Stoke Newington is a leafy area in Hackney, northeast London.
The nearest London underground station is just over a mile away at Manor House, and it’s on the Picadilly line. Stoke Newington has a London Overground station, which gets locals to the city in just 20 minutes, and has four services to Liverpool Street each hour. There are many local buses too, so it’s easy to get around.
Stoke Newington has a fine selection of schools, with many primary schools including some faith-led schools. Grazebrooke, William Patten, Grassmere, Betty Layward. There are four secondary in the area, including Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls School, which is Jewish School, and Stoke Newington School.
Stoke Newington is well-known for its fantastic independent businesses. High Street and Church Street are bustling with unique shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Local shops include The Hat Centre, Stoke Newington Bookshop, Knit with Attitude and Jackson’s Art.
Stoke Newington is also renowned for its markets. Broadway Market runs every Saturday and has everything from locally sourced fruit and veg to designer clothes. Netil market provides the perfect opportunity to relax with a coffee and a good book, and it’s also a great place to meet friends for brunch. There are additional pop up stalls on the weekend, and with its own micro-brewery and music, it’s a great place to go at the weekend.
Spence Bakery is a fantastic local independent serving delicious cakes, cookies, bread and sandwiches. The Haberdashery, with its vintage décor, is a fun cafe to hang out in for brunch, and it always uses fresh, seasonal products for its dishes.
When going out for a meal, The Good Egg is a delicious Middle Eastern restaurant that uses high-quality sustainably sourced produce. Rasa is a vegetarian Keralan restaurant that gives incredible value for money, and Itto restaurant serves up tasty pan-Asian food and it’s been open in Stoke Newington since the 90s.
If you’re after a traditional pub, The Jolly Butchers has a great atmosphere and an amazing range of craft beer, and Auld Shillelagh is an Irish pub with fun themed nights and sports screenings. When heading out for cocktails, the award-winning Original Sin bar is definitely worth a visit.
There are several GP surgeries, pharmacies and dentists providing good healthcare to locals, and there are hospitals nearby too.
Stoke Newington is a leafy area, with plenty of green spaces to enjoy. Clissold Park is a lovely local park that has a mini zoo in the middle of it, and Clissold House's café serves light refreshments. Abney Park is a large, beautiful 18th-century cemetery that’s one of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries in London. There are often music events and entertainment put on here, and plenty of workshops too, such as stone carving, woodwork, and conservation management.