Facts about Haggerston
Haggerston is first recorded in the Domesday Book as Hergotestane. Possibly of Viking origin, and an outlying hamlet of Shoreditch. On Rocque’s 1745 map of Hackney, the village is shown as Agostone but by the 19th century, it had become Haggerstone. And part of the growing urban sprawl, with factories and streets of workers’ cottages lining the canal.
The proximity to Hoxton and Shoreditch has made the area popular with students and workers in the creative industries, as these nearby areas have grown more expensive. In recent years, escalating property prices have driven commercial art galleries further into east London, which has exacerbated this effect. For the same reason, Haggerston has been attracting tech startups over Silicon Roundabout in Old Street, with some people calling the area “Hackerston”.
Haggerston is a locale in East London, England, centered approximately on Great Cambridge Street. It is within the London Borough of Hackney and is considered to be a part of London’s East End. It is about 3.1 miles northeast of Charing Cross. The adjacent neighborhoods are Dalston, Hoxton, and Bethnal Green. In 1965, the Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch became part of the new London Borough of Hackney.
There is an electoral ward called Haggerston within the borough. In the 1990s a number of the area’s more rundown housing estates were refurbished and some disused public buildings were privately converted into gated communities. In 2010, Haggerston Railway station re-opened, a little to the north of the original station.