Green Spaces & Urban Chic
Discover the beauty and fascinating history of Hackney, one of London’s five Olympic Boroughs.
We cycle along canals, the River Lea, through parks, past historic churches and fine Georgian and Victorian terraces - from green spaces and wildlife habitats in the north to the urban chic of Shoreditch and Hoxton in the south. See Inner London’s only Tudor house, Hackney’s heated open air Olympic size swimming pool and the site of London’s first (Shakespearean) purpose-built theatre.
Among the famous associated with Hackney - King Henry VIII, Samuel Pepys, Charlie Chaplin, Salvation Army founder General William Booth and C20 playwright Harold Pinter.