Pilgrims Lodge – Independent Living, Hackney

An Independent Living Scheme in Hackney

Pilgrim’s Lodge independent living scheme was established in 1863 and modernised in 1995/6. The scheme consists of seven one-bedroom flats located in Hackney: three on the ground floor, three on the first floor and one on two storeys.

The independent living scheme has a large communal lounge and guest room, and laundry facilities. There are secluded communal gardens to the rear of the building, with controlled parking in the surrounding roads. 24-hour emergency cover is provided through the Anchorcall telephone alarm system.


55 Lyme Grove, Hackney, London E9 6PX

Residency Criteria

  • Age: Applicant must be aged 60 years or over at the time of application.

Local Amenities

Train & Tube

  • London Fields Railway Station, Hackney, London E8 3PH – (0.4, 8-minute walk)
  • Hackney Central Station, off Amhurst Road, Hackney, London E8 1LL (0.5 mile, 11-minute walk)


Nearest bus routes: 106. 254, 55, 277, 236, 55, 106, 394, 30, 388, 26


  • HSBC, 283 Mare St, Hackney, London E8 1PJ – (0.3 mile, 5-minute walk)
  • Tesco Bank, London E9 6PG – (0.5 mile, 10-minute walk)
  • NatWest, 20 Amhurst Rd, London E8 1JW – (0.5 mile, 10-minute walk)
  • Halifax, 402-404, Mare St, London E8 1HN – (0.6 mile, 12-minute walk)
  • Santander, 392 Mare St, Kingsland, London E8 1HP – (0.6 mile, 12 minute walk)

Local Authority

London Borough of Hackney, 1 Hillman St, Hackney, London E8 1DY – (0.4 mile, 8-minute walk)

Supermarkets & Stores

  • Tesco Superstore, 55 Morning Ln, London E9 6ND – (0.5 mile, 10-minute walk)
  • Lidl, 27 Well St, Hackney, London E9 7QX – (0.4 mile, 8-minute walk)
  • Sainsbury’s, Dalston Cross Shopping Centre, Dalston, London E8 2LX – (1.6 miles. 11-minute car drive)
  • Well Street Post Office, 188A Well St, London E9 6QT – (0.3 mile, 6-minute walk)


Shore Gardens – (0.1 mile, 2-minute walk)


  • Elsdale Street Surgery, 28 Elsdale St, Hackney, London E9 6QY – (0.2 mile, 4-minute walk)
  • Crystal Care Dental, 257C Mare St, Hackney, London E8 3NS – (0.2 mile, 4-minute walk)
  • Homerton University Hospital, Homerton Row, Clapton, London E9 6SR – (1 mile, 8-minute car drive)

Other Housing Schemes Nearby

Apply now for Independent Living Accommodation

If you’d like to apply for a place at this independent living housing scheme, see our Applying for Housing page to become familiar with the accommodation eligibility criteria and application process.