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Welcome to Hackney Wick, where every street corner is a potential masterpiece for your Instagram! The filter’s off, and let’s explore this fantastic, eclectic London neighbourhood. Hackney Wick is a treasure trove of photo opportunities just waiting to be discovered, from eye-catching street art to scenic canals. So, grab your phones (or film cameras if you’re into that)  and let's uncover the most Instagrammable spots in town!


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Hackney Wick's street art scene is incredible, where every wall tells a story, and every mural is a piece of art waiting to be admired. From bold graffiti to intricate murals (which are great for the OOTD photos), the streets of Hackney Wick are an open-air gallery just waiting to be explored. As you wander through the multicolour laneways, don't forget to keep your phone ready to capture those perfect Insta-worthy shots. Who knows what hidden gems you might stumble upon around the next corner? Also, don’t forget to take a few selfies along the way! 


“Hackney Wick is like a playground for street artists, with its blank walls just waiting to be transformed into works of art. Every piece tells a different story and adds to the vibrant tapestry of this neighbourhood.”


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Sipping and Snapping at Trendy Hangouts

Take a break from your urban exploration and indulge in people-watching at Hackney Wick's trendy hangouts. Whether sipping craft beer at Crate Brewery or enjoying a leisurely brunch at The Hackney Pearl, there's no shortage of Instagram-worthy moments. These local spots will charm your feed with stylish interiors and picturesque settings.


“There's something special about capturing those candid moments of laughter and conversation at Hackney Wick's bustling hangouts. It's all about soaking up the vibrant atmosphere and sharing those fleeting moments of joy with the world.”


Nature's Beauty Meets Urban Cool

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Hackney Wick's green spaces. From the tranquil waters of the River Lea (yeap, just like that Adele song) to the sprawling Hackney Marshes, there's plenty of opportunity to reconnect with nature and capture some stunning snaps along the way. Hackney Wick offers a refreshing escape from the urban jungle, whether admiring the wildflowers in bloom or simply taking in the serene surroundings.


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“Hackney Marshes is like a breath of fresh air in the city's heart. It's the perfect place to unwind, recharge, and reconnect with the beauty of the natural world. Plus, it makes for some seriously Instagram-worthy scenery!”


Here’s a list for you:


The Hackney Pearl:

This charming cafe is known for its delicious food and drinks and its cosy, rustic decor, which makes it a perfect Instagram backdrop.


Hackney Wick Street Art:

Stroll the streets of Hackney Wick, and you'll be treated to a feast for the eyes with its colourful and eclectic street art. From larger-than-life murals to intricate graffiti, there are many photo opportunities.


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Crate Brewery:

Crate Brewery is a popular spot for beer lovers and Instagrammers alike. It is set against the backdrop of industrial buildings and has a spacious outdoor seating area overlooking the canal.


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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park:

Just a short walk from Hackney Wick, this expansive park offers stunning views of the city skyline, beautiful green spaces, and iconic structures like the Arcelor Mittal Orbit. Capture the beauty of nature and urban architecture in one frame.


Stour Space:

This arts and cultural centre is a hub for creativity in Hackney Wick. Its ever-changing exhibitions, colourful decor, and picturesque canal-side location make it an excellent spot for some artsy Instagram shots.


Hackney Wick Flea Market:

This flea market held regularly, is a treasure trove of vintage finds, handmade crafts, and quirky knickknacks. Snap photos of unique items or strike a pose amidst the bustling atmosphere.


Mick's Garage:

This former warehouse-turned trendy bar and events space is a popular haunt for Hackney Wick locals. Its industrial-chic aesthetic and vibrant atmosphere make it an excellent spot for capturing that perfect Instagram moment.


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The White Building:

With its striking white exterior and creative community spaces inside, The White Building is a landmark of Hackney Wick's artistic scene. Whether you admire the architecture from the outside or capture moments of creativity within, it's sure to make for some stunning Instagram photos.


Here East:

This innovative campus is home to a mix of tech companies, startups, and creative businesses. With its modern architecture, green spaces, and waterfront views, Here East offers plenty of photo opportunities, especially during golden hour.


Samuel Regan-Asante


Hackney Marshes:

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and explore the vast expanse of Hackney Marshes. Whether you're capturing the beauty of the wildflowers in bloom or the serene waters of the River Lea, this natural oasis is a paradise for nature-loving Instagrammers.


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Grow Hackney:

This multi-faceted venue hosts everything from live music events to community workshops. With its quirky decor, colourful outdoor seating, and lively atmosphere, Grow Hackney is a fantastic spot for snapping candid shots with friends.


The Old Baths:

Located in the heart of Hackney Wick, The Old Baths is a creative hub housed in a beautifully renovated Victorian bathhouse. From its unique architectural features to its vibrant event spaces, there's no shortage of photo-worthy moments here.


Counter Cafe:

Situated along the canal, Counter Cafe is a popular spot for brunch with a view. Enjoy delicious food and drinks against the backdrop of passing boats and colourful houseboats as you capture the relaxed vibe of this waterfront eatery.


Hackney Wick Overground Station:

Even the train station in Hackney Wick offers its Instagrammable charm. Snap a photo of the vibrant street art adorning the walls or capture the hustle and bustle of commuters against the backdrop of the neighbourhood's industrial landscape.


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Hackney Wick Library:

This modern library offers a quiet space to read and study and features striking architecture and design elements worthy of an Instagram feed. Don't forget to explore its rooftop terrace for panoramic views of the surrounding area.  


Your Stay, Your Way at Hackney Wick Residence

Amidst all the excitement, let's not forget about Hackney Wick Residence, one of the crown jewels of Londonist DMC's prestigious accommodations. 


Londonist DMC is a leading student accommodation agency renowned for its top-notch housing solutions. Established in 2013, Londonist DMC is dedicated to providing superior short- and long-term stays with safety, comfort, and homeliness at the forefront. With over 2,000 rooms across 50 locations in Zones 1, 2, and 3, including the vibrant Hackney Wick area, Londonist DMC offers flexibility and convenience tailored to your needs. 


Whether you're looking for a cosy spot for a few weeks or a long-term home away from home, Londonist DMC has you covered. Plus, with exceptional facilities like fully equipped gyms, cinemas, and study spaces, complimentary services such as airport transfers, and 24/7 security, your stay promises nothing short of extraordinary. 


So, why settle for the ordinary when you can experience the extraordinary with Londonist DMC? 


Your stay, your way – it's time to elevate your London experience.


So, what are you waiting for? Grab your phone, put on your walking shoes, and get ready to shake that Instagram feed. With its vibrant street art, trendy hangouts, and natural beauty, this eclectic neighbourhood is a playground for the senses and influencers' dreams to come true. 


Follow us on Instagram @londonistdmc and tag your photos with #HackneyWick and #LondonistDMC to share your adventures with the world. Happy snapping!

Londonist DMC

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