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March 1, 2019

Centuries of campaigning have helped make Stoke Newington one of London’s most vibrant, community-minded, independent and green neighbourhoods.

Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, a nature-lover or a shopaholic, our area guide to Stoke Newington gives you the inside track on where’s best to go… from a local’s perspective.

It’s thanks to the dogged determination of locals to protect and improve...

April 27, 2018

Ever wondered what Church Street was like when horses and carts could still be seen trotting the streets? Or what today’s businesses were in yesteryear?

Stoke Newington history enthusiast Amir Dotan has been rifling through the archives and has collated a fascinating spreadsheet documenting the history of Stoke Newington’s shops. (Spreadsheet here)

(The Red Lion c. 1845)

We’ve looked back at some of...

November 11, 2017

A new café and bakery has just opened in the former Foxlow building in Stoke Newington, with a work hub to follow soon.

The Last Crumb has been launched by best friends Paula Chapman and Helen Collier, who met at drama school, and Helen’s nephew, Jamie, who is Head Chef.

The trio have been hard at work for months planning the look, feel, infrastructure and flavours of their new business, w...

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