Dalston Kingsland Station is a Hotbed of Independent Restaurants and Cafes

One of the earliest intermediate stations on the North London Railway opened in 1850. The station had a two storey street level building on the west side of Kingsland High Street and platforms below.

Trains from Dalston Junction reopened on 27 April 2010 on the new East London Line with interchange permitted at this station. The western curve of the station has been relaid to allow trains to continue north to Highbury & Islington.

What to See & Do

The area around Dalston Kingsland station is a lively hub of independent restaurants, cafes and bars. Find everything from a buzzing breakfast spot with a conveyor belt of freshly roasted beans to an envelope-pushing Modern British restaurant. The edgy vibe of the borough is present here too with hipster hangouts, a trendy yoga studio and a host of bars and clubs.

The nearby Dalston Eastern Curve community garden is a lovely green space that runs along the disused railway line, with wooden benches and a pavilion for events like yoga. You’ll also find a couple of escape rooms that are a great way to exercise your brain, such as Fox In A Box Escape Rooms (Dalston Lane).

Check out Rio Cinema (107 Kingsland High Street) for independent film screenings in a gorgeous Grade II listed art deco building. You can catch a classic matinee here or pop in for a movie with friends, plus a glass of wine or tea. The space is also available for a range of events, including restaurant takeovers and supper clubs.


With a rooftop gin and tonic bar and in-house brewery, Locke’s latest outpost (their eighth London hotel) is causing a flutter among the young crowds of Dalston. The idea is to blend home comforts and hotel treats, with a restaurant, cafe, and blue-toned co-working space. Giant plants graze the ceiling in a white-tiled entryway, while pastel-hued furniture is scattered around the open-plan space.

Whether you’re hungry for killer kebabs or just looking to recharge, this part of East London has an impressive roster of restaurants. Dusty Knuckle, for instance, serves up scrumptious sandwiches with fillings like marinated chicken thighs and nduja charred corn or glazed cauliflower, kimchi, and a fried egg.

For a meal that’s a little more sophisticated, head to Pidgin. This tiny tasting menu only modern British restaurant serves four dishes for PS65 a pop. Dishes change every week, but expect cross-cultural fusions like beef, beetroot, shiso, and whiskey or mussel, leek, sake leeks, and wasabi.


A swanky, airy bar and lounge that’s at once a cosy hideaway and a wildly creative cocktail spot, Toconoco is a little oasis tucked away in Kingsland Basin. The simple setup and blackboard menu may look cafeteria-style, but you’ll find some serious talent behind the drinks – from the plant-based fusions to the classics.

Fire-cooking heavyweights Andrew Clarke and Daniel Watkins have teamed up at this smokey den, serving up everything from BBQ’d bavette to coal roasted leeks with pistachio and romesco. Wash down the smoky deliciousness with one of their signature cocktails or a cold pint of London’s favourite brew, 40ft.

A roomy kitted-out space that’s home to a rotating roster of restaurant takeovers and supper clubs, this latest Locke outpost is whipping up a stir in Dalston. A young crowd pauses to gape at the insta-worthy interior before getting stuck in for dinner, cocktails and a night out.


With Kingsland High Street and Ridley Road market both on its doorstep, Dalston Kingsland Station is right in the middle of one of London’s most exciting boroughs. Whether you’re looking to get some groceries or pick up a new pair of jeans, there’s plenty on offer here. Superdrug and Tesco have their usual selection of stores, and you can even order online and get it delivered to your door with Click & Collect.

A large, bright, A1 usage space with access to the train station and a short walk from the bustling area of Kingsland High Street and Ridley market. This is a great opportunity to take on a new business and make an impact in this exciting part of the city.


If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of a Friday night with a hankering for ginormous New York-style pizza, chances are you’ll have ended up at Voodoo Rays, just north of Dalston Kingsland. But this is a newer, less hectic outpost and the team have had the presence of mind to open up a bar underneath, which opened on November 3.

Like its illustrious namesake, this hip East London neighbourhood has its fair share of quirks. It’s a genuinely diverse area where the raucous bars and restaurants of Kingsland Road are complemented by residential backstreets, brimming with kebab shops and Turkish baths.

To help you feel at home, the team at this latest outpost of Locke have designed their 124 rooms with your social media feeds in mind. With pastel pink hallways, indoor plants galore and frosted-glass room dividers, the decor fuses industrial chic with Hackney’s distinctly local flavour. The hotel also has a restaurant, bar and cafe, plus a co-working space. The latest addition to the brand’s portfolio