At the most recent BIFHSGO London SIG we discovered several of us have connections to Hackney. This YouTube video, by long-time resident Sean Gubbins, gives an overview of Hackney’s geography and history. It includes information on and links to local organizations, also on his Walk Hackney website, that may be useful in exploring further.
Sean Gubbins leads walks and, during the lockdown, produced a series of 20 self-guided tours around areas of the borough. Each has 3-4 lines on each of 10-20 locations along the route, They’re free on his website at walkhackney.co.uk.