Usually lasting about 2 hours, each walk brings to life, in a clear and engaging manner, the history of different parts of today’s Hackney, through its buildings, people and past events.

The walks are led by Sean Gubbins, with public liability insurance. Sean, a Hackney resident, started to lead local history walks in Hackney in 2002. More walks are being added to the list below so that all Hackney will be covered by a network of local history walks.

Each walker is supplied at the start of every walk with a modern and historical map to follow, and contrast, the route marked out, as well as a book list for further reading.

Heartfelt enthusiasm in the heart of Hackney!

Attended Heart of Hackney Walk