Large loft apartment in the heart of the East London art scene.

Large loft apartment in the heart of the East London art scene.


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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
2 Bathrooms

About our home

This first floor open plan loft apartment is in Hackney Central, the hippest area in London.
The main bedroom has fitted wardrobes and a double bed. The other bedroom has a double bed and bunk beds.
The bathroom has yet to be completed, we are close to putting up a Japanese type screen to separate it from the main space.
The flat can accommodate more if the kids sleep in pop-up tents, which is good fun.
We hire the flat as a film location which is why its sparsely furnished, but the beds are comfortable, there is an open fire and the double oven cooker is left over from a Gordon Ramsey cookery show.
The flat is warm but never hot in winter as its just too big to heat but lovely in the warmer months.
We have a dog so don't mind pets, we have no garden but here are three parks close-by.
The flat is in Hackney, E9, the heart of the London art scene, the area is a bit grungy but very urban-hip. There is a large supermarket opposite our road and short walk to the overground and buses to Central London will take you 25-40 mins with traffic. The trendy Shoreditch area is a close with its fine food, nightlife and art scene. Broadway Market is achingly hip especially on a sunny Saturday when the farmers market is in full throttle. Gorgeous food, especially the mushroom trader. Lots of cool bars like Off Broadway and The Cat & Mutton create a vibrant scene. The walk through London Fields is lovely. London Fields open-air heated swimming pool is open all year, it can be busy during the summer but winter surprisingly you can be all alone. Kids love the two playgrounds and the V&A's Museum of Childhood is fantastic for 2-7 year olds.
I always think the flat is surprisingly quiet for London, and our photographer neighbours are generally quiet.
We are right by the Burberry factory shop if you are in need of a designer bargin.

We are a couple with a six-year old daughter and a dog. We don't live here full time anymore so very flexible with dates. (We have a cottage near Chichester on the South Coast, about 2 hours drive from the flat which could be available too. By contrast the 3-bed sleeps 6 at a squeeze with only one bathroom, beautiful views though!)
I look for film locations and my partner is a journalist, we have many 'arty' friends in the neighbourhood that will be able to point you towards new finds.


More about us

  1. Our flat is often used by film crews.

  2. Emma works in film, Andrew a journalist

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Numerous brilliant hip places to eat
Cool bars
Numerous cool bars
Cozy cafés
a few
Retail therapy
Burberry retail outlook directly behind us
Bit of culture
Walks in the park
Victoria Park, London Fields, Olympic Park

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