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Stoke Newington

Independent eateries and businesses lend a strong sense of community

"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

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do Stoke Newington locals go?

The Haberdashery

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

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.

Clissold Park

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


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


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!

Sutton and Sons

Best fish and chips in Stoke Newington!

Belle époque

Delicious bread and cakes that look too perfect to eat!

Blighty Coffee

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.

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.

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.

The Pantry

Specialist eggless cakes for every occasion!

Newington Green Fruit and Vegetables

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

Franks Canteen

Delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch with a changeable menu.


Forget The Hawksmoor. This Argentinian steak restaurant serves amazing meat and has a very cosy ambience.

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.

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

What do you love about Stoke Newington?

Why do you find Stoke Newington a great place to live?

Local resident

"Stoke Newington has everything you can want in one postcode. Some of the best theatres, bars, and restaurants."

July 2015


"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!"

February 2015


"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."

January 2015


What do you like about Stoke Newington?

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"Fashioned on Stirling Castle, Stoke Newington Pumping station once supplied clean water to much of North London. Threatened with demolition in 1971, the residents got the building Grade II listed and it now hosts a very successful climbing centre!"

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Child-friendly activities near Stoke Newington

Baby Sensory classes

The Old Fire Station,
Baby Sensory's award winning baby development classes are now running in your area. You and your baby will experience different sensory activities designed to support your baby's sensory development every week and you are welcome to join at any time. Website

Messy Movers

Linden Children's Centre,
Messy Movers - a free play session for children under 5 years. Website

Music with Maddy

Fernbank Children's Centre,
Singing, dancing, instruments, puppets and creative fun for children from newborn to 5 years. Website

Kindy Drama - Helen O'Grady Drama Academy

Our lady of Good Counsel Church Hall,
The original confidence building drama class which has been operating for over 30 years worldwide and 15 years in the North London. We are the originals and the best! Website

Mulberry School of Ballet

Lawn by Clissold House
Drawing on her wealth of experience from teaching all age groups, Julia makes classes for youngsters fun and exciting through the use of imagination and creativity. The classes are full of fun, using imaginative and creative movement to provide an exciting way of discovering dance. Website

Stay and Play - Hackney

Fernbank Children's Centre
Great toys for children aged 6 months to 3 years, light refreshments and an opportunity to get to know other parents. Stay & Play sessions provided for children aged between 0 and 5 years old. Website

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
  1. About Stoke Newington

    Stoke Newington is a district in the London Borough of Hackney. It is 5 miles (8 km) north-east of Charing Cross. Stoke Newington can be roughly defined by the N16 postcode area (though this also includes parts of Stamford Hill and the almost extinct district of Shacklewell). Its southern boundary with Dalston is quite ill-defined too. For one small district, Stoke Newington is endowed with a generous amount of open space. To its north, there is the extensive West Reservoir, now a non-working facility, but open for leisure and surrounded by greenspace. South of there is Clissold Park, an extensive swathe of parkland complete with a small menagerie, aviary and Clissold Mansion, a Grade II listed building. Stoke Newington is a very multicultural area.

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