Hackney is popular amongst the artistic and creative communities who are able to make use of the old industrial properties, converting the former warehouses into artists’ studios and gallery space. Now fully in the process of gentrification, areas of Hackney such as Dalston, London Fields and Victoria Park are already sought after residential and commercial locations.
With the continuing substantial investment in the borough, a number of new good-quality mixed-use developments have cropped up and proved popular. Several highly acclaimed restaurants and food markets have appeared in recent years offering artisanal food and drink. The area is also now fast becoming desirable and is already inhabited by several high profile creative firms. With the various improvements in infrastructure and emergence of several modern office developments offering better value for money than nearby Spitalfields or Shoreditch, Hackney is predicted to attract a broader range of sectors in the coming years.