Mr Clarke thinks :
Turn the key, stock up the drinks cabinet and let's throw a party. This is a place for people, and lots of them.
A joyous explosion of colour, personality and craftsmanship. This Edwardian double fronted house in Clapton manages to feel a million miles from the hustle and bustle of Hackney, being as it is located a short walk from the Rive Lea.
The house is a generous family home for people who LOVE to entertain. The exceptional bespoke kitchen is the heart of the house - and it opens onto a south facing decked garden with BBQ area and incredible bar.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The idea of entertaining in this kitchen - well actually, showing this kitchen off! It's stunning.
House of Hackney provide the colour palette combined with the owners own sense of style. Vintage finds, bespoke joinery, luxurious materials and happiness turned up to full volume. This is an energetic, fun and incredibly classy home.
Two receptions rooms to the front, stairs down to the aforementioned kitchen, basement with laundry , exceptional main bedroom suite and boudoir, recording studio could be an incredible office, 4 further bedrooms, wonderful bathroom and a separate shower room, roof terrace with the must have accessory of the season - an outside bath!
- Three words : Cool. Connected. Creative.
Our favourite part
Who doesn't love an alfresco bath
The hustle and bustle at its best
To remember your location and bask in the glory of all that Hackney has to offer, just a few steps outside your door puts you en route to London Fields and Victoria Park. You’re close by to Well Street and Broadway Market. For the mini humans, there are an abundance of great schools, three of which have outstanding OFSTED ratings. Just five minutes walk to an overground station and only a couple more to Hackney Central, you’re in a great spot for connecting to central London but can also enjoy the quiet nature of this area, with a lovely quiet cycle route close by.
Hackney has one of the most diverse populations in the whole of England, and this fusion of cultures and cuisines, alongside it's signature ‘hipster’ status has resulted in the borough becoming London’s most exciting and eclectic place to eat and drink.
Let's start with food - the only place to start. Hackney is a food Mecca in our eyes. Morito is a classic, My Neighbours the Dumplings is as great as it's name, Sager + Wild is romantic and Bistroteque is an institution.
Saturday is the day to head to Broadway Market for a wander, some food (more food) and catch up with pals. If you are a market fan then Columbia Road, Brick Lane and the less well known Netil market are close.
It’s impossible to get bored in East London's Hackney and that is why we think it is one of the best places to live in the capital. Whether you are a family with kids or just a big kid, there’s plenty to keep you entertained.
Local Life in Hackney
- Supermarket: Broadway market is super. But there’s a 24 hour Tesco with parking near Hackney Central, a Marks & Spencer on Mare Street and a Lidl on Well Street.
- Pubs: from the Windsor Castle to the Kenton, there's no shortage of places to go for a pint of real ale or a roast dinner.
- Walks: Jump on a bike instead and tootle down the canal