A brief history of Stoke Newington Church Street


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

(The Red Lion c. 1845)

We’ve looked back at some of Church Street’s best-known businesses and buildings to bring you a snapshot of what was there before.