Shacklewell is just one of those areas that seems to be absorbed by the neighborhoods around it. With hip spots like Hackney and Dalston as neighbors, it's easy to be overlooked. Still, the housing market often has cheaper apartments and homes than most other parts of London.
It's hard to tell exact borders between Shackewell and its surrounds (and no doubt residents would find it hard to agree), but there are plenty of amenities within walking distance.
The City: 3.2 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 5.3 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 35-40 minutes by transit / 25-30 minutes by bike
Southwark: 4.6 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 45 minutes by transit / 25 minutes by bike
Westminster: 5.8 miles / 25-60 minutes by car / 35-45 minutes by transit
Shoreditch: 2.3 miles / 10-15 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit / 15 minutes by bike