Put a spring in your step, and walk to work or school for a free gift

Hackney residents are encouraged to start their day a healthy way next Wednesday and claim a free coffee or goodie bag in the process.

Anyone in the borough who takes part in Walk to Work or School Day on 14 May will be able to claim a reward, including free coffee, tea or fruit from one of ten shops and cafés in Hackney.

Participating places include Artisserie in Mare Street, Hoxton Hotel and Whole Foods Market in Stoke Newington who are giving away goodie bags containing water, fruit, energy bars, massage oil and more to the first 140 participants. There’s also a treat for feet in store, with a discount on footwear in one shop. 

Walking is one of the best ways to get healthy and can easily be incorporated into your daily routine, whether you walk the whole way or get off the bus a few stops early.  It’s also one of the easiest ways to get across Hackney, often quicker than taking the car, and best of all it’s free.


Kim Wright, Hackney Council's Corporate Director  of Health and Communiy Services
Walking is not only good for your health, it's good for the environment and saving on travel fares is good for your wallet. Walking to work or school means you start the day with a clearer head and you can enjoy all the sights and sounds of Hackney on the way, and really get to know the borough. So make Walk to Work or School day the start of a new healthy habit.
Kim Wright, Hackney Council's Corporate Director of Health and Communiy Services

To claim your Walk to Work or School reward you must first get your code from the Move Greener team at Hackney Council, which is running the initiative, and then use that code to claim your free gift from a participating shop or café. 

You can get your code in one of the following ways:

Twitter: Send a direct message to @greenerhackney


Call: 020 8356 8470

Participating shops and cafes:

Artisserie, 285 Mare St, E8 3QE - 25% off all purchases between 7-10am or 3-6pm

Coffee Corner - Butterfield Green Park, 102 Belgrade Road, N16 8DJ - best coffee £1, free tea

Hoxton Hotel, 81 Great Eastern St, EC2A 3HU - free bottle of water

Mary Shoes Ltd, 137 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JE - 20% off all footwear between 12/05/14 and 16/05/14

Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, E8 1HE - free tea, coffee and soda from 10.30am

Platform Café, 2nd Floor, Netil House, 1-7 Westgate St, E8 3RL - £2 smoothies

Castle Sandwich Bar, 54 Paul Street, EC2A 4LN - free tea, coffee and fruit juice

The Russet, 17 Amhurst Terrace, E8 2BT - 10% off coffee and tea, £2 super juice

Venetia’s coffee, 55 Chatsworth Road, E5 0LH - 10% off drinks

Whole Foods Market, 32-40 Stoke Newington Church St, N16 0LU - Free bottle of water and fruit and goodie bags for the first 140 participants.  

Walk to School or Work day is part of National Walking Month, which is run by Living Streets.