Independent eateries and businesses lend a strong sense of community
"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."Sophie Harries
"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
Where do Stoke Newington locals go?
An amazing park to take your dog for a walk, with an animal enclosure and a butterfly dome!
Submitted by Emma
Fabulous steak and a vibrant atmosphere - just as good as the sister restaurant in Clerkenwell.
Submitted by Frank
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.
Submitted by Adam
Slab and Tipple
Amazing artisan chocolate and ice cream, even catering for non-dairy. Definitely worth a visit for an indulgent gift.
Submitted by Peter
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.
Submitted by Peter
The Spence Bakery
Freshly baked breads and pastries of all different varieties, plus deep-filled rolls and bagels to go.
Submitted by Peter
Ooh Loulou Cakery
Amazing selection of cakes and sweet treats. Worth trying the Oreo cupcakes.
Submitted by Peter
A beautiful, vintage-style café serving yummy cakes and proper coffee. Great for brunch.
Submitted by Stephen
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.
Submitted by A
Great breakfasts and lunches and the only café in the area to open early. And they have food from Brazil too! OMG, I am so excited that this is my new local!
Submitted by Dorotta
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.
Submitted by Lisa
Why do you find Stoke Newington a great place to live?
"Stoke Newington has everything you can want in one postcode. Some of the best theatres, bars, and restaurants."
"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!"
"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."
What do you like about Stoke Newington?
Did you know?
"Seven Sisters Road was named after the seven daughters of Robert the Bruce, who planted seven elm trees along this route."
Explore Stoke Newington
Child-friendly activities near Stoke Newington
Young Parents GroupFernbank 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
Little SuperstarsStoke Newington School,
Little Superstars run fun and innovative weekly football sessions. Website
Tiny Time Music-The Boiler HouseThe Boiler House Community Centre,
Bring your babies and toddlers to join Holly, Anita and Steven for a fun introduction to musical concepts, using singing, instrument playing, listening and dancing to music from classical traditions, contemporary music and music from around the world! Website
Messy PlayThe 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
Talking Walk-inLinden 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
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
Clissold Park Playgroup - For Adopted Kids and their ParentsLawn by Clissold House,
Are you stuck with a baby/toddler/kid and wanting get out of the house to meet up for a coffee with someone? Then this playground may be for you and your kid(s). This is an informal playgroup for adopters and their children that meet for a bit of fun and run around.
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.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Newington Green
- Finsbury Park
- De Beauvoir Town
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