Among lot’s of independent design and clothing shops in the lovely village Stoke Newington, located within Hackney Borough in North London, were Olive loves Alfie. This is a sweet little shop with a great selection of Scandinavian brands like Katvig, Molo, Mini Rodini, Ver de Terre, Little Duckling and many more. And they were having a sale too! The shop is located in one of the main streets of this interesting village, were commercial and residential houses lies side by side.
Knit with attitude, inspirational tiny shop with great atmosphere offering environmental friendly knitting products, produced with ethical consciousness. Get advice from charming and knowledgeable staff. Well worth a visit.
Stoke Newington Bookshop, an award winning independent bookshop with a huge selection of especially children’s fiction served by a helpful and lovely team that will guide you through the store. Next picture; local pub near by. In fact there was a huge selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants. We ended up having coffee and cake at the Blue Lagoon, but sadly the cake was to delicious so it was eaten before I thought about taking a picture… Next time!
Stoke Newington as a village is quite small but is packed with lots of exciting independent shops. The girls loved visiting and we can highly recommend it to all families who would like a day out in London, as a alternative to the more touristy and known places in the inner city center.
How to get there:
By tube, Victoria Line to Seven Sisters. Bus to Stoke Newington.
By train, 13 minutes from Liverpool Street.
By car, lots of parking spaces pay and display available.
We love exploring London and will be sharing a lot of our good finds with you this year. Watch this space.