Hackney Marshes

Hackney Marshes is internationally known as the spiritual home of Sunday league football, with 82 football, rugby and cricket pitches on North and South Marsh and Mabley Green.

Hackney Marshes Centre

The award winning Hackney Marshes Centre provides 31 spacious changing rooms, a café and a public terrace. It’s a great venue for conferences, weddings, educational events and community events. For more information please contact us or visit Better – Hackney Marshes Centre.

Hackney Marshes Pavilion

The Hackney Marshes Pavilion provides 16 spacious changing rooms and four officials’ rooms, alongside a social space overlooking the cricket show pitch. It’s a great venue for educational, team and community events. For more information please contact us or visit Better – Hackney Marshes Centre.


  • trim trail
  • bird hide
  • conservation area
  • tree nursery
  • football pitches
  • rugby pitches
  • café bar and roof terrace
  • cricket pitches
  • cricket practice nets
  • junior football pitches
  • conference/meeting rooms
  • changing facilities
  • toilets
  • accessible toilets

The park holds a Green Flag award. The awards are given to the best green spaces in the country and are awarded each year to make sure the quality of the green space remains high.


Grass football – peak time prices

  • 11 a side block booking – adult: £93.60 and junior: £44.30
  • 9 a side – adult: £78.10 and junior: £39.10
  • 7 side – adult: £67.60 and junior: £33.80
  • 5 a side – adult: £57.05 and junior: £28.50

Peak times are evenings and weekends. For a full list of sports pitch prices across the borough call 020 8986 7955, email hackney.marshes@gll.org or visit Better – Hackney Marshes.

Sports pitch bookings and enquiries

Sports pitch bookings are managed by Better. To book pitches call 020 8986 7955, email hackney.marshes@gll.org or visit Better – Hackney Marshes.

Hackney Marshes user group

Hackney Marshes User Group are local people who use, appreciate and try to protect and enhance Hackney Marshes, including East Marsh and Wick Woodland. The community tree nursery is a volunteer-run project on the marsh and holds a Community Green Flag award. It grows young trees for planting by community groups across Hackney, and maintains a forest garden and sustainable apiary.

How to get to the Marshes

Car or foot

Entrance to the Hackney Marshes Centre is off Homerton Road (B112) where there is a car park and bicycle stands. The post code is E9 5PF.


The Lee Navigation Towpath, connecting Luton and Bow, passes by the Hackney Marshes. To get to the Hackney Marshes Centre or Mabley Green exit at the Homerton Road exit or at Cow Bridge. For information on the walk visit Transport for London.


Homerton station and Hackney Wick station on the London Overground Line are both located around 1 mile from the Hackney Marshes Centre.


Routes 236, 276, 308, W15 and N26 all run to the Hackney Marshes Centre.

Wildlife on the Marshes

To find out more about the locations of various habitats on the Marshes visit Hackney Marshes User Group.


Barbecues are not permitted anywhere on Hackney Marshes.


Dogs are excluded from the sports facilities. Council Officers have the power to request that dogs are put on leads if they are behaving aggressively, causing damage, or if their owner does not have appropriate control over them. More information on dogs in parks.

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Page updated on: 7 February 2020

Hackney Marshes


Homerton Road
E9 5PF


Opening times

  • 24 hour access