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Filled with open space, a real city village, Stoke Newington is a richly multicultural, varied area. Bordering Stamford Hill and Dalston amongst others, it's known for a great atmosphere and is in many ways the most fashionable and trendy part of Hackney (itself generally a fashionable place to be).
Though part of Hackney, the area doesn't feel like London at all. It's so well endowed with open space and walks that it might as well be considered country in many respects - although the style of housing and it retains a rugged urban feel as well. But in truth, this might be the most park-intensive borough in the capital.
Stoke Newington's open areas are very much informed (perhaps dictated to might be a better term) by its history as a supplier of water to London, which has been the case since the 1500s. These days, the New River constructed by Hugh Myddleton, still trickles towards the capital and there are lovely walks along it through Green Lanes, towards Haringey and Hertford. The great (now historical) West Reservoir is surrounded by parkland and wetlands, and is a superb asset to the area. Its superb entrance is lorded over by the Castle Climbing Centre, a former pumping station that looks like it's just been teleported in from a Harry Potter novel and is a truly epic landmark. Other green spaces include Clissold Park, in which the lovely Clissold Mansion sits, and Abney Park Cemetery - considered by many to be one of the best planned and most beautiful of the 19th Century cemeteries and (like Clissold Park) a nature reserve. There's also the little green, beautifully planted Common.
There are lots of other reasons that Stoke Newington is popular apart from its amazing amount of green space. First there are the schools, the best in the borough and very popular with parents. Second there are the other resources - great places to eat and drink, and a real emerging café-cool culture. Gentrification hasn't impacted the diverse nature of the area and this is a place of many cultures, cuisines and great local stores. The properties are obviously another reason - there's a huge variety (the area's been a population centre a long time), including wonderful and at times huge Victorian houses, ranging to 4 storeys at times, with excellent loft conversions and flats available as well. There are wonderful properties around Clissold Park and towards Finsbury Park.
Overall, Stoke Newington is a real up and comer, with great houses, gradual gentrification and splendid assets making it one of North London's jewels.
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Area News for Stoke Newington
Clapton is a little bit like marmite - you either love it or you hate it. But actually, there is not an awful lot to hate.
Read Article ... Published on 14th March, 2014
Finsbury Park is fast becoming a popular place to live in London and is attracting a new generation of young professionals and families. With its close location to the City and Islington, it is a great place to live for those that wish to be within easy travel distance of a range of activities and work opportunities.
Read Article ... Published on 21st October, 2013
Until recently Stoke Newington was a generally undiscovered area of north London. With only bus transport available to this slightly more obscure area of the city, it has often been overlooked by those wishing to live and work in the capital. Recent years has seen Stoke Newington become a bit more gentrified as more young families and professionals started to take up residence.
Read Article ... Published on 26th September, 2013
Councillors of the London borough of Hackney have come up with a novel and creative way to get young people in the district to stop smoking - by asking young people to explore the subject on a local level by means of a two minute film.
Read Article ... Published on 8th May, 2013
Sports fanatics in the London borough of Hackney will be delighted to hear that the district will soon be getting its first compact athletic facility, with the initial construction work already underway as of earlier this week.
Read Article ... Published on 5th April, 2013
People seeking flats to rent in Hackney are to see a state-of-the-art public library opening its doors in the area on January 23rd 2012.
Read Article ... Published on 11th January, 2012
People living in flats to rent in Hackney are being encouraged to shop locally this Christmas to support the area's economy.
Read Article ... Published on 8th December, 2011
Residents living in property to rent in the London borough of Hackney, and others in the area, will benefit from the installation of new on-the-go recycling bins.
Read Article ... Published on 1st August, 2011
Residents living in property to rent in the London borough of Hackney are among those who will benefit from the removal of the Stoke Newington gyratory.
Read Article ... Published on 29th July, 2011
People living in property to rent in the London borough of Hackney and others in the area are set to benefit from a revamped green space in the area.
Read Article ... Published on 25th July, 2011
People living in property to rent in the London borough of Hackney will be able to get involved in the Hackney One Carnival when it returns next month.
Read Article ... Published on 18th July, 2011
People living in flats to rent in the London Borough of Hackney could go along to any of the events that are taking place at the Town Hall in Stoke Newington in the run-up to the holiday.
Read Article ... Published on 3rd December, 2010