Hackney is the stomping ground for some the most dynamic and entrepreneurial young creatives in the capital. It’s a melting pot of cultures. Stroll along these streets and encounter every type of person you could imagine, from androgynous hipsters, East End geezers to eccentric old ladies. However, despite this assortment of cultures and personalities, community spirit stays strong.
The population is rife with doers and makers and as a result Hackney showcases all that is innovative, and exciting in London right now. Every bit of space is put to good use; pubs host experimental pop ups, yards are filled with home grown veg and disused warehouses are converted into creative studios. Hackney is a wonderland, full of the unique and experimental.View all Hackney spaces
I always knew I wanted to have a shop and run my own business, but I was just waiting for the time when it was financially right for me to do that.
Tom, Founder, O'Dells
We’ve got Broadway Market around the corner and Coloumbia Road Flower Market, which means we get a huge surge of customers on the weekends when the markets are on.
Jin, Owner, Conservatory Archives
Broadway Market on a Saturday is good for food or BBQs on London Fields in the Summer.