Attractions in Hackney
With William Morrris and Ikea under the same roof, Geffrye Museum is definitely a unique place for art lovers. The museum focuses on the changing style of domestic interior of English from the 1600s to the present. It is set in a string of charming almhouses from the 18th century. The English furniture, decorative arts and lovely paintings in the museum exhibit the evolution from Georgian interiors to the Victorian décor.
V&A Museum of Childhood
Home to an extensive collection of toys such as dolls, puppets, toys, dolls’ houses, the famous V&A Museum of Childhood display various aspects of childhood. You can also see games throughout the ages, prams, cots and feeding bottles. The museum was opened in the year 1872.
Hackney City Farm
Back in the early 1800s, this site was used as a farm where fresh produce was grown. This was also home to West’s brewery providing beer to the public houses nearby. In the year 1984, Hackney City Farm got back to its original function. The place now houses sheep, small animals, calves and pigs. Numerous courses on outdoor activities take place at the farm.
A beautiful place to spend an afternoon, Victoria Park is one of London’s best kept secrets. Several varieties of trees ranging from horse chestnuts, cherries, oats, hawthorns and coffee adorn the park. Divided into two by Grove Road, the park boasts of charming lakes, lovely fountains and wonderful sculptures on one hand; and pretty flowers on the other.
Some of the artists represented by Kate MacGarry are Polish artist Goshka, Francis UpritchardMacuga and Luke Gottelier. The gallery is one of numerous art spaces in Vyner Street.