WICKED & COOL CLAPTON LOCATION! In the heart of Hackney. Equidistant to Dalston, Stoke Newington, Hackney Central, Wick & the Marshes. From here you can hit up all of East London's best & latest nightlife, arts/ culture, fitness & restaurant offerings. Easy & close train & bus links to central London. Close to lots of decent parks & broadway & chatsworth road farmers markets. This cool, comfortable, clean 2-bed lower ground apartment has it's own south facing private garden, entrance & parking.
A light and spacious apartment which has been our home for 4 years, over the years it's been ideal for working from home, cosy nights in chilling, hosting dinner parties, BBQ's in the sunny garden, crashing after a night out partying in Hackney and then for us more recently, a home for raising our baby boy! Hackney is great whatever age you are and whatever life stage you're in and this flat is ideal for whatever your needs are! The flat is quiet and you're sure to get a decent nights sleep. The 1st bedroom is exceptionally big and the second is plenty enough. The shower is good and everything is in good working order. You have great amenities here, very decent coffee, great pubs, big parks and transport to Central all within 5 mins walking distance!
entire flat and back garden.
Will be easily available by phone and email and am happy to be in touch in advance :) we will provide you with directions and instructions on how to access the property when you make your booking :)
LOCATION & Things to do
Lower Clapton is it’s own neighbourhood but we are also near/not far from other cool spots... i.e.Hackney Wick, Hackney Central, London Fields, Stoke Newington, Victoria Park
In order of proximity, but just (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) to get the exact directions.
Hacon (smart Turkish & Cocktails)
My neighbours the dumplings (dim sum)
Uchi (Japanese & Sushi)
Tonkotsu (Fresh Ramen)
The BonneVille Tavern (French bistro)
Clapton Hart (very close! Food is reasonable, craft beers etc)
Crooked Billet (nice beer garden, ping pong, football on the telly)
Windsor Castle (great Sunday lunch)
Biddle Brothers (has a resident parrot)
The Mermaid (if you like grunge/metal music! And vegan food (?!)
Cocktail / ‘Dive Bars’
Blondies (sometimes have live bands, very small, good for shots!)
Del 74 Tacos (lil tacos & magharita cocktails)
Clapton Craft (fancy & local/London Craft Ales)
P Franco (I don’t drink wine so never been but it’s always packed! People spilling into the streets drinking their fine wines! Reminds me of the champagne bars you get in Barcelona!)
Palm 2 Deli (something of a renowned local institution! Not exactly sure why but everyone knows and loves it!)
Spar in Chatsworth Road
Hub Velo Bike shop
TenTen (does a decent healthy veggie buffet lunch in the week for just £5 and the breakfasts are pretty good. Friendly Turkish owner and has wifi, I go there to work on my laptop).
Lion (coffee/record store)
Dom’s (quick n easy decent wraps/kebabs/sweet potato fries vibes)
Yard Sale Pizza
Witness the Fitness
BLOK – very cool fitness studio that offers a full schedule of workout classes including a boxing rink, yoga, pilates, calisthetics, hIIT, barre etc. Also has a café in reception that does great coffee and healthy protein smoothies and juices and healthy breakfast and lunch pots. (I used to teach yoga & pilates there :)
BLOK is situated in the TRAM Depot, a small cluster of warehouses which is worth having a peek at. There is also couple of galleries and event spaces in the same vicinity.. i.e. (URL HIDDEN)
Local Farmer’s Markets
Broadway Market near London Fields Park – this is quite big and defo worth checking out. Gets busy (not great with a pram/buggy or pushchair!) but it leads onto the park so you can relax there too if its too busy! (not great if you have a pushchair!)
St Paul's Church, Stoke Newington Road, N16 0NX – small and pleasant. Has a good Kombucha and fermented foods stall ☺
Chatsworth Road- Pleasant, not too busy and again is near a big park
We Recommend Pivaz for great big breakfasts and brunches
Hackney Downs – closest, it’s fine for a runaround for the kids.
Clissold Park – big and great for children (has a paddling pool and good playground and nice café
Victoria Park- Nice neighbourhood with good cafes & restaurants, massive park , again, excellent for children, big lake with ducks and lovely café called the Pavillion
Springfield Park – pretty and you can take a long walk along the canal to get there
London Fields – quite a spectacle on the weekend! It gets absolutely packed on a sunny weekend! It’s famous for being a hipster magnet with many congregating and having beers and BBQ’s there. There’s an outdoor Lido there and kiddies paddling pool and playground. You’ve got broadway market on one end and hackney central on the other side
The Marshes – a lovely walk along the canal takes you out into what feels like the countryside!
Night Out Spots
A bar crawl along lower Clapton road should be good for food & drinks. If you want dancing head to Oslo in Hackney Central (but check the calendar beforehand as it might not be your jam).
Dalston is a popular spot for crazy nights out. (Being married with a toddler means it’s been a while since we’ve ‘painted the town red’ so maybe there are plenty of new spots but on a sunny evening defo check out the Dalston Rooftop bar. Its astroturfed with great cocktails and great views.
The Curve Gardens is also quite pleasant early evening drinks and chilling in gardens also child friendly. I think its BYO food.
Or head to Shoreditch which is a more obvious late-night destination
We recently loved a cocktail bar/Korean bun restaurant called ‘Bull in a China Shop’ but you’d need to book in advance.
Hackney Wick is also cool for a night out and outdoor drinking near the canal and the odd warehouse party ;).
Good spots in particular are Crate Bar (craft beer and pizzas) and Billy Smokes (epic for home-grown craft beer and delicious Burgers)
All The parks! Mainly clissold/victoria/London fields
Lee Valley Park Horse riding and ice skating.
Kidzmania (if youre desperate and it’s raining and they need a run around this is a soft play that is 3 minutes away. Good for them to let off steam but be warned its quite skanky but my two year old loves it!)
The Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green.
always return the key to the security box whenever you leave the house. If you lose the key you are responsible for paying for the replacement of the keys and maybe even the locks being changed. the keys are really expensive to get cut. so this could be a £150-£300 charge!
our apartment is up for sale so we may there may be occasional saturday noon time viewings with potential buyers. we will always arrange with you in advance.
no more than 4 guests unless discussed with us beforehand
I'm a yoga teacher based in London, married to James and we have a 2 year old son....thinking about moving outta London so are interested in trialling a new city with a 2 week let. X