Live the Hackney Wick life
As a part of London that has a strong reputation and has benefitted from a huge amount of local regeneration in recent years, buying a new home in Hackney Wick can deliver a wonderful way of life. So take a look at offers such as our Movemaker scheme and see if you could take advantage of one of our money-saving schemes with your next home.
Things to see and do in Hackney Wick
Hackney Wick is surrounded by a number of green spaces, including the iconic Hackney Marshes. The playing fields in this open space are strongly connected to West Ham United Football Club, whose home ground is just steps from Hackney Wick within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
As well as the London Stadium, you’ll also find the London Aquatics Centre, the ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture, a cafe and the Copper Box Arena. There’s also a Westfield shopping centre in the area, while Hackney Wick also benefits from its close proximity to Mabley Green, Well Street Common and the 86-hectare Victoria Park with its sports facilities, skatepark, boating lake, splash pool and kids’ playground.
When the time comes for your little ones to hit the classroom rather than the park, they could attend Gainsborough Primary School. This is rated as good by Ofsted, while Mossbourne Riverside Academy on East Bay Lane is classed as outstanding. The London Academy of Excellence, the City Academy, Hackney and Chobham Academy are all outstanding options at secondary level, so your family’s education is covered at all ages.
Hackney Wick transport links
Hackney Wick station is on the London Overground, giving you fast, direct access to places such as Camden Road. It’s easy to hop onto an Underground service to reach other central spots and different parts of the capital, while there are also local bus stops you can use. If you have a car, you can jump on the A12 to head further away from Central London if required.
The Hackney Wick property scene
This area of London has been highlighted as one of the best places to buy a new property in recent years. Prices in Hackney Wick are lower than the average across the rest of the capital, but thanks to the local regeneration, this could easily change in the future.
To capitalise on this and make a great investment, now is the time to snap up a new home in Hackney Wick, or in a neighbouring spot like Upton Park, East Ham or Blackhorse Road in Walthamstow. And when you buy a newly built property in London, don’t miss the Government’s London Help to Buy scheme, which could give you some great support in getting onto or moving up the property ladder.