Staycation 2020? Rediscover your own back yard: travel the world without leaving Hackney…
NEW! Hackney Tours brought you London’s Women’s History running tour and now quite possibly the first Alternative Statue Tour. Who should be up there and why? Celebrate Hackney heroes past and present and join the conversation about who we put on a plinth. FREE. Booking link here.
Locked down in East London? Check out the blog posts to catch up on what you might have missed. See the Instagram feed to see things #HackneyDifferent.
Watch out for the return of Changemaker walks or read how they offer insight into ‘shocks’ like Corona.
Read about Hackney Wick explorations and why the Arts really matter in East London.
Find out what Mary Wollstonecraft’s birthday has got to do with Marcus Aurelius, Stoicism and virtue?
HERE’S WHAT YOU MISSED LAST YEAR, PRE-COVID
Special edition of the changemaker walk Sat 14th Dec – fundraiser for Hackney Winter Night Shelter. Finishes at the Ethical Winter’s Fair at the exciting Zero Ldn project in Gillett Square. Discover them now, before they’re famous!
World Changers in Hackney: free with Hackney Council Sat 19th Oct. Details of this and more FREE walks here.
‘Hidden Hackney Wick’ (for Hackney Wicked festival, Sat 27th & 28th July)
6th & 13th July:
Hidden Hackney: Walking in Wonder with Champions & Changemakers.
15th June: ‘Follow Me – I’m Lost!’ FREE Pyschogeography (or is it?) Dalston Dérive for Antiuniversity. See News section or book here.
9th June: Stoke Newington Literary Festival SOLD OUT.
28th May: East London Innovators, Embercombe Changemakers: an experimental sustainability walk. See blog post here.
Previously: by-donation fundraiser walk as part of the Commune Festival to Save Stour Space, 27-28th April. Leaves 1.30pm from Hackney Wick Overground station, Sunday 28th April. Arrives 3pm at Stour Space for the art auction.
You missed these events below too, but sign up here for updates for more Hackney walking exploration soon or read the latest blog piece:
Free walk to Victoria Park courtesy of Hackney Council 17th March.
Unconventional and alternative walks, from social enterprise to social history, radical politics to psychogeography, including 2019 collaborations with artist Louisa Albani.
Free walks, Sat 2nd Feb & Sun 17th Mar, courtesy of partners Hackney Council:
Sign up details here at Hackney Walking.
And here’s just some of what you missed in 2018…
“One of the best experiences I’ve had in London for years.”
“We got such an amazing insight into the local area…”
“Fascinating and inspiring…”
“…a brilliant blend of knowledgeable, friendly and interesting
…I learned a ton and I only live down the road in Hackney”
Exploring #HackneyDifferent since 2009
Social Enterprise Borough Hackney
Photos 2 & 3: Frank Da Silva
See the news page for updates or scroll down for previous tours…
Throughout 2018 we’ll be looking at Hackney with the help of a prism: the events of 1968, particularly Paris in May. Check out the Instagram hashtag #Hackney68.
Missed Hackney Tours at Stoke Newington Literary Festival? And at Antiuniversity? Or the (even more) experimental Half Day Holidays offshoot at Margate Bookie lit’ fest’?
Check out the first collaboration with award-winning Clapton bookstore Pages of Hackney, as we search for the Clapton Beach along with the new Mobile Museum! Book here.
Want to join this family-friendly walk with the Wick Award?
Did you miss the alternative East London adventure #JustDontCallItBastilleDay?
Did you miss our Situationist-inspired wander to the Spring Bookie, Margate’s new literary festival, as we looked for the beach not just metaphorically but literally too?
SAT 17th MAR: FREE WALK IN WOODBERRY DOWN (sign up here)
WED 7th MAR: ABNEY PARK AFTER-DARK GOTHIC TOUR. SOLD OUT (details here)
FRI 23rd FEB: #DiviningDalston – FREE DERIVE ADVENTURE AROUND DIVERSE DALSTON’S RIDLEY ROAD, WITH OUR FRIENDS DOOMED GALLERY DALSTON (part of Terminalia Festival of Pyschogeography, you can book here)
SAT 10th FEB: FRANKENSTEIN, FREEDOM AND SUFFRAGETTES: FORGED IN HACKNEY. BY-DONATION FUNDRAISER WALK ON LONDON BOOKSHOP CRAWL WEEKEND: Book here.
Shop local, support your community, keep East London interesting – all for #IndieWknd
From street art strolls to radical history walks, food market exploration to alternative running tours and photo walks, get in touch to hire us privately (version francais disponible). Join the mailing list here for more new tours.
SUN 17th SEP: HEAR HOW HACKNEY LED THE WAY IN EDUCATION AND RADICAL POLITICS (BOOK HERE):
SAT 16th SEP: DISCOVER MILLFIELDS & CLAPTON (BOOK HERE)
SAT 8th JULY: DISCOVER THE WONDERS OF THE WICK (BOOK HERE):
Image credit Frank Da Silva. Work by Sweet Toof, Aida Wilde and all the great East London street art crew.
10th June: AS THE ARTISTS THAT MADE HACKNEY WICK SO INTERESTING ARE PUSHED OUT, WE EXPLORE WHY ART, DIY AND WAREHOUSE CULTURE MATTER. PART OF ANTIUNIVERSITY 2017 AND IN COLLABORATION WITH SAVE HACKNEY WICK. BOOK HERE.
5th Mar: THE ORIGINAL LONDON WOMEN’S HISTORY RUNNING TOUR IS BACK FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2017. BOOK AT FUNZING.
GIFT VOUCHERS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY:
SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER – EAST LONDON INDEPENDENTS’ DAY – FREE COMMUNITY STROLL FROM HACKNEY MUSEUM (E8 1GQ) 11am ARRIVING AT THE LAUNCH OF:
SUNDAY 6th NOVEMBER (BOOK HERE)
SATURDAY 22nd OCTOBER with Echo
Engaging East London experiences
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SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY: EAST LONDON DOES GOOD
Innovative community and sustainability projects making better cities
HACKNEY WICK THE NEW SHOREDITCH?
Street art, DIY culture, alternative living and future East London
ABNEY PARK: IN THE MIDST OF DEATH WE ARE IN LIFE!
Social history & radical politics to crucial biodiversity: Abney is London
SUBVERSIVE STOKE NEWINGTON: THE HACKNEY REBEL TOUR
Radicals, rebels, reformers, revolutionaries in N16
WORLD CHANGING WOMEN OF HACKNEY
Feminism-founders, fame and infamy: the radical women of Hackney
EXTRAORDINARY E5: CLAPTON
Characters, controversy & conservation; Vikings to vertical take-off as history meets nature by the marshes
EAST LONDON DOES WEST
West End Yin to East London Yang: an alternative take on central London…
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