Hackney central is in the heart of east London, and is known for its mixture of cultures and traditions.  It is also recognized for its historic parks and inland waterways. One of these waterways is Regent's Canal which offers a picturesque alternative to the bustling city streets.

In this area is the expanding Broadway market that provides a tremendous variety of goods and prices claiming to be well below those at other markets. The stalls sell organic food, health products, vintage clothing and much more.

In Hackney central is the Hackney Empire, this theatre continues to have a long list of great artists that have performed here. Recently it has become Britain's premiere black theatre, as well as a great venue for new theatre, variety shows, and music.

Another place to visit is London Fields Park.  It contains a wonderful heated lido, cricket pitch, two tennis courts, a children’s play area and a small BMX track. 

Hoxton and Shoreditch

Hoxton and Shoreditch are in the East London borough of Hackney on the doorstep of the City. They are well known for having the hip and happening art and artists living and working there.  There are many galleries throughout the area where all types of art are displayed, The White Cube being one of the most recognisable because of its glass-roof.

In this area there are a variety of fashion boutiques, people can buy anything from designer clothes, furniture, textiles, ceramics and photography.

Hoxton and Shoreditch have many great bars and clubs for those in the know and happy to stay out all night.

One of the famous landmarks in Shoreditch is the Shoreditch Town Hall, it is used to host parties, fundraisers and award shows.

During the summer there are many places for people to visit, for example the gardens in the Geffrye Museum have Elizabethan, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian-style beds, and also an herb garden for people to explore.