Hackney Central is the central district of the London Borough of Hackney in London, England. It comprises the area roughly surrounding, and extending north from Mare Street. It is situated 4 miles (6.4 km) north east of Charing Cross. It is also the name of Hackney Central ward, an electoral division for Hackney Council.
Hackney Central is the area that once would have been known as Hackney Village. This was a place that flourished from the Tudor period, when principal members of the Court had their houses in the surrounding area, and King Henry VIII of England had a palace (located near the modern Lee Bridge Road roundabout). Hackney Central remained a popular resort for Londoners until the end of the Georgian era, when this suburb of London began to be completely built up. Railways, trams and factories brought an end to Hackney's rural atmosphere during the Victorian era, and its fortunes declined.
The industries of nearby Homerton and the Lee Valley have largely disappeared, leaving the NHS and local council as the largest employers. Successive waves of immigrants, both from abroad and within the United Kingdom, make modern Hackney a culturally vibrant part of inner London, with both the benefits and challenges that this brings.
Extensive post-war redevelopment has replaced much of the housing stock, but the Georgian housing and Victorian terraces that remain have become popular again.
... Hackney Downs railway station is in the London Borough of Hackney in east London ... The station is a short walk from Hackney Central, on the North London Line ... Until Hackney Central's closure in 1944, a passenger connection linked the two stations ...
... General Election 14 December 1918 constituency of Hackney Central Composed of the Hackney Metropolitan District wards of Downs, Hackney, Kingsland and. 46.7 0.2 Majority 490 Turnout 9,343 79.4 Liberal hold Swing January 1910 General Election Hackney, Central Party Candidate Votes % ±% Liberal Sir Albert Spicer, Bt ...
... exceptions of Chatham and Stoke Newington Central centred on Stoke Newington High Street, part of the Roman Ermine Street, the Central part both separating the surrounding parts of Stoke Newington that are parts of ... Three are named after parks, Hackney Downs, Springfield Park, Hackney, and Victoria Park, East London although after a boundary change there no longer is any part of Victoria Park within the Borough ... Finally two are named after the two railway stations Hackney Central railway station and Dalston Junction ...
... Nearby districts Hackney Central Homerton Upper Clapton The nearest London Overground stations are Homerton and Hackney Central Neighbouring areas of London Upper Clapton Lea ...
... This international store group was founded in Hackney, from a market stall in Well Street market in 1919 ... The Hackney Tesco site is currently subject to planning consultation that will see a multi-storey shopping centre (with parking beneath, and housing above) erected on the site, planned to open ... located off Morning Lane, with a 'factory outlet' that is considered to be Hackney's most visited tourist attraction ...
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