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Syl & Mike's Guidebook

Syl & Mike
We're a friendly couple with a French Bulldog who live in a mews house in one of London's loveliest neighbourhoods, Stoke Newington. Syl is Polish-born and raised in Vancouver, and Mike is British-... read more

Things to do in London

96 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The first in the Rasa family, this is an award-winning vegetarian restaurant specialising in South Indian food.

#2

The Jolly Butchers

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

57 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you're into ales, ciders and craft beers, this is the place for you. They also service a selection of British dishes, including an excellent Sunday roast.

#3

The Three Crowns

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

53 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another local pub serving fantastic Sunday roasts, if you happen to be around then. If not, their general menu is seasonal and changes every couple of days.

241 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Originally a country estate, this park opened to the public in 1889. It's a big, lush park with plenty to do.

#5

The Prince

Everything Else
59 Kynaston Rd·Map·

37 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A newly-restored Victorian Freehouse offering a wide selection of locally-sourced craft beers and real ales. Their burgers (not served on Sundays) are amazing.

34 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Here you will find farmers from the UK selling everything from cheese, chocolate, meat, jams and chutney's, foraged mushrooms, organic vegetables, bread and pastries, and vegan breads and desserts.

#7

The Fisherys

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

31 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Award-winning fish & chips, to take-away or eat in.

#8

Original Sin

Drinks & NightlifeBars
129 Stoke Newington High St·Map·Hours·Website·

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Strong, well-balanced and classy cocktails. Next door to Stokey Bears.

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An authentic Spanish tapas bar specialising in Iberico.

#10

Foxlow N16

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 71-73 Stoke Newington Church St·Map·Website·

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Meaty menu and killer cocktails with an NYC vibe.

#11

Stokey Bears

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

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Messy, tasty burgers in a cool little atmosphere. Delicious chips and a decent selection of craft beers.

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is our favourite neighbourhood cafe serving delicious food and coffee, tea and cakes. Menu is seasonal and changes weekly.

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cool and quirky place with lovely food and people. Seasonal menu that changes daily.

85 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Abney Park is one of the 'magnificent seven' garden cemeteries in London. It was established in 1860 as a non-denominational cemetery, and today grows wild with trees, flowers and plants.

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fantastic countryside ciders that change weekly on tap.

50 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's one of the biggest areas of grasslands in Greater London, and now forms part of the Olympic Park for the 2012 London Olympics.

#17

Rasa Travancore

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

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

There are two Rasa's, directly opposite each other. This Rasa serves Syrian-Christian fare featuring chicken, duck, lamb, fish, prawn and crab. It's cheap, friendly and delicious.

#18

Whole Foods Market

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

68 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's a small one, so on weekdays we recommend avoiding it from 5 - 8pm. Weekend afternoons are pram ankle nipping territory, so try and go in the morning.

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

All over London, kebab shops claim to be the best of them all. Maybe we're biased, but Best Turkish Kebab is truly the best of them all.

52 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Just beyond Clissold Park is The Castle Climbing Centre, which was built as a water filtering and pumping station in the 1800s, and opened in 1995 as a climbing centre.

#21

Fontaine's Bar

Drinks & NightlifeBars
176 Stoke Newington Road·Map·Hours·Website·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

East London's most decadent art deco bar.

#22

Borough Wines

ShoppingStores
163 Stoke Newington Church Street·Map·Hours·Website·

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Selling wines and a wide selection of craft beers from micro-breweries around London.

#23

Etcetera

Food SceneRestaurants
86 Stoke Newington High Street·Map·Hours·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Whiskey and tapas bar with a fantastic all-day breakfast menu. It's our closest cafe + restaurant, and has free WiFi, friendly staff and tasty coffee.

#24

Sainsbury's Local

EssentialsGrocery Stores
$$· 100-104 Stoke Newington High Street·Map·Hours·Website·

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

General groceries.

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

General groceries.

#26

Gallonero II

Food SceneEverything Else in Food Scene
75 Stoke Newington High Street·Map·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Family-run Italian deli across the street from us, selling a selection of tasty meats, cheeses and condiments. Old school with friendly service.