Stoke Newington area guide

Discover the best restaurants, bars, pubs and shops in Stoke Newington



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There are few places in London that offer the zest, charm and charisma of Stoke Newington. Church Street is the area's lively epicentre, with packed-out bars and pubs never too far away. Stokie's shops overflow with indie labels and vintage goods and its restaurants are noteworthy for their diversity as well as their quality. Of course much of N16's success is down to the remarkably strong presence of independent business in the area, making it a truly distinctive part of the capital.

What are your favourite Stoke Newington haunts? Let us know.

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Stoke Newington's best bars and pubs

Craft beer enthusiasts, wine connoisseurs and those who like a DJ alongside their drink will all find a place they feel comfortable among Stokey's favourite drinking holes.

The best restaurants in Stoke Newington

Loveable independent eateries abound on Church Street and beyond, so there's no need to hungry in north east London.

Stoke Newington shopping

Organic storecupboard staples, vintage steals and kids clothes that are too cute for school are all on sale in N16; browse to your heart's content.

What's on in Stoke Newington?

  1. The White Rabbit 125 Stoke Newington Church St, N16 0UH
  2. Thu Apr 24 - Thu Dec 18
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Jazz Skool

  • Free
  1. Oui Madame 182 Stoke Newington Rd, N16 7UY
  2. Thu Apr 24 - Thu Jun 19
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Executive Realness

  • Critics choice
  1. The Waiting Room 175 Stoke Newington High St, (below The Three Crowns), N16 0LH
  2. Sat Apr 19 - Sun Jul 20
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  1. The Lion 132 Stoke Newington Church St, N16 0JX
  2. Sun Apr 27
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  1. The Lion 132 Stoke Newington Church St, N16 0JX
  2. Mon Apr 21 - Mon May 5
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  1. Abney Hall 73A Church Street, Stoke Newington, N16 OAS
  2. Sat May 3 - Sun May 4
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  1. Bar A Bar 135 Stoke Newington High St, N16 8BT
  2. Fri Apr 25 - Sat Apr 26
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  1. The Lion 132 Stoke Newington Church St, N16 0JX
  2. Sun May 4
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Users say

Jenna F
Jenna F

If you're a parent in Stoke Newington there's also a fabulous website which feautres loads of classes and events for children and babies...


I love stoke newington church street but it's so expansive to sad that I have to move!! I can't find any studio around, only agency that want to to rent you at impossible price!!! :(((

Stokey girl
Stokey girl

Stokey is fantastic, just a word of warning - don't go to Shine Holistic on Church Street, they ruined my hair just before my wedding. The hairdresser just smirked afterwards. Be warned, they struggle with the meaning of trim.


My favourite place to have a drink in Stoke Newington has to be the White Rabbit cocktail club (formely The Baby Bathhouse)! This place takes its cocktails very favourite is English Garden. Mmmmm but Parma Violence is really good too...There's lots of choice! The music is great...quiet varied and there are all sorts of events on regularly from life drawing classes to theatre. You can order delicious pizzas if you're hungry. The staff are really great and the owners have clearly thrown everything into this venture. In fact....I've made it my local despite living a 30 minute walk away!

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