Stoke Newington Area Guide
Stoke Newington is a neighbourhood that favours small independent shops, plus has a number of good state primary schools.
Stoke Newingtons Church Street is the neighbourhood’s beating heart. With a few exceptions almost all of the shops and cafés are independent.
Clissold Park is the main park area in Stoke Newington. It has a large mansion in it's grounds, Clissold House, with a café and rooms to hire for weddings and private events. The park has a playground, paddling pool, tennis courts, aviary, small menagerie and an organic food-growing project.
At the West Reservoir Centre there are a number of water sport activities such as sailing, kayaking and canoeing and for the over-14s, there’s open water swimming in the reservoir. In the Victorian former pumping station, The Castle Climbing Centre has climbing walls for children as young as five.
Stoke Newington has no Tube station but Stoke Newington and Rectory Road Overground stations are on the Lea Valley lines. Trains to Liverpool Street take 13-19 minutes from Stoke Newington; a few minutes less from Rectory Road.
Commuter buses include the No 67 to Aldgate via Shoreditch; No 73 to Oxford Circus via Islington and Euston; No 76 to Waterloo via Moorgate and Aldwych; No 106 to Whitechapel via Hackney Town Hall; No 149 to London Bridge via Shoreditch and Liverpool Street; No 243 to Waterloo via Clerkenwell Green and the No 476 to Euston via Islington.