Live the Stoke Newington life
Offering a charming village-like feel throughout its streets, tasty food and drink in its hip cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants and an array of immersive indie shops, Stoke Newington is a brilliant place to live. You may think the area is out of your reach, but offers like our Movemaker scheme could change all that.
Things to see and do in Stoke Newington
There are two nice parks to enjoy in Stoke Newington, including the 23-hectare Clissold Park. Here you’ll find everything from kids’ playgrounds and tennis courts to a skatepark and cafe, as well as sports fields, a bowling green and two lakes. There’s also the 300-year-old Abney Park in the north west, which is spread out over 13 hectares.
In the south of the area you can take your dog to Butterfield Green for a run around, while you can get your own exercise fix at Clissold Leisure Centre. With Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium a short stroll away, you’ll also have Finsbury Park, a number of local reservoirs and the sprawling Lee Valley Park close at hand.
This is a great area to live in if you have children. Youngsters can attend Grazebrook Primary School or William Patten Primary, which are both rated as outstanding by Ofsted. The same applies to Shacklewell Primary to the south east of the area.
At secondary level, Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form is rated as good by the education board. The Petchey Academy is in the same bracket, while Mossbourne Community Academy is an outstanding option which has a catchment area that encompasses all of Stoke Newington.
Stoke Newington transport links
The local train station lies along the A10 to the north east of the area and is connected to the London Overground. You can hop on this to get to Hoxton and Shoreditch in no time, while it’s only 15 minutes if you carry on to Liverpool Street station. As well as a selection of local bus stops, you can also drive north along the A10 to get to the M25 in less than half an hour.
The Stoke Newington property scene
With plenty of greenery, great schools and a popular organic farmers’ market, Stoke Newington is a desirable place to live. This is reflected in its property prices, although they aren’t too much higher than the London average.
Whether you’re after a Victorian terrace, a Georgian conversion or a modern apartment with great access to Lee Valley Park a couple of miles away along Forest Road in Walthamstow, don’t miss great offers such as the Government’s London Help to Buy scheme.