The stretch from Dalston Junction right down to Church Street in Stoke Newington hums with vibrancy. Its magnetic charm stems from its eclecticism, ranging from theatres and cinemas to chippies and charity shops - there's a little something for everyone. We were born out of the area's legendary club Passing Clouds - and it's where we spend a lot of our time too; chilling on the aisles of our favourite shops and cafes and hanging out with pals alike.
Here are a handful of our favourite places.
Dalston's favourite Art Deco cinema was opened over 100 years ago in 1909 but still shows regular screenings and feature films today. It's right next to pizza joint, Voodoo Rays for a handy grab-and-go snack pre or post movie.
Over the summer, the Rio crowdfunded to raise £150,000 to create a second screen in the basement so they can screen more films, host film festivals and generally spruce the exterior of the building.