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Cooper & Wolf

Cooper & Wolf

Great for a lazy Sunday coffee and Swedish inspired dishes too.

The Bonneville

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

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.

Zona

Zona

Amazing all day brunch menu, really good value, great service and family friendly. Highly recommend the salt beef with eggs benedict or the open-top Reuben.

The Haberdashery

The Haberdashery

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

Yellow Warbler

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.

Sutton and Sons

Sutton and Sons

Best fish and chips in Stoke Newington!

The Chesham Arms

The Chesham Arms

Enjoy a pint while sitting round the toasty fire - this pub was saved from development by the local community, making it a lovely local place for food and drinks.

Chesham Arms

Chesham Arms

A revival of an old local boozer, residents fought hard to prevent this building being turned into flats and won after it was granted to be an 'asset of community value'!

Lee Valley Ice Centre

Lee Valley Ice Centre

A fantastic place to hang out with your friends and have a good time ice skating or playing ice hockey. You can also book ice skating lessons for a reasonable price.

Hackney Walk

Hackney Walk

The upcoming home for fashion designers. Hackney Walk is a fashion district located within East London. It is a new ultimate luxury shopping experience that consists of many major and luxury designer brands. Hackney Walk is a trendy hub for great urban food, leisure and community activities. It is amazing, as Hackney is such a diverse and energetic area in London!

Brew for Two at St John's

Brew for Two at St John's

This delightful café in the garden of St John-at-Hackney Church is great for an al fresco lunch when the weather is kind! Homemade burgers, cakes, sweet & sour crepes and Monmouth coffee!!!

Tonkotsu

Tonkotsu

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

Hackney Fresh

Hackney Fresh

I often pop in to this fruit and veg shop for their fresh produce and a coffee. Very handy!

COFFEE8

COFFEE8

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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Homerton, Hackney, Victoria Park, Leyton, Dalston, Stoke Newington, Bethnal Green, Newington Green, Stratford and Bow

"In 1981, four boys found what they thought were bear prints in the snow on Hackney Marshes. After raising the alarm, the police came to scour the area but no 'beast' was found. To this day, we still do not know if the animal was real or if it was an elaborate hoax."

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

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Hackney Walk is the ultimate luxury shopping experience in East London.

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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!

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  1. See the Hackney information... open green spaces, walk distance to Olympic park via canal, 2 stops to the Olympic Park and Westfield from Homerton station. Lots of interesting shops and cafes and Sunday market on Chatsworth Rd. The Picture House cinema and The Hackney Empire on Mare Street.

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Child-friendly activities near Clapton

Little Learner (1-2Y)

Daubeney Children’s Centre
Sessions for 1-2 year olds. Website

Kidzmania indoor playground

Kidzmania
this is worth checking out on a rainy day. As well as great facilities, food and drinks are served on site. Website

Knitting Circle

Merry Go Round
Bring along your projects and work on them. Please note that this is not a teaching class, it is a sharing and learning together group Website

Tulin Dance School of Ballet

The Round Chapel, Hackney
Based in Islington, North London and Hackney, East London Ballet North offers a variety of private and group dance classes including Baby Ballet, Boys Ballet, one on one tuition Classes take place on Tuesday and Sundays Baby Ballet *from 2.5years* (£75 per Term): Tuesdays 3.45 - 4.15pm Under 5s Ballet: Tuesdays 4.15 - 4.45pm (£75 per Term) Preparatory Ballet: Tuesdays 4.45 - 5.30pm (£99 per Term) Primary Ballet: Tuesdays 5.30 - 6.15pm (£99 per Term) Saturdays - The Round Chapel, Hackney E5 0PU - The Church Room Baby Ballet / Under 5s *from 2.5years: Saturdays 1.15 - 1.45pm * (£75 per Term) Preparatory Ballet: Saturdays 1.45 - 2.15pm (£75 per Term) Primary Ballet: Saturdays 2.15 - 3.00pm (£99 per Term) Website

Messy Movers

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

Messy Play

The 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

Kumon Study

Stoke Newington Study Centre,
Kumon's long-term focus provides children with the self-assurance and the transferable self-learning skills. Website

About Clapton

Clapton refers to both Upper Clapton and Lower Calpton in East London. Upper Clapton is a district in the London Borough of Hackney. It is bounded by the Hackney districts of Stamford Hill to the west, Lower Clapton and Lea Bridge to the south and the Haringey district of South Tottenham to the north. To the east is the River Lea (spelt Lea or Lee), on the other side of which is the expanse of the Walthamstow Marshes, part of which is in the Lee Valley Park. Lower Clapton is immediately adjacent to central Hackney - bounded, roughly, by the western side of Hackney Downs (to the west), the Lea Valley (to the east), Clifden Road (to the south) and the Lea Bridge Road (to the north). Lower Clapton is centred on Lower Clapton Road, to the north of which is Clapton Ponds, the remnant of the old village green.

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