Is Dalston a nice place to live in?

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Dalston is an area of East London, in the London Borough of Hackney. It is four miles northeast of Charing Cross. Dalston began as a hamlet on either side of Dalston Lane, and as the area urbanised the term also came to apply to surrounding areas including Kingsland and Shacklewell, all three of which being part of the Ancient Parish of Hackney. “

The things you might need in Dalston

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Dalston name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Tube & Train stations nearby Dalston

We assembled the train and tube stations of Dalston in a convenient table below so you can find the best location for you to live if transport connections are important to you.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Dalston Kingsland United Kingdom 3.9 65
Dalston Junction United Kingdom 4.2 98
Haggerston United Kingdom 3.9 48

Post offices in and around the area of Dalston

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Dalston branches also offer services like money orders and insurance along with mail services. Here they are along with their proximity to the area.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Kingsland Road Post Office 416 Kingsland Road, London 3.4 81
Post Office Dalston 120 Kingsland High Street, London 2.1 88
Post box Stoke Newington Road, London 5 1
Post Box 165 Sandringham Road, London 0 0
Newington Green Road Post Office 113 Newington Green Road, London 4.9 100

What schools are nearby in Dalston?

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Dalston vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
SAE Institute London SAE House, 297 Kingsland Road, London 3.4 58
De Beauvoir Primary School Beechwood Road, London 4.5 8
The Bath House 76 Shacklewell Lane, London 5 2
The Petchey Academy Shacklewell Lane, London 3.3 61
St Paul’s Steiner School 1 Saint Paul’s Road, London 5 4
Zeeba Daycare Dalston Unit E6, Labyrinth Tower, Beechwood Road, London 4.9 42
Primary Advantage Holy Trinity Primary School, Beechwood Road, London N/A N/A
African Community School The Adiaha Antigha Centre, 24-30 Dalston Lane, London 5 1
Franklin Scholars 18 Ashwin Street, London 2.3 3
Little Yum Yums Nursery Colvestone Crescent, London N/A N/A
Pete Lee (MA JAZZ) – Piano Tuition Radnor Villas, 45B King Henry’s Walk, London N/A N/A
The Children’s House School King Henry’s Walk, London 5 4
St Matthias Church of England Primary School Wordsworth Road, London 4.3 12
Halley House School 52-58 Arcola Street, London 4 2
Steve Droy 6 Newington Green Road, London N/A N/A
Roof Top Nursery @Brook Brook Community Children Centre, Dalston Lane, London 5 12
Mapledene & Queensbridge Childrens Centre 54 Mapledene Road, London 4 4
Holy Trinity Primary School Beechwood Road, London 4.1 10
Queensbridge Primary School Queensbridge Road, London 4.6 7
St Jude & St Paul’s C of E Primary School 10 Kingsbury Road, London 5 1

Health amenities that are in Dalston

Dalston has 2 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Beechwood Medical Centre 86, 86a Dalston Lane, London 3.2 67
Church of Cosmo Maple Court, 158 Dalston Lane, London N/A N/A

Is the local life vibrant in Dalston

Dalston is full of life and things to do. We suggest looking at Timeout for their weekly Dalston event listings to find local activities. Here’s a convenient link to see their upcoming happenings. Having a good grasp of what’s in Dalston and where helps get situated when moving. Our map compiles property price points and other details from this article to outline what’s available in Dalston.

Things we love about Dalston

Dalston has a distinct culture and atmosphere. At Cozee we looked at features that define the area’s vibe like food, nightlife, green space, and more. Whether you love to eat or you love to take part in the night life of a city, Dalston has something for your tastes. Explore spots below to get a feel for life here.

Museums & Galleries in the area

An area lives because of the people who live, work and interact. Art is a great way to discover an area in a new way. If you are looking to move in Dalston we definitely recommend that you check for galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. They provide a great source of enjoyment over the weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Clowns Gallery-Museum 2 Cumberland Close, London 4.3 8
Braille Window 24 Tottenham Road, London 5 1
Acton Estate Mosaic Haggerston, London N/A N/A

Supermarkets in Dalston

Grocery shopping is something that people do all the time, so it would make sense to want to find out where the nearest shopping centres are in your area. In Dalston, Take a look at the major supermarkets nearby, so you know where to go grocery shopping if you are to make this place your home.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Waitrose & Partners 350 High Road, Harrow 4.2 404
Iceland Supermarket Harrow 352 High Road, Harrow 4.1 250
Premier 393 High Road, Harrow 3.8 5
Lidl 354 High Road, London, Harrow 4.4 1393
J P Supermarket 429 High Road, Harrow 4.2 24
Suceava Romanian Shop 211 High Road, Harrow 4.1 154
Iceland Supermarket Harrow 83, 88 High Street, Harrow 4.2 516
Premier 109 Uxbridge Road, Harrow 3 2

