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Upper Clapton

A locals' guide to Upper Clapton

"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

"The takeover of the Overground at Hackney Central has been fantastic for the local area - there's proposals for Crossrail 2 at this station too!"

Alexandra Lega

What is your favourite place?

Where do Upper Clapton locals go?

Lee Valley Ice Centre

A fantastic place to hang out with your friends and have a good time ice skating or playing ice hockey. You can also book ice skating lessons for a reasonable price.

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.

Yellow Warbler

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.

The Haberdashery

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

Cooper & Wolf

Great for a lazy Sunday coffee and Swedish inspired dishes too.

Sutton and Sons

Best fish and chips in Stoke Newington!

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.


Fabulous steak and a vibrant atmosphere - just as good as the sister restaurant in Clerkenwell.

The Bonneville

Located in Lower Clapton, The Bonneville is a quirky low-lit brasserie with a French-inspired menu and cocktails. Its décor is striking and cocktails speak for themselves. It is a must visit if you are a foody!

Brew for Two at St John's

This delightful café in the garden of St John-at-Hackney Church is great for an al fresco lunch when the weather is kind! Homemade burgers, cakes, sweet & sour crepes and Monmouth coffee!!!


Excellent homemade noodles, ramen and lots more. It's got a well-stocked bar too!


I always make a quick pit stop at this coffee van on the Narrow Way in the morning.

Chesham Arms

A revival of an old local boozer, residents fought hard to prevent this building being turned into flats and won after it was granted to be an 'asset of community value'!

Hackney Fresh

I often pop in to this fruit and veg shop for their fresh produce and a coffee. Very handy!

Clissold Park

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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Stoke Newington, Clapton, Hackney, Homerton, Newington Green, Dalston, Highbury, Leyton, Harringay and De Beauvoir Town

What do you love about Upper Clapton?

Why do you find Upper Clapton a great place to live?

Jan McHarry

"Great transport links (e.g. Clapton Overground Station straight into Liverpool Street and good bus links into the city or through to Euston), major regeneration work underway, lots of green space, parks and recreational open space within walking distance (e.g. Springfield Park, Millfields, all the Lea, Hackney and Walthamstow Marshes and associated open space linked to parts of Lea Valley Park, you can walk alongside the river... more

November 2011

Local resident

"We're very close to the lovely Lea Valley walk and Springfield Park, so you can go for long walks and see herons and cattle, plus the horses at the Riding Stables. It's generally a very friendly.area with a lot of creative people, and only 12 minutes from Liverpool Street. "

May 2011


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"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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  1. About Upper Clapton

    Upper Clapton is a district in the London Borough of Hackney. It is bounded by the Hackney districts of Stamford Hill to the west, Lower Clapton and Lea Bridge to the south and the Haringey district of South Tottenham to the north. To the east is the River Lea (spelt Lea or Lee), on the other side of which is the expanse of the Walthamstow Marshes, part of which is in the Lee Valley Park. One of the most pleasant amenities in Upper Clapton is Springfield Park, running down the hill eastwards to the Lea. The park's sports facilities include five tennis courts, and a cricket pitch while to the north just across Springhill Road in the recreation ground there are rugby fields, more newly resurfaced tennis courts and football pitches. Besides Springfield Park, Upper Clapton is delineated to the west by the long leafy strip of Clapton Common, distinguished by the recently regenerated Clapton Pond (not to be confused with Clapton Ponds, two much smaller ex-reservoirs in Lower Clapton). The pond is a favourite with bird watchers — besides the usual variety of ducks, geese and swans, such shy birds as grebes and other waders may often be seen feeding in the reed beds.

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