Gabriel's Guidebook

Gabriel
Hej! My name is Gabriel, I'm Swedish and an Airbnb Superhost. I've lived in London for the last fifteen years, I work with marketing & travel. I love to meet new people from all walks of life, enjo... read more

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96 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Small & cosy Southern Indian restaurants serving vegetarian food inspired by the authentic home cooking of spice-rich Kerala, where all the chefs are trained.

81 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A popular & friendly diverse gay venue with stylish decor. The venue is split over two floors and offers a range of food and drink, a vibrant atmosphere and occasional DJs.

#3

The Jolly Butchers

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 204 Stoke Newington High Street·Map·Hours·Website·

57 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Within 5 mins walk from the property, this cosy pub & bar has a huge range of Real Ales, Ciders, Craft Beers, Stouts and World Class Lagers on offer. Very busy evenings & weekends.

#4

The Three Crowns

Drinks & NightlifeBars
175 Stoke Newington High Street·Map·Hours·Website·

53 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Gastropub with inspiration taken from across Europe – a cured meat plate of chorizo Iberico, prosciutto crudo & Milano salami, or Orkney salmon with aubergine Provençal & baby gem.

#5

The Blue Legume

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 101 Stoke Newington Church Street·Map·Hours·Website·

46 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Situated on trendy Church Street, this is a perfect cafe and restaurant for weekend brunches. Really nice breakfasts and healthy Mediterranean dishes.

241 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the borough’s best loved green spaces. Boasts amenities incl. tennis courts; an outdoor table tennis table; bowling green; wheel park for skaters and a multi-use games area.

41 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Boasts two 25-metre swimming pools, saunas, a spacious gym and dedicated treadmill running room. Main features are a sports hall with badminton, squash & basketball courts and a roofed outdoor gym.

#8

Yum Yum

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 187 Stoke Newington High Street·Map·Hours·Website·

38 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A very well decorated Thai restaurant just 5 min walk from the property. Calm atmosphere, excellent variety of dishes and a nice cocktail bar. Bit of a high end price tag.

#9

The Rose & Crown

Drinks & NightlifeBars
199 Stoke Newington Church Street·Map·Hours·Website·

35 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A well loved local landmark of a pub. Features a traditional oak-panelled bar and a log fire. It serves a range of real ales, ciders, lagers, wines, spirits, bar snacks & food including Sunday roasts.

#10

The White Hart

Drinks & NightlifeBars
69 Stoke Newington High Street·Map·Hours·Website·

33 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Popular for the locals! The White Hart's biggest draws are its massive garden and DJ nights. The pub serves a decent range of beers, burgers and sometimes barbecue fodder.

#11

The Fisherys

Food SceneRestaurants
90 Stoke Newington High Street·Map·Hours·Website·

31 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Try out this traditional fish & chips while in London. Just Beautiful! Great size fish and a good selection on the menu! Highly recommended if you want to try a traditional fish & chips.

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A must-visit vintage clothes store. Few London stores can compare for the range of second hand clothes, causing Time Out to call it a 'London rite of passage'.

85 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Managed as a nature reserve and provides one of the most important wildlife sites in Hackney. Perfect for peaceful & relaxing walks, just 5 minutes from the property.

#14

The Tea Rooms

Food SceneCafes or Coffee Shops
153-155 Stoke Newington Church Street·Map·Hours·Website·

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Offers luxury teas, cakes and cream teas. Everything is home-made using free range and locally sourced ingredients, with an emphasis on quality, taste and favourite family recipes.

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Open all year round, the water sports venue runs weekend and holiday courses, offering instruction and equipment for dinghy sailing, kayaking and canoeing.

#16

Auld Shillelagh

Drinks & NightlifeBars
105 Stoke Newington Church Street·Map·Hours·Website·

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A popular Irish pub with live music on alternate Friday and Saturday nights. This long & narrow boozer draws a loyal crowd of drinkers most nights and has a surprisingly large beer garden.

#17

Rasa Travancore

Food SceneRestaurants
56 Stoke Newington Church St·Map·Hours·Website·

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Syrian-Christian restaurant influenced by years of trading between Syria and the Mediterranean. Chicken, duck, lamb, fish, prawn, crab; lots of flavors.

#18

Testi

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 38 Stoke Newington High Street·Map·Hours·Website·

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Approx 10 min walk from the property you'll find this traditional Turkish restaurant. The char-grilled lamb chops and the BBQ chicken are delicious! Great and busy atmosphere.

#19

Franco Manca

Food SceneRestaurants
176 Stoke Newington High St·Map·Hours·Website·

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The prices (including the specials) are very cheap and the staff efficient. Probably not the place to go to linger over your food as the table turnover is very quick but the food comes out very fas... read more

#20

Green Room Cafe

Food SceneCafes or Coffee Shops
113 Stoke Newington Church St·Map·Hours·

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

First a florist store and out the back now houses a bright and airy eatery since 2014. If you’re after breakfast you’ll find a good fry up on the menu for both meat eaters and vegetarians.

#21

Nook Shop

Everything Else
153 Stoke Newington Church Street·Map·Hours·Website·

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is one of the many independent shops in Stoke Newington. Fun & stylish interior design and gift shop. Well-worth a visit while strolling along legendary Church Street.

#22

Clicia

Food SceneRestaurants
97 Stoke Newington Church St·Map·Hours·Website·

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Clicia is a cute little Turkish place, especially for weekend brunch & lunch. Great to people-watch. Dinner-wise I love the mix of their Mediterranean Meze's. Approx 10 min walk from the property.

#23

Whole Foods Market

EssentialsGrocery Stores
$$$· 40 Stoke Newington Church Street·Map·Hours·Website·

68 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is one of my favourite local groceries. Organically grown foods that are free of artificial preservatives, colours, flavours and sweeteners. There's also a coffee bar and an outdoor seating area.

#24

El Olivo

Food SceneRestaurants
24 Stoke Newington Church St·Map·Hours·Website·

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great for tapas, breakfast, or a quick brunch, this place has a good, varied menu, a nice ambience and tasty food. Saturdays and Sunday afternoons they often have live music.

#25

Ryans Bar

Drinks & NightlifeBars
181 Stoke Newington Church St·Map·Hours·Website·

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Est. 1994 with an amazing garden. Local & world beer and also food. Live music every now and then.

52 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the best indoor climbing walls in London, with more annual visits than any other climbing centre in the UK. A converted Victorian pumping station, which has kept its distinctive exterior.

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Market place with a good selection of seafood. Oysters, mussels, salmon and much much more!

#28

Sapid Coffee

Food SceneCafes or Coffee Shops
168 Stoke Newington Church St·Map·Hours·Website·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Specialising in handpicked & hand-roasted coffee from around the world, combined with beautiful unique latte art. Fresh pastries and cakes, wraps, sandwiches and baguettes made with tasty fillings.... read more

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

For the best quality meat, this is the place to visit! A trustworthy, exceptionally high-quality butcher, just 10 min walk from the property.

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The local supermarket is just a couple of minutes walk from the property. Morrisons has got all you can expect from a cheap & cheerful and well-assorted supermarket chain.