The rise of Hackney: An exciting new option for flat sharing

Actualizado el Tuesday, 26 January, 2021

It is fair to say that London is not short of exciting places to live, but one area which has really become a hotspot in recent years is undoubtedly Hackney. Regarded as one of London’s most densely populated boroughs, it is also thought to be one of the greenest. Furthermore, the number of rooms to rent in Hackney has grown massively, with the proportion of households who rent from private landlords in the area more than doubling in the past decade.

It is known to be one of the more affordable areas of London, meaning it may well fit your budget for a room to rent. And with around 13,000 new homes expected to be built across the next ten years in the area, the chances are that the number of people being drawn to it – from the UK and other parts of the world – will only grow in the coming years.

With regular TfL Bus services and underground and overground trains, hackney is in the midst of a bustling transport hub. With direct links to central London, the area is ideal for those who work in the city centre, as well as the transport itself providing a lot of exciting opportunities to get your foot in the door in one of England’s top places for business. Instead of paying an extortionate amount for a city centre apartment, renting a room in a suburb like Hackney is an attractive option, as commuting to-and-from the area is a breeze.

People travelling in a tuk tuk

But what are the other key attractions and sights that you should expect to be treated to if you choose to take up a Hackney rent opportunity through Badi? Here are just a few of our suggestions.

London Fields Lido

While the British weather may mean that outdoor swimming is not always an attractive proposition, the London Fields Lido is a 50-metre outdoor heated pool and offers lane swimming all day. It is definitely a great chance for you to get some lengths in before or after a hard day at work.

Person stroking a donkey

Broadway Market

History and heritage are on every street corner in London, and the Broadway Market is a fantastic reminder of that. This bustling Victorian street market comes to life on a Saturday and is based on a route which is thought to have been in use since the Romans were in the capital.

Hackney City Farm

Whether you want something to keep young relatives entertained while they visit or simply want to see animals yourself as you take up a Hackney rent opportunity, the Hackney City Farm will do the trick. It is home to goats, sheep and chickens among other animals and also runs a range of projects to improve the local environment.

Hackney Marshes

If you’re looking into renting a room in Hackney and have yet to make up your mind, you simply have to spend a Sunday down at Hackney Marshes. The famous green space is renowned in particular for its links to football, cricket and a host of other sports, so head down and take in some of the action that is on offer to see what living in the area can offer.

If you’re looking for rooms to rent, Hackney is a truly thriving area.

So many people’s idea of London revolves around the most famous sights and sounds that the capital has to offer. However, dig a little deeper and you will discover a host of exciting things to do in other areas of the city like Hackney.

It is a borough which is undoubtedly on the rise and we think our suggestions provide a good overview of what will be on your doorstep if you take up a Hackney rent opportunity with Badi.