Coming Soon: A Community-Based Festival Exploring the Rich History of Hackney

Welcome to the Hackney History Festival, a celebration of the rich and diverse history of Hackney, a vibrant borough located in north east London. As a community-based festival, we aim to bring together residents, local businesses, and history enthusiasts to explore and appreciate the fascinating stories that have shaped our neighborhood.

With its roots dating back to the Roman era, Hackney has a long and storied past. From its medieval origins to its role in the Industrial Revolution, our borough has witnessed significant historical events and transformations.

During the Hackney History Festival, we invite you to delve into the past through a series of engaging events and activities. From guided walking tours to interactive workshops, there is something for everyone to enjoy and learn from.

Walking Tours

Join our knowledgeable local guides as they take you on a journey through Hackney’s history-filled streets. Discover hidden gems, hear captivating stories, and gain a deeper understanding of the borough’s evolution.

Workshops and Talks

Participate in our workshops and talks led by historians, archaeologists, and local experts. Engage in discussions about Hackney’s architecture, industries, and notable figures, and learn about the research methods used to uncover the borough’s past.


Explore our exhibitions showcasing artifacts, photographs, and documents that highlight different aspects of Hackney’s history. From the borough’s role in the abolition of slavery to its contribution to the arts and culture scene, these exhibitions offer a fascinating glimpse into the past.

The Hackney History Festival is not only a celebration of our past but also an opportunity to reflect on how history has shaped our present and future. By understanding the struggles, achievements, and contributions of those who came before us, we can better appreciate the diverse community we live in today.

Join us at the Hackney History Festival and be a part of this exciting journey through time. Together, let’s celebrate the heritage of our borough and create lasting memories.

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