Independent eateries and businesses lend a strong sense of community
"There's a peaceful spot along the New River, which winds unassumingly through the residential streets to Finsbury Park."Daniel Burrell
"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-Fox (nee Harries)
Where do Stoke Newington locals go?
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
Fabulous steak and a vibrant atmosphere - just as good as the sister restaurant in Clerkenwell.
Submitted by Frank
A beautiful, vintage-style café serving yummy cakes and proper coffee. Great for brunch.
Submitted by Stephen
Ooh Loulou Cakery
Amazing selection of cakes and sweet treats. Worth trying the Oreo cupcakes.
Submitted by Peter
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
The Spence Bakery
Freshly baked breads and pastries of all different varieties, plus deep-filled rolls and bagels to go.
Submitted by Peter
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
An amazing park to take your dog for a walk, with an animal enclosure and a butterfly dome!
Submitted by Emma
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
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.
Submitted by Michael
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
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?
"London's non-denominational Magnificent Seven burial garden, Abney Park cemetery is perhaps more renowned for the sheer amount of trees than its residents. Over 2500 trees are planted alphabetically in a perimeter around the park."
Explore Stoke Newington
Child-friendly activities near Stoke Newington
Baby Sensory classesMudfoot and Scruff,
Baby Sensory's award winning baby development classes are now running in your area. You and your baby will experience different sensory activities designed to support your baby's sensory development every week and you are welcome to join at any time. Website
Postnatal Conditioning ClassClissold 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
Stay and PlayIhsan Children’s Centre,
We offer services which include; mother & child stay and play, fathers and children project, respite crèche, outreach services, employment & volunteering service, adult learning courses, family health services, childminder's support and more. Website
Massage Club for Mums and DadsYellow 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
HATs! Drama for Early YearsThe Boiler House Community Centre,
Sensory movement and storytelling for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their parents / carers. HATs found its feet in Hackney during 2010 and after a year took intrepid steps to Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea where it has been running ever since! Each session follows a story journey exploring props, costumes and music. It is multi-layered offering babies and children different ways to experience and enjoy the journey. Website
Tiny Time Music- The RussetThe Russet
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! Drop in class £6 per child, £9 for two siblings*. No need to book! Website
Toddler YogaNewington Dance Space
Creative, imaginative and fun yoga designed to stimulate children's imagination, maintain their natural flexibility and teach them basic yoga poses. Sessions are based around well known children's stories and other exciting adventures and include songs, games and breathing and relaxation techniques. 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.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Newington Green
- Finsbury Park
- De Beauvoir Town
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