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There are few places in London that offer the zest, charm and charisma of Stoke Newington and Hackney. Much of our area’s success is down to the remarkably strong presence of independent businesses, making it a truly distinctive part of the capital. Discover the events, places and personalities that make our area such a great place to live and work.

  • Local architects’ first iconic project up for grabs

    As local architects Gozi Wamuo and Andrea Jung prepare to celebrate over a decade in business together, their first iconic home is on the market in Stoke Newington.

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  • Ethical bakery launches Stoke Newington café

    The Luminary Bakery, a social enterprise, was born out of a desire to empower women by providing teaching courses to help them get work. It launched a few years ago but the café opened this month in a bid to help the business become self-sustaining.

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  • Stokey prepares for The Great Get Together

    Residents in Stoke Newington are preparing a series of spectacular street parties this Sunday to honour the life of murdered MP Jo Cox. Organising committees have been planning the events for months – there’ll be choirs, balloon launches, barbecues, games and a lot of bunting.

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  • Festival to celebrate the role of East London’s canals

    It’s hard to imagine how different the canals around Hackney would have looked 200 years ago in their industrial heyday. 

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  • Destination Stoke Newington

    Businesses in Stoke Newington have seen a surge in the number of visitors heading to the area for weekend breaks. High demand for Air BnBs in N16 has coincided with increased publicity and a string of events which have alerted newcomers to Stokey’s charm.

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