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Ten Reasons To Visit Stoke Newington Church Street

My Ten Reasons To Visit Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney, London N16 includes Clissold Park, Abney Park and Cemetery, independent shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants. This lovely street has a village vibe with a couple of churches and other impressive buildings like the Town Hall and Library. You can do all your food shopping along this street with organic grocery stores, delis, butchers, fishmongers, and bakers. It’s just like a little village in the heart of North London.

stoke newington church street clissold house in park

1. Enjoy beautiful Clissold Park and the Park Life Café
2. Wander through the atmospheric Abney Park Cemetery
3. Buy pre-loved fashion and furniture at the Hackney Flea Market or Retro Hub
4. Treat yourself to a gift at one of the independent lifestyle stores
5. Seek out specialist kitchen items at the cookware stores
6. Find a fabulous outfit or fashion accessory at one of the boutiques
7. Stop off at Dot Dot for Asian treats and bubble tea
8. Eat breakfast, brunch or lunch at one of the cafes
9. Get your caffeine fix at one of the coffee shops or cafes
10. Book a table at one of the excellent restaurants

Read on to discover more information about my Ten Reasons To Visit Stoke Newington Church Street.

My Ten Reasons To Visit Stoke Newington Church Street

stoke newington church street tea and cake clissold house

  1. Clissold Park is stunning, with many amenities for the family. It’s a lovely park with ponds, fountains, an excellent kids’ playground, splash pad, aviary, animal enclosures, and open green spaces. Stop off for refreshments at the Clissold House Park Life Cafe. I had a deliciously rich and moist Sticky Chocolate and Orange Cake with a cup of tea.

stoke newington church street abney cemetery entrance

2. The atmospheric Victorian Abney Park Cemetery is worth investigating. It’s one of the magnificent seven garden parks in London. It’s a woodland, nature reserve and memorial park with some parts very overgrown. Make sure you have enough battery on your mobile phone to navigate your way out!

stoke newington church street abney hall events

3. Vintage lovers should check out the events at Abney Hall because they host The Hackney Flea Market. For pre-loved furniture, visit the Retro Hub, just off Church Street on Marton Road.

stoke newington church street nook lifestyle products

4. Buy something beautiful for yourself or your home from one of the lifestyle stores. These stock everything from homeware to candles, bags, stationery, beauty products and other gorgeous gifts. Nook showcases accessible design from Europe, UK and beyond.

stoke newington church street search and rescue lifestyle shop

Search and Rescue sells designer-maker brands alongside vintage finds.

stoke newington church street know and love

Know and Love pick out their favourite designers and artists to champion.

stoke newington church street folka shop

Folka is another must-visit store specialising in modern handmade folklore objects worldwide.

stoke newington church street bless

If you’re into healing crystals, tarot cards, and sustainable products, seek out Bless.

stoke newington church street revere the residence shop

Revere The Residence is excellent for quirky artist objects.

stoke newington church street arts and crafts

Look out for the Arts, Crafts and Design Centre, a collection of workshops with a caligrapher, glass artist, framer and other talented people.

stoke newington church street kitchen provisions

5. Shop at one of the specialist kitchen accessory stores. Kitchen Provisions and Prep both sell everything you need to cook, bake and make delicious food in your kitchen. Get your kitchen knives sharpened at Kitchen Provisions (picture above) and check out their Japanese knives.

stoke newington church street the hub boutique

6. Find a fabulous outfit or fashion accessories at one of the boutiques. Array (men’s), Hub (women’s) (picture above) and Sonia Taouhid (women’s), Archie Foal (men’s and Women’s) and What Mother Made (kid’s).

stoke newington church street chocolate bubble milk dot dot

7. Stop off at Dot Dot for Asian treats like bubble tea, bubble waffle, a Hong Kong Egg with Ma Ling Spam or Double Cheese Sandwich. I had a caffeine-free bubble of chocolate milk without cream.

the good egg stoke newington church street

8. To satisfy your hunger, try The Good Egg, which is my favourite. They serve the best brunch thanks to their shakshuka, challah French toast, boureka plate and other Middle Eastern, Tel Aviv street food and Jewish deli-influenced plates.

stoke newington church street the parlour

Other places for breakfast, brunch and lunch include The Parlour.

stoke newington church street the green room

The super cute Green Room Cafe is at the back of a florist shop.

stoke newington church street cheese and tomato roll the spense bakery

If you’re in a hurry, pick up a filled roll from Spence Bakery. I’m a big fan of their cheese, lettuce and tomato rolls, and they are so good I think about them quite often!

stoke newington church street sapid coffee

9. I sat in Sapid Coffee while I was reviewing the area. There are some tables and chairs outside. It’s an excellent place for a coffee, doughnut or pastry. All the cafes I mentioned above serve coffee so you can get your caffeine fix.

zia lucia pizza stoke newington church street

10. In the evenings you are spoilt for restaurants. Try Fuji for sushi and bento boxes, Aun for Japanese tapas, Escocesa for Spanish tapas using Scottish fish, Rubedo for European bistro food, Rasa for South Indian Kerala curries or Zia Lucia (picture above) or Vicoli di Napoli for pizza. These are just a few, and there are plenty more to tempt your taste buds.

Ten Reasons To Visit Stoke Newington Church Street Information

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Stoke Newington is a residential area in the London Borough of Hackney, London N16. Stoke Newington (Overground) and Rectory Road (Overground) are the closest stations. Clissold Park is at one end of Church Street, and Stoke Newington High Street is at the other. For more information, please read the Stoke Newington Church Street Wikipedia Page.

stoke newington church street shops and restaurants

I’ve listed some of my Stoke Newington posts below should you wish to investigate the area in more detail:

Stoke Newington N16 Guide

Ten Things To Do In Stoke Newington

Clissold Park Stoke Newington

Prep Cookshop Stoke Newington Church Street

Search and Rescue Shop Stoke Newington Church Street

The Good Egg Stoke Newington Church Street

For more pictures see my Love Stoke Newington London Pinterest Board.

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Please check that the places I referenced in this article are still in business before visiting to avoid disappointment.