Photo courtesy of Ewan-M
Hackney is also known as 'Hipster Hackney' along with Shoreditch it's been one of THE up and coming neighbourhoods in the East of the city for the last few years. It was for many years one of London's poorest boroughs and has a diverse range of people from all over the world living within its borders. In the last few years, house prices have rocketed and it's now the home of writers, pop stars, artists, photographers, stylists and florists and any other creative sub niche you can think of. Food, drink, and bars, are great here, as is nightlife and special interest evenings of all sorts. Cycling to and from the city is popular and an edgy community spirit remains.