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Hackney is made up of many diverse neighbourhoods, each with a unique character and vibe.

Areas like Shoreditch, Hoxton, London Fields, and Dalston are already internationally known for their nightlife and creative industries. Hackney Wick boasts one of the largest communities of working artists in Europe, and contains one third of the Olympic Park.

Clapton, Homerton, and Haggerston are the next up-and-coming areas, benefiting from the ongoing regeneration of Hackney, while retaining their individual character and urban feel. While more gentrified areas like Stoke Newington and Victoria Park attract young families with their mix of parks, boutique shops and a wide-range of child-friendly cafes and restaurants.

Hackney Central is now firmly on the map with the extension of the East London Line, linking the borough to the Overground and Tube networks. Its cultural offer, which includes theatre and live music at Hackney Empire, continued to grow at the end of 2011 with the opening of the Hackney Picture House and event space. And over £5million was also secured to make further improvements to the town centre and develop a fashion hub set to attract overseas visitors and London fashionistas alike.

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Clapton & Homerton

CLAPTON and Homerton are areas on the up, with new coffee shops, pubs and restaurants opening alongside traditional grocers and bakeries.

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Dalston

BAD Manners got a night bus there; Razorlight struggled to stop their girlfriend going back. Little wonder Dalston leaves its mark on popular culture, with its vibrant nightlife and cross-cultural mix.

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Hackney Central

HACKNEY Central is the civic heart of the borough, where people come to marry, register births and deaths, and celebrate their citizenship. 

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Hackney Wick & Olympic Park

THE industrial landscape of Hackney Wick hides – or maybe perfectly fits – the engine room of East London’s art and culture movement.

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London Fields & Broadway Market

A POPULAR weekend hangout, this area is busy all year round.  Packed with hipsters and families alike, looking for a slice of the green space, great bars, and cool cafes on offer.

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Shoreditch, Hoxton & Haggerston

SHOREDITCH is the birthplace of the Hackney hipster. In the heart of the East End, on the edge of the City, it remains one of the capital's most popular nighttime destinations. 

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Stamford Hill

A BUSTLING town centre surrounded by quiet residential streets, Stamford Hill offers a range of shopping experiences, from a Brazilian butcher to kosher goods.

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Stoke Newington

THIS green corner of Hackney is about as close to village life as London gets. Bounded by parks and brimming with buggies, bakeries and boutiques, Stoke Newington often feels a world away from the grit and urban glamour of neighbouring Dalston. 

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Victoria Park

VICTORIA Park boasts London’s oldest public green space and a 'village' like atmosphere prevails around the local high street.

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