A hackney autobiography puts Hackney’s creative and radical past on the map. Plot a course through untold stories from London’s most dynamic borough, guided by artist’s illustrations, poetic Sat Nav and GPS technology.

Explore the food cultures & frontlines of Dalston, birth & madness in Homerton, or a lost Island near Rectory Road. Take a sonic bus journey with the singing
strikers of Well Street.

A hackney autobiography features 4 immersive Audiotours & over 50 Sketches published or inspired by the Centerprise Co-operative (1971–1993).

What’s New

Version 1.1

Bug fix for location tracking issue and minor updates to routes and content.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Foxtrot Lightning ,


Amazing app, telling the story of Hackney's radical past in its own voice, in its own streets. So much archive material and great stories of how poetry led to a police lock-down in Homerton and how young and old fought to fight fascism and deportations. More relevant today than ever!

Quarton1 ,


A great resource. Lots of lovely information about different areas of Hackney over the years. I never knew about the "three penny doctor" Dr Jelley, or the lost island, or the street battles between Mosley's blackshirts and the anti-fascist Jewish commandoes – all here on the streets of Hackney!

Miss B M ,

Fantastic Historical Resource

This app is a wonderful resource for everyone interested in the history of East London. Beautifully crafted audio tours, texts, photographs and material from the archive of Centerprise. Well worth downloading!


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256.2 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
Unrestricted Web Access
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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