A locals' guide to N16
"Along Stoke Newington Church Street there are some lovely independent businesses, from florists, to coffee shops, to wine bars."Sophie Harries
"Clissold Park is the perfect place for a day out with the kids - there's animal enclosures, a lovely café and lakes to explore."Chris Ball
"I love that there are lots of new businesses opening up along Stoke Newington High Street!"Chris Ball
Where do N16 locals go?
Both an arboretum and a cemetery, Abney Park is one of London's 'Magnificent Seven' cemeteries built by the Victorians in the 19th century with beautiful grounds.
Submitted by Adam
Great breakfasts and lunches and the only café in the area to open early. And they have food from Brazil too! OMG, I am so excited that this is my new local!
Submitted by Dorotta
A beautiful, vintage-style café serving yummy cakes and proper coffee. Great for brunch.
Submitted by Stephen
Recently in Time Out as one of the best coffee shops of 2015, this family friendly, independent venue also sells South American street food and tasty breakfasts.
Submitted by A
An amazing park to take your dog for a walk, with an animal enclosure and a butterfly dome!
Submitted by Emma
Fabulous steak and a vibrant atmosphere - just as good as the sister restaurant in Clerkenwell.
Submitted by Frank
Sodo Pizza Café
Fresh and high-quality food, really friendly staff, great atmosphere and good prices. The sourdough pizza are delicious and they source local beers and seasonal produce.
Submitted by Lisa
Newington Green Fruit and Vegetables
There isn't a vegetable or a piece of fruit that you cannot buy here. Amazing presentation and CHEAP!
Submitted by James
Forget The Hawksmoor. This Argentinian steak restaurant serves amazing meat and has a very cosy ambience.
Submitted by James
Highbury Arts Club
Amazing place, so small that you may miss it if it isn't recommended! A family run business close to Highbury Barn, perfect for breakfast, brunch or dinner. They have now started doing jazz nights on a Thursday too.
Submitted by Annabel
The Highbury Barn
One of the most succulent chicken roasts you'll ever taste in a pub, with all of their meats supplied from the organic butcher just across the road.
Submitted by Sarah
Why do you find N16 a great place to live?
"I love Newington Green because of the close community and village atmosphere. The proximity to Clissold and Church Street is handy, but Newington Green has most of what you need. This part of Green Lanes is really changing for the better and it's an exciting place to go now!"
"Stoke Newington has everything you can want in one postcode. Some of the best theatres, bars, and restaurants."
"Stoke Newington is a great distance from central London. The place is very relaxed, there are brilliant park and woodland areas to spot owls etc and the cafes, pub/bars and shops are great. It is also walking distance from Dalston and Hackney Central. Perfect spot for me!"
"Stamford Hill is a quiet area"
"I live opposite wonderfully kept Clissold Park, which is great for running and taking a stroll around. There is a wide selection of cafes, bars and restaurants to choose from when the mood or necessity takes you. There is a good library with friendly librarians, an annual literary festival, good bus links to central London and the proximity of London Overground is very helpful too."
"It's not far the city and offers much to do while keeping the street nice and attractive"
What do you like about N16?
Did you know?
"London's non-denominational Magnificent Seven burial garden, Abney Park cemetery is perhaps more renowned for the sheer amount of trees than its residents. Over 2500 trees are planted alphabetically in a perimeter around the park."
Child-friendly activities near N16
Talking Walk-inLinden Children's Centre,
A drop in service for parents who have concerns with their child's speech development. It's assist children who have the following types of problems: difficulty producing and using speech, difficulty understanding language, difficulty using language, and difficulty with feeding, chewing or swallowing, a stammer. Website
Stay and PlayIhsan Children’s Centre,
We offer services which include; mother & child stay and play, fathers and children project, respite crèche, outreach services, employment & volunteering service, adult learning courses, family health services, childminder's support and more. Website
Art Tuition for children and groups
From basic to more advanced drawing skills, we also look at Art History resources for inspiration: Observational drawing, Mark Making, Experimenting, With materials, Painting/Sculpture, Illustration, Seasonal Projects and Your vision! Website
Jolly BabiesThe Old Fire Station,
Take your child on a musical Journey, with our lively, fun classes full of singing, movement and percussion. Jolly Babies is the start of our musical journey, we will wave and clap, sing and dance.Simple percussion becomes a favourite, as will the bouncing and bubbles. A wonderful opportunity to bond with your baby, to make new friends and to have fun. Website
Messy PlayThe Boiler House Community Space,
The Boiler House team have been running a weekly Messy Play session for the last few years, this is a friendly popular activity that does exactly what it says on the tin! Activities include crafts, messy activities such as shaving foam, water play, flour and lots of paint. Website
121 TUTOR AVAILABLE in StokeyMillington House,
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Young Parents GroupFernbank Children's Centre,
The friendly, relaxed groups are a way to network with other parents and get support and information on a range of topics. Each week, there will be a focus to the session, such as parenting strategies, health, or making plans for the future. If there is something in particular that you would like support with, we do our best to plan sessions to meet your needs. This group is for mums or dads under the age of 25. Website
N16 is the postcode district in North London incorporating the areas of Stoke Newington, Stamford Hill (part), Shacklewell, Dalston (part), Newington Green (part) and is covered by the Hackney and Islington local authorities.
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