Hackney restaurant Pidgin awarded Michelin Star. Pidgin restaurant on Wilton Way has been awarded a Michelin Star for its outstanding food. Beginning as a supper club at his flat in Holloway, owner James Ramsden said that he chose Hackney Central to open his first restaurant, as “I liked the idea of being a neighbourhood restaurant with […]
Hackney has more CCTV cameras than the whole of Wales, a new report has revealed. There are 2,900 security cameras in the borough, concentrated in Shoreditch and Hackney Central where the majority of crime occurs. However, it appears this dense surveillance network does not actually reduce the number of crimes committed, according to data from […]
This article was updated on 13 November to better represent the views of the council on this issue. Businesses say they have been left in the dark over Council plans to develop the Narrow Way, a historic commercial street in the heart of the borough. Hackney Council is proposing to make it a pedestrian-friendly street, […]
Mumford and Sons fans coughed up as much as £150 for a ticket for their hour-long ‘surprise’ gig in Hackney. The band whipped up a fan frenzy last night as they unleashed their new album at a surprise gig in Hackney Central. [iframe src=”https://instagram.com/p/0BQlqIOTXC/embed/” width=”612″ height=”660″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” allowtransparency=”true”] Queues stretched around the block and down onto […]
Cyclists and pedestrians have appealed for better cycling infrastructure in the ward after those on bikes were branded “a nuisance”. The Hackney borough was recently voted London’s cycling capital, with 25 per cent of residents commuting to work by bike, receiving great enthusiasm in the local area. But concerns have been raised over the safety of […]
A studio converted into a shiny metal shed and a house built as a black rubber-clad box have been commended amongst the best entries in the 2012 Hackney Design Awards.