Top 10 reasons to live in Hackney Wick

Top 10 reasons to live in Hackney Wick

Hackney Wick is an area bursting with unique culture which is constantly evolving. We’ve outlined our top reasons to consider moving to this vibrant East London Neighbourhood.


1.     River Lee Navigation Canal

The River Lee Navigation runs through Hackney Wick and is home to hundreds of barges, houseboats and even an array of floating bars, cafes and other businesses. The canal paths are great for sightseeing and are a great space to come together with friends for a drink or bite to eat.

2.     The Queen Elizabeth’s Olympic Park  

Situated only a 5 minutes drive away from Hackney Wick is Queen Elizabeth’s Olympic Park, home to the 2012 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics. The park contains award winning parklands, waterways and playgrounds which are free to visit every day. It’s also the location to many iconic venues such as London Stadium, the London Aquatics Centre, the Copper Box Arena and Lee Valley VeloPark -  all of which were venues used in the Olympic games.

3.     Street Art 

It’s not hard to be in awe of the street art when walking around the back streets of Hackney Wick. From murals to urban graffiti, local artists have turned the neighbourhood into a gallery for all to view. The area is therefore a great place to take that perfect Instagram snap.

4.     Food 

The choice of food when out and about in Hackney Wick is endless. Home to a rich tapestry of culinary delights, you can stop by coffee shops, head out to brunch spots with friends and dine out at award-winning restaurants in the evening – events we all hope we will be able to partake in sooner rather than later.

5.     Drink 

When it comes to drinking in Hackney Wick, you’re spoilt for choice. The area is well known for being a hub of vibrant full of great boozers and quirky bars. CRATE, Howling Hops Brewery and Tank Bar and Number 90 Bar are just a few examples of the must-visit spots.

6.     Transport 

Hackney Wick has its own over ground station which has been modernised, transformed and redesigned into an award-winning architectural delight. The station, on the North London Overground line, with connections to Stratford and Shoreditch in under half an hour, not only keeps you well connected but is a sight-seeing spot due to its underpass which features a hexagon glass wall.

7.     Parks

Despite being in the heart of urban London there is no shortage of green spaces in Hackney Wick. Springfield Park and Victoria Park are both close by and are the perfect spots to escape the city for a bit of tranquillity.

8.     Shops

Westfield Stratford City, the largest urban shopping destination in Europe, is situated just 12 minutes away from Hackney Wick on the overground. Home to 250 shops, it is a retail haven and makes popping to the shops a joyous day out (when we’re allowed).

9.     Art & Culture

Hackney Wick is home to a tremendous number of artist studios which are located in former industrial spaces. There’s also an abundance of warehouses which now serve as music venues and performance spaces, meaning you’re never far from live music. 


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