What has happened to Chatsworth Road in Hackney? One of my good friends lived there 5 years ago and this street, a stones throw from Murder Mile, certainly didn’t look like this. It now has it’s own website stating it’s on the frontline of Hackney’s gentrification. They’re not kidding. It now has a Sunday market and in place of the cheap chicken shops are creperies and cafes. There’s even a designer toy shop called Hop!. Now my friend has moved away and another has moved in. Encouraged by her we went for a visit last Sunday – and loved it. We had a great time wondering through the market followed by coffee and cake at the newly opened Cooper & Wolf.
I know that some hardcore Hackneyites probably think the character of the area is being eroded by cappuccino supping yummy Mummies, but now I’ve seen the old and the new, I know which one I would choose.
Drake and Naylor Selling mid Century and vintage collectables at the Sunday Market
Cooper and Wolf Serves Scandinavian inspired food and caravan coffee… and yummy cake!
Leaflet display at Cooper and Wolf
Chatsworth Road Market is open on Sunday from 11 – 5