Evenings and weekends
Visit one of Hackney's most popular parks. Take the cycle path down to the popular Pub on the Park, watch a cricket game, play a game of tennis in one of the courts, or go for a swim in the lido—a heated outdoor 50 metre swimming pool.
Ridley Road Market
Highlights include a 24-hour bagel bakery, cheap fruit and vegetables, exotic produce, colourful fabric stalls and a Turkish supermarket.
Old Spitalfields Market
One of London's top markets, popular for everything from fashion and food to vintage merchandise. Open weekdays and Sundays.
Head for a little retail therapy at one of the largest urban shopping centres in Europe. With Stratford only a 12 minute Overground ride from Dalston Kingsland Station, it's an easy commute.
Victoria & Album Museum of Childhood
Free to enter, explore for a broad range of subjects relating to childhood, from photography and fashion to social issues. Join a treasure hunt, an crafts workshop or a storytelling.