This August, it’s all about Hatton Garden’s Pop Up Park which kicks off on the 14th. As proud workers in the local area, we asked our team to tell us what they love about Hatton Garden through photography and words…
Kicking us off, our MD and Board Member of the Hatton Garden Business Improvement District shares his thoughts on what he loves about Hatton Garden.
“Hatton Garden has a great buzz of activity throughout the day and has a really interesting mix of businesses, jewellers, street food sellers and many other SMEs. I’ve heard it called a hub of artisans and that fits very well with the history of the jewellery quarter and the arrival of the more recent creative industries. There’s a lot to enjoy here including the hidden bits of history, the energy of the food market along Leather Lane and the visitors and shoppers on foot and on bike… The pop-up road closure on Hatton Wall will help to demonstrate that we need to make more space for pedestrians in Hatton Garden.”
“We need to make more space for the pedestrians in Hatton Garden.”
Stemming from Roy’s words, our recent Connect featured a condensed conceptual piece where we reimagined Hatton Garden as a desirable public space that would be transformed from a rat run for passing through traffic to a vibrant destination for pedestrians who are residents, locals and shoppers. Click here to read the full feature which was inspired by our analytical public realm study commissioned by the Hatton Garden BID in 2017.
What else do we love about Hatton Garden?
For James Dyson, it’s “the use of Leather Lane as a true shared space in the mornings. There’s people walking around, cycling through, setting up market stalls and delivering goods. It looks like chaos, but it works perfectly in its imperfection.”
Mailys, our Principal Consultant says it’s the “incredible diversity of businesses combined with a strong identity and sense of place.”
For Sarah Bailey it’s all about the grub. “I love the energetic atmosphere and buzz on Leather Lane; plus you’re spoilt for choice for amazing street food!
Natasha reveals, she loves the eclectic nature of Hatton Garden, from the jewellery quarter and Leather Lane market to the people-friendly streets and quaint pedestrian alleys.
Last, but certainly not least, Joe Smith, confirms it’s all about the diversity! “The vibrant mix of jewellers, creative industries, traders, residents and retailers that creates the identity of Hatton Garden.”
A few snaps from our what we love about Hatton Garden Series
Find out what’s on at the Hatton Garden Pop Up Park here!