Restaurants in the area

Dalston has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Scolt Head 107A Culford Road, London 4.3 1191
Dalston Jazz Bar 4 Bradbury Street, London 4.3 387
The Haggerston 438 Kingsland Road, London 4.3 644
Dalston Superstore 117 Kingsland High Street, London 4.3 501
The Prince Arthur 95 Forest Road, London 4.3 318
Mangal 1 10 Arcola Street, London 4.3 1420
The Hunter S 194 Southgate Road, London 4.3 595
The Railway Tavern N16 2 Saint Jude Street, London 4.3 409
Stone Cave Restaurant & Bar 111 Kingsland High Street, London 4.3 945
Mangal 2 Restaurant 4 Stoke Newington Road, London 4.3 870
Voodoo Ray’s 95 Kingsland High Street, London 4.3 818
De Beauvoir Deli (shop & takeaway) 98 Southgate Road, London 4.3 451
Subway 519 521 And, 523 Kingsland Road, London 4.3 122
Creams Cafe Dalston 562-564 Kingsland Road, London 4.3 838
Starbucks 6 Dalston Square, London 4.3 15
Gordos Pizzeria 533 Kingsland Road, London 4.3 527
Premier Inn London Hackney hotel 27 Dalston Lane, London 4.3 709
Pizza Union Dalston 14 Kingsland High Street, London 4.3 931
Tortilla Dalston 16 Kingsland High Street, London 4.3 892
Weino BIB 39 Balls Pond Road, London 4.3 176

Green spaces and parks of Dalston

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Dalston offers space for strolls or picnics.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Danscape Gardens Limited 1D Mildmay Street, London 4.8 19
Stonebridge Gardens 6 Arbutus Street, London 4.3 310
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden 13 Dalston Lane, London 4.8 1667
King Henry’s Walk Garden 11c King Henry’s Walk, London 4.6 83
Recycling bins 74 Mayfield Close, London N/A N/A
russet gardens 482 Kingsland Road, London N/A N/A
Evans Close Flower Garden Evans Close, London N/A N/A
Growing Health Garden rear of Queensbridge Sports Centre, Lomas Drive, London N/A N/A
Cloveston conversation 27A Colvestone Crescent, London N/A N/A
Colvestone conversation 11 Chester Crescent, London N/A N/A
De Beauvoir Rose Garden 26 De Beauvoir Square, London 4.7 133
De Beauvoir Square De Beauvoir Square, London 4.7 57
Stonebridge Common 264 Haggerston Road, London 5 1
Albion Square Albion Square, London N/A N/A
Angrave Garden Queensbridge Road / Brownlow Road (Stop QK, London N/A N/A
Ufton Gardens Corner of Downham and, Ufton Road, London 4.4 19
Shacklewell Green 124 Shacklewell Lane, London 3.6 10
Newington Green 57 Newington Green, London 4.3 1145
Kingsland Towpath Walkpath. (Haggerston) 76 De Beauvoir Crescent, London 5 1
Ramsey Flowers N1 27 Ramsey Walk, London 5 1

Pubs in the area

Being Londoners ourselves, at Cozee, we hold a strong bond with our regular visits to the local pub every week. Why should your experience be any different in your new home? That’s why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed all the pubs in Dalston. While we didn’t get the chance to personally visit each one, we certainly wish we could have. Here’s the curated list of the finest pubs in Dalston.

Pub name Name Address Description
Axe 18 Northwold Road London N16 7HR Grace Land, operator of the Earl of Essex acquired what was Jan’s Bar to take its portfolio to five sites. The lease was acquired from a private vendor for an undisclosed sum, the freeholder being the Wellington Pub Company. Reopened as Axe in May 2017 with a central bar, an impressive beer list of 3 on cask regularly changing (website has up to date details), 19 on keg and lots of bottles – a very impressive list. No clips but paper details slotted into board on the wall. A welcome change and return although the pub has no signage!
Jolly Butchers 204 Stoke Newington High Street London N16 7HU With its prominent red painted exterior this is a one-room pub with large clear picture windows, and some half-moon upper windows retaining their coloured glass. An unusual mix of church pew seats with prayer book slots around large tables, an open kitchen and a bar featuring up to five cask beers and two ciders/perries at any time (either on handpump or in boxes from the fridge.
Macintosh Ale House 1 Bouverie Rd London N16 0AH The Macintosh Ale House opened in July 2023 as an outlet for beers from the Macintosh Ales brewery. Charles Macintosh is the genial host behind the bar as well as brewing the beer at Orbit brewery in Walworth. Usually two beers are available, the Best Bitter on handpump and the Pale Ale on keg. Later in the year, there are plans for extending the beer range brewed.
Marquis 48 Stoke Newington Road London N16 7XJ Been smartened up outside and a clean up inside. Under the same management as the Prince N16. There are events Upstairs at the Marquis and Downstairs at the Marquis – see their website for full details. As well as beers from ELB (Oct 2022 visit) there is a large range of kegs (Pressure Drop, Deya, 40ft, Northern Monk, Verdant, Tiny Rebel). Yard Sale pizza provide the food.
Railway Tavern Ale House 2 St Jude Street London N16 8JT Following a change of operators (until late 2018 it had been run by the same team that manage The Pineapple, and Tapping The Admiral) the left side of bar was extended with a pizza oven added. The l/h area is now more visible as curtains removed and bar counter servery curves to the left side and rear now around the pizza oven. Fireplace located in a cosy corner. Payment by card only.
Rochester Castle 143-145 Stoke Newington High Street London N16 0NY With some fine tiling in the front section and a large skylight at the back, this is a welcome outlet for cask beer. CAMRA Pub of the Season Autumn 2002. Children’s licence until 20.00 (last food orders an hour before). in existence from 1702 as the Green Dragon and subsequently demolished and rebuilt by Richard Payne from Rochester (hence the name) although it was briefly the Tanners Hall in the 1980s. It is now Wetherspoon’s longest trading pub.
Three Crowns 175 Stoke Newington High Street London N16 0LH 12 Sept 2023 – Now doing cask again. One handpump recently installed. We think they had a refurb this year? Marble Manchester Bitter available.
Mildmay Club & Institute 34 Newington Green Newington Green N16 9PR Update March 2022 – Mildmay club now trialling real ale. Usually from a Thursday evening. Usually a single cask on gravity. New members welcome on Friday evenings.

Gyms in Dalston

More at-home work means more gym-goers. Major chains make staying active in Dalston easy.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Petchey Academy Shacklewell Lane, London 4.3 61
Kings Gym 552 Kingsland Road, London 4.3 41
Yoga on the Lane 105 Shacklewell Lane, London 4.3 36
Pilates Dalston, London 4.3 N/A
Art of Yoga 15 Haven East, 146 Dalston Ln, Hackney, London 4.3 12
Capoeira Kids Project Woodville Road, Mayville Estate, London 4.3 1
Queensbridge Sports and Community Centre 30 Holly Street, London 4.3 213
Legends Gym 6 Ridley Road, London 4.3 97
Our parks bootcamp 145A Richmond Road, London 4.3 1
KB Training Hackney Dalston Square, Dalston Lane, London 4.3 97
London Fields Lido London Fields West Side, London 4.3 4466
Anytime Fitness Dalston 568 Kingsland Road, Greater, London 4.3 205
RUMBLE – Dalston Ground Floor, Labyrinth Tower, Dalston Square, London 4.3 88
Samyama Yoga Labyrinth Tower, London 4.3 N/A
GYMPODS Dalston Square, Dalston Lane, London 4.3 39
Keel Pilates Holy Trinity Primary School, Beechwood Road, London 4.3 N/A
dalstonyoga 2A Nimrod Passage, London 4.3 6
JOY Yoga JOY Yoga, London 4.3 12
Massage Approach 450 Kingsland Road, London 4.3 24
CrossFit Dalston Dalston Works, 9 Martel Place, London 4.3 38

What else is close by?

You could find your new neighbourhood in an area that is nearby and similar to Dalston. Check out some of our other guides on places nearby so you’re sure your ideal place to buy a property isn’t next door.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Whitechapel See the guide here
Bishopsgate See the guide here
Liverpool Street See the guide here
Broadgate See the guide here
Barbican See the guide here
Spitalfields See the guide here
Finsbury See the guide here
Finsbury (west) See the guide here
Farringdon See the guide here
Stepney See the guide here
Shoreditch See the guide here
Bunhill Fields See the guide here
St Luke’s See the guide here
Finsbury Estate See the guide here
Clerkenwell See the guide here
Hoxton See the guide here
Cambridge Heath See the guide here
Bethnal Green See the guide here
Bow See the guide here
South Hackney See the guide here
Victoria Park See the guide here
Haggerston See the guide here
De Beauvoir Town See the guide here
Islington See the guide here
Barnsbury See the guide here
London Fields See the guide here
Canonbury See the guide here
Hackney Wick See the guide here
Homerton See the guide here
Hackney Central See the guide here
Highbury Fields See the guide here
Newington Green See the guide here
Shacklewell See the guide here
Lower Clapton See the guide here
Highbury See the guide here
Holloway See the guide here
Stoke Newington See the guide here
Finsbury Park See the guide here
Upper Clapton See the guide here
Stamford Hill See the guide here
Manor House See the guide here
Whitechapel See the guide here
Bishopsgate See the guide here
Liverpool Street See the guide here
Broadgate See the guide here
Barbican See the guide here
Spitalfields See the guide here
Finsbury See the guide here
Finsbury (west) See the guide here
Farringdon See the guide here
Stepney See the guide here
Shoreditch See the guide here
Bunhill Fields See the guide here
St Luke’s See the guide here
Finsbury Estate See the guide here
Clerkenwell See the guide here
Hoxton See the guide here
Cambridge Heath See the guide here
Bethnal Green See the guide here
Bow See the guide here

Are you looking to buy or sell a property in this area? Have a look at our detailed analysis of the postcodes below

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
N16 See our property price guide for N16
E8 See our property price guide for E8

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