Hackney City Farm

Hackney City Farm, 1a Goldsmiths Row, London E2 8QA

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Opening Times

Open all year, Tuesday to Sunday:

10.00am - 4.30pm.

The Farm is closed every Monday except on Bank Holidays.

Admission Prices



Situated on the edge of Haggerston Park, just across Hackney Road from the famous Columbia Road Flower Market, and less than a mile from London's Liverpool Street Station, Hackney City Farm was founded in 1984 with the aim of giving youngsters and local people the opportunity to experience farming. It has since grown into a thriving and popular community resource, housing a wide range of farm animals and a rich cottage garden. The animal collection includes pigs, sheep, calves, a donkey, a goat, and a range of poultry including chickens, geese, ducks and a turkey. The Farm also has a selection of smaller animals including rabbits, guinea pigs, degus and chinchillas.

Many of the older buildings have been renovated and refurbished, and the Farm is also home to a well equipped craft studio that hosts a number of activities such as pottery, stone sculpting and textile printing.

The Farm supplies animals and props for photographic, TV and film work, and is also a popular shooting location in its own right.

Official Website


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Car Park

No car parking facilities on site.

Disabled or limited mobility visitors can, however, be accommodated by prior arrangement; see official website for details.


Frizzante Café offering high quality Mediterranean-style food prepared by three resident Italian chefs - the café was awarded `Best Family Restaurant' in London's Time Out awards 2004.


Animal Collections

Mammals, Birds

Note: The animal pictures on this page are merely representative of this type of attraction; they do not mean that the animals can be found at this specific attraction.

Special Attractions

Regular events and activities are held at the Farm - please see Farm's main website for details.

Other Attractions

Well established gardens

Craftwork activities

Farm shop sells a range of the Farm's own produce

Room hire for children's parties

How To Get There:

By Car

Owing to the lack of parking facilities at the Farm, we are not giving full directions by car. Goldsmith's Row is a turning to the north off Hackney Road (A1208), about half-way between Shoreditch High Street (A10) and Cambridge Heath Road (A107). The entrance to the Farm is then on the left a short distance into Goldsmith's Row.

By Public Transport

By Bus:
Nos. 26, 48 (which pass Liverpool Street tube station)
No. 55 (which passes Old St tube station)

By Underground:

Bethnal Green (about a 15/20 minute walk, about 1 mile: head north along Cambridge Heath Road to Cambridge Heath mainline station - cross over to the left-hand side of the road somewhere along here - then turn left and walk along Hackney Road. You will also need to cross this road at some point too, as Goldsmith's Row and the entrance to the Farm is a turning to the right).
Liverpool Street (catch a 26 or 48 Bus)
Old Street (catch a 55 bus)

By Rail (main line):
Cambridge Heath Station (about a 10 min. walk, about 0.5 mile. Head west along Hackney Road. Cross over to the right-hand side of this road when convenient, as Goldsmith's Row and the entrance to the Farm is a turning to the right).

Data on this page last updated: Apr 1 2012

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