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Sustainable Shops in Hackney: Your Ideal Day Out

Updated: May 23, 2023

Thinking about a day of exploration and discovery in London? Hackney offers a dynamic mix of sustainable shopping, ethical dining, and enriching activities. The bustling borough is an urban sanctuary for the ethically-minded, and we’ve prepared the perfect itinerary for a day filled with conscientious consumerism.

A picture of the London Fields overground station

Morning: Ozone Coffee

Start your day off right with a warming cup of BCorp certified coffee at Ozone Coffee on Emma Street. Ozone’s brew will provide you with the perfect wake-up call.

Location: 11 Emma St, London E2 9AP

Instagram: @ozonecoffeeuk

Late Morning: Hackney City Farm

After indulging in the morning brew, it's time for a peaceful stroll at Hackney City Farm. It’s a perfect destination for nature-lovers seeking an oasis of countryside in the heart of the city.

Just a few steps away, you'll find Get Loose, a social enterprise offering a wide selection of organic, plastic-free food. Don't forget to check out London Green Wood while you're there. This not-for-profit cooperative is home to a community of green woodworkers, offering woodworking courses. It's perfect for a soothing, close-to-nature activity.

Location: 1a Goldsmiths Row, London E2 8QA Website: Instagram: @hackneycityfarm_official

Afternoon: Outdoor Exploration and Thrift Shopping

Following your morning activities, step into the past at Vintage Heaven, the ideal place for pre-loved homeware.

Location: 82 Columbia Rd, London E2 7QB

Then, experience the verdant side of Hackney by taking a leisurely walk along the serene Regent's canal. Continue your outdoor journey, strolling through the picturesque London Fields and feel the pulse of the local community.

After soaking in the beauty of nature, make your way to Hackney Central station's charity shops like Sense, Crisis, and SCT. These charity shops are brimming with unique, stylish pieces that not only add a dash of individuality to your wardrobe but also contribute to worthy causes.

Location: 330 Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 1HA


Late Afternoon: Library of Things

Considering a DIY project? You might want to check out the nearest Library of Things. Much like a conventional library, but with a twist, it loans out useful items ranging from power drills to carpet cleaners. This can be a great option if you're looking to avoid clutter, consider reuse, and manage costs.

Location: Ground floor of creative community venue, The Baths, 80 Eastway, London E9 5JH

Instagram: @library.of.things

Evening: Drinks and diner

As the evening rolls in, it's time to unwind at the Spread Eagle London, London’s first fully vegan pub. Tucked away on Homerton High Street, this traditional East End pub offers a variety of vegan delicacies and drinks.

Location: 224 Homerton High St, London E9 6AS Website: Instagram: @thespreadeaglelondon

To cap off your remarkable day, dine at EDIT London. Located in the heart of Hackney, EDIT serves modern British plant-based dishes, coupled with a curated selection of low-intervention and local wines, beers, and ciders. Enjoy a delectable dinner as you soak up the welcoming ambiance of this low-impact restaurant.

Location: 136 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8DY Website: Instagram:

Explore More Sustainable Shops in Hackney

Uncover the hidden gems of Hackney's sustainable scene with Ganddee Maps, your guide to sustainable shops in London. Use Ganddee Maps' filters to discover more charity shops, vintage shops, coffee shops, and more, in Hackney and beyond.


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