Wonderful Wilton Way

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Last summer’s Olympic Games in London were a success for both the city and the UK at large. While it brought many visitors to the Big Smoke, more importantly it brought tourists to the eastern side of the capital, an area often overlooked by tourists. With a bustling DIY sector and urban resurgence, the team at Monocle turned their lens on the east borough of Hackney—specifically Wilton Way—profiling the contributing factors of this micro-neighborhood’s distinctive approach to community and retail. A street dear to Cool Hunting and one we’ve profiled in various forms in the past, Wilton Way and its residents are a steady source of creative inspiration that serve as a model for any developing area.