An independent and creative spirit defines Hackney's localities; you'll find a
range of vibrant and diverse destinations here. Whether bringing up a family
or visiting friends, there's much to inspire your adventures.
Head outdoors to enjoy one of Hackney's 62 great parks. Walk, ride or canoe
around Lea Valley, visit the animals at Hackney City Farm, or have a splash
at the lido. Hackney's roads, canal ways and parks are fantastic for cycling
and there's loads of great scenery to enjoy.
Hackney has lots of family friendly cafes and restaurants and there's cooking
for every taste: Turkish, Vietnamese, or locally sourced at The Russet and
The Dove. At weekends inviting markets pop up across the borough.
Delve into Hackney's historical past via Hackney Museum, Sutton House
or The Geffrye Museum or take a historical tour on foot. Check out the Box
Office offerings at the Picturehouse, The Rio or Hackney Empire.
Historically Hackney has been home to the extraordinary, provocative and
new. This tradition continues in art galleries, the Circus School, and “creative
space” Netil House – all children friendly. Where else in London can you enjoy
a rooftop drink while your little one makes a mobile in a yurt?