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.
Forburg Road, London
Offers in excess of £650,000
KINGS GROUP are pleased to introduce to the market this THREE BEDROOM SHARE OF FREEHOLD PERIOD CONVERSION arranged over three floors, boasting a rear GARDEN and BALCONY. The property consists...
Fellows Court, Weymouth Terrace,...
Kings Group are pleased to present Fellows Court, E2. A three bedroom SPLIT-LEVEL MAISONETTE located in the diverse area of Haggerston. This property is ideal for end users and investors,...
Evesham Road, London
Offers in excess of £300,000
Kings Group are pleased to present Evesham Road, E15. A one bedroom MID TERRACE flat conversion located in a popular area. This property is well presented with good décor making...
Beeston Close, London
Offers in excess of £475,000
Kings Group are pleased to present Beeston Close, E8 to the market. A three bedroom maisonette with a wonderful west-facing front garden. The property is set over three floors, on...
Regents Court, Pownall Road, London
Kings Group are pleased to present Pownall Road, E8 to the market. A purpose built flat with 106 years left on the lease and is in a culturally diverse area...
Kingsland Road, London
£1350 pcm + fees
IN DEMAND, SOUGHT AFTER, ONE BEDROOM FLAT, HOXTON, SNUG, LIGHT AND BRIGHT, SECONDS FROM COLUMBIA ROAD AND SHOREDITCH. AVAILABLE 29TH OCTOBER. One bedroom flat, located between Hoxton, Hackney Road and...
Ibex House, Forest Lane, London
£1375 pcm + fees
KINGS GROUP is proud to offer this beautiful 1 bed flat/apartment in sought after Stratford E15.Property benefits from good size double bedroom, modern open plan living room with fully fitted...
Stoke Newington Road, London
£1600 pcm + fees
***2 BED 2 BATH NO DEPOSIT!!!*** SPACIOUS, BRIGHT two DOUBLE bedroom flat located in the heart of STOKE NEWINGTON! Minutes' walk away from many amenities such as Banks, Retail Stores,...
Stratosphere Tower, Stratford
£1550 pcm + fees
***LUXURY 1 BED IN AN AMAZING NEW BUILD***This Stunning 1 bedroom flat is located in the much sought after STRATOSPHERE TOWER in Stratford offering luxury living, 24 hours CONCIERGE, secure...
Kingsland High Street, London
£1300 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),...
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
NFOPP Accredited, Jack is one of our newest managers and has headed up our Hackney Branch since March 2018. With Jacks positive approach and enthusiasm we are continuously seeing 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
1 month ago
2 months ago
We have been so impressed by Kings Group Hackney. They have helped us sell our flat and buy our house. We believe we got a good price for the sale of our flat and we had offers only a few weeks into viewings. Our Sales Negotiator Terry Hartley has been amazing. He has always been at the end of the phone when we needed him and has helped liaise between everyone. As everyone knows, buying a house is really stressful but Terry has been cool and calm when we needed him to be! Jack Shorten, the Sales Manager has also been fantastic. He has worked tirelessly to keep the chain together. There were times when the whole thing could have fallen apart but thanks to Jack, he managed to keep everything on track. One thing we have been so impressed with is the communication from Kings. They keep you updated throughout and always return your calls! I couldn't recommend them more. Thank you guys.
2 months ago
Very efficient and great communication all round.
Mr Keith Augustine
2 months ago
Thanks for all your good work, both staff and management. I am glad that I choose your company to both sell my present home and purchase my new home.
But I have to say that my greatest support came from the all mighty God who love and care for me in such a great way.
All praise to him.
2 months ago
Great service , very professional and helpful. Terry and Jack were amazing and supportive throughout the whole process. Really happy with the service.
3 months ago
Everything was completed in a prompt fashion and I was updated at regular intervals. Gabriel was very helpful and easily contactable to answer any questions I had.
3 months ago
very good service
7 months ago
Ilario, the letting manager is always helpful and professional.
12 months ago
Charmelle and Shem were a pleasure to work with and made sure documents, information, and other steps occurred on time.
12 months ago
Very helpful staff and responsive service. Happy to answer questions or find out answers if they did not know. Dealt with the same people from start to finish.
The effort is present in the service, but still not seamless. Need to refine internal processes to I prove customer experience, including training staff on contracts and offerings.
1 year ago
My experience with Kings at Mare Street, Hackney Branch has been a good one. They have worked really hard in trying to get a sale on my property. When Terry took over as the allocated estate agent for my property, in a short time I had a sale, I couldn't have been happier, I was so delighted when Terry sold my property.Terry is a very experience worker and hard working. He explained things thoroughly, clearly and to the point. We both liaised quite a lot during the process and he was always willing to answer any queries /questions I had. I found him to be very polite, understanding and reassuring. He always gets back to me as promised if he didn't have an answer straightaway. Terry would certainly make a good manager. Well done Terry!!!!
On the management side there were times during the process when things seemed to be taking a long time during the negotiating period I found myself phoning to get updates as I didn't hear from anyone. However, when I did phone - during our telephone conversation with the Manager Neil he was always very polite and explained the situation, reassuring me of what was happening and the stages things were at. Just thought that maybe more frequent calls to update me would have been useful. Having said that I have dealt with both managers Neil and for a little while Justin and both have been very professional. In the end things have worked out very positive indeed.
I would most certainly do business with the team at Mare Street Branch in the future if needs be.
1 year ago
Very accomodating. I found my property quickly and moved in comfortably.
1 year ago
Good service between us and the landlord. Always reactive and prompt to help.
1 year 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
1 year 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.
1 year 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 year 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
1 year ago
Great customer service. Good clarity on my requirements and warm service.
1 year 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.
1 year 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!