Things to do in Hackney this weekend

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Sometimes you don’t always have time to plan a fun weekend after the long gruelling work week. But don’t fret, the Hackney Post has you covered!

We’ve curated a list of what’s on in Hackney this weekend to save you some research time, leaving you free to enjoy fun events and relaxing weekend spots without having to trek too far from home.

Friday, Mar 9

Disco Freaks at Grow, Hackney Wick

Dance the night away on Friday with this free entry (before 10pm) event in Hackney Wick! Disco Freaks will be bringing the funk to Grow, an independent bar, kitchen and creative space. Get your groove on with vinyl of Rick James, Earth, Wind & Fire, and more. And, if you’re looking to grab a bite after, we’ve got a list of the best kebab spots in Hackney too.


Saturday, Mar 10

Celebrating mothers gift day and craft fair

Stoke Newington Methodist Church is celebrating mother’s with its gift day and craft fair on Saturday. If you’re looking for a last-minute handmade gift for mum, this is a great place to get some Mother’s Day shopping done. Looking for other things to do for Mother’s Day? Get our full Hackney guide to Mother’s Day here.

Beginners crochet

Feel like picking up a new hobby this Saturday? Barley Massey of Fabrications will be leading a morning session of Beginner’s Crochet from 11am-1:30pm at her shop on Broadway Market. Tickets are going for £35 pound and you’ll learn everything from creating a slipknot, crocheting circles and working with jewelry in crochet.

Hackney Vegan Market

Hackney Downs Vegan Market will be open on Saturday from 11am to 5pm. Vegan or not, this is a market for everyone. Whether you’re in need of a sobering morsel after a night out, wanting to see some interesting art, looking to participate in afternoon yoga, or out of groceries and looking for some good vegan fare, this market is sure to not disappoint.

Well Street Market

After a long absence, Well Street Market was reintroduced to the community just over a year ago and it’s open from 10am-4pm every Saturday. Here, you’ll find everything from art to street food to locally sourced produce. There’s even a teenage market, so venture out to Well Street to see what Hackney’s youngest entrepreneurs have to offer!


Sunday, Mar 11

Working with Jersey

Barley Massey of Fabrications is back in action on Sunday with a workshop on styling jersey fabric. Massey will teach you how to make a ‘Coco’ style dress with jersey pieces on a sewing machine and will give insider tips on how to work with the fabric. Classes start at £75 and will run out quickly so be sure to book in advance.

Victoria Park Market

Just beyond the Hackney border and inside Victoria Park is a newer market, conveniently located between the Bonner and Gore Gate of the park. If you are a lover of freshly baked breads, homemade desserts, the freshest produce, and beautiful park views, this market is just for you.

Sunday Roast at The Empress

The Empress.

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Gather a group of friends, your family crew (or both!) and head over to The Empress for a modern twist on Sunday Roast and drinks. Just next door to Victoria Park and conveniently located on Lauriston road, this gastropub is the perfect destination for relaxing with a nice meal on Sunday.


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