Amazing artisan chocolate and ice cream, even catering for non-dairy. Definitely worth a visit for an indulgent gift.
Submitted by Peter
A beautiful, vintage-style café serving yummy cakes and proper coffee. Great for brunch.
Submitted by Stephen
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
Freshly baked breads and pastries of all different varieties, plus deep-filled rolls and bagels to go.
Submitted by Peter
Amazing selection of cakes and sweet treats. Worth trying the Oreo cupcakes.
Submitted by Peter
Sister restaurant of the renowned original in Naples, Only two pizzas to choose from Marinara or a Margherita but wow!
Submitted by Peter
An amazing park to take your dog for a walk, with an animal enclosure and a butterfly dome!
Submitted by Emma
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
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
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
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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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.
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Toddler Art ClassesThe Russet
Bring your under 5's for some painting, sculpting, collage, drawing and more! Website
Stay and Play - HackneyFernbank 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
Toddler's World, Clissold Leisure CentreClissold Leisure Centre
A fun filled and colourful environment designed to challenge and stimulate children under the age of 5. All the usual soft play goodies are there, including a ball pit with mini slide, and they even have a bouncy castle plus a mini song time once per session. Website
The Thrifty StitcherThe Thrifty Stitcher Studio,
We offer modern, funky sewing workshops in north London. If you can already hand sew but are scared of the sewing machine then this course is for you. All tools and materials included - just bring yourself! 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
Turtle TotsClissold Leisure Centre,
Having always loved swimming, we didn't think twice when the opportunity arose for us to be part of the Turtle Tots family and deliver our service to London. Clissold Leisure Centre is an amazing pool - perfect for Aqua Natal Yoga 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
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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