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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.

Cooper & Wolf

Cooper & Wolf

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

Jim's Cafe

Jim's Cafe

Best burgers this side of Texas.

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!!!

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.



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

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'!

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!

Hackney Fresh

Hackney Fresh

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



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

The Haberdashery

The Haberdashery

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

Sutton and Sons

Sutton and Sons

Best fish and chips in Stoke Newington!

Hackney Picturehouse

Hackney Picturehouse

A great cinema that shows a lot of special screenings and q&a sessions, as well as popular Hollywood films.

The Prince

The Prince

Amazing local pub perfect for an after-work drink.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Clapton, Homerton, Hackney, Stoke Newington, Dalston, Victoria Park, Leyton, Newington Green, De Beauvoir Town and Bethnal Green

"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."

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

Michal Bocian

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

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  1. I love Hackney Downs for its diversity and great food options!

  2. Although this is in London it is like a country village with Clapton Pond, the market in Chatsworth Road, Palm 2 on the corner where you can sit and enjoy a latte or pop up Pizza night. This area is very vibrant with art galleries, live music, international food shops and restaurants, excellent transport links to the City and West End. It is also great for parents with the St John 's village fete, ice rink and horse riding near by, lido, great schools and is very safe and neighbourly - definitely the best part of London to live!! :-)

  3. It's always busy, good transport connections, lots of shops and upcoming buildings.

  4. 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.

  5. Great transport links (e.g. Clapton Overground Station straight into Liverpool Street and good bus links into the city or through to Euston), major regeneration work underway, lots of green space, parks and recreational open space within walking distance (e.g. Springfield Park, Millfields, all the Lea, Hackney and Walthamstow Marshes and associated open space linked to parts of Lea Valley Park, you can walk alongside the river to the Olympic site, variety of food shopping, access to local schools and BSX Academy, within walking distance of Stoke Newington restaurants and Hackney Mare Street. Friendly people. An area with all amenities and good access.

  6. We're very close to the lovely Lea Valley walk and Springfield Park, so you can go for long walks and see herons and cattle, plus the horses at the Riding Stables. It's generally a very friendly.area with a lot of creative people, and only 12 minutes from Liverpool Street.

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Child-friendly activities near E5

Music with Maddy

Salvation Army
Singing, dancing, instruments, puppets and creative fun for children from newborn to 5 years. Cost: £4 Maddy has been unwell so please check on website if classes are running: Website

Kidzmania indoor playground

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

Acting Bugs - Clapton

Clapton Park & Dalston URC
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

Little Learner (1-2Y)

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

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

About E5

E5 is the postcode district in East London incorporating the areas of Upper Clapton, Lower Clapton, Leyton (part) Stoke Newington (part). The local authorities covering E5 are Hackney, Waltham Forest. The postcode area does not cover all of east London; the remainder is covered by the RM (Romford) and IG postcode areas.

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