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Gabriel's Guidebook

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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64 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.


The Fox Reformed

$$$$· 176 Stoke Newington Church Street·Map·Hours·

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A long-established wine bar offering bistro fare and a warm and cosy atmosphere with board games available. A nice and local watering hole along the iconic Church Street.


Yum Yum

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

48 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.



Clothing StoresClothing Stores
88 Stoke Newington Church Street·Map·Hours·Website·

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Their 2 fashion stores on Church Street stock a range of men and women's wear such as Sessun, Acne and H by Hudson. In addition the owners sells garments from their own label of British design.


The Blue Legume

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

57 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.


Clissold Leisure Centre

63 Clissold Road·Map·Hours·Website·

64 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.


The Jolly Butchers

$$· 204 Stoke Newington High Street·Map·Hours·Website·

67 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.


Whole Foods Market

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

98 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.


The Three Crowns

175 Stoke Newington High Street·Map·Hours·Website·

63 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.

64 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'.

27 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.


Auld Shillelagh

105 Stoke Newington Church Street·Map·Hours·Website·

17 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.


Morrisons Store

$$· 47-49 Stamford Hill·Map·Hours·Website·

30 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.


The Daniel Defoe

102 Stoke Newington Church Street·Map·Hours·Website·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Prides itself on being 'one of the last traditional' pubs in the area. Offers a range of cask ales, premium lagers & ciders and a selection of malt whiskies probably rarely seen outside the Highlands.


Nook Shop

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

12 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.


Abney Park Cemetery Trust

Stoke Newington High Street·Map·Hours·Website·

32 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.


Coach & Horses

178 Stoke Newington High Street·Map·Hours·

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Dating back to the 1700′s, it is one of the oldest remaining public houses in Hackney. Busy, traditional English pub with live music performences and traditional pub food.


Pictures & Light

41 Stoke Newington Church Street·Map·Hours·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the many independent shops along Church Street. A quirky little retro shop packed full of inspiring retro slogan poster and prints, mirrors that you can happily gaze into.



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

14 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.


Clissold Park

229 Stoke Newington Church St·Map·Hours·

15 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.



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.


Lucky Seven

127 Stoke Newington Church St·Map·Hours·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Second-hand records, books and clothes are available at this independent Stoke Newington Church Street store.


Earlybird Designs

86 Stoke Newington Church St·Map·Hours·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An independent shop along Church Street full of quirqy and fun greeting cards and individual gifts. Sustainable thinking throughout.


El Olivo

24 Stoke Newington Church St·Map·Hours·

9 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.


Mint Vintage

Clothing StoresClothing Stores
71-73 Stoke Newington High St·Map·Hours·Website·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Innovative vintage clothing store with carefully hand picked collections from all over the world.

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Painstaking craftsmanship, innovative design and quality materials are the cornerstones of this homegrown business. They have highly collectable items sold in the UK and abroad.


Church Street Bookshop

142 Stoke Newington Church St·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Small second-hand bookshop with wide range of fiction, non-fiction and children's books.


Farleigh Pl

Farleigh Pl·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

A vintage & designer indoor weekend market featuring 20 stalls of clothing, jewellery, independent designers, antiques and furniture. The cafe is serving fresh food & coffee.


Le Parc Delicatessen

191 Stoke Newington Church St·Map·Hours·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Le Parc is a small, friendly cafe and delicatessen and a great place to purchase specialist ingredients, picnic treats to enjoy in nearby in Clissold Park, or simply enjoy a coffee.


Mudfoot & Scruff

166 Stoke Newington Church St·Map·Website·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An independent shoe shop in along busy Church Street. It stocks a range of designers, from emerging to more classic brands.