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5 reasons to come to Hackney Wick

Last updated on December 16th, 2023 at 01:57 pm

5 reasons why you should come to the Wick!

Some of you we know have come to our beautiful neighbourhood before, but there are still some people that don’t know or haven’t ventured to this hidden gem. We figured we would write up a little article on what makes our turf so special, some things that you should do when visiting, and just shine a light on what makes it such a magical place!


  1. The Street Art! A living canvas of street art, Hackney Wick is a unique place in London, boasting some of its finest murals and graffiti, turning ordinary walls into extraordinary galleries. Wander the streets in this area and you’ll see a kaleidoscope of murals and graffiti. The industrial backdrop provides a gritty, urban canvas for a diverse range of artists to work on. This street art exhibit represents a fusion of bold, large-scale pieces with intricate, thought-provoking artworks. It is a dynamic and constantly evolving exhibition, reflecting the changing nature of Hackney Wick in itself, and it is a constant expression of Hackney Wick’s creative soul.
  2. The bubbling community: London Hackney Wick is a melting pot of ideas and energy, with artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs converging, fostering a sense of community that cannot be matched. With collaborative spaces, independent shops, and local markets cultivating a sense of connection and belonging, the area thrives on its community spirit. It is always possible to meet interesting people and feel a part of something special by participating in spontaneous conversations in cosy cafes or by attending community events.
  3. The Canal: The tranquil waterways of the Hackney Wick Canal offer a tranquil contrast to the urban energy of the streets. This picturesque canal is a haven for nature lovers, joggers, and those seeking a moment of peace. It is a perfect area for leisurely walks or bicycle rides along the water’s edge, allowing you to take in its beauty and discover hidden gems. In addition to boats gently bobbing on the water, quaint bridges and a waterside pub make for a relaxing day out.
  4. The Olympic Park: An iconic legacy from the 2012 London Olympics, the Olympic Park is just a stone’s throw away from Hackney Wick. This sprawling park is more than a sports complex; it’s a green oasis that offers a wide variety of activities. Featuring an impressive Olympic Stadium, beautifully landscaped gardens, and play areas, it is a place where sport, culture, and leisure coexist harmoniously. If you’re looking to relive Olympics glory, take in a concert, or simply have a picnic in the park, Hackney Wick is the perfect destination for you.
  5. Number 90 Bar, obviously! Well yeah, last but not least, you have Number 90 Bar & Kitchen! And can you believe that we managed to combine all of the above, all under one roof? Being situated right on the canal, where we get to see life passing by daily, you have a view of the Olympic Park, right from the comfort of our benches! Having been there for over 6 years, we get to see the community grow and come and go, making us a true meeting place for all the locals, and being the backbone of Number 90. Some of the locals also have graced us with their art on our walls, the centrepiece of our humble abode. No matter where you look, there will be art. So while we stand out, with our beautiful murals greeting you straight from the street, we also blend into the neighbourhood perfectly, like a beautiful chameleon if you will. And with some of the best music, played on the regular by our fantastic resident DJs, the seasonal food and cocktails menu is carefully crafted by our amazing team, as well as an ample selection of local and not-so-local amazing drinks if you want the full Hackney Wick experience, then there’s no better way than stopping by Number 90 Bar & Kitchen!


Well well well, if that doesn’t convince you to come and visit us, we don’t know what will! We feel truly blessed to be in such a special neighbourhood, and we thank all of our community for keeping us going all these years. You can check WHAT’S ON HERE for fully up-to-date events, and have a look at our MENU for when you want to BOOK A TABLE to come and get your Hackney Wick and Number 90 fix!


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