(Green Lanes, Stoke Newington, London N16 9HJ)
Clissold park is one of Hackney's most loved traditional parks. This amazing open space is much more than just a park. One of the greatest things at Clissold Park is the collection of animals; the aviary, goats and small herd of deer. But also the beautiful Clissold House in the centre of the park with the café open from 8.30am-4pm. Dogs aren’t allowed in the but we easily grabbed a take away coffee and went around on our dog walk. There are also fountains, a paddling pool and a pond-dipping platform for hotter summer days. Lastly, some of Clissold Park’s areas are strictly ‘dog free areas’ (dogs are not allowed in the play area or sports facilities) which we always read as a very good sign; all other areas are basically yours and your dog’s :)
(176 Church Street, Stoke Newington, London N16 0JL)
Located in the heart of Stoke Newington, Andi’s is the perfect little spot for brunch. Awarded by Time Out as the most loved local restaurant in Dalston and Stoke Newington area. Stokey locals speak highly about this place and we love it too. The all day brunch menu is unusual, affordable and delicious. We love the atmosphere in this place. The little garden is a lovely suntrap during the day and becomes dreamy at night with its fairy lights.
ARTISAN STORE & FLOWER SHOP
(166 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0JL, London.)
You might have noticed flowers, coffee shops and local businesses are hobbies of ours that we love to share with our Fetch & Follow community; Botanique Workshop in Stoke Newington Church Street is a gorgeous store/ space where dogs and humans are welcomed. The shop was born from owner Alice's dream of ‘creating a shop combining flowers & plants with a meticulously curated collection of handcrafted products’. This space is all about local community, small businesses and traditional craft techniques. As well as making their own products, Botanique Workshop also stocks a beautifully curated selection of like-minded, independent designers and makers which, of course, rung a bell to us and made us feel very comfortable straight away.
SEARCH AND RESCUE
(129 Stoke Newington Church St, Stoke Newington, London N16 0UH)
Search and Rescue is an independent lifestyle and gifting store in the heart of Stoke Newington. This spacious store (not a negligible point when shopping with your dog) is filled with well curated items; a selection of gift and living items as well as a beautiful range of vintage furniture. We love the fact that Search and Rescue not only stocks stationary, textiles and cosmetics from all around the world, it also works with some of London's most skilled makers. Whether you are looking for a gift or ‘just looking’ it’s proving difficult to leave the store empty handed.
(Stoke Newington Church St, Stoke Newington, London N16 1AU)
We have been walking and exploring Abney park for a couple of years without even knowing this space in the heart of Stoke Newintgon is actually a nature reserve. Abney Park is one of the ‘magnificent seven’ garden cemeteries of London, a woodland memorial park and Local Nature Reserve. Abney Park is a burial ground where plants and trees have taken over. This fictitious place located on Stoke Newington’s main high street is all you and your dog need on a weekend after a nice brunch in one of London’s most popular neighbourhood. When stepping in, we instantly feel like we are in a different world and the dogs absolutely love it.