1 month ago
My agent Gabriela was very helpful and helped me find the perfect spot, i went to some other realtor offices before i went to kings, and kings was the one helped me find the perfect spot in one day
2 months ago
Great customer service. Good clarity on my requirements and warm service.
2 months 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 months 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!
2 months ago
terry is the best worker as a agent he is doing a fantasting hard job I give him 5 stars
2 months 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 months ago
Excellent Service, Justin was ever so helpful thru the whole process till after completion. Would highly recommend.
3 months ago
3 months ago
Honest and straightforward
3 months 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.