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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.

  • 4 Great Brunch Spots!

    Looking for a great brunch spot in Stoke Newington? We've compiled a short list of our favourite local restaurants and cafes offering a tasty brunch at the weekend.

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  • Assembly Market Spring 2019

    The Assembly market is a new biannual gathering of independent Fashion, jewellery and homeware designers with sustainability at the heart of their brands. It is a celebration of great design, carefully curated to show the best of British slow and ethical brands working across the UK.

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  • Luck of the Irish

    Winner of Irish Times "Most authentic Irish pub in the world outside Ireland" and recently voted one of London's top 10 pubs in London Evening Standard's "The 50 best pubs in London", The Auld Shillelagh has built up quite the reputation since first opening its doors in 1991.

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  • Recharge your soul at Hackney Downs Studios

    If the hubbub of London is getting too much, Hackney Downs Studios is worth a visit. Set in an old print works, this unusual space is home to a range of start-up companies, those dedicated to the arts, style, creativity and wellness. As well as being a vibrant workspace, it’s a space to shop, eat, enjoy sport and more calming pursuits like yoga and meditation.

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  • How small life-adjustments can boost your mental health

    Described by the World Health Organisation as “the health epidemic of the 21stCentury”, stress can have catastrophic consequences. Word on the Street sat down with local women’s health coach and personal trainer Nicola Sinclair for Mental Health Awareness Week to get some tips for safeguarding and improving your mental wellbeing.

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