Borough of Hackney


私たちのフラット(イギリスではアパートをFlatと呼ぶ)は、ハックニー区(Borough of Hackney)にある。ナイキが、ハックニーのロゴを無断で使用して、区に30万ポンドを支払うことになっニュースは、ご存知の方も多いかもしれない。

ロンドン (Greater London)は、 シティ・オブ・ロンドンcity of London、一般にシティと呼ばれる)と32の特別区で構成される。12特別区とシティはインナー・ロンドン(inner London、中心部)、残り20特別区はアウター・ロンドン(outer London、郊外)と呼ばれる。ハックニーは、インナー・ロンドンの北東にあたる。

ハックニーは、イギリスの最貧困地区の1つであり、犯罪率も高く、これまで評判はあまり良くなかった。しかし、南部が金融地区シティに接しているため、昨今の好景気でシティ勤務者向けの高級アパートやショップ・レストラン等がオープン、ロンドンでも最もトレンディなエリアに変身。若者やクリエーターに人気のホクストン(Hoxton)やショーディッチ(Shoreditch)は、ロンドンのアートシーンの中心で、ギャラリー、ヒップなバーやクラブ、レストランが集まる。 また東部は2012年オリンピック開催地区として再開発が進んでいる。


Out flat (apartment is called ‘flat’ in UK) is located in Borough of Hackney in London. You might hear the news that Nike used Hackney Logo for their clothing range without a permission and paid £300,000 to the borough as a compensation.

The administrative area of Greater London consists of 32 London boroughs. Inner London contains 11 boroughs and the City of London and the City of Westminster, and outer London comprises 20 remaining boroughs. Hackney is located north east of inner London.

Hackney is one of the most deprived area, and is infamous with its high crime rate until recently. With the recent economic boom, the southern part of Hackney, which is adjacent to the City, is transformed to one of the most trendy area in London with upscale flats and shops/restaurants for the City workers. Hoxton and Shoreditch in the south-west, is a center of London art scene, and hip bars and clubs in the area attract a lot of young crowds and creators on the weekend. In the east part of Hackney is in the area of the 2012 London Olympic, and large scale re-development projects are ongoing.

We live in the area next to borough of Islington, where former prime minister Blair used to live. It is a bit far from tube stations, but we enjoy the atomosphere of the area where rough areas and trendy areas sit next with each other. The problem is that this area is booming with new apartment complexes, and the rent is expensive with its space…

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