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Here's Why You Should Visit Hackney City Farm

Picture of Ruaidhrí Carroll
London Travel Writer
Updated: 22 October 2017

Residing in the southern reaches of East London‘s Haggerston Park, Hackney City Farm offers city dwellers the chance to catch a glimpse of farmyard life. Follow the path of this photo guide to enlighten the kids, discover some amateur artisanal craftsmanship and enjoy a great day out in the East End.

Enter the city farm along a picturesque path covered by a leafy canopy that practically guarantees the kids’ excitement.

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Ideal for romantic dates, the cobbled streets give the city farm a quaint feel.

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Let the kids get up close and personal with the geese – but mind their fingers around those beaks!

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Moving past the geese, it’s on to the chickens. Fact time: The domestic chicken is the most common bird in the world, with nearly seven of them for every single one of us.

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With our facts and all of these birds strutting about the place, the kids will be avian experts in no time.

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Be sure to check out the droopy ivy dangling down over the chicken coop. There’s something enchanting about it.

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Decorative plantlife enhances the beauty of the city farm and contributes a unique floral twist.

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Encouraging creativity, Hackney City Farm regularly holds pottery classes that guests are welcome to attend.

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Although potters are welcome to collect their artisanal creations, plenty of them have been left behind, enhancing the arty aura of the place.

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A day on the farm can make for hungry work – but don’t fret, Frizzante has it covered.

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Grab a bite to eat and recharge with a coffee before heading off to explore more of East London.

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An assortment of exquisite gems in an otherwise bland room imparts the cafe with a distinct hipster vibe.

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Check out our guide to the top family-friendly attractions in East London and a guide to spending a day out in the East End’s Victoria Park.