Inside Hackney Ltd is a community publisher run by Helena Smith. We celebrate and support the people of Hackney, as well as small, local and independent businesses and projects across the borough. Inside Hackney also promotes and undertakes volunteering activities, believing that this engagement benefits the mental and emotional well-being of volunteers, as well building a stronger, more cohesive community.
Inside Hackney was the first ever guidebook to the borough. The first edition of this free community guide was published in 2015, with thousands of copies distributed all over Hackney. The second edition was published in May 2017.
We use our photography and writing skills to benefit local projects – we’ve worked with Bags of Taste, North London Action for the Homeless, East London Food Access, the Parkholme Supper Club and other not-for-profit organisations across the borough.
We also volunteer at organisations such as North London Action for the Homeless and Hackney Pirates.