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A locals' guide to Shacklewell

"I love that there are lots of new businesses opening up along Stoke Newington High Street!"

Chris Ball

"Along Stoke Newington Church Street there are some lovely independent businesses, from florists, to coffee shops, to wine bars."

Sophie Harries

"The takeover of the Overground at Hackney Central has been fantastic for the local area - there's proposals for Crossrail 2 at this station too!"

Alexandra Lega

What is your favourite place?

Where do Shacklewell locals go?

The Haberdashery

A beautiful, vintage-style café serving yummy cakes and proper coffee. Great for brunch.

Sutton and Sons

Best fish and chips in Stoke Newington!

Yellow Warbler

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.


Fabulous steak and a vibrant atmosphere - just as good as the sister restaurant in Clerkenwell.

The Pantry

Specialist eggless cakes for every occasion!

Belle époque

Delicious bread and cakes that look too perfect to eat!


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!

Newington Green Fruit and Vegetables

There isn't a vegetable or a piece of fruit that you cannot buy here. Amazing presentation and CHEAP!

Salvation in Noodles

Super tasty Vietnamese noodle salads and pho on the borders of Dalston.


I always make a quick pit stop at this coffee van on the Narrow Way in the morning.

Abney Park

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.


Excellent homemade noodles, ramen and lots more. It's got a well-stocked bar too!

Clissold Park

An amazing park to take your dog for a walk, with an animal enclosure and a butterfly dome!

The Bonneville

Located in Lower Clapton, The Bonneville is a quirky low-lit brasserie with a French-inspired menu and cocktails. Its décor is striking and cocktails speak for themselves. It is a must visit if you are a foody!

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.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Newington Green, Stoke Newington, Dalston, Hackney, De Beauvoir Town, Canonbury, Highbury, Clapton, Homerton and Hoxton

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"Every last Sunday in February, a service takes place at Holy Trinity, Dalston to remember the prince of clowns, Joseph Grimaldi. Full costume and makeup is mandatory for those attending!"

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Massage Club for Mums and Dads

Yellow Warbler,
This is a unique service for parents which offers you a new way to enjoy some relaxing 'me time' without the worry of leaving your baby or finding childcare. You get together with a group of your friends with babies, and each parent enjoys a massage while the other parents and babies spend time together. Website

Baby Sign class

Independent Place Nursery
Learn to sign with your baby and ease communication before thay can talk. This hour-long class includes singing as well as a playtime afterwards. Website

Ole Kids

Yellow Warbler
The classes run for one hour and have been planned to include singing, dancing, arts and crafts, music and story telling time. The Olé Kids curriculum was developed through years of observing children and what they like doing at different stages cognitively, emotionally and physically. They picked out the best elements of children's classes and coupled it with our knowledge, research, tons of love and respect for children and our endless passion for creating a Spanish speaking community. Website

Toddler Art Classes

The Russet
Bring your under 5's for some painting, sculpting, collage, drawing and more! Website

Jolly Babies

The 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

Singing Lessons with Melissa D'Arcy

My main concern is creating an environment where your child enjoys learning to sing by exploring their voice as an instrument and learning to play with it. In my lessons we will explore such things as rhythm, tone, pitch and language via a multitude of methods including clapping games, singing exercises and some basic movement. Website

Baby Sensory Angel

The Old Fire Station
Baby Sensory was the first baby programme to offer a complete approach to learning and development from birth to 13 months. Designed to stimulate, educate and provide precious memories during the all-important first year of life, the programme has won multiple awards both nationally and internationally since 2008. Website
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