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One of the few London districts with an elected mayor, Hackney lies in the north-east corner of central London and was formed when Stoke Newington and Shoreditch merged with the former Hackney district in 1965. The borough has been home to a diverse collection of cultures for centuries, with a large Jewish community present since the late 17th century and an influx of Asian and Afro-Caribbean immigrants after the Second World War.
The growth of the city of London in the 18th and 19th centuries was highly influential on the development of the whole Hackney area; government officials and aristocrats at that time had their country residences there in order to be close the City of Westminster.

At the moment Hackney is a borough without a tube station, but, as one of the five potential host boroughs for London's Olympic bid, perhaps infrastructure improvements are on the way.

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Hackney - Essential Info

Official name of borough:The borough of Hackney
Local Government:Hackney Council
Council Address:Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street, London E8 1EA
Council email:info@hackney.gov.uk
Council phone:020 8356 5000
Council website:www.hackney.gov.uk
Population of Hackney (est.):208365

Areas in Hackney

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Hackney:

Clapton Park, Dalston, Hackney, Hackney Marshes, Hackney Wick, Haggerston, Homerton, Hoxton, Kingsland, Lea Bridge, Lower Clapton, Shacklewell, South Hackney, Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington, Upper Clapton, Victoria Park.

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