5 North London spots you need to know about

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By Cara Curtis

Whether the sun’s out or it’s a rainy Sunday, an afternoon in North London is always a good one. All along the high street in Stoke Newington you’ll stumble across cafés, independent design stores and other hidden gems. Here’s our list of the best ones.


Making a house a home is difficult but worth it, as upping your décor game can really lift your living space. Nook will give you homeware envy, as it’s filled with independent magazines, everything HAY and all the household essentials with a design twist. Here, it’s all about the small stuff, whether that’s a Skandinavisk BAER candle or a merino wool blanket. This small, independent store will leave you full of inspiration.


The coziest nook there ever was

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 153 Stoke Newington Church St, London, N16 0UH.


Prep Cookshop

This kitchen heaven is full of must-haves, whether you’re a cooking newbie or a culinary expert. In the heart of Stoke Newington, it sells every cooking accessory there ever was, from copper gold baking trays to geometric print tea towels. Transform your kitchen and fall back in love with Sunday baking.


Re-stock your kitchen and cook up a storm with all new utensils

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106 Stoke Newington Church St, London.



Perfectly hidden away from Stoke Newington High Street, Esters is the perfect place to take a break from shopping with a coffee and a light snack. It has a friendly and vibrant atmosphere especially at the weekend, as no laptops are allowed. Relax with your friends and a latte: what else are Sundays for? Esters’ food is homemade and a little out of the ordinary. They also offer a selection of brunches including French Toast, Ancho Chile Braised Lamb Shoulder and classic egg dishes.


What do you fancy? Eggs, maybe?

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55 Kynaston Road, Stoke Newington, London, N16 0EB.


Search & Rescue

As the name implies, this shop relies on a simple concept. They search for interesting home decor discoveries, then fix them up and fill their space with unique vintage furniture alongside contemporary, modern design items. You hear it all the time, but this store really does have everything.


The place to go if you’re searching for unique home decor

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129 Stoke Newington Church St, London, N16 6UH.

 Original Sin

By day, Stoke Newington is a relaxing North London spot to enjoy afternoon tea and a look around at the design stores. By night, it offers some great cocktail bars and pubs, such as the Original Sin. It’s cosy and candlelit, making it perfect for a Saturday night with friends.


What’s your drink of choice? A cocktail, perhaps?

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 129 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N1 0PH.





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