11 Things to Do and See In Stoke Newington

We had so much fun last weekend discovering Stoke Newington on a typically overcast London Saturday. Stoke Newington was historically the home of counter-culturalists, non-conformists, radical thinkers and some of the greatest writers in history. ‘Stokey’, as its often called by Londoners, is a village that changed the world. Daniel Defoe, the great Edgar Allen Poe, and Joseph Conrad all lived on Church Street.

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This Bohemian village captured our hearts as we got lost in the spooky Abney Park Cemetery, which boasts over 200k graves, peeked into the shops on Stoke Newington Church Street – which Time Out describes as the longest street name in London. We may add, that it contains the most cafes and bakeries we’ve ever seen on one street : ) This parade is unique for so many reasons, most importantly because you can literally pick a cafe to work at for each day of the week and you will not run out of choices for fresh bread and pastries. Furthermore, this village has a large number of Grade II listed buildings (historic England building)

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Stoke Newington is a Bohemian North London neighborhood. Explore Church street, gardens and more using my Stoke Newington London guide. Stoke Newington, Stoke Newington Church Street, Church Street, Newington green#LocalLondon, Things to do in #London, London Photography, London city, #londontravel, London street style, London restaurants, London Life, London Architecture, London Instagram, London House, London Buildings, visiting London tips, Living in London, London Attractions

 

This post uses Nicola Perry’s book   33 Walks in London That You Shouldn’t Miss (111 Places/111 Shops) as a guide.

 

 

Stoke Newington is a Bohemian North London neighborhood. Explore Church street, gardens and more using my Stoke Newington London guide. Stoke Newington, Stoke Newington Church Street, Church Street, Newington green#LocalLondon, Things to do in #London, London Photography, London city, #londontravel, London street style, London restaurants, London Life, London Architecture, London Instagram, London House, London Buildings, visiting London tips, Living in London, London Attractions

 

Our first stop after arriving at Stoke Newington station is the Yellow Warbler Cafe where team 33 walks discussed the route and fueled up for the morning’s activities.

 

Stoke Newington is a Bohemian North London neighborhood. Explore Church street, gardens and more using my Stoke Newington London guide. Stoke Newington, Stoke Newington Church Street, Church Street, Newington green#LocalLondon, Things to do in #London, London Photography, London city, #londontravel, London street style, London restaurants, London Life, London Architecture, London Instagram, London House, London Buildings, visiting London tips, Living in London, London Attractions

Abney Park

is a local nature reserve and one of the “Magnificent Seven Cemeteries” filled with graves dating from mid 19th century and is rich in history with tombstones ranging from comedians, performers, and pantomimes. Some of the most notable names buried here are William and Catherine Booth, founders of the Salvation Army. Tombs are inscribed with meaningful symbols such as columns, torches, and hands. You may notice that there’s not a clear grid system to the way the tombstones are laid out. Abney Park is also home to a plethora of animals and plant species. This is certainly a place to visit for fans of Gothic scenery.

Stoke Newington is a Bohemian North London neighborhood. Explore Church street, gardens and more using my Stoke Newington London guide. Stoke Newington, Stoke Newington Church Street, Church Street, Newington green#LocalLondon, Things to do in #London, London Photography, London city, #londontravel, London street style, London restaurants, London Life, London Architecture, London Instagram, London House, London Buildings, visiting London tips, Living in London, London Attractions

Stoke Newington is a Bohemian North London neighborhood. Explore Church street, gardens and more using my Stoke Newington London guide. Stoke Newington, Stoke Newington Church Street, Church Street, Newington green#LocalLondon, Things to do in #London, London Photography, London city, #londontravel, London street style, London restaurants, London Life, London Architecture, London Instagram, London House, London Buildings, visiting London tips, Living in London, London Attractions

 

 

 

Old Abney Park Chapel

Within Abney Park is Europe’s first non-denominational cemetery chapel first opened in 1840  as the designer William Hosking didn’t want to show any bias towards a religious sect. It has been rumoured to have witches holding ceremonies here in the 1970s. After some time it was closed to the public, however, it has now been reopened.

