Love your commute again

Whether by bus, tube or train, commuting is something the majority of people in London do twice a day, every day. Generally a tedious part of the day, filled with busy carriages, constant delays and never ending traffic lights, one begins to wonder; what if commuting could become more enjoyable?

Located just over half a mile from a Zone 1 station, The Overdraught, a new development by L&Q, is ideally placed to offer a commute with a difference. Whether a stroll (or jog!), or something speedier – be it bike, scooter or skateboard – the tow path running alongside the development is an ideal traffic-free passage into central London. There are also plenty of cafes, restaurants and pubs en route, ideal for stopping for a coffee on the way in, or a pint on the way home!

To show the versatility The Overdraught tasked two bloggers to explore alternative ways to commute to Kings Cross – watch the video to see how they got on…

Haggerston Melting Pot

Haggerston finds itself at the epicentre of a social and cultural explosion. Hackney neighbours, Hoxton, Shoreditch and Dalston, are some of the most prospering and exciting urban areas in London. 

Famous for their creative bias, these communities have naturally become a melting pot of bars, clubs, coffee houses, internationally inspired eateries, eclectic boutiques and art galleries.

The local area

A host of connections available between London and the rest of the country.

A great selection of places for a relaxing meal and drink.

Enjoy the great outdoors

Leisure Centres - With plenty of leisure activities in the area there’s great opportunity to stay active.

Shops & Amenities - An area filled with lots of places to shop until you drop.

Schools - There are many other established primary and secondary schools in the area.

Striking distinctiveness

Built on the site of an old pub by the same name, it has been designed to fit perfectly in its corner site, allowing a soft transition from the canal frontage to the side street.

An urban metropolis, Haggerston is a buzzing hub on the grow

Together with neighbouring Hoxton, Shoreditch and Dalston, you can enjoy a truly diverse and enriched lifestyle. From niche galleries and art shops creating a realm of creative energy to boutique stores, bars and restaurants that will help you to relax and unwind. In Haggerston, you really can enjoy the area at whichever pace you like.


London’s first board game café is a haven for lovers of the traditional table top pastimes

Broadway Market

Nestled in the heart of Hackney, Broadway Market is a local gem with an extensive array on offer

Haggerston Expresso Room

Last Tuesday Society

Our top picks

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All this & more


The highest quality 1, 2, 3 bed apartments and a spectacular 4 bedroom townhouse, built to ensure long lasting elegance which are perfect for busy city lifestyles.

Out & about

A new multi-use space, called Echos, launches in Haggerston courtesy of the team behind London promoters Soundcrash. Carefully crafted to have an intimate feel, the venue has one of London’s best sound systems.


L&Q is one of the UK’s leading housing associations and one of London’s largest residential developers. We own or manage over 90,000 homes in London and the South East.