Hackney Wick Area Guide


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KOMPAS Guide to Hackney Wick: an Industrial Playground

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March 22, 2018

Here at KOMPAS, we love a good East London neighbourhood, so for this area feature, we wanted to highlight Hackney Wick. This used to be a gritty industrial area and has maintained a lot of its roots, despite Hackney’s quick gentrification. In the recent years, much like the rest…

Sutton House Breakers Yard - Squatter's Room


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Hidden Hackney: Sutton House & Breaker’s Yard

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March 20, 2018

Tucked away in between Hackney Central and Homerton station is an unassuming brown brick house. It may not look like much from the outside, but this is Hackney’s oldest residential house. Since it was built in 1535, wealthy merchants, sea captains, clergymen and even squatters have called Sutton House…


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A Day at Hackney City Farm

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March 15, 2018

If you’ve ever walked through Hackney and stumbled upon a stable with a donkey or two, some sheep, maybe a gaggle of geese, you were probably slightly befuddled. Hackney City Farm is nestled right into the urban environment. In the 1980s, a small patch of land which was once…

Hoxton Area Guide - Hoxton Street


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The Hoxton Area Guide: Don’t Miss these Amazing Spots

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March 14, 2018

So far in our area guides to Hackney’s neighbourhoods, we’ve covered the somewhat gritty areas like Dalston and Haggerston. What you may not realise is that everyone’s favourite Shoreditch is actually part of the borough of Hackney. This week, we paid a visit to Hoxton. It may not yet…

KOMPAS Guide to Broadway Market


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The KOMPAS Guide to Broadway Market

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March 8, 2018

Broadway Market is a vibrant Hackney street filled with coffee, food, and shopping, right next to London Fields. Featuring a Saturday Market each week, and much more, it’s hard to get bored around here. Broadway Market first started with a lonely jellied eels shop and has since grown into…

What to do in Haggerston - Street Art


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The KOMPAS Guide to What to Do in Haggerston

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March 6, 2018

Sandwiched in between Dalston to the north and Hoxton to the south, Haggerston’s borders are open to interpretation. This tiny Hackney neighbourhood is at its best on a Saturday morning when the canal waters sparkle in the sunshine and the smells of breakfast fry-ups and wood-fired pizza fill the…

Why I Love Living in Hackney - Marta


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Interview with Marta: Why I Love Living in Hackney

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March 1, 2018

Last week, we conducted an interview with Marta, a freelancer who has been working with us at KOMPAS. Marta is originally from Bulgaria but has lived in a variety of European countries. She’s currently a proud resident of Hackney, where she is housemates with our CEO, Tom. We asked Marta…

Clare Street Cat Mural Irony


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Spectacular Street Art in Hackney You Won’t Want to Miss

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February 27, 2018

London is famous for its art galleries which are mostly free to explore. However, the streets are just as colourful and are (generally) much less touristy. East London is known for having some of the best street art around so we’ve been out in the cold exploring the best…

Aziziye Things to do in Stoke Newington


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The Complete Guide to What to Do in Stoke Newington

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February 22, 2018

Affectionately known by residents as ‘Stokey’, Stoke Newington is one of the finest examples of a rough-around-the-edges but quickly gentrifying, delightfully hipster East London neighbourhood. The action here pretty much revolves around two main roads: Stoke Newington High Street, and Church Street. Walking along one of these bustling roads,…

Dalston Eastern Curve Garden


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Top 10 Things to Do in Dalston

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February 20, 2018

Dalston oozes with coolness. There has always been a great deal of nightlife in Dalston, and since the Olympics, Dalston, as well as the rest of Hackney, has become a hub for hipster hideouts. We’ve done a round-up of the best things to do in Dalston. 

 
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