Stoke Newington – Are you stoked to live in Stokey?
27th March 2017
In the heart of Hackney lies the history infused Stoke Newington. A rare gem that manages to combine the old and new. While still staying true to its origin, it is ever expanding and growing.
In 2016 Woodberry Wetlands was excitingly opened by none other than… Sir David Attenborough! The incredible wetlands is surrounded by a 19th Century reservoir and is 11 hectares (around 13 football pitches).
A big attraction for those living in Stoke Newington, and those in the surrounding areas, is Clissold Park. The park has an extensive list of facilities for children and adults alike, including a butterfly dome, animal enclosure and organic market garden.
As one of the Magnificent Seven London garden cemeteries and a local reserve, this is an incredible highlight of the area. The 18th century cemetery is hosts events such as theatrical and musical performances throughout the year.
That’s not all the park offers! There are guided tours, exploration events for children and is also home to the Green Woodworkers and a Carving Group.
The area has a majority of Victorian style houses, some even dating back to the early 18th Century. And if you’re lucky you could be living in one of them or one of the few Grade II listed houses in the area!
The area is especially exciting for first-time buyers! The King’s Crescent aims to give those who have been priced out of Hackney another option to get onto the property ladder.
One of the most desirable aspects people look for when moving is good transport links. Though Stoke Newington has an abundance of bus and overground link there is no direct tube line.
The overground will take you either to Central London (Liverpool Street in 15 mins) or further into North London. If you do need the London Underground, a short bus ride will take you to Seven Sisters or Angel in no time at all.