Oddities in Hackney

There are plenty of odd things about Hackney, just read an Iain sinclair book and yiu will find quite a few. what have you discovered?


  1. This is like a visual joke. I have no idea if it was actually intended. On Hackney road at the corner with Horatio street, which runs into Tower Hamlets, there is a pub called the Marksman. Fifty yards down Horation street on the corner at the opposite end, there is a pub called Nelson’s Head. The Marksman is the later built. I have no idea if it was intended that the Marksman was built and named as some kind of joke about Nelson’s death, but I like the idea that it was. The two pubs are each in a different borough, which lends itself to the idea that there is a deeper meaning here, perhaps a comment on Hackney’s relationship with Tower Hamlets. I laugh every time I go past there. I don’t mind if no one else does. 🙂

  2. nice, I hope it is the case. I wonder if the Hackney History Society know

  3. It never occured to me to try and find out if there is any official recognition. i must do so..

  4. Great idea for a thread – got me thinking. I quite like the fact that the brothel on Chatsworth Road is called \Senioritas” rather than “Senoritas” – i wonder if it was on purpose.”

  5. I’m quite intrigued by the Church of the Good Shepard in upper Clapton. An old Agapemonite cult church covered in animals”

  6. Ha! That’s the one.

  7. @euan if it’s a shopfront in London, I probably have a photo of it

  8. Do you have the whole length of Chatsworth Road, before Chats Kitchen opened?

  9. No, just cherry picked ones I liked, the ones I have already posted are here http://www.londonshopfronts.com/tagged/chatsworth_road

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