Way back in the 1800s, Hackney looked a little different to the buzzing London suburb that we all know today. Back then, it was made up of fields, villages and country estates, so certainly a far cry from what it’s like right now.
As the capital expanded, these little country estates and the rolling green fields were all built upon, until Homerton, Shacklewell, Dalston, Upper and Lower Clapton, and Stoke Newington joined with Hackney to form a brand-new borough.
Such urbanisation was required to house London’s growing population, with land sold for development purposes and new rows of Georgian terraces cropped up to help with this expansion.
These properties featured the likes of beautiful sash windows, flat brick arches to doors and windows, raised ground floors above basements and steps leading up to the front door.
But it’s not just Georgian properties you’ll find in this part of London – there are also lots of Victorian homes to take your pick from, as well. If you prefer bay windows to the flat faces of Georgian houses, you won’t be disappointed with what Hackney has to offer as there are Victorian properties in abundance here, as well.
Examples of other architectural movements can be found in the borough, with blocks of Art Deco-style flats to be seen here, as well. And you can find a nod to the Modernist style, as well, with hipped roofs and bay windows on some properties in Hackney. Pay the Cleveleys Road area a visit to see some of these for yourself.
If sustainability is a top priority for you, however, you may be more taken with the likes of the Adelaide Wharf development, which features stylish apartments with social economics at their very heart.
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