London Fields Area Guide
London Fields lies at the heart of Hackney, offering a wide range of property from characterful period houses to high specification new apartments with concierge services, gyms and co-working spaces. Charming Georgian and early Victorian terraces around the park appeal to families, whilst mostly younger buyers are drawn to the numerous design-led new build apartments close to the Overground station. London Fields’ proximity to the City and Shoreditch and appealing urban village atmosphere make it a very desirable place to live and work.
The main attractions within this area are the park itself and Broadway Market, a unique shopping street with a village-like feel. London Fields is historic pasture-land, as echoed in local street names such as Sheep Lane and Lamb Lane. Today it offers the only 50 metre heated lido in London, a cricket pitch, tennis courts and an outdoor gym as well as a multi-use games area, playgrounds, a summertime meadow and rewilded areas. Broadway Market is home to an eclectic mix of restaurants, coffee shops and independents, and the thriving Saturday market sells a wide range of food, vintage clothing and artisan products.
The area is very well connected, with fast Overground links and numerous buses to central London. Hackney is the cycling capital of London, and London Fields offers a wide variety of traffic-free routes via the canal towpath (to Islington or Stratford and beyond) or many green spaces. The City is a mere ten minute cycle or 30 minute walk away.