Free Hackney postcards available this summer

Collect all seven postcards featuring famous Hackney landmarks

SEVEN local artists have each designed a postcard – featuring famous borough landmarks – to celebrate Hackney in summertime.

The free, limited edition postcards can be picked up from venues across the borough and include scenes from Hackney’s seven town centres: Clapton, Dalston, Shoreditch, Victoria Park, Stoke Newington, Hackney Wick and Hackney Central.

Artist Jane Smith, who designed the Dalston postcard, said: “I loved creating the Dalston summer postcard of the neighbourhood in which I have lived for 20 years. 

“I felt instantly at home when I moved here and it has lost none of its freshness and interest – in fact it gets better year-on-year. Hackney has a real sense of community and a never ending range of things to do indoors and out. 

“There is a thriving creative and art scene, lovely parks, cool shops, cafes, swimming pools, interesting buildings, and the canal. I can’t think of a place I would rather live.”

Residents are also invited to share their favourite summer moments in Hackney using the #hackneysummer hashtag on Twitter.