As a West Londoner who has been gradually migrating southeast over the last few years, Hackney has often felt like a long way from home and a somewhat intimidating destination. That’s not to say I haven’t ventured there for the odd night out or cultural event. But I just haven’t put the time in to fully explore it organically.
Summer is most certainly trying to be in the air this week. Despite a few defiant spatterings of rain, more typical of April climes, cheerful sunny outbursts, balmy evenings and glorious sunsets have made up the bulk of May so far, bringing cyclists out in hordes and filling me with anticipation for the summer biking potential in the months ahead.
By Jess Monson, Londoner born and bred, and LBTC blogger.