• Discover the best restaurants, shops, pubs and things to do in Hackney • Peruse one of the markets, or have an amazing coffee at one of the cafés • Use our map of Hackney to discover what there is to see and do in the area
There's plenty to heart in Hackney, where high art and edgy innovation meet. There are flavours to savour from its lip-smacking restaurants, not to mention world-class coffees (Square Mile coffee beans, anyone?) Quirky, scruffy, sleek or luvvie - the area's bars and pubs suit whatever taste you're packing, as do its diversions (you're seriously spoilt for things to do). And if money's still burning a hole, Hackney's shops and markets sell temptation by the truckload, from vintage fabrics and designer must-haves to rare meats and artisanal bread.