Clapton is a historic community and commercial area within Hackney and consists of Lower Clapton, Clapton Pond and Upper Clapton.

At the centre of Clapton, Lea Bridge Roundabout serves as a critical transport juncture into the East area of London.


Through the adopted local plan, we are setting out the improvements we plan to make to ensure that we create a better environment around Lea Bridge Roundabout and to Hackney Downs and the Lee Valley Regional Park.

We will also look at issues and opportunities across the wider area so that any benefits from development are shared with local residents and businesses and should be shaped more by the ambitions of local people.

The Council is proactively working to ensure Clapton becomes a better-connected neighbourhood which makes the best use of its gateway location to the borough and proximity to the open space and waterways of Hackney Downs and the Lee Valley Regional Park.

Examples of regeneration in Clapton

  • in the Kings Park ward of Clapton, significant funding from Sports England will allow us to implement a programme to improve health outcomes for residents in the area
  • we supported the transformation of the former toilets on Clapton Common into a new community space called Liberty Hall
  • in the Hackney Downs ward, the Council built new facilities for a local primary school close to the Lea bridge roundabout

Improving people’s health through Sport England project and improving air quality

Kings Park in Hackney is one of twelve pilot areas in the UK to receive funding from Sports England to come up with ways to help local people to become more active and lead healthier and more socially-connected lives, with solutions being resident-led.

The Moving Together project launched in 2019 and aims to test and implement new approaches to tackling inactivity, guided by local knowledge and experience which will place local communities at the heart of the process as they know best what is needed

Multiple grants of up to £1,000 have been given to projects and local resident groups that aim to help bring people together and be more physically active. A number of community events were held at the start of 2020 to support the project.

Page updated on: 12 October 2020