For our last day in London, we decided to go to the Hackney City Farm. It is the perfect location if you need a break from the constant urban noise. Once inside, it is easy to forget that you're standing in the heart of one of the busiest cities in the world.
Hackney City Farm has been on my 'to-see list' for the longest time, and since I was staying in the area, it was the perfect opportunity. I just can't resist the idea of hanging out with animals.
They have a good selection of them, in the little field at the back of the farm you'll get to see pigs, donkeys, goats and sheep. In the courtyard, there is the poultry scurrying around, hens and roosters, geese but also a funny-looking, straight-walking breed of ducks called 'Indian Runners' (see picture below).
Inside one of the building, cages hold cute guinea pigs and extremely shy rabbits. And as for the garden, it is the domain of a very angry cat (you'll be warned by a sign at the entrance of the garden).
Other features of the place are a shop where the farm produce is sold, and a cute cafe which I didn't get to try but I'll make it my mission next time I'm in London.