Things to do in Hackney

Have a great day out with these fun things to do in Hackney

Hackney happenings are about as numerous as the artists, creatives and craftspeople who live there. Families enjoy Artburst, where they help children gain confidence through various art forms. And if those children stick with it, they may eventually end up on the stage at Hackney Empire, which is renowned for its comedy acts, music shows and pantos. If you'd rather do something outdoors, there's the London Fields Lido and Broadway Market.

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  • Artburst

    274 Richmond Road, E8 3QW

    Artburst provides families with the chance to take part in creative workshops which integrate drama, movement and dance with the aim of stimulating children's confidence by helping them express themselves.
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  • Broadway Market

    Broadway Market, London, E8 4QB

    Quaint cafés, pubs and indie music shops line the street, but the real star here is the market. Now the food-loving hipster's weekend hang-out of choice, Broadway Market is...
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  • Hackney Empire

    291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ

    Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel and Marie Lloyd all trod Hackney's boards during its time as a music hall. It's since been used as a television studio and, rather quaintly, as a bingo hall...
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  • Hackney Museum

    1 Reading Lane, London, E8 1GQ

    The Hackney Museum is a local history museum located in, and celebrating, one of the most culturally diverse areas of Europe, which investigates the nature of immigration through...
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  • Hackney Picturehouse

    270 Mare Street, Hackney, London, E8 1HE

    The City Screen chain aims to do for Hackney what its Ritzy cinema has done for Brixton, offering not just a four-screen movie theatre but an event space tailored to the diverse interests of local residents.
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  • London Fields Lido

    London Fields Westside, E8 3EU

    A dogged 18-year campaign by the London Fields User Group saved this 50-metre lido from demolition, and it reopened in 2006. Open year-round, it's now run by Greenwich...
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  • Sutton House

    2-4 Homerton High Street, London, E9 6JQ

    The oldest house in east London, red-brick Sutton House is owned by the National Trust and was built in 1535 for Henry VIII's first secretary of state, Sir Ralph Sadleir....
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