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N16: The perfect location in which to stay lost

N16 is Stoke Newington or Stokey as some locals call it. It also covers Stamford Hill and Shacklewell, the latter of which has sort of disappeared as a distinct place. But we will focus on Stoke Newington which the writer Iain Sinclair described as follows: “the perfect location in which to stay lost: limboland. London’s interzone. […]

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N15: There were never such devoted Sisters

N15 is South Tottenham but I guess if you asked people they may well identify N15 as Seven Sisters. Brewer’s Dictionary of London Phrase and Fable suggests the name comes from around 1350 when seven sisters about to go their separate ways planted seven elm trees in a ring around a walnut tree. The walnut had died by […]