31 Reasons Hackney Is The Best Part Of London

Seriously, pack your bags.

1. Because Hackney is one of the most beautiful parts of London.

London Fields

2. And it’s surprisingly green.

Clissold Park

3. Because we have the best flower markets…

Columbia Road Flower Market

4. … the best bakeries…

Broadway Market

5. … and the best puddings.

Broadway Market

6. Because walking along the canal is just magical.

Regent’s Canal, near Broadway Market

7. Because you can visit the animals at the City Farm.

Hackney City Farm

8. And spend an afternoon learning in one of the most lovely museums.

Geffrye Museum

9. Because you can swim in a heated outdoor lido all year round.

London Fields Lido

10. Or in a reservoir, if open water swimming is more your thing.

West Reservoir, Stoke Newington

11. Because our pubs are cute.

The Rose and Crown, Stoke Newington

12. And the food is second to none.

The Brownswood, Finsbury Park

13. But our cafés are cuter.

Cooper & Wolf, Chatsworth Road

14. Because we have one of the cosiest cinemas.

Hackney Picturehouse

15. And our theatre houses the best pantomime every year.

Hackney Empire

16. Because the canal is wonderful in the summer.

Regent’s Canal, near Broadway Market

17. And there are always adventures to be had in the woods.

Wick Woodland

18. Because we have the best bars.

Ridley Road

19. And the best Turkish food.

Yasar Halim, Green Lanes

20. And the most beautiful graveyards.

Abney Road Cemetery

21. Because we serve brunches like this in the park.

Pavilion Cafe, Victoria Park

22. Because who wouldn’t want to spend an afternoon here?

Upper Clapton

23. Who wouldn’t want to drink here?

Ribeira, De Beauvoir Town

24. And who wouldn’t want to while away the evening here?

Dinerama, Shoreditch

25. Because we have the best curries.

Brick Lane

26. And the best Vietnamese food.

Tay Do, Kingsland Road

27. And don’t even get me started on our pizzas.

Crate, Hackney Wick

28. Because our walls change all the time.

Shoreditch

29. And there’s always a new place to discover.

Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

30. And a new bagel filling to try.

Beigel Bake, Brick Lane

31. Because Hackney is truly gorgeous.

Hackney Marshes

32. And Hackney is home.

Hackney Downs

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Tabatha Leggett is head of buzz at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
 
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