Independent eateries and businesses lend a strong sense of community
"Along Stoke Newington Church Street there are some lovely independent businesses, from florists, to coffee shops, to wine bars."Sophie Harries
"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
Where do Stoke Newington locals go?
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
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
An amazing park to take your dog for a walk, with an animal enclosure and a butterfly dome!
Submitted by Emma
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
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
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
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
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.
Submitted by Leanne
Out of the Attic
A fab place for vintage finds and antiques, the stock is often spilling out onto the pavements.
Submitted by Andrew
Newington Green Fruit and Vegetables
There isn't a vegetable or a piece of fruit that you cannot buy here. Amazing presentation and CHEAP!
Submitted by James
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."
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Child-friendly activities near Stoke Newington
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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