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Hackney Central
PostCode District E8, E9
Borough London Borough of Hackney
OS Grid Reference

Hackney Central, or just Hackney, is an area in East London, and is the civic headquarters of the London Borough of Hackney. It is situated 4 miles (6.4 km) north east of Charing Cross. It is also the name of Hackney Central ward, an electoral division for Hackney Council.

Hackney Central focus point is Mare Street and is the location of Martello Street, Fassett Square, London Fields, The Dolphin and St Augustine's Tower Hackney.


Hackney Central Station is on the London Overground North London Line, which connects Hackney Central directly to Stratford in the east and Camden Town to the west. The area is also connected to Hackney Downs Station and London Fields Station on the Overground for both the City and North London.

Hackney Central is served by London Buses, including route 30, 38, 48, 55, 242, 253, 254 to Central London, and also routes 106, 236, 277, 276, 394, D6 and W15, and the 388 towards Hackney Wick and night routes N38, N55, and N253.