Planning your next weekend in the capital? Or perhaps just a lazy post-brunch Saturday stroll? We’re here to help with our guide to Hackney’s best independent hotspots. Stay tuned each month as we cover the best of North, South, East and West London.
Be sure to step into the sweet scented Rebel Rebel store – the latest florist to join the Floom family – to check out their vibrant and unique stems. It’s located in Mare Street Market, which brings us to our next stop…
The new beating heart of Hackney’s independent scene, head to Mare Street Market where you’ll find an array of stores serving food, drink and flowers, records and more. Go on a musical voyage at Stranger Than Paradise records, then pop to Flying Horse for a coffee.
Located on Victoria Park Road, Sally Brace’s Larkspur and Lavender is a firm flower favourite in Hackney. Having spent 20 years working as a fashion designer and stylist, Brace has become known for her naturalistic, freestyle approach to crafting fresh, seasonal bouquets.
From the creators of Duck Soup (Soho) and Raw Duck (London Fields), comes Little Duck - The Picklery – a fermenting kitchen and eatery serving seasonal Mediterranean-inspired small plates in an intimate setting. You can also purchase their daily ferments, drinking vinegars and elixirs.
Located on Hackney’s infamous Broadway Market – nestled between many delicious eateries and watering holes – is Donlon Books, an independent bookstore and publisher selling an expertly curated edit of new and rare titles, periodicals and printed matter focussing on culture, photography, music, art and more.