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.
Landon Walk, London
Offers in excess of £400,000
Kings Group are proud to present this 2 bedroom maisonette situated over the Ground floor and First floor of this well maintained ex local authority building just off Poplar High...
Jamaica Street, London
Kings Group are pleased to offer this THREE BEDROOM purpose built flat located on Jamaica Street, E1. The property offers a very spacious open plan lounge and kitchen area, three...
Old Bethnal Green Road, London
Offers in excess of £425,000
Kings Group are pleased to offer this WONDERFULLY PRESENTED THREE BEDROOM PURPOSE BUILT - FLAT in CAMBRIDGE HEATH, E2. The property is in fantastic condition and comprises of a very...
Wellington Row, London, E2
Offers in excess of £425,000
Kings Group are pleased to offer this well presented two bedroom ground floor purpose built - flat. The property is leasehold, offering a very spacious reception room, fully fitted kitchen...
Leabank Square, London
Offers in excess of £350,000
Kings Group - Hackney are delighted to offer this WELL PRESENTED TWO BEDROOM PURPOSE BUILT FLAT which is located within walking distance of Hackney Wick Station allowing easy access to...
Cadogan Terrace, London
£2500 pcm Tenant Info
Enviably located directly opposite Victoria Park, this beautifully presented apartment has been finished to a fantastic standard and neutral deoratioin throughout. All three bedrooms can easily accomodate double beds, master...
Paragon Road, London
£1800 pcm Tenant Info
This spacious three bedroom maisonette has been completely renovated throughout with a brand new kitchen and bathroom. The first floor compromises of a large separate kitchen and living room leading...
Blundell Close, London
£2250 pcm Tenant Info
A fantastic three bedroom town house situated over three levels within a private mews close to Hackney Downs and Hackney Central stations. The beautifully presented house features a large kitchen/diner...
City West Tower, London
£1400 pcm Tenant Info
IN DEMAND, SOUGHT AFTER, ONE BEDROOM FLAT, STRATFORD, SPACIOUS, LIGHT AND BRIGHT, SECONDS FROM HIGH STREET, MINUTES FROM STRATFORD STATION AND QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK. One bedroom flat, located in...
Southgate Road, London
£995 pcm Tenant Info
*AMAZING STUDIO PROPERTY*Studio Apartment located in Hackney, very close to Dalston, Hoxton and Shoreditch. The property is located on the 8th floor of the 1N1 development, it compramises of a...
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
Jack Shorten is one of our brightest and charming managers who heads up our energetic Hackney Branch. Having worked with us for many years Jack went travelling for a few months and returned with...More info
Lettings Branch Manager
Gabriel has worked in the Bethnal Green branch since the day he joined Kings in March 2017. This has given him a wealth of knowledge of the area, properties and clientele. “Since the beginning ...More info
Mortgage Broker at Thomas Oliver
I have been raised in a family whose primary business is real estate, which gave me the taste for the industry. Having attained some buy to let properties myself, I have gained personal knowledge a...More info