Clapton, Homerton & Hackney Marshes
With an array of coffee shops, pubs, shops and restaurants sitting alongside traditional grocers and bakeries, Clapton and Homerton are now firmly on the hipster map.
Combined with tranquil green spaces and quiet, leafy streets, it's easy to see why people love this part of East London.
Pay a visit to Chatsworth Road's vibrant Sunday market and you'll find a vast range of global food and drink, vintage furniture and clothing. You can pick up yet more gems from the surrounding high street's independent shops, from plants and flowers, to children's books and stationary.
Head down the road towards Homerton and discover Chat's Palace, a community arts space hosting music, cabaret, theatre and dance performances. Catch a film at the Castle Cinema - newly reopened after nearly 60 years - or watch a gig at the Round Chapel.
If you want a drink there are a number of friendly local pubs, and if it's food you're after, you're even more spoilt for choice. From pizzerias, delis and creperies to restaurants specialising in Turkish and Scandinavian fare, Clapton is fast becoming a hotspot for foodies.
If you fancy getting away from the hustle and bustle, make a detour to the little oasis that is Clapton Pond and gaze at the fountain on what was once the village green.
The River Lea runs through Millfields Park towards Springfield Park, Hackney and Walthamstow Marshes, and the Lee Valley park, linking this bustling neighbourhood to some of the most beautiful and natural green space in the capital.