With a population of 215,200, the East London borough of Hackney is a mix of bustling bars, pubs and restaurants. 100 different languages are spoken in the borough which directly reflects the multicultural atmosphere and shops on the high streets. The Hackney borough also has more open spaces and parks than any other borough in London. One third of the Olympic Park has been chosen to be situated in Hackney. more
Average property prices stand at £321,701 and prices are rapidly increasing. The East London borough is full of Victorian and Georgian styled housing, meaning that first time buyers and investors are rapidly beginning to invest in the upcoming area. Many of the larger Victorian houses can be found in Shacklewell and Georgian flat conversions are mostly found along Kingsland Road. Families tend to be attracted to the London Fields are due to its close proximity to the local parks. Young couples and first time buyers tend to opt for the more cheap housing situated in the ex council towers.
Other popular areas within the East London borough include Shoreditch and Stoke Newington. Shoreditch is famous for its curry mile (various curry take aways), its clubbing scene and brick lane, one of the most popular street markets in London. Stoke Newington is known for its variety of cafes and boutique shops. The more artistry area of Hackney tends to be London Fields and Broadway Market.
The largest employer in the East London borough is the local council (2000 employees), Hackney Homes and City and Hackney Teaching Care Trust.
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|Government Body:||Hackney London Borough Council|
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