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.


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)

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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.