An Afternoon in North London
Whether the sun’s out or it’s a rainy Sunday afternoon, an afternoon in North London is always a good place to visit. All along the high street in Stoke Newington you’ll stumble across café’s, independent design stores and other hidden and unspoken gems. Here’s our list of all the best ones:
153 Stoke Newington Church St, London, N16 0UH
Nook has got you covered in all departments of your home including your living space, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, office and utility and garden. Here, it’s all about the small stuff that means the most which also makes this store a great place to buy your loved ones a gift. Filled with independent magazines, everything HAY and all the household essentials with a design twist. Nook will give you home ware envy.
Making a home a home can be super simple by just adding just a few decorative homeware pieces; whether that’s a Skandinavisk BAER candle for the table or a merino wool blanket for the sofa.
106 Stoke Newington Church St, London.
Once you visit this kitchen heaven, it will leave you thinking you need everything in there, whether you’re a newbie at cooking or an 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. It’s the store that will transform your kitchen and make you fall back in love with a spot of Sunday baking.
Prep stocks an edited collection of beautiful heritage brands alongside contemporary functional cooking tools. Filled with everything that will help you forget about the washing up afterwards.
55 Kynaston Road London N16 0EB
Perfectly hidden away from Stoke Newington high street, it’s a spot to take a break from the shopping and to tuck yourself away with a coffee and a light snack. This place has a friendly and vibrant atmosphere especially at the weekend, as there’s no laptops allowed – sometime to really relax with friends, coffee and good food. What else are Sunday afternoons for?
The food here isn’t like the normal coffee shop menu. Esters’ food is homemade and a little out of the ordinary (and of course, the pastries). Their menu offers the option a larger brunch/snack including French Toast, Ancho Chile Braised Lamb Shoulder and the classic egg dishes.
Search & Rescue
129 Stoke Newington Church St, London, N16 6UH
As the title implies, the concept is simple; this store searches for interesting home decor discoveries and they then fix it up and fill their spacious store with unique vintage furniture alongside their contemporary, modern design items.
You hear it all the time, but this store really does have everything from vintage trinkets, collection of jewellery designers and contemporary greeting cards.
129 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N1 0PH.
By day, Stoke Newington is a relaxing North London spot to enjoy afternoon tea and a look around the design stores. By night, Stoke Newington offers some great cocktail bars and pubs. A favourite of ours has to be Original Sin cocktail bar.
This cocktail bar is located in the basement along the high street. Its cosy and candle-lit atmosphere is perfect for a Saturday night with friends. Spend your evening here sipping on our favourite, Winter Sun (Vodka, Escubac, blanc vermouth, lemon, raspberries and sparkling wine).
Post written by Cara Curtis