Hackney Central

The London Borough of Hackney is in north-east London, and is the fastest growing borough in east London.

Much of Hackney maintains its inner-city character. However, this is changing, for example large housing estates in Dalston now sit side-by-side with gated communities.

The historical and administrative heart of Hackney is the area known as Hackney Central. To the east is the large open space of Hackney Marshes and to the south is Victoria Park. Light industries in the area around the River Lea employ over 3,000 people.

  • 1196
    new homes
    built in Hackney between April 2017 and March 2018
  • 282k
    total population
    in 2018
  • 23535
    active in Hackney in 2017
  • 48m
    at Hackney's railway stations in 2017

Hackney neighbourhoods

Current projects in Hackney

Your assembly member

Jennette Arnold OBE

Labour Group
Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest
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Volunteering in Hackney with Team London

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