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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.

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!

The Spence Bakery

The Spence Bakery

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

Sutton and Sons

Sutton and Sons

Best fish and chips in Stoke Newington!

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.

Belle époque

Belle époque

Delicious bread and cakes that look too perfect to eat!

The Haberdashery

The Haberdashery

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

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.

The Pantry

The Pantry

Specialist eggless cakes for every occasion!

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

Rowans Tenpin Bowl

Rowans Tenpin Bowl

This is a legendary late-night hotspot in Finsbury Park. It is open until 2:30am Friday and Saturday and has karaoke too.

Clissold Park

Clissold Park

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

Blighty Coffee

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.

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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

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

Along Stoke Newington Church Street there are some lovely independent businesses, from florists, to coffee shops, to wine bars.

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  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

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

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

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

Stay and Play and toy library.

Stamford Hill Community Centre
A wide range of toys to play with and borrow.

Singing Lessons with Melissa D'Arcy


My main concern is creating an environment where your child enjoys learning to sing by exploring their voice as an instrument and learning to play with it. In my lessons we will explore such things as rhythm, tone, pitch and language via a multitude of methods including clapping games, singing exercises and some basic movement. Website

Toy Library

Linden Children's Centre
Play together, make friends and borrow toys so that you can continue the fun and learning at home. 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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