From hipsters to Hasidic communities, nightlife to wildlife, Hackney is home to many diverse neighbourhoods, each with their own unique character and vibe
Shoreditch, Hoxton, London Fields, and Dalston are world famous for their bars, clubs and creative industries.
Hackney Wick is a hipster hotspot too, where crowds kick back by the canal and sip craft beer with warehouses behind them and a view of the Olympic Park before them (one third of which lies within its bounds).
The village atmosphere of Victoria Park - with its leafy green spaces and independent cafes and shops - feels a world away, though in fact it is just next door.
Clapton, Homerton and Haggerston are now full of families, enjoying an urban atmosphere that is peppered with newly sprung restaurants, bars and independent shops.
Stamford Hill hosts Springfield Park and a treasure trove of kosher bakeries and shops. Stoke Newington, meanwhile, is the original home of the yummy mummy where babycinnos and boutiques meet a strong literary and counter-cultural history.
Meanwhile, Hackney Central is a magnet for culture vultures attracted by the iconic Hackney Empire theatre, Tudor manor property Sutton House, Hackney Museum and Hackney Picturehouse cinema as well as the Hackney Walk fashion hub.