Local area guide

Living in Stoke Newington

Thinking about moving to Stoke Newington? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Stoke Newington

Why Stoke Newington is a good place to live

Living in Stoke Newington offers a blend of city life and green spaces, creating a delightful contrast. Fondly known as 'Stokey', this area is loved for its beautiful parks such as Clissold Park, that houses small animals, and the private feeling West Reservoir Centre, offering activities like sailing and kayaking. Stoke Newington charms with small independent shops and an organic farmer's market that decorates St Paul's Church. The assortment of good state primary schools make it family-friendly, thereby making moving to Stoke Newington an appealing choice for families.

What's Stoke Newington famous for?

Stoke Newington is famous for an array of attractions. Abney Park, one of London's 'magnificent seven' cemeteries, doubles as a nature reserve and adds to Stokey's charm. Another claim to fame is the West Reservoir Centre, renowned for watersports. Media professionals and prominent politicians, like former Labour politicians Yvette Cooper and Ed Balls, and Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw, called this place home. Stoke Newington has also made its mark in pop culture; the music video for Amy Winehouse’s 2007 single 'Back to Black' was filmed at Gibson Gardens.

Things to do in Stoke Newington

Stoke Newington offers a vibrant array of activities for both locals and visitors. From visiting the historical Abney Park Cemetery to relaxing in Clissold Park, the area is blessed with green spaces that are perfect for nature lovers. The Castle Climbing Centre, situated in a Victorian former pumping station, provides climbing opportunities, making it an exciting spot for adrenaline seekers. Foodies will love wandering around Stoke Newington Farmers' Market, held at St Paul's Church. For cinephiles, enjoying an arthouse film at RIO cinema is one of the delightful experiences Stoke Newington has to offer.

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Properties currently for sale in Stoke Newington

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Transport in Stoke Newington

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Stoke Newington.

Local connections

Rectory Road
National Rail
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Stoke Newington
National Rail
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Dalston Kingsland
National Rail
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
Canonbury
National Rail
0.8 miles / 1.3 km
Dalston Junction
National Rail
1 miles / 1.6 km
Arsenal
1 miles / 1.6 km

Schools in Stoke Newington

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Stoke Newington.

Education in Stoke Newington

Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Betty Layward Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Grasmere Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
The Garden School
Ages: 4 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Stoke Newington
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
St Matthias Church of England Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)

Local pubs in Stoke Newington

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  • Shakespeare

    London N16

    The Shakespeare is an honest-to-goodness proper pub. Located slap bang in the middle of Stoke Newington it stands proudly unaffected by the passing of time, with traditional interiors that have been lovingly maintained.

  • Rose & Crown

    London N16

    Rebuilt in the early 1930's at 199 Stoke Newington Church St, right across the road from its original location, the Rose and Crown was designed for Truman's Brewery by the highly respected pub architect A.E. Sewell,

  • Auld Shillelagh

    London N16

    "Most authentic Irish pub in the world outside Ireland" The Irish Times

  • Leconfield

    London N16

    Real Beer : Real Food : Real People - our food menu is created using fresh & locally sourced produce - craft beers & cask ales to be enjoyed with friends...