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If you are thinking of moving to the Hackney Borough, the London Borough of Hackney or the Hackney area or visiting Hackney then we hope you find our view and review of the Hackney area interesting.

We are surveyors, so our view of Hackney may be a bit property biased, but would you expect us to be anything else but property biased! We carry out surveys all over London , including building surveys, structural surveys, engineer's reports, of course we are happy to carry them out in Hackney. We have tried to put other interesting non-property facts about Hackney and the Hackney area, many of which we don't think you will find anywhere else on the Internet.


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Hackney, a bit of fun

If you can read these articles in the spirit they were written; that they were written for people that don't know the area. We would be more than happy to add any comments from the Hackney area and also any comments from Hackney locals who feel that we've missed out any important facts, or indeed if any of the facts we have put down are not accurate.


Where in London is Hackney?

The Hackney area is in the East of London north of the River Thames, or to be more accurate, the North East part of Central London , this area is part of Greater London. Surrounding and neighbouring areas include Haringey, Islington, Camden , Barnet, Redbridge and Newham. The Borough of Hackney was merged and developed in 1965 and is made up of smaller areas such as Clapton, Shoreditch, Hackney Wick and Dalston.

We carry out surveys, structural surveys and building surveys on all sorts of buildings all over London and we have carried out lots in the Hackney area.


A bit further afield

We also carry out surveys a bit further afield; Tottenham, Tottenham Hale, Upper Clapton, Upper Edmonton, Highams Park, Palmers Green, Crouch End and Wood Green, Leyton, Forest Gate, Stratford, West Ham, Wanstead, South Hackney, Bow, Bethnal Green, Whitechapel, Shoreditch, Stepney, Dalston, Finsbury, Highbury, Lower Holloway, Holloway, Tuffnell Park, Stoke Newington and Clerkenwell.


Thanks to Google Maps for helping with this information.


Ways to travel in the Hackney area


By Road

From the M25 you come in via the M11 or the A10 or possibly the A1, the A12 (known as Eastern Avenue ) or the A13 (known in parts as Ripple Road ). Hackney is also close to the A406 known as the North Circular and Southend Road on this you can feed in off the A10 High Road or Kingsland Road or the A12 or the A102 by the Blackwall Tunnel northern approach.

Major roads in the area are the Upper Clapton Road, the Lower Clapton Road, Lea Bridge Road, Church Road, Markhouse Road, Well Street, Victoria Park Road, Grove Road, Bethnal Green Road, Hackney Road, Old Street Road, Essex Road and St Pauls Road.

As with most areas of London there is a good road system, and famous red buses travel into the area with the A10 and A12 roads into the Hackney Borough, which also goes past Shoreditch, Stoke Newington, Leyton and Leytonstone. This provides access from Central London and from the East part of London.


By Rail and Tube

It has the following rail links and tube links; National Rail and District Line.

Tube Hackney Central, Dalston Kingsland, Homerton, Hackney Wick, Bethnal Green, Mile End, Bow Road

Railway Hackney Central, Hackney Downs, London Fields, Homerton, Hackney Wick, Cambridge Heath, Bethnal Green

Docklands Light Railway - Bow Church and Devons Road.


Interesting facts we know about the Hackney area


Interesting fact about Hackney area number one

In 1198 AD Hackney got its name from a Marsh and was referred to as the raised marsh owned by a Dane and still exists today known as Hackney Marsh! (it is rumoured that our surveyors have cups of tea in the area when they are not carrying out surveys).


Interesting fact about Hackney area number two

Roman roads have been found running through the area and early settlers were Anglo Saxons. In Roman times London was known as Londinium.


Interesting fact about Hackney area number three

It was originally made up of several tiny hamlets that acted as market areas or gardens, once a very rural community till the industrial revolution came along.


Interesting fact about Hackney area number four

It contains a range of housing estates that were built after the war to help house homecoming soldiers and those that had lost their houses in the Great War.


Famous people that were born, have lived, or are living in the Hackney Area

There are many famous residents and ex-residents of the Hackney area, mainly because it has been a popular place to live. We also heard a rumour that many famous actors have been related to the area this is because of the many theatres and richness of arts and culture. Famous people include Shakespeare (who travelled extensively), Harry Enfield and of course the Kray Twins.


Famous buildings we have not surveyed!

There are many interesting buildings and our Surveyors are interested in these including Sutton house with its famous Tudor red brick. There is the Hackney Empire (1901), Gibbons Furniture store (longest serving business, interesting history of domestic furniture in the area), and Brett Manor (famous post war development). There is also Stoke Newington Church Street , famous for its ethnic restaurants and cafes and where we had a surveyors meeting recently which was a great Turkish restaurant!

Unfortunately we haven't been able to come up with any other really famous buildings in the Hackney of London Borough area, so anyone who knows any please phone or e-mail us, we are sure we can sort out some sort of prize.


Things to do in Hackney of London Borough

You can visit the markets in the area such as in Hoxton, Petticoat Lane , Ridley Road , Dalston, Brick Lane in a friendly bustling atmosphere. We would also recommend the pubs in Hoxton Street where you may bump into some interesting east end characters.

Victoria Park is worth a visit, the Victoria & Albert museum and the Museum of Childhood which is a branch of the Victoria & Albert museum.

We have also surveyed a lot of pubs in this area including one where the landlord told the great story of how he used to walk past the pub when he was a young boy on his way to school and always had been his dream to run the pub, we wont give the name of the pub away but it is named after a wild animal you wouldn't find in the UK!


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