Dalston Area Guide – Facts about the London Area of Dalston

Area of Dalston Overview

Dalston area guide - culture house

Culture house in Dalston area. Source: Wikipedia

Along with Kingsland, Shacklewell, and Newington, Dalston was one of the small villages within the Parish of Hackney. The first written record that is left is from 1294 where the village’s name is mentioned as Derleston. An interesting fact is that in the 13th century, there was a leper hospital in Dalston. It was during the 18th and 19th century when the urbanisation and the railway lines have turned the area into more than a village.

On the east the Dalston district extends to the park of London Fields. On the south, the area neighbours with the Borough of Shoreditch. The western boundary of Dalston is marked by the Kingsland Road. On the north, the district neighbours with Stoke Newington. The Farleigh Road is accepted as the boundary.

One of the things that make Dalston an area for young people mostly is the fact that it is both close to the city centre and has a variety of venues. In addition, there is great diversity in properties. Terraced buildings, modern skyscrapers, and other types of properties – there are houses and flats for every taste! What you should keep in mind though is that the average prices in the Dalston district are around 10% higher than the average in London. In addition, the trends are that they will continue to grow.

Dalston area colourful house

Colourful building in Dalston. Source: geograph.org.uk

Quick facts:

  • London borough‎: ‎Hackney
  • Postcode district‎: ‎E8
  • London Assembly‎: ‎North East
  • Population: 14,727 (2011 census)

Green spaces in the Dalston area

The only park in Dalston is the London Fields park. Even though it is relatively small, it is great for walks and for kids to play.

The nearby South Hackney district is where the Victoria Park is located. It is a much bigger park and is fairly close to Dalston – only a couple hundred metres to the east. There are also many places to eat or grab a drink near the Victoria Park.

Other interesting facts about Dalston:

  • The area is known for its great nightlife and music venues. It’s considered as one of the ‘coolest places in Britain.
  • Immigrants from Turkey, Poland, and other countries make Dalston one of the most multi-cultural districts.
  • Famous people that have lived in Dalston – Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Emily Lloyd.

Transportation options in and around Dalston

Railway Station in Dalston Area

Dalston Junction Station. Source: Wikipedia

Trains: A variety of options for overground rail transportation. The stations in and near the area are: Dalston Kingsland, Dalston Junction, London Fields, and Haggerston.

Tube: No tube in Dalston. The closest station is in Bethnal Green.

It is no wonder that this district is very popular among young people with different taste. So, if you want to live in a place where the party rarely stops and that has many colourful aspects, Best Move highly recommends considering Dalston. Catch a glimpse of a compilation of the most East London things that have ever happened.

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