Hackney Wick was once an industrial powerhouse producing silk and confectionary for the expanding British empire. Today however, it’s a bustling hub for young creatives working in music, fashion and art.
Top Places To See
Take a stroll along the canals of the area, drift around one of the many exhibitions at Hackney Wicked, or stop for a bite to eat overlooking the canal at the part brewery, part restaurant and part event space that is Crate Brewery.
Best Location Factors
With good transport links via the East London line connecting the area with Stratford and further afield, plus a unique village feel and thriving arts community make the area very attractive to young professionals and families alike.
About The Area
Hackney Wick was a former industrial hub for silk weavers and sweet makers. However, today it’s a focal point for east London’s thriving art community. Property is an eclectic mix of Victorian and Edwardian warehouse spaces with modern industrial units. But thanks to the Olympic Park on the area’s doorstep, there’s been a flurry of modern apartments offering amazing views of the River Lea and green spaces of Hackney Marsh.
Places To Eat Out
There’s plenty to choose from when it comes to eating out. There are delicious burgers from Eat 17, Portuguese cuisine at L.C at Climpson’s Arch, Middle Eastern at Shukshuk or an all American wing bar over at Randy’s.
Places To Visit
Thanks to its proximity to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, residents can take advantage of the huge array of sports facilities on offer. Alternatively, there’s always fine art at the Stour Space or shopping for vintage clothing at The Wick market.
Things To Do With The Kids
Kids can take advantage of the luscious gardens of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park or head for a walk or cycle along the tow-paths that line the canal network that weaves its way through Hackney Wick.
Hackney Wick has excellent road links via the A12 connecting it to Canary Wharf and north London. The recent installation of the East London Overground line also allows easy access to Stratford, Westfield and Victoria line at Highbury & Islington.
Hackney Wick is on a branch of the East London Line which connects it to Stratford in the east and Hackney Central and Highbury & Islington in the north.
There are a number of buses connecting Hackney Wick to the city and further afield.
- 26 – Hackney Wick to Waterloo Station
- 30 – Hackney Wick Chapman Road to Marble Arch
- 236 – Hackney Wick to Finsbury Park Station
- 276 – Stoke Newington to Newham hospital
- 339 – Leytonstone Station to Shadwell Station
- 388 – Stratford City bus station to Blackfriars Station
- 488 – Dalston Junction Station to Bromley by Bow Tesco
- N26 – Chingford Station to Trafalgar Square