Homerton Neighbourhood Guide

Home – erton is where the heart is! That’s certainly how the locals see it anyway. A bit of an undiscovered gem, this little pocket of Hackney is a thriving hub of culture and creativity. Homerton is famed for its University Hospital and associated institutions but it also has strong links to the music industry including Toe Rag Studios, where notably the White Stripes' acclaimed 2003 album Elephant was produced and more recently the arrival of Sound Savers and Gun Factory studios. With a bustling and growing high street of independent shops centred around the uber cool Chatsworth Road area, the community has steadily grown in recent years. With prices more affordable than central London yet with easy access into the City and West End, more young professionals, creatives and families alike are making Homerton their home.

Much like neighbouring areas of East London, housing stock here is a mix of Victorian and Georgian terraced houses/conversions, warehouse conversions and ex-council flats with a smattering of new build developments especially alongside the canal.

Transport Information:

Homerton Overground Station: Statford 6 minutes approximately. Liverpool Street 19 minutes approximately. The West End 30 minutes approximately.

Well connected bus routes for central London.

Our pick of Homerton’s top spots:

Caffeine Kick:

Dark Arts Roastery and Café: Insanely good locally roasted coffee guaranteed to take you the dark side!

Hatch Homerton: Work, rest and play at the Café bar cum workspace cum pop up. Great coffee and even better Sausage rolls!

Proper Boozer:

The Elderfield Pub: A long standing East End pub with great live music.

Going Out Out:

Brooksby's Walk: killer cocktail list and an impressive wine menu.

Machine No. 3: A cocktail bar in a former launderette.

Tickle Your Tastebuds:

The Adam and Eve: A great gastro pub on Homerton High Street with strong Cornish influence and fresh fish delivered daily from the South West.

TEat17/Spar: Like no other Spar you will ever go to (well apart from the one they own in Walthamstow) apart from all your usual local conveniences this one has a florist, butcher, a burger bar AND a refillable wine station!

Let’s Do Brunch:

Venetia's Coffee Shop: Delicious homemade cakes, a good old fry up, generous portions and a fab secret garden. 

Wild And Free:

Hackney Marshes, Victoria Park, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Homerton Grove, Mabley Green, Millfields Park.

Culture Vulture:

Sutton House: Dating back to Tudor times, this fascinating house was built in 1535 by a courtier of Henry VIII. Inside you’ll find Tudor remnants alongside modern street art murals where house was taken over by squatters in the 80’s.

Chats Palace: A fantastic Arts Centre with a wide variety of music, comedy, theatre, photography, arts and dance.

Shop 'Til You Drop:

Brahms & Liszt:An incredible and extravagant bottle shop.

Chatsworth Road Sunday Market: Around 80 stalls of independent retailers selling everything from fresh produce to art, fashion, toys and homeware.

Hackney Walk: London first luxury outlet district. Shops include Joseph, Matches, Anya Hindmarch, Burberry, Aquascutum and Nike with many more opening.