Focus on: Stoke Newington

Charming Stokey is filled with cute boutiques and restaurants, with lively Church Street being its epicentre, we discover the best spots to eat, shop, learn and play in this Hackney borough with baby in tow

When you’re out and about…

Rio Cinema
This independent art deco cinema, located inside a beautiful Grade II listed building, is a not-for-profit charity, and often runs parent and baby film screenings.

Balls will be flying at Clissold Park with the Kiddikicks team! Football enthusiasts can start as young as two and a half.

clissoldClissold Park
There’s no better way to spend an autumnal weekend than wrapping up and enjoying Hackney’s best loved park. Not only is it home to an animal enclosure, it also has a play park, paddling pool and food-growing garden.
Green Lanes, N16 9HJ

Woodberry Wetlands
Thriving with wildlife all year round, Woodberry Wetlands offers families the chance to enjoy nature in the heart of London, free of charge.

Post-natal Restore
This 10-week course, designed to reconnect you and your body after pregnancy, takes place at The Greenhouse, Green Lanes. Babies are welcome to come along, too.

When you want to grab a bite…

This modern European eatery offers delicious brunch, lunch and dinner menus, with great offerings for kids.

Yummy Yummy In My Tummy Kids’ Cafe
Open daily from 7am to 7pm, this local café offers a range of baby and toddler classes.
56 Stoke Newington
High Street N16 7PB

The Haberdashery
Enjoy a wholesome breakfast and a smashing cup of coffee – babyccinos are free!

When you want to shop…

jojoJoJo Maman Bébé
The Stoke Newington store is stocked with a gorgeous collection of kids’ and maternity wear. It also offers a free bra-fitting service for mamas.
58 Stoke Newington Church Street

Olive Loves Alfie
This boutique has been inspiring parents for 10 years, and we love its imaginative edit of children’s clothing, homewares and toys.
84 Stoke Newington Church Street

Stoke Newington Toys & Books
From baby’s very first reads to their favourite toys and games, this sweet store stocks a mix of gifts for all ages.
153 Stoke Newington High Street