Books I have used in researching my walks for WALK HACKNEY

Benjamin Clarke, Glimpses of Ancient Hackney and Stoke Newington. 
Kate Colquhoun, Mr Briggs’ Hat: A Sensational Account of Britain’s First Railway Murder
Judith Flanders, The Victorian City: Everyday life in Dickens’ London
Hackney Society, Hackney Houses
Hackney Society, From Tower to Tower Block
Michael Hunter The Victorian Villas of Hackney
Elizabeth McKellar, The German Hospital, Hackney A Social and Architectural History
David Mander, St John-at-Hackney: The story of a church.
David Mander,  Strength in the Tower (about Hackney)
David Mander, More Light, More Power (about Shoreditch)
David Mander, Late Extra! Hackney in the News 
David Mander, Michael Kirkland and Martin Taylor,  Impressions of Hackney 1861-2001
David Mander,  A Hackney Century 1900-1999
David Mander, Look Back, Look Forward: an illustrated history of Stoke Newington
David Mander and Bill Manley, Stoke Newington, Stamford Hill & Upper Clapton in Old Photographs
Christopher Miele, Hoxton – Architecture and History Over Five Centuries
Nikolaus Pevsner, London Vol II The Buildings of England
Elizabeth Robinson, Twentieth Century Buildings of Hackney
Elizabeth Robinson, Lost Hackney
Lisa Rigg (Ed.), Hackney: Modern, Restored, Forgotten, Ignored
David Solman, Loddiges of Hackney
Maureen Specht, The German Hospital in London & the Community it Served
Keith Sugden with Kieron Tyler, Under Hackney- The Archaeological Story 
Geoff Taylor, A Parish in Perspective. A history of the church and parish of St John of Jerusalem, South Hackney 
Isobel Watson, Hackney and Stoke Newington Past
Isobel Watson, Gentlemen in the Building Line (about South Hackney)
Margaret Willes (ed), Hackney: An Uncommon History in Five Parts

Borrow from : Hackney Libraries: online catalogue at

Possible Stockists :

  • Hackney Archives
  • Hackney Museum
  • J Glinert, 71 Wilton Way, London E8
  • Sutton House Shop
  • Hackney Society
  • Pages of Hackney, 70 Lower Clapton Road, London E5
  • Broadway Bookshop6, Broadway Market, E8

Sean Gubbins