Have fun and stay safe in Hackney this Christmas


Hackney Council and Police are urging people to have fun, think of others and be safe while celebrating Christmas in Hackney.

Hackney’s popularity as a place for a night out means more people than ever are expected to hit the bars and clubs of Dalston and Shoreditch during the festive party season.

Whilst most people enjoy their night out responsibly nighttime noise and other anti-social behaviour, such as people urinating or being sick in the street outside people’s homes can be an issue for residents, most of whom, are trying to sleep come the early hours.

The Council and the Police work hard to strike a balance between a prosperous nighttime economy and quality of life for residents. This year posters will go up around the borough reminding people to drink responsibly and know their limits; look after each other and their stuff; don't pee in the street; keep the noise down; and be safe by planning their journey home.

 As always, wardens and police will be taking to the streets to share local knowledge while making the borough safer. Wardens will hand out enforcement notices and extra urinals can be found in Hoxton and Dalston.

Cllr Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Hackney Council
Dalston and Shoreditch are home to some of London's most popular bars, restaurants and clubs. Christmas is going to be very busy – we want to remind party-goers to enjoy themselves safely and to think about those living nearby.

The Council and emergency services are working with venue managers, door staff and TfL to continue to make Hackney safer. We aim to balance a busy, prosperous nightlife with the needs of our residents. We want everyone celebrating Christmas in Hackney to do so responsibly and safely.
Cllr Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Hackney Council

Borough Commander Simon Laurence said: "I would like people to come to Hackney to have a good time and enjoy themselves, they should also feel safe. However for the few who decide to be violent or commit other crimes my officers will take robust action and arrest them."

Hackney Council and the local police are also urging people not to take the potentially lethal ‘legal high’ nitrous oxide and are warning sellers that they won’t be tolerated on the streets.Revellers are urged plan their route home in advance, and make sure someone knows where they are going and what time they expect to be back. The Cabwise app can be downloaded for free.

There are also marshalled taxi ranks near 333 Club (opposite Shoreditch Town Hall), outside McDonalds at Liverpool Street Station. From the loading bay outside Boots, E8 2NS, near Dalston Kingsland Station and from the loading bay near Birthdays, N16 8BJ.

Other ways to check travel plans include bus checker, Tube Deluxe and the Trainline. Calls can also be made to Transport for London on 020 7222 1234.