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FROM humble beginnings, Space has stepped up to the world stage, with work produced within its studios exhibited at international arts fairs, London’s Tate and Serpentine galleries, and the Fourth Plinth.

Founded in 1968 by artists Bridget Riley, Peter Sedgley and Peter Townsend to support local creatives, Space is one of East London’s pioneering arts organisations, and now among the largest in the country.

The project has been at the vanguard in promoting the social role of artists and sponsoring experimentation, spatial regeneration and education in Hackney and beyond. With its strong emphasis on public engagement, Space runs a number of outreach initiatives alongside its gallery and studios, including residency, young people’s and Artist-as-Neighbour programmes.

The organisation now has over 600 affiliated artists and creative tenants, working across traditional media and more radical artistic platforms including Yinka Shonibare, Mark Wallinger and Rebecca Warren.

129 Mare Street,
Hackney, London
E8 3RH

Telephone: 020 8525 4330


Opening times: Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm;
Sat-Sun: 12noon-6pm.

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Black Truffle

FIRST opened in 2003, Black Truffle features shoes, bags, gifts and jewellery for women and children as well as some menswear and homeware.

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Broadway Market

BARROW boys have been welcoming shoppers to Broadway Market in Hackney since the 1890s, selling everything from bacon to beans. Situated between Regent’s Canal and London Fields, there are now around 100 stalls offering organic meat, fruit and vegetables, fresh fish and oysters, bread, cakes, cheese, vintage and designer clothes, health product and crafts.

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Buen Ayre

VIGGO Mortensen, Keira Knightley, David Schwimmer, Carlos Tevez and David Cronenberg have all had a bite in Argentine steakhouse Buen Ayre. Located in the busy Broadway Market, Buen Ayre is a beef lovers dream and the slightly rough and ready decor is great for a relaxed evening out.

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Cat and Mutton

ORIGINALLY The Cattle & Shoulder of Mutton, this 300-year-old pub was once a watering hole for agricultural workers who rested their livestock at London Fields on route to markets like Smithfields. The pub was one of the early pioneers that drew a new type of trend-seeking visitor to Broadway Market, quickly becoming the place to eat, drink and be merry, after it was renovated in 2003.

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Dove Freehouse and Kitchen

A BROADWAY Market institution, the Dove has been going for over 20 years, long before the area became achingly fashionable. Its extensive range of Belgian beers, real ales and ciders, plus hearty traditional pub fare, including Sunday lunch, mean it is as popular as ever, despite the ever-increasing competition.

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