July 1, 2015

Area Guide – Haggerston, London

A week into house-hunting and I’ve already lost my mind. Somehow my search has evolved from ‘a room as Central and spacious as possible’ to ‘my dream home in Haggerston‘.

I fell in love with the Haggerston community a few months ago and stumbled upon the Skyline Collection when dream-scouting the local properties for sale. I now have complete realtylust; panoramic floor to ceiling windows, walk-in closets, a garden terrace – it truly is a perfect London property (and, of course, the collection only has two apartments left for grabs).

Having now wandered the area a number of times I feel we are on familiar terms, so thought it was time I shared a little Haggerston love…

What to Do in Haggerston

Broadway Market – Running from London Fields to Regent’s Canal every Saturday, Broadway Market is one of the coolest markets in London. There is an endless array or stalls to peruse (food, fashion ‘n’ them some) and some of the most affordable and delicious produce you can find. (Side note: A trip to Dove – a Belgian beer powerhouse – is well worth a visit if that’s your bag,)

Passing Clouds – It’s a bit of a music venue-cum-cultural project which acts as the home to any and every kind of event you can dream up (my highlight has to be the cosmic healing nights).

Rosemary Branch – What was once a Victorian music hall is now an award-winning pub with a theatre attached. The legend suggests greats such as Charlie Chaplin performed in the space, but you’ll find a glorious mix of off-West End talent performing there today.

Of course, you’re going to develop an appetite and need to know…

Where to Eat in Haggerston

Duke’s Brew & Que – These guys take American Barbecue seriously, and it shows. Their shortcut-free low and slow ribs can make an addict out of anyone.

Tonkotsu East – I am a sucker for ramen and Tonkotsu’s is some of the best; their flour for the ramen noodles is specially sourced from a mill in Oxfordshire, the ‘secret recipe’ noodles are made on site, and the pork stock is marinated for eighteen hours. Comfort noms.

A Little of What You Fancy – It’s a cult hipster fave for a reason. The no-frills restau offers up a creative and ever-changing menu at breakfast, lunch and dinner that will cater to any craving.

Where to live in Haggerston

Like I already mentioned, there’s a great new development in between Hoxton and Haggerston called The Skyline. One thing I love about the three bed apartments (a rarity in the city!) is that they have their own outdoor space perfect for entertaining friends or throwing together a lazy brunch in the sun. (There are only two apartments left so you’ll have to act pretty quickly if you’re interested!)

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