North of the river Thames, Hackney is a diverse and multicultural area that has successfully managed to shake off its shady past and emerge as one of the most desirable parts of the capital. It is now the pulsating heart of creativity in the city attracting hordes of artists and fashionistas to its streets every day. Its designer fashion, artisan food markets and thriving new cafes, bars and restaurants are all part of the appeal of this regenerated East End enclave. The borough has so much to offer in the form of entertainment too with enough art galleries, fringe theatres and stand-up comedy venues to keep you entertained for days! One of the most notable has to be the Hackney Empire. Offering first class entertainment for all ages including stand-up and alternative comedy acts, seasonal pantomimes and musical events. Aside from all of this, it may come as a surprise that Hackney is also one of the greenest parts of London with 62 parks and open spaces giving you the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle if desired. Whilst visiting the area you will also find yourself well connected to the rest of the city with its over ground service to Liverpool Street taking just 11 minutes.