A locals' guide to Stamford Hill
"Along Stoke Newington Church Street there are some lovely independent businesses, from florists, to coffee shops, to wine bars."Sophie Harries
"I love that there are lots of new businesses opening up along Stoke Newington High Street!"Chris Ball
"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
Where do Stamford Hill locals go?
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
Fabulous steak and a vibrant atmosphere - just as good as the sister restaurant in Clerkenwell.
Submitted by Frank
A beautiful, vintage-style café serving yummy cakes and proper coffee. Great for brunch.
Submitted by Stephen
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
An amazing park to take your dog for a walk, with an animal enclosure and a butterfly dome!
Submitted by Emma
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
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 coffee shop with a difference! Great food, lovely staff, quirky décor and even better coffee, all in the heart of Blackstock Road. There's a lounge area and garden, complete with an air-raid shelter and table tennis, which is the perfect place to hide away from the hustle and bustle of Finsbury Park. It's more than a coffee shop, Blighty is a community.
Submitted by Leanne
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
Why do you find Stamford Hill a great place to live?
"Stamford Hill is a quiet area"
"It's not far the city and offers much to do while keeping the street nice and attractive"
What do you like about Stamford Hill?
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."
Explore Stamford Hill
Child-friendly activities near Stamford Hill
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
Stay and PlayIhsan Children’s Centre
The Ihsan Children's Centre provides a holistic package of support for families, carers and the children in their care between the ages of 0-5, to ensure that they all are given the maximum opportunity to achieve positive outcomes in their lives. We do this by delivering a programme of services which includes the mother & child stay and play. Website
Grasshoppers in the Park
Outreach The session is publicised locally and children are free to come and explore the nursery and participate in any of the activities which take place. These usually include arts and crafts and our very popular music sessions with our two visiting artists; multi instrumentalist Jorge the Music Man and Holly from Tiny Tempo. Website
Acting Bugs - Stoke NewingtonThe Boiler House Community Space,
Acting Bugs classes are weekly drama sessions carefully devised so the parent/carer can join in alongside the child. The sessions are themed half termly and incorporate an ongoing story which includes singing, movement, puppets, props and improvisation. Website
Massage Club for Mums and DadsYellow 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
Stay and Play and toy library.Stamford Hill Community Centre
A wide range of toys to play with and borrow.
HATs! Drama for Early YearsThe Boiler House Community Centre,
Sensory movement and storytelling for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their parents / carers. HATs found its feet in Hackney during 2010 and after a year took intrepid steps to Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea where it has been running ever since! Each session follows a story journey exploring props, costumes and music. It is multi-layered offering babies and children different ways to experience and enjoy the journey. Website
About Stamford Hill
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Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Stoke Newington
- Newington Green
- Finsbury Park
- De Beauvoir Town
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