Haggerston

This northeast London neighborhood's haphazard appearance contributes to its creative appeal.

Haggerston’s endearingly worn-in atmosphere can be attributed to its motely mix of progressively designed apartment complexes, orderly cafe counters, and meticulously boarded up windows. Sharing the same offbeat attitude as nearby Shoreditch, artists and students often congregate in Haggerston—a neighborhood known for its laissez-faire attitude where unpredictability is expected. High-end neighborhood hunters take note: this northeast London locale is better suited to those who appreciate a graffiti-friendly aesthetic and an everyday, multicultural community.

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On the Map

Haggerston is within LB of Hackney and bordered by De Beauvoir Town, Bethnal Green, Dalston, Hackney, Shoreditch, and LB of Tower Hamlets

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The London Eye: 40 minutes on the tube
The Tower of London: 30 minutes on the tube
Heathrow Airport: 100 minutes by bus and tube
Gatwick Airport: 90 minutes by tube and train
Kings Cross: 36 minutes by tube and train
National Gallery: 47 minutes on the tube

Redeveloping Along Regent's Canal

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Like several communities along Regent's Canal, Haggerston is enjoying a neighborhood revival as creative minds use old spaces for new endeavors.

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For a burgeoning artistic community, there may be no better place than Haggerston–the neighborhood shares borders with creative mainstays like Hoxton and Shoreditch.

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Street art pervades this intrepidly imaginative community's empty spaces. What better canvas than a blank wall?

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Embracing Regent's Canal as a natural amenity, modern apartments continue to break ground along its banks.

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Regent's Canal runs through Haggerston.

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It's a lovely place for a stroll or bike ride.

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It is a perfect place to enjoy East London bars, restaurants and art or design galleries and shops. Going to the center of town is very quick and easy with the Haggerston Overground."

Trendy Cafe Culture

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As the neighborhood continues to percolate, cafes and restaurants are beginning to perk up in Haggerston.

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Little Georgia on Goldsmith's Row is known for its tasty breakfasts and coffee. At the weekend order The Georgian, a feast of homemade sausages, beans and toast. There's a vegetarian option too.

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Long White Cloud is a lovely cafe run by friendly Kiwis. It has delicious coffee and food. It is also exhibits works by local artists.

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You can feel the artistic energy flow in the neighbourhood, especially in the Broadway Market street with all those awesome artsy coffe shops. [...] we are definitely back for more next year!"

Lovro

Visited in 2013

The Heart of Haggerston: Broadway Market

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Haggerston's Broadway Market has been home to hundreds of food stalls selling fresh produce since the late nineteenth century.

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Residents schedule their Saturdays around the market's 9-to-5 operating hours.

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Whether you love to try things or buy things, making the time to visit the market is worth it.

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A great pub is the Cat and Mutton just off London Fields. It is the perfect place to people watch.

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Located with the cafes, bars and restaurant of Broadway Market, the open green space of London Fields and it’s famous Lido (outdoor swimming pool) and Regents Canal all on the doorstep. The Saturday Farmer’s Market is not to be missed; and if the nearby bars of Shoreditch and Dalston didn’t get the better of you, Columbia Road’s Flower Market is only a 5 minutes walk."

Neighborhood Green Space: Haggerston Park

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Now and again, every neighborhood needs a little space.

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Luckily, this neighborhood's space is green.

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Hackney City Farm

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Just because you're in inner London doesn't mean you're removed from pastoral pursuits.

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Hackney City Farm is a working-farm based in Haggerston Park.

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The farm tends to sheep, pigs, goats, and donkeys. Sign up for a lesson in animal stewardship and become a farmer for a day.

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Pixel
As others have said, good location if you want to check out East London - next to Haggerston overground (I did not really even hear the train) and very close to the Regents Canal."

Kristi

Visited in 2013

Getting Around

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A bicycle is the best way to explore Haggerston and the rest of East London.

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So pick up a bike at Haggerston's cycle hire station.

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And don a fabulous hat.

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Because everyone looks good in Haggerston.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Rebecca Duke has been working as a photographer for the last decade, after attending Central St Martin’s in London. Her work focuses on people, interiors and travel and has been published in The Sunday Times, Elle Decor and Conde Nast Traveller. Rebecca travels frequently for her work but loved working in her hometown of London for this project. London’s friendliness about this work took this ‘true Londoner’ by surprise.

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Arne is a German photographer and cameraman. He gained experience in various fields such as TV drama, commercials, and documentaries. His work has taken him all over the world and since 2008, he's been based in London where he recently finished his MA of Arts at Goldsmiths College. While working for Airbnb, he discovered a completely new side of London and many of its hidden secrets.

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