Dalston Area Guide

Dalston Area Guide

Dalston is known as one of the coolest areas in the capital, and it’s easy to see why! From its thriving nightlife to its great selection of shops and restaurants, there’s something for everyone in this great neighbourhood.

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Going out

When going out in Dalston, there’s something for all tastes. Its mix of independent bars, shops and quirky restaurants makes it one of the most exciting places to live in London. The area is famous for its Turkish cuisine and restaurants such as 9 Numara Bos Cirrik or Stone Cave certainly do not disappoint. Make sure to head to Chan’s Noodle Bar if you fancy a delicious Chinese meal, enjoy the stunning views over Hackney at Dalston Roof Park or try some delicious homemade cakes at Mouse & De Lotz on Shacklewell Lane. Fancy watching a movie? Head to the Rio Cinema, an independent movie theatre showing a mix of new releases and old classics.



Dalston is the place to be if you’re looking for independent shops with exclusive and unique vintage items. Head to Beyond Retro and LNNC for a great selection of top quality vintage clothes. Visit Storm in a Teacup and browse through their wonderful collection of designer clothes. Make sure to stop by Huh to find unique homeware items at a discounted price. The area is also packed with top hair salons and nail bars making it a top destination for those into beauty.

Green spaces

Dalston also has some great parks and outdoor spaces that bring a fragment of nature in this bustling part of London. Victoria Park is one of the capital’s oldest parks and stretches over 86.18 hectares. Stroll the leafy paths of the park and admire its beautifully-designed gardens and fountains. Make sure to check out the stunning Chinese Pagoda that can be found in the park – it’s the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the lush surroundings with friends and family. Not far from Victoria Park you’ll also find London Fields Lido, an Olympic-sized outdoor swimming-pool – the ideal place to visit over the summer.



Thanks to recent regeneration projects, Dalston is extremely well-connected. With two Overground stations on different lines, Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction, this lively neighbourhood can be accessed with ease. Numerous bus routes also link to central London and Stratford.

  • Westminster – 34 minutes overground / tube ride
  • Bank – 21 minutes overground ride / tube ride
  • Canary Wharf – 21 minutes tube ride overground ride / tube ride
  • Heathrow Airport – 77 minutes overground / tube ride


Did you know…?

Novelist Joseph Conrad wrote his famous book ‘heart of darkness‘ while he was recovering from tropical fever in a hospital on Dalston Lane.

Famous people that have lived in the area of Dalston include Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry as well as Emily Lloyd.


What do the locals say?

I_love_Dalston_blue_graphics_Area_Guide_by_Kingsley_Hamilton_EstatesThe area has changed so much in recent years it’s now a bustling neighbourhood and transport links to central London are excellent. – Jamie.

I_love_Dalston_pink_graphic_Area_Guide_by_Kingsley_Hamilton_EstatesI recently moved to Dalston and I am in love with the area! It has such a great community spirit, everyone here is friendly. – Ted.


I_love_Dalston_purple_graphics_Area_Guide_by_Kingsley_Hamilton_EstatesDalston is a fantastic neighbourhood. It has great transport links with plenty of shops, restaurants and cafés to choose from. – Amina.




I love living in Dalston, there are so many great shops, bars and restaurants around Kingsland Road: there’s something for everyone here. – Lisa.


Dalston property

An increasing number of homebuyers and renters are turning their heads to Dalston when it comes to property investment . The area offers a diverse mix of traditional townhouses next to modern apartments and converted warehouses.

From breath-taking contemporary flats to recently renovated Victorian townhouses, we’re bound to find you your ideal property in the East London area.