Thinking about move to Hackney E5
Hi – i’m sure you get a lot of these.I’m moving from Leith in Edinburgh to London in a few weeks. A friend of mine stays in Hackney and has offered me a room in E5. Now, I am originally from Wimbledon but haven’t lived in London since 1995 and I have no idea about the area.Can anyone here tell me why they love Hackney? Will I find it intimidating? I’d love to hear from anyone who’s lived in Leith as well, as it’s considered pretty dodgy but I find it very homely and welcoming apart from the odd smack-head. I was going to move back to Wimbledon but my friend insists that E5 is where it’s at. I’m also slightly worried about the transport into the centre of town as I will be working in Covent Garden. If it’s of any use i’m in my mid-30s – and my job & interests revolve around music / arts – buying, selling and making it – consequently I don’t have very much money to spend on rent! Does Hackney sound like a good choice for me then? Thanks in advance!