Getting to know Stoke Newington

D ( my hubby) has been the photographer for the greater part of this short trip.
Merci encore, D!

The number 73 bus took us out of the bustle of London and dropped us off on Church street, in the London suburb of Stoke Newington.

We came to this part of London to be  close to our wedding and reception area. We had already been to London in the 90’s, but we were in a radically different area than this. We were in the suburbs near the rail lines towards Heathrow Int’l . I much prefer this town to the other one that we lodged in.

Stoke Newington is well served by the red bus routes to and from Central London ad has a variety of interesting shops and restaurants.

Here are a few city center sites:


At the intersection of Church street where the red buses turn…


People outside a pub.


Thai alters at a Thai restaurant ( we dined there with Anne the night before our departure; it was excellent).


Caramba! Mexican color on a drab day.


Or how about Indian?


The Daniel De Foe pub. De Foe was born in this town in 1660 according to Wikipedia. He wrote  Robinson Crusoe



Advertising for an old business still on the building.


Fancy gold gates.


The sight of New Saint Marys means that the wedding venue was in sight. This part of town was about a 15-20 minute walk from our lodging.

Have a great day and see you soon.


8 thoughts on “Getting to know Stoke Newington

    1. Hi Zhu,
      I really haven’t spent a lot of time in pubs so that is a must for a next time. You have to save something for future trips :).
      Have a great day, Zhu!

  1. Oh yes…..what a lovely spot to land. And how nice to have company for a meet and greet along the way.
    D done good with the photos! And I love the old fountain pen advert still on the building. Fact is, I love a good fountain pen! LOL So that makes it an extra special photo.
    Lovely buildings…..and talk about a hodgepodge of cultures with the eateries along the way. Very cool!
    Thanks for sharing the photos and the adventure!

    1. Hello Mel,
      I really liked our short stay in Stoke Newington. So close yet so far away in other ways from Central London!
      Many Thanks to you. I passed on your kind words to D. I love old ads painted on buildings. Very special, indeed.

      It was our pleasure for the share. Anytime!

    1. Hi Mitzie,
      It’s nice to see the American traveler back home :).
      D & I saw a couple of colorful and funky buildings. It brings a bit of life to the usual red brick look.

  2. I like Stoke Newington and I’m glad you had a chance to explore. It’s becoming quite trendy and more expensive to live in; however, we live just outside its boundary so it’s easy for us to visit!

    1. Hi Jen,
      It’s so nice to hear from you!
      D & I really enjoyed our stay here. I understand that suburb cities near city limits become “chic”. I can understand; very cool place!

      I hope that you & Peter are having beautiful days.

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