Afternoon In Stoke Newington

A vibrant slice of London life.

Stokey, as locals affectionately refer to Stoke Newington, is an area in north-east London. It began as a small village and expanded during the 19th century to accommodate people commuting into the heart of London.

Today it’s a multicultural, vibrant area where ‘greasy spoon’ cafes, green grocers and ‘dirty chicken shops’ rub shoulders with trendy coffee shops, churches and gift shops. And like everywhere in London, pubs are a prominent feature of the landscape, the Coach and Horses being one of the most famous.

Albion Road and Church Street, with their rosy-red brick buildings are go-to highlights. On a sunny day, the colorful shop fronts and street art are enough to energise even the most dour Londoner. There’s a village sense of community that flows in the snatches of conversation, people cycling, strolling and going about their day.

Like a lot of London’s up and coming areas, ‘trendyfication’ is eroding some of the area’s original character and pushing prices upwards. However, Stoke Newington’s sprawl across a diversity of social classes and ethnic communities means there is still enough quirkiness and gritty street life to make this one of London’s more interesting and refreshing destinations.

Stoke Newington Tube Station

How to get there? Stoke Newington Overground Rail Station or Arsenal Underground Station.

If Stoke Newington appeals to you, Brick Lane in London’s East End is defintely worth a visit.


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  1. Hey! That’s so cool! God….my son and I were in London about 21 years ago 😅 and Your pictures and perspective, as always, are so cool I found myself wanting to be able to say, “Yes! yes, we were there! I remember that!!!” But alas. Who knows. It looks uber cool. The people, the high fashion pooch, the buildings. Wishing You wonderful travels. It’s always fun when Your blogaspheric postcards arrive!!! Cheers, Bon Voyage and Rock on!!! 🙂


    1. Katy wow! Thanks SO much for your amazing words 😀 So happy I played a part in transporting you back to Stokey. Were you on a Great Britain tour at the time? Where else sticks out on your memory? Haha yes he pooch, even the dogs are uber cool in Stoke, I will have to up my game 🙂 Thanks for your wishes, and even more of the same to you!! Your support and encouragement means everything to me!! 🙂


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