 

Stoke Newington is a Bohemian North London neighborhood. Explore Church street, gardens and more using my Stoke Newington London guide. Stoke Newington, Stoke Newington Church Street, Church Street, Newington green#LocalLondon, Things to do in #London, London Photography, London city, #londontravel, London street style, London restaurants, London Life, London Architecture, London Instagram, London House, London Buildings, visiting London tips, Living in London, London Attractions

 

Stoke Newington is a Bohemian North London neighborhood. Explore Church street, gardens and more using my Stoke Newington London guide. Stoke Newington, Stoke Newington Church Street, Church Street, Newington green#LocalLondon, Things to do in #London, London Photography, London city, #londontravel, London street style, London restaurants, London Life, London Architecture, London Instagram, London House, London Buildings, visiting London tips, Living in London, London Attractions

 

 

 

Retro Hub

was this really cool antique yard just off Church Street. We can’t wait to come back and peruse some more once we have something to furnish!

Stoke Newington is a Bohemian North London neighborhood. Explore Church street, gardens and more using my Stoke Newington London guide. Stoke Newington, Stoke Newington Church Street, Church Street, Newington green#LocalLondon, Things to do in #London, London Photography, London city, #londontravel, London street style, London restaurants, London Life, London Architecture, London Instagram, London House, London Buildings, visiting London tips, Living in London, London Attractions

 

 

 

Church Street Workshops

are rented studios for craftsmen. This particular calligraphy shop caught our eye.

Stoke Newington is a Bohemian North London neighborhood. Explore Church street, gardens and more using my Stoke Newington London guide. Stoke Newington, Stoke Newington Church Street, Church Street, Newington green#LocalLondon, Things to do in #London, London Photography, London city, #londontravel, London street style, London restaurants, London Life, London Architecture, London Instagram, London House, London Buildings, visiting London tips, Living in London, London Attractions

Stoke Newington is a Bohemian North London neighborhood. Explore Church street, gardens and more using my Stoke Newington London guide. Stoke Newington, Stoke Newington Church Street, Church Street, Newington green#LocalLondon, Things to do in #London, London Photography, London city, #londontravel, London street style, London restaurants, London Life, London Architecture, London Instagram, London House, London Buildings, visiting London tips, Living in London, London Attractions

Edgar Allen Poe’s House

This well-renowned author lived in London as a child for about five years. He attended the Manor School on Church Street from 1817-1820.

 

Clissold Park

is a family friendly park in the borough of Hackney with a collection of beautiful lakes, gardens and animals. This park happens to be funded by the National Lottery.

 

Stoke Newington is a Bohemian North London neighborhood. Explore Church street, gardens and more using my Stoke Newington London guide. Stoke Newington, Stoke Newington Church Street, Church Street, Newington green#LocalLondon, Things to do in #London, London Photography, London city, #londontravel, London street style, London restaurants, London Life, London Architecture, London Instagram, London House, London Buildings, visiting London tips, Living in London, London Attractions

 

 

Clissold House

is a reflection of Stoke Newington’s Quaker past. It was also a great stop to have some lunch after exploring Church Newington High Street. I’m looking forward to visiting the outside portion of a cafe when the weather is nicer.

 

Stoke Newington is a Bohemian North London neighborhood. Explore Church street, gardens and more using my Stoke Newington London guide. Stoke Newington, Stoke Newington Church Street, Church Street, Newington green#LocalLondon, Things to do in #London, London Photography, London city, #londontravel, London street style, London restaurants, London Life, London Architecture, London Instagram, London House, London Buildings, visiting London tips, Living in London, London Attractions

 

Stoke Newington is a Bohemian North London neighborhood. Explore Church street, gardens and more using my Stoke Newington London guide. Stoke Newington, Stoke Newington Church Street, Church Street, Newington green#LocalLondon, Things to do in #London, London Photography, London city, #londontravel, London street style, London restaurants, London Life, London Architecture, London Instagram, London House, London Buildings, visiting London tips, Living in London, London Attractions

 

 

William Booth Monument

“Leaving the park for Church Street, you’ll pass the perfectly maintained monument to William Booth (1829-1912), social reformer and founder of the Salvation Army.” (Perry 131)

 

 

 

Unitarian church 

is the Birthplace of Feminism and England’s oldest Unitarian church.

Stoke Newington is a Bohemian North London neighborhood. Explore Church street, gardens and more using my Stoke Newington London guide. Stoke Newington, Stoke Newington Church Street, Church Street, Newington green#LocalLondon, Things to do in #London, London Photography, London city, #londontravel, London street style, London restaurants, London Life, London Architecture, London Instagram, London House, London Buildings, visiting London tips, Living in London, London Attractions

 

Stoke Newington List:

1. Yellow Warbler Cafe

2. Abney Park

3. Old Abney Park Chapel

4. Retro Hub

5. Church Street Workshops

7.Clissold Park

8.Clissold House

9.William Booth Monument

10.Ocakbasi on Green Lanes

11. Unitarian church 

 

 

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