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Living in the District of South Hackney
South Hackney is situated in the Borough of Hackney in London and is north east of Charing Cross (WC2.) One of the nearby notable places which is situated near South Hackney is Victoria Park, which is on the north. There is also Church Crescent which has six almshouses nearby, built in 1849 from funds provided by Sir John Cass’s Foundation. St John the Baptist parish church was also built in 1848. There are a number of interesting people who have come from the Borough of Hackney. Some of these include Leona Lewis, who was a previous winner of the X Factor and has gone on to enjoy a successful career since then. Actress Martine McCutcheon also came from here, as did entertainer Marie Lloyd. Ronald and Reginald Kray, the notorious crime gang leaders, also reigned from the area, as did Benjamin Cohen, the internet entrepreneur and journalist.