Words Dinah Turner
Photographer Hall Shinnie
Union Chapel – Victorian Church
Quality Hotdog Stand
Anything they can do, we can do better! Old Street’s very own, quality hotdog stand. Choose from the seriously meaty selection: Big Dog, Pimp Steak or Big Frank, all 94-98% meat and gluten free. Accessorize abundantly with fried onions, pickles and sauerkraut.
Sargent and Co.
Folks that know about bikes know that this is the place to go. Beautiful classic racing frames, vintage jerseys and memorabilia adorn the walls of this hidden gem located just off Blackstock Rd. Drool over their collection of wheels, or take in your own for a rebuild or restoration.
Set in the basement of Ruby House, a popular photography location on Stoke Newington Road, Ruby Bar isn’t just another Dalston underground drinking venue. Oh no, this one serves something you would like to drink in a glass clean enough to drink from. Revolutionary. Look for the cinema sign and disappear into the intimate setting. See you there.
Through trendy De Beauvoir runs Regent’s Canal and on the bank of the canal you will find the Towpath Café. This hidden spot, which serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, is the perfect place to watch the world go by. We love it on lazy Sunday afternoons when you can take the dog out, drink tea and eat cake.
Abney Park Cemetery
Hidden away in Hackney is the bewitching Abney Park Cemetery. Littered with tombstones and wonderfully overgrown, this graveyard is one of the most peaceful places in the city. Stroll, amble, wander among the dead. It’s tranquil.