Area Spotlight: Clissold Quarter

Posted: 8 April 2016 by Higgins Homes

 

Clissold Quarter is positioned in one of London’s most exciting residential areas: Stoke Newington. Renowned for its local population of artists, professionals and young families, there is a lively community here with a bit more personality that many other areas of the Capital that have been given the ‘hipster’ tag.

 

Living in Stoke Newington

 

The area is a mix of residential housing, from classic Victorian properties through to smart and stylish new builds, and there are options for first time buyers, as well as those looking for larger homes. Easy transport links are one of the reasons that N4 has become such a sought after postcode – you can catch a bus to virtually anywhere in the city from here and Stoke Newington station is part of the London Overground network, connecting to other Overground stations and also to stations on the Underground.

 

Stokie culture

 

Those who have taken up residence in N4 tend to develop a real loyalty and ‘Stokie’ is possibly one of London’s most community minded areas. Church Street is the centre of the action, the hub of the lively restaurant and retail scene and the best place to explore the galleries and book shops that have given this part of London its artsy reputation. Londoners travel from all over the city to eat in the restaurants here, whether for a weekend brunch or an authentic Neapolitan pizza. The diversity of the culinary scene is legendary – yakitori, to burgers, to chorizo or the traditional chippie – and there are plenty of bars and pubs too, whether your interest lies in unusual cocktails or real ale.

 

Activities in Stoke Newington

 

There’s a lot to see and do in this area, from exploring the increasing numbers of vintage shops, to browsing for second hand books and sampling wares at the farmers market that takes place each Saturday at St Paul’s Church. Clissold Park is the major attraction for those seeking green spaces, first opened in 1889 and now one of Hackney’s most popular green areas. The park has had a Green Flag award since 2006 and there’s plenty to do here, including table tennis tables, a paddling pool, tennis courts and even an organic food growing area.

 

Despite being one of the most popular locations to live in, Stoke Newington has retained its distinctive character and still welcomes a diverse mix of residents, from those who have been here for decades, to the newer breed of professionals and young families. Its personality, amenities and food scene have really put it on the map.

 


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