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London Borough of Hackney
|London Borough of Hackney|
Shown within Greater London
- Total (2002 est.)
11,029 / km²
Hackney London Borough Council
|Leadership:||Mayor & Cabinet|
|MPs:||Diane Abbott, Brian Sedgemore|
|North East London|
- Jennette Arnold
The London Borough of Hackney is a London borough in the northeast of inner London, formed in 1965 out of the former metropolitan boroughs of Hackney, Shoreditch and Stoke Newington. It is one of the poorest boroughs but home to numerous clubs and a centre of the London arts scene.
Hackney is one of five host boroughs for London's bid for the 2012 Olympics.
The borough includes the following areas:
- Clapton Park
- Hackney Marshes
- Hackney Wick
- Lea Bridge
- Lower Clapton
- Stamford Hill
- Stoke Newington
- South Hackney
- Upper Clapton
- Victoria Park
Demographics of Hackney
The 2001 census gives Hackney a population of 202,824. It is 60% white, 12% black African, 10% Black Caribbean and 4% Indian. 32% of householders are owner-occupiers.
Hackney is the only inner London borough north of the Thames that has no London Underground stations other than those on its borders with other boroughs. Manor House is in the extreme north-west of the borough and on the boundary with Haringey and Old Street is in the extreme south-west and on the border with Islington.
Transport for London plan to extend the East London Line northwards through the borough reusing some of the abandoned line between Dalston Junction and Broad Street with stations at Shoreditch High Street, Hoxton, Haggerston and Dalston Junction.
North London Line stations (west to east)
- Dalston Kingsland railway station
- Hackney Central railway station
- Homerton railway station
- Hackney Wick railway station
'one' West Anglia stations (north to south)
- Stamford Hill railway station
- Stoke Newington railway station
- Rectory Road railway station
- Clapton railway station
- Hackney Downs railway station
- London Fields railway station
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