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The Spence Bakery

The Spence Bakery

Freshly baked breads and pastries of all different varieties, plus deep-filled rolls and bagels to go.

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 Prince

The Prince

Amazing local pub perfect for an after-work drink.

The Good Egg

The Good Egg

All day brunch, local produce, highly recommend the Shakshuka

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 Pantry

The Pantry

Specialist eggless cakes for every occasion!

Ooh Loulou Cakery

Ooh Loulou Cakery

Amazing selection of cakes and sweet treats. Worth trying the Oreo cupcakes.

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.

L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele

L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele

Sister restaurant of the renowned original in Naples, Only two pizzas to choose from Marinara or a Margherita but wow!

Slab and Tipple

Slab and Tipple

Amazing artisan chocolate and ice cream, even catering for non-dairy. Definitely worth a visit for an indulgent gift.

Foxlow

Foxlow

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

Belle époque

Belle époque

Delicious bread and cakes that look too perfect to eat!

Abney Park

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 Haberdashery

The Haberdashery

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

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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

"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!"

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.

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Sophie Harries-Fox

The Mackenzie Garden in Finsbury Park is a peaceful spot that I like to visit when I have the time.

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What locals say about Stoke Newington

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

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Child-friendly activities near Stoke Newington

Postnatal Conditioning Class

Clissold Leisure Centre,
Great fun and all abilities are welcome. Dont have to be member to attend clissold leisure centre (but may cost a little more for classes). Website

Young Parents Group

Fernbank Children's Centre,
The friendly, relaxed groups are a way to network with other parents and get support and information on a range of topics. Each week, there will be a focus to the session, such as parenting strategies, health, or making plans for the future. If there is something in particular that you would like support with, we do our best to plan sessions to meet your needs. This group is for mums or dads under the age of 25. Website

Music with Mummy

The Old Fire Station,
Take your child on a musical Journey, with our lively, fun classes full of singing, movement and percussion. Jolly Babies is the start of our musical journey, we will wave and clap, sing and dance.Simple percussion becomes a favourite, as will the bouncing and bubbles. A wonderful opportunity to bond with your baby, to make new friends and to have fun. Website

Talking Walk-in

Linden Children's Centre,
A drop in service for parents who have concerns with their child's speech development. It's assist children who have the following types of problems: difficulty producing and using speech, difficulty understanding language, difficulty using language, and difficulty with feeding, chewing or swallowing, a stammer. 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

Art Tuition for children and groups


From basic to more advanced drawing skills, we also look at Art History resources for inspiration: Observational drawing, Mark Making, Experimenting, With materials, Painting/Sculpture, Illustration, Seasonal Projects and Your vision! Website

Perform Plus - Acting, Singing and Dance Classes

Abney Public Halls,
Drama, dance and singing workshops that will boost children's confidence, creativity and concentration skills. Website

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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