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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.

  • Momentous summer for local bakery

    It has been quite a summer for Stoke Newington’s Luminary Bakery which, in the space of a month, appeared in Vogue and baked Meghan Markle’s birthday cake.

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  • Countdown to Hackney’s “best ever” Carnival

    Organisers say this will be the biggest event yet and, with Ridley Road said to be too small to accommodate the large crowds at last year’s event, this year a special Carnival Village is being created at Hackney Central, with events between 11am and 7pm.

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  • Do you know the Good Samaritan who fed dozens of stranded motorists?

    The search is on for a Good Samaritan from Stoke Newington who ordered pizza for dozens of motorists stuck overnight following a collision on the M11.

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  • 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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