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.
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
- 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.
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!
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.
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.
Search and Rescue sells designer-maker brands alongside vintage finds.
Know and Love pick out their favourite designers and artists to champion.
Folka is another must-visit store specialising in modern handmade folklore objects worldwide.
If you’re into healing crystals, tarot cards, and sustainable products, seek out Bless.
Revere The Residence is excellent for quirky artist objects.
Look out for the Arts, Crafts and Design Centre, a collection of workshops with a caligrapher, glass artist, framer and other talented people.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Other places for breakfast, brunch and lunch include The Parlour.
The super cute Green Room Cafe is at the back of a florist shop.
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!
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.
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
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.
I’ve listed some of my Stoke Newington posts below should you wish to investigate the area in more detail:
Ten Things To Do In 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.