London area of Stoke Newington guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Stoke Newington neighbourhood

A small village until the Middle Ages, Stoke Newington is a multicultural area in north London with its own strong identity and community spirit. The compact centre around Stoke Newington High Street boasts a rich array of independent retailers, including bookshops, second hand clothing stores and a knitting shop. Extremely popular with artists and bohemians, "Stokey" also has loads of open green spaces, including Clissold Park (with its Grade II listed mansion), Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington Common, and the West Reservoir, home to the Royal Yachting Association and a climbing centre housed in an old water pumping station built in the style of a Scottish castle. The writer Joseph Conrad lived in Stoke Newington (or 'New town in the wood') and today the neighbourhood is home to comedian Stewart Lee and singer Paloma Faith. The UK's first all organic farmers' market was in Stoke Newington, whose other popular spots include the Irish pub Auld Shillelagh and Turkish restaurant Testi, a must for meat-lovers. In the summer, the White Hart pub is very busy thanks to its outdoor barbeque and massive beer garden around the back - a ramshackle drinking area which mixes trees, grass and a terrace with ample space, shade and seating.

See our recommended nearby Stoke Newington Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Stoke Newington Hotels

in or near Stoke Newington
The RE London Shoreditch Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
419 to 437 Hackney Road, E2
This hotel is modern, clean and very convenient if you want to explore the sights and bright lights of trendy Shoreditch. Although close to the City, ... More
 
 
 
Hilton Islington Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
53 Upper Street, N1
The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
 
 
 
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment
Patriot Square, E2
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
 
 
 

Stoke Newington Entertainment

in or near Stoke Newington
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Stoke Newington International Airport
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1-15 Leswin Place, Stoke Newington, London N16
No airplanes take off from Stoke Newington International Airport. And there's no point looking up departure times here. Instead turn up for live performances by local ... More
 
 
 
Ryan's Bar
London > Entertainment > 181 Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, London N16
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Vogue Fabrics
London > Entertainment > 66 Stoke Newington Road, Stoke Newington, London N16
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Stoke Newington Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Stoke Newington
Belfast Road Studios
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Belfast Road Stoke Newington, Stoke Newington, London N16
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Stoke Newington Library Gallery
London > Attractions > Museums
Church Street, Stoke Newington, London N16
Open to members of the public, the Stoke Newington Library offers a free book borrowing service and a seletion of videos, DVDs and CDs for a ... More
 
 
 
Stoke Newington Assembly Rooms
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Old Town Hall, Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, London N16
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Stoke Newington Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Stoke Newington
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Of Cabbages & Kings
London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries
127 Stoke Newington High Street, Stoke Newington, London N16
Of Cabbages & Kings first set up shop in May 2008. Since then they have been establishing creative networks and platforms for designers and makers in ... More
 
 
 
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Stoke Newington Farmers Market
London > Shopping > Markets
St Paul's Church, Stoke Newington Road N16 7UY, Stoke Newington, London N16
All the produce at the market is organic, biodynamic or wild - and it was the first farmers' market in the UK to do so. It's ... More
 
 
 
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Olive Loves Alfie
London > Shopping > 84 Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, London N16
Olive Loves Alfie is a wonderful children's store in Stoke Newington where you can find inspiring and imaginative toys, games, clothes and accessories that are both ... More
 
 
 

Stoke Newington Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Stoke Newington London?
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Testi
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
38 Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, London N16
Highly rated by food writer Charles Campion and his friend Mark Hix, Turkish restaurant Testi gets the thumbs up from these adventurous eaters. Fresh meat is ... More
 
 
 
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Rasa Vegetarian Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
55 Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, London N16
South Indian cuisine. Booking essential. Vegan dishes. ... More
 
 
 
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Anglo Asian Tandoori
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
60 Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, London N16
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Stoke Newington Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Stoke Newington.
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The White Hart
London > Nightlife > Pubs
69 Stoke Newington High Street, Stoke Newington, London N16
Stoke Newington's extremely likable White Hart seems to cater for about anyone. Inside, it's spacious and comfortable, with low-slung sofas and comfy chairs the order of ... More
 
 
 
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The Prince
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
59 Kynaston Road, Stoke Newington, London N16
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The Auld Shillelagh
London > Nightlife > Pubs
105 Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, London N16
The Guinness in this soothingly dark little Celtic den is nothing short of exceptional. Smooth, bitter, creamy and rich they serve up divine pints ... More
 
 
 

Stoke Newington Nightlife

Stoke Newington clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The Drop (Downstairs at Three Crowns)
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
175 Stoke Newington High Street, Stoke Newington, London N16
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The Drop (Downstairs at Three Crowns)
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
175 Stoke Newington High Street, Stoke Newington, London N16
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Bar Lorca
London > Nightlife > Bars
175 Stoke Newington High Street, Stoke Newington, London N16
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Stoke Newington Leisure

Stoke Newington gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Stoke Newington High Street, Stoke Newington, London N16
Non-denominational cemetery, arboretum and nature reserve. Hidden away in the north-east corner of London, lies this highly influential, pioneering and yet relatively unknown beauty spot. Part nature ... More
 
 
 
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Clissold Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Greenway Close, Stoke Newington, London N4
A pretty, local park, Clissold is more than worth a visit if you're in the north London area. Free from the crowds that often seep into ... More
 
 
 
Judo Centre
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
62 Dynevor Road, Stoke Newington, London N16
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Stoke Newington Education

in or near Stoke Newington
William Patten Primary School
London > Education > Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, London N16
Every Saturday the Stoke Newington Farmers' Market takes place in the school's grounds.... More
 
 
 
Church Street Workshops
London > Education > Evening Classes
Guttridges Yard, 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, London N16
Classes in ceramics, pottery and stoneware... More
 
 
 

Stoke Newington Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Stoke Newington.
The White Hart
London > Business > Venue Hire
69 Stoke Newington High St, Stoke Newington, Stoke Newington, London N16
Stoke Newington's extremely likable White Hart seems to cater for about anyone. Inside, it's spacious and comfortable, with low-slung sofas and comfy chairs the order of ... More
 
 
 
Abney Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
73A Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, London N16
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