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Hackney City Farm

#534 of 1,557 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: East End / East London
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Address: 1A Goldsmith's Row | Hackney, London E2 8QA, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7729 6381
10:00 - 16:30
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:30

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Fun afternoon for young kids

Even on a cold autumn day the animals were out and about. The geese, ducks and chickens wander around and are very friendly. Suitable for young kids but older children may get... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 December 2016
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cycled from central London to the farm in about 20mins and felt like I was in the countryside somewhere! Took a stroll through the cobblestone yard where the chickens and geese roam free - very very tranquil, unlike central London. Then had time for a very good cup of coffee, it was Friday afternoon and quite quiet so came out... More 

Thank Peltata
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Even on a cold autumn day the animals were out and about. The geese, ducks and chickens wander around and are very friendly. Suitable for young kids but older children may get bored quickly.

Thank nge8
San Diego, California
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108 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Tucked in the borough of Tower Hamlet is a little working farm. The farm has the usual complement of farm animals: chickens (running loose in the yard), rabbits, a pair of donkeys, a pair of pigs, and such. Little kids will love it, adults will be bored quickly. The farm has a lot of character for a working farm--many of... More 

Thank Ben S
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Its well worth giving a donation for all the work they carry out and seeing the animals such as cows and pigs.

Thank Ethan E
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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224 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We make our way over to the shortage is central part of London get to the far side of the flower market wander off to the left a couple of blocks and there in the center of London in the middle of housing developments and apartment buildings is a full-fledged Farm with chickens and geese and ducks and rabbits and... More 

Thank Ginna W
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Good to visit with family. Busy during weekends but nice to see the animals and hang around. Good for a weekend trip.

Thank daniela c
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great city farm in Hackney, went there after having lunch at the Broadway market and was not disappointed

Thank Nonoleo
London, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Visited here along with two five year olds. The farms rather small, chickens roam free which is nice but other than that you'll only find a few Guinea pigs, a couple of rabbits, one pig, two donkeys and a pair of goats (at least this is all that was there during our visit). There's no opportunity to pet or feed... More 

Thank Tashanna3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I have read reviews on here about Hackney Farm and can see some very mixed opinions. I believe it's all about expectation, for a farm in the city that is free to visit my expectation wouldn't be the same as a farm in the country I would pay £40 (family) to visit. We visited Hackney Farm yesterday, we decided to... More 

Thank Kelley G
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

It was great to see the animals and a lovely old guy showed us round. We are on a low income and a tight budget and we were shocked by the high prices of the food. It was also poorly run on the day we were there. the only other people in the cafe were very affluent mums with their... More 

Thank bigbudgie2016

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