Dalston area guide
Clubs, kebabs, markets and independents of all sorts all make Dalston a great place to explore
It may not seem the case as you peer out of the Overground station, but Dalston is packed with fun nights out, affordable (delicious) meals and unique bargain buys. Our guide to Dalston's best bits will help you get to grips with an area that's a glorious blend of London's many tastes and characters.
Great places to plan a visit around
A mere hop, skip and ladylike stumble from Dalston Kingsland station is the Print House, a four-storey former factory which is home to the innovative Bootstrap Company and the annual outing of the Dalston Roof Park. Designed by Zector Architects it's a staggering space – and not just because of the views over the City.
- Print House, 18 Ashwin St, E8 3DL
New indie and mainstream releases are brought to Dalston by this friendly independent cinema.
- 107 Kingsland High St, E8 2PY
- Critics choice
- The Nest Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, N16 7XJ
- Thu Sep 4 - Fri Oct 31
- The Invisible Line Gallery 87 Dalston Lane, E8 2NG
- Wed Sep 3 - Sat Sep 20
best thing in dalston is PRINT CLUB LONDON, everybody knows that!
Ruby's cocktail bar - underneath the vintage cinema sign on Kingsland Rd. Great drinks. Quirky place.
Have You Heard Of It? bar & restaurant blogger | HYHOI.com
I think the best Turkish food you can find in Dalston is in Umut 2000. I been going there for the last 2 years at least once every 2 months; the quality of food is very consistent and the service is excellent!
For 2 years I have been eating at Stone Cave for at least once a month. The food is great, Atmosphere is great, Service is exceptional and it is well priced. Great place for all occasions. Recommended place in Dalston.
Has anyone checked out the Anglia Grove Snooker Club? It's underneath the Victorian railway arches under the Hackney Downs Railway Station. Recently refurbished. Very atmospheric, proper East End snooker club, very authentic unlike those glitzy american clubs. This is a club for serious players. 10 Full size snooker tables , 2 pool tables , Slot machines and licensed bar. Friendly, fun staff. Off the beaten track but well worth finding, it's a local secret. Has large tv screen so that you can watch football whilst waiting for a table. Real mix of clients which adds to the uniqueness of the club. Busy on the weekends and public holidays so book a table in advance.
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