Pub / Hotel
2 Sylvester Path, Bethnal Green, E81ENShow on map
Based in the heart of Hackney, the Old Ship Urban Inns is a 10 room, 4 star modern take on the old and traditional British inns. When it comes to the local area, visitors have the chance to explore the east of... Read More »
251-253 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 3NSShow on map
These serviced apartments are in a lively, up-and-coming area on the edge of London Fields, a large popular park that has a cricket pitch, a heated outdoor lido, a small BMX track, tennis courts, a table... Read More »
4 star modern hotel
419-437 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, E2 8PPShow on map
This affordable, modern hotel is in East London, within easy reach of the City. The nearest railway station is Cambridge Heath, 0.3 miles away in Travelcard Zone 2, with regular trains to Liverpool Street... Read More »
5 star city chic deluxe hotel
Patriot Square, Bethnal Green, E2 9NFShow on map
"Film star luxury in the East End brings back Edwardian and Art Deco glamour" In a vibrant part of East London, The Town Hall Hotel is in a beautiful Edwardian building dating from 1910 that has been used as a... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
231- 237 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, E2 0ELShow on map
The Travelodge Bethnal Green opened in January 2013 as a purpose built 131 bedroomed Travelodge Hotel. The Travelodge Bethnal Green hotel is a 131 bedroom hotel located in the East End of London. The hotel... Read More »
Bed and Breakfast
366, Essex Road, Highbury, N1 3PDShow on map
Opened by celebrity chef and located in the hip, trendy and bistro-filled Islington, Tommy Miah’s Raj Hotel is a family-run boutique hotel. Close to Angel tube station it sits among a maze of designer... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
100 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, E1 6JQShow on map
The Crowne Plaza Shoreditch will reopen in September as part of the ACE hotel chain Formerly the St Gregory hotel, the Crowne Plaza Shoreditch in the trendy East London borough of Shoreditch is now one... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
275 Old Street, Shoreditch, EC1V 9LNShow on map
"Hotel in an area buzzing with nightlife, a short stroll from the City of London" Holiday Inn Express London - City is a 3-Star classic hotel on the edge of the City of London, close to the trendy East End... Read More »
4 star contemporary hotel
81 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3HUShow on map
“Hoxton Hotel enjoys a modern and urban design”The Hoxton Hotel is a 208 room, 4 star modern hotel which is based in Old Street in the City. This lies in Zone 1 of the Underground system which is... Read More »
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Looking at Hackney today, an area, which inspires as much love and hate in the hearts of Londoners as Marmite does, it is almost impossible to believe that it was once a village popular with Tudor nobility. True the area has changed greatly due to industrialisation in the Georgian and Victorian era, but it has since undergone further regeneration and its proximity to the thriving arts scene in Shoreditch, Hoxton and Bethnal Green it has attracted a young artistic crowd, who have made an indelible mark on the area, meaning that the area is to London what Brooklyn is to New York. The area also has a very ethnically diverse community, which has given the area a very vibrant cultural scene. Here you will find vintage shops, artisan delicatessens, speakeasies and quirky cafes and bars. The area is a hotspot for hipsters and some people find it insufferably pretentious and sceney, but Hackney can also be a delightful and fascinating area to visit.
As one of London's most authentic Bohemian boroughs, Hackney is filled with art galleries of all sizes, where you will see art of all mediums, ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime. Vyner Street is almost entirely filled with galleries discretely tucked away in warehouse conversions, with the odd pub here and there to keep punters well lubricated. On Thursday nights, when Private Views are usually shown, the street buzzes with some of the trendiest people in London, but make sure you throw on your most eclectic clothing unless you want to stick out like a sore thumb. Et Cetera Gallery and The Centre of Attention are also notable fine art spaces, but you will come across oddities such as WW Gallery, which holds a fantastic Halloween creep show in an allegedly haunted, former Victorian brothel and opium den.
Hackney also has some surprisingly picturesque green areas to explore, such as Hackney Downs and London Fields, where you ca watch open-air concerts and theatre, and make use of sporting facilities in the summer months. Hackney City Farm is also a delightful slice of the countryside in the midst of one of London's less picturesque districts, originally set up in 1984 to introduce inner city kids to farming, it has helped to spearhead a growing gastronomic scene in the area, where rooftop chicken coops and apiaries. The 'foodie' scene in Hackney has led to a slew of very tempting restaurants using locally sourced ingredients and some great food shops where you can pick up some very delectable goodies. Hoxton Street Market is also well worth visiting. Hackney also has a very lively theatre scene, with the legendary Hackney Empire theatre, a remnant of the Cockney music-hall scene and Rivington Place.
Hackney also has a great selection of unique, independent shops such as flower store Rebel Rebel, where you'll find some arrangements that aren't for your grannies dining table; Ginger Pig, one of the most renowned butchers in London; and many clothing, record and book stores, which are as far from chain stores that you can get. So as long as you don't pay the hipsters too much attention, Hackney is a very worthwhile place to kill some time during your trip.
Hackney doesn't have a tube station, but Hackney Central Station runs an overground service, which connects to the Victoria line, where you can travel to Victoria Station to catch the Gatwick Express Train. The line also runs to Stratford, where the Olympics site is located and Westfield Shopping Centre. There are a few boutique hotels in Hackney, but it may be best to look at Highbury or Hoxton for hotels as the area doesn't cater for too many visiting tourists as of yet.