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A short walk from Kingsland Road and Regent's Canal

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Bread and Butter

Bread and Butter

Serving the best breakfasts in Dalston, lovely fresh organic food, amazing juice and great coffee. The tortilla with loads of cheese is a great hangover cure!

The De Beauvoir Deli Co.

The De Beauvoir Deli Co.

This is a fab little deli with homemade cakes, tonnes of local produce and some really great cheese! There's always people sat outside enjoying a sandwich and a coffee...

The Baring

The Baring

Long lazy Sundays or a swift ale after a busy day at work, The Baring is an ever popular watering hole that also has a serious Tuesday night quiz!

Salvation in Noodles

Salvation in Noodles

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

Towpath

Towpath

I love a weekend walk along Regent's Canal with a glass of rosé from Towpath.

Geffrye Museum

Geffrye Museum

If you can't face the crowds at London's bigger museums, head to this place for a quieter and nicer experience. This museum is all about the home throughout the centuries and the café sells delicious cakes too!

Pho House

Pho House

After trying nearly all of the Vietnamese restaurants on Kingsland Road, this is by far the best. The setting is cool with graffiti style art on the walls and the service is excellent compared to other places on the same road. Complimentary tea and watermelon at the end is exactly what is needed after trying the extensive menu of pho, noodles, summer rolls and fresh fish.

The Pantry

The Pantry

Specialist eggless cakes for every occasion!

Newington Green Fruit and Vegetables

Newington Green Fruit and Vegetables

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

The Canonbury Tavern

The Canonbury Tavern

A public house since the early 1700's, The Canonbury Tavern was refurbished in 2009 giving the residents of Islington one of the best pub gardens in the city and a superb roast lunch on a Sunday. Moreover, the beautiful garden offers an escape from chaotic city life.

BIRD

BIRD

The only place in London to do a bacon doughnut... They also have amazing chicken and lunchtime deals in the week!

Clutch

Clutch

An incredible restaurant in east London. Bright yellow and tiny in size, it serves the best fried chicken with American-style sides, including the dill and pomegranate slaw, which is unreal! Booking is recommended...

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

Always busy, with great breakfasts throughout the day, as well as lunch and dinner menus.

Belle époque

Belle époque

Delicious bread and cakes that look too perfect to eat!

69 Colebrooke Row

69 Colebrooke Row

One of London's best kept secrets. The size of a small living room, but serving the best experimental cocktails around. The bar uses spirits and drinks that it infuses itself in a drinks laboratory and the staff wear lab coats.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Hoxton, Dalston, Canonbury, Newington Green, Islington, Shoreditch, Highbury, Hackney, Bethnal Green and Clerkenwell

"The first canned food was patented by a merchant in Hoxton called Peter Durand in 1810. Sadly the invention of the can opener was still fifty years away and they had to be opened by a hammer!"

Shoreditch's equally trendy neighbour, Hoxton has a well established arts and entertainment scene.

Nick Batten

The arrival of the London Overground in Haggerston has really opened up this area for commuters.

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Alexandra Haywood (nee Lega)

Canonbury and Islington are renowned for their beautiful Regency architecture that attracts so many of the local residents.

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Artypants Annalisa-The Arts for 0-5s


Artypants is a unique learning experience for all 0-5yr olds and thier carers. Children learn most through creative interaction so what better way to engage thier talents and communication skills than with a whole host of tools-dressing up, dance and music, drama and storytelling. Your child will learn to interact in a safe relaxed environment, with senses stimulated through play, encouraging communication, interpretation and appreciation. The proven techniques we use can be transferred to your home too-so come and join in the fun and encourage the little performer in your child. Website

Liz Denton School of Dance-Ballet

Our Lady and St Joseph's Church,
Offers inspiring and creative Ballet and Street Dance classes for children aged 2.5 years+. Website

Kingsgate Hall Playgroup


It gets the stay and play thing just right - welcoming, flexible, snack time, lovely staff. Website

Eltaller Workshops Spanish Classes

Eltaller Workshops Spanish Classes
We offer specialised Spanish lessons which are based in Latin American contemporary literature, history, economy, film, art and music. We aim to have enjoyable discussions and activities that go beyond spanish text books or grammar exercises. We offer lessons for beginners, and for intermediate and advanced level students. Stay & Play 0.45 min lessons for children Website

Baby Massage

New River Green Children's Centre
Baby Massage - 1.30 - 3.00 (For babies aged 6 wks - 5mths) 4 week course Cost £10.00 (Concessions available) Must be booked in advance Call reception for information and to book. Website

Adult & Child Sessions

St Paul's Steiner School
The parent and child group at St Paul's Steiner School has a warm and welcoming family atmosphere. Inspired and guided by the philosopher and educationalist Rudolf Steiner, the group aims to create an environment that is similar to the school's kindergarten morning, but more suited to the needs of young children and their parents. In the session there are times for free play and times when the group comes together; there is a gentle rhythmical structure, which the children soon get to know and enjoy, as it provides them with a sense of security and certainty Sessions are from 9 to 11.30 in the morning and from 1 to 3.30 in the afternoon. £10.50 per session Second child: £6 per session Website

Toddlers' World Soft play

Britannia Leisure Centre
A fun-filled environment designed to challenge and stimulate children between the ages of six months to five years. Parents must supervise their children during these sessions. Website

About De Beauvoir Town

De Beauvoir Town is a district of the London Borough of Hackney, in North London. Its borders are Kingsland Road in the east, Southgate Road in the west, the Regent's Canal in the south and Tottenham Road in the north. It shares the northern London postal district of N1 with neighbouring Islington, Barnsbury, Canonbury and Hoxton. The nearest London Overground station is Dalston Kingsland, on the London Overground line. In 2010, the East London Line - part of the London Overground network re-opened, with stations at Dalston Junction and Haggerston. Essex Road, part of the National Rail network on the Northern City Line is to the north-west of the district. The Regents Canal towpath is easily accessible to pedestrians and cyclists. Travelling east, provides access to Victoria Park, and to the west, Islington.

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