HACKNEY has one of the most diverse populations in the country. It is home to over 200,000 people from six continents and a wide range of ethnic backgrounds. More than 100 languages are spoken in the borough.
This means that Hackney has become a showcase for ethnic cuisines from all corners of the globe. Turkish, Lebanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Chinese, East & West African, Caribbean, Argentinian, Georgian, French, Italian and Modern British foods can all be found.
It's café culture rivals the hipster areas of New York and Melbourne, and it also houses some well-established high end restaurants, with more set to open in the coming months.
The borough’s nightlife is world famous, with subsequent generations of artists, DJs, musicians, designers, fashionistas, media types, and party people that originally helped transform Shoreditch in the 1990s, going on to colonise parts of Dalston, London Fields and Hackney Wick. Now every Hackney neighbourhood can claim its very own late night drinking den, pop-up cocktail bar, gastro-pub and old-school boozer.
Enough gastronomic inspiration can be found to whet and satisfy almost every appetite.