Lone Bicycle Photo Essay: Hackney Central, London
In series 2 of the Lone Bicycle Photo Essay project, we head to Hackney Central where I have spent countless hours. It is an area that envelopes Mare Street in Hackney and a mere walking distance from the now super cool and gentrified Broadway Market – Series 3. The Narrow Way, in Hackney Central is a busy shopping strip where you could get fresh fruit and coffee from a small mobile van. There is a major supermarket and a popular Caribbean restaurant and takeaway called Kirk’s close by. On Mare street there are lots of restaurants including Thai and a couple of Turkish restaurants (Anatolia and Tad). These are not high end restaurants, but having sampled virtually all of them I can attest to their quality. My favourite is the Venice café. Cheap and Cheerful.There are also two large-ish Chinese supermarkets on Mare street.
Seen on the Narrowly about 5 minutes walk from Kirk’s caribbean restaurant and takeaway
Bicycle seen majestically parked a few metres away from the rather pleasant cafe at the world famous Hackney Empire
Bicycle seen opposite the M&S supermarket, next to the open market fruit and veg sellers.
Bicycle seen next to a bench in the London Fields park, near Broadway Market where some of the finest local restaurants are located
Bicycle seen near Hackney Central station and next to the London bus garage. “Perfect Chicken” is one of a few fast food restaurants including McDonald’s found on The Narrow Way strip.
A pop up Caribbean food stall next to the St Augustine’s Tower. The Tower dates back to the 13th century and it is Hackney Central’s oldest building.
Bicycle seen near London Field’s park
Bicycle seen perched in front of the Raw Duck and next to the Lardo restaurant both on Richmond road in Hackney where the menu is described as eclectic
Bicycle seen on the Narrow Way, Hackney Central
Bicycle seen on the Narrow Way