Hackney Downs

A Very Public Display of Affection at Hackney Down Station

A Very Public Display of Affection at Hackney Down Station

Not what you expect to see as you stumble onto the platform of Hackney Downs station, early on a bank holiday Saturday morning. A couple in the throws of ….. whatever it was,  shamelessly vertically copulated on platform 1, as they waited for their train to arrive. The unknown couple were filmed by someone also […]








Popping up and cropping up in Hackney Downs

Popping up and cropping up in Hackney Downs

Buying a house can be a stressful experience.  Hectic enough with packing, renovations, vulpine estate agents and being able to afford the bloody thing, let alone deciding to throw undercover events for all and sundry in your new living room. But this is exactly what Gabriel Prokofiev has done. Grandson of Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev, […]








Pembury Estate teenager turns Cambridge down

Pembury Estate teenager turns Cambridge down

He’s been offered places at six universities including Cambridge, but  17 year old Franklyn Addo is seriously considering London School of Economics, where he will study sociology. Explaining to Hackney Hive his choice of LSE over Cambridge, he said: “I really love London and I don’t want to leave. Besides, it would be hard to […]