For some of our Retirement Housing estates we have agreements with the local authority to let a percentage of our vacant properties to people nominated by them. Hanover’s agreement for this estate is that all of the allocations are managed by the local authority, London Borough of Hackney, who can be contacted on 0208 356 2929.
Close to Springfield Park and Clapton railway station, Wrens Park House in Hackney is a five storey development of 17 purpose built apartments for the over 55s. Benefits here include shared landscaped gardens, residents’ lounge, laundry and lift access to upper floors, plus the properties are close to a range of bus routes, local shops and amenities, including several churches.
Wrens Park House has an on-site manager who looks after maintenance of the buildings and grounds, as well as helping you to access further help and support if you need it. There are optional social activities to take part in such as games sessions and coffee mornings, giving you an opportunity to get to know the neighbours!
In the local area
All the facilities you are likely to need exist in Hackney, including banks, chain stores, independent shops, main library, post office, restaurants, Broadway market plus the main Stratford shopping centre. There are also plenty of GPs, dental surgeries and opticians to choose from in the area.
Victoria Park in London’s Tower Hamlets is a large park with canals, ponds, a pavilion, tennis courts and a sports ground, which also hosts concerts in the summer. London Fields Lido is home to London’s only 50-metre heated outdoor pool. Entry is free to the popular Hackney City Farm, which has goats, rabbits, sheep, geese, an in-house cafe and farm shop.
History and culture
A diverse cultural quarter thrives in Hackney, with theatre, cinema, museums, art galleries, festivals and a great music scene. This includes the Hackney Empire, a restored music hall offering a wide variety of entertainment, the independent Rio Cinema which showcases the annual Turkish Film Festival, the Vortex Jazz Club, Hackney Museum and the Shoreditch Festival, engaging communities with cultural performances in one of Shoreditch’s most historic locations.
Now completely repaired and restored by the National Trust, Sutton House is a rare example of a Tudor red-brick house, also now established as an arts and education centre for east London.
Hackney is served by two overground lines; the North London Line crosses from west to east while the East London Line runs from Highbury and Islington towards destinations south of the River Thames, including Clapham Junction, Crystal Palace, Croydon, and New Cross. Services to Liverpool Street and Chingford are accessible from the nearby Clapton station.
The nearest underground stations are Hackney Central and South Tottenham. A variety of bus services run from the nearby Upper Clapton Road into the city centre.
Distance to GP: 1 miles
Distance to shop: 0.28 miles
Distance to bus stop: 0.02 miles
Distance to Post Office: 1 miles