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Living in Dalston
Four miles from Charing Cross situated in the north-east district of Dalston in the London Borough of Hackney. The area covers the postcode district of E8 and is bordered by London Fields in the east, Kingsland High Street in the west, Downs Park Road in the north and Shoreditch in the south. The area has an ethically varied residential population that includes Jewish, Carribean, Turkish, Vietnamese and Polish communities. Most houses there are either council estates or terraced houses dating from 18th and 19th century. Dalston was one of the boroughs that hosted the Olympic Games of 2012 and since then has undergone a great degree of renovation. Dalston Junction and Dalston Kingsland are both served by the London Overground. The area is also well connected to the rest of London by a number of bus routes. Kingsland High Street, with its high end boutique stores and gourmet restaurants, is a popular shopping destination in the region although Ridley Road Market opposition Dalston Kingsland railway station is also famous for its exotic fruits and vegetables. In February 2007 the Dalston Theatre was destroyed but the new Dalston Culture House currently hosts the Vortex Jazz Club. With the redevelopment wave that Dalston has seen lately, it can be accepted as an upcoming entertainment scene in the area as well.