SECRET STREETS - ALLEN ROAD (featuring The Luminary Bakery)

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Church Street is a neighbourhood full of charm, history, character and enterprise.

Allen Road is arguably Stoke Newington's best kept secret so we thought we'd take a stroll (and sample some cake.)

THE LUMINARYluminary-bakery-310817-anna-stathaki-1 The Luminary Bakery was set up as a social enterprise in 2015 by Alice Boyle. It's aim - to use baking as a tool to take disadvantaged women on a journey to employability and entrepreneurship. If you have a sweet tooth and enjoy the hubbub of a bustling bakery, then this really is the place.

BODEGA 50 IMG_4926Across the street from The Luminary lies the perfect Veggie/Vegan neighbourhood caff, Bodega 50. Unpretentious food and top notch coffee. Everything we love.

THE SHAKESPEAREDSC07443If you like proper pubs, then The Shakespeare is perhaps one of the last ones standing. It's got an old school interior, a working fireplace, a Monday night quiz and of course a telly. You can even grab some pickled eggs with your pint.♥

YOGA HOMElightsite2_1110x530 Established back in 1998, Yoga Home has continued to offer a wide range of incredible classes for all levels including pilates, Tai Chi, meditation and yep, you've guessed it, yoga. On Wednesday, it's all about Ballet fitness. I might be tempted to sign up once I've finished this cake...

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