Haggerston is located in the East End of London in the London Borough of Hackney. In recent years, the property market in Haggerston has boomed with an increasing amount of people looking to buy or rent a home in the area. Haggerston has become a popular place to live because of the availability of affordable housing and its proximity to Shoreditch and Hoxton.
Haggerston has many different types of residential properties that provide an eclectic choice for the discerning home buyer. Many of the period homes date from the early Victorian and Georgian eras and some have been converted into flats. You will also find warehouse conversions, refurbished ex-council flats and new builds.
The regeneration of Haggerston is largely due to the arrival of the over ground railway with stations at Haggerston and Hoxton meaning that commute times to central London, Clapham Junction, or Islington is very short. Because Haggerston enjoys good transport links and borders Shoreditch is draws many people to the area.
What is it like to live in Haggerston? Why are many young professionals and couple choosing to buy or rent a home in Haggerston? Find out why in our area guide.
A few interesting facts about Haggerston
- The name Haggerston is possible of Viking origin (Hergotestane – meaning ‘boundary stone of a man called Hærgod’) and was mentioned in the Doomsday book.
- Former residents of Haggerston have included Nobel Peace Prize winners, astronomers, artists, and writers.
Properties in Haggerston
When looking for a home in Haggerston, it seems that there is something for everyone and to suit the budget of most people. As with many suburbs in London, there is a wide mix of period-Victorian and Georgian properties in quiet streets. The best examples of these homes are in Albion Square which also contains a quiet park.
Popular roads in Haggerston to buy a home include Middleton Road, Richmond Road, and Haggerston Road.
There are a number of estates of flats that provide affordable options for first-time buyers or young professionals looking to rent. Along Regent’s Canal are new builds along with period conversions that provide a unique place to live in London.
One of the reasons why many choose to live in Haggerston is the fast transport links to the City and central London. Haggerston station is on the London over ground line and offers quick connections to Highbury & Islington Tube station.
There are also a number of bus routes that operate on Kingsland Road, Mare Street, and Dalston Lane.
Residents of Haggerston enjoy relaxing in one of the many open green areas within the neighbourhood including Haggerston Park which is a 6-hectare park that is an important site for nature conservation. It is also home to Haggerston City Farm.
Shoreditch Gardens is a small park that is located next to Haggerston station.
Nearby, is the expansive and award-winning Victoria Park in South Hackney that has small boating lakes, paths, activities for children, and hosts open-air concerts.
Many people enjoy relaxing walks along Regent’s Canal that go past Regent’s Park, London Fields, and Mile End Park.
What’s to do in Haggerston?
The regeneration of the residential housing market in Haggerston has also helped to transform the restaurant and pub scene.
Many of the best restaurants are found on Kingsland Road that offers some of the best Asian and Japanese cuisine in London. You will also find many Turkish, Italian, and traditional English restaurants that offer great dining experiences.
Unique to Haggerston is the Haggerston Riviera. This is located along Regent’s Canal and some of the surrounding streets. Here you can find trendy restaurants and clubs as well as quaint cafes.
Living in Haggerston, residents are also close by everything that Hoxton, Shoreditch, and Hackney has to offer.
Schools in Haggerston
There are many excellent primary schools and comprehensive schools that attract many families to Haggerston. 3 of the primary schools – London Fields in Westgate Street, Queensbridge in Albion Drive, and Holy Trinity primary in Richmond Road – have been judged as “outstanding” by Ofsted.
There are 3 state co-ed comprehensive schools in Haggerston that provide secondary education to pupils between ages 11 to 18. Two of the comprehensives – Haggerston School and Bridge Academy – have a rating of “good”. The recently opened Hackney New School on Kingsland Road was opened in 2013 and is also rated as “good”.
Local amenities in Haggerston
Local residents in Haggerston enjoy a wide range of shops and local amenities to choose from. Many like to shop at the Broadway Market close to London Fields where they can buy local produce. There you can also find produce from all over the world.
Although Haggerston doesn’t have its own centre, there are many independent shops, boutiques, and flower shops.