Journalists wishing to find out more about Hackney should contact the Council press office


AS an Olympic host borough and a fashionable up-and-coming area, Hackney is often in the news. National and international media often head here wanting to get an insight into the 'real' London.

Media wishing to find out more about Hackney should contact the London Borough of Hackney press office on: 020 8356 3736; e-mail:; or visit the Council’s online press office at:

Media seeking pictures for publication can use the borough’s image library to choose from thousands of high resolution, downloadable images of Hackney and its residents. Registration is required and terms and conditions apply. 

These images are strictly for non-commercial use and the photographers should always be credited when directed. For more information, visit:

Hackney is also a popular location for film, TV and advertising shoots. If you wish to film in the borough, contact the Hackney Film Office on: 020 8257 3541.
Journalists visiting London for the 2012 Games are invited to Hackney House, a unique, pop-up venue in Shoreditch, providing a showcase for Hackney businesses, facilities for visiting media to work, relax and socialise, as well as a rich source of stories and interviews about the local area. For more information, visit:

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