Although Hackney is one of the smallest boroughs in London, it is also one of its most diverse and multicultural areas. It has a rich history dating back to the Tudor era when King Henry VIII had a palace there and many of the aristocrats and others from his court had country homes in the area. Today it serves as one of the central areas for London’s arts scene. With so much happening, not only is it a hot spot of activity, it is also the site for many of the 2012 Olympic events.
- Visit historic Sutton House, built in the Tudor style for an advisor to King Henry VIII, one of the best examples of the Tudor style of red brick homes in London.
- Try out your skills as a circus performer at the Circus Space where you can sign up for Experience Days, the opportunity to learn trapeze, tightrope, or lassoing techniques at one of the premier schools for circus performers.
- Enjoy time exploring many of the best London clubs, bars, shops and restaurants that line the streets of Hackney.
Since Hackney is only a few kilometers northeast of the main part of London, it is easily reached by many different types of transportation. There are a number of over-ground trains that travel from London into Hackney each day, one of the most popular routes that many take is the North London line and the East London line. In addition, the London Underground (or the Tube as it is most commonly known) is also a favourite mode of transportation. There is a station in Hackney at Manor House, which is easily reached on the Piccadilly line.
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