Area Guide to Homerton

homerton-hospHomerton is a busy area in the London Borough of Hackney. The town sits only a few minutes away from all the exciting happenings in London and is a great base to explore the delightful Hackney area from. Music, markets and other events are quite popular in Homerton.

Homerton’s streets boast continuous modern developments. There are several council housing estates in the area and buildings which are of Victorian origins. Homerton is home to the Homerton University Hospital which is one of the most well known areas there. Commercial properties and a few apartments can also be seen in the area.

Known for its speciality in popular music, Homerton is home to the Chats Palace arts centre on Chatsworth Road, where entertaining music, comedy, theatre, photography, carnival, disability arts and dance performances can be seen. You can also take advantage of classes in the performing arts available for the different age groups in Homerton.

There are quite a few restaurants, pubs and takeaways in Homerton. You can try out the amazing events at Hackney Empire or visit the cafes on Colombia Road as well as the food places in Spitalfields. Great places to check out include the Adam and Eve on High Street, the Eagle, Kenton Arms and the Tiger. You can try the delightful Italian, Turkish, Indian and other diverse cultural culinary delights in the Hackney area.

High Street and Morning Lane are great areas where basic shopping needs can be met in Homerton. The market on Colombia road offers a lovely opportunity to experience local food and traditions. In Homerton, you don’t have to visit the hospital to show you care about the patients as there are hospital cards available for use when shopping in the town, which will allow donations to be made to the hospital.

homerton-london The main open spaces which can be accessed include Hackney Marshes which is ideal for nature enthusiasts as well as Victoria Park. The other park areas and nature reserves in Hackney are only short bus rides away. There are several great recreational facilities such as tennis and golf courts, cricket pitches and rugby fields which can be accessed from Homerton. The Old English Garden and Clapton Park are very near to the area.

Getting around in Homerton is quite easy and can be done by way of buses operating in the area. The area is also served by the Hackney Wick and Homerton train stations which are overground stations. Taxis, mini cabs and limousine hires are readily available.

The local authorities in charge of Homerton are the Hackney Council and the Tower Hamlets Council. Depending on which council is delivering services to particular area, the lowest council taxes may range from £724 to £858 while higher taxes are between £2,172 and £2,574. You may also be eligible for a reduction in council tax these reductions are applicable if you are disabled, only person lives on the property or if you qualify for the second adult rebate.

Homerton has many young professionals, commuters to major business areas in Central London and its environs and a number of families. Homerton is a great area to return to after a busy day in London.

Links to official websites
Hackney Local Authority
Tower Hamlets Local Authority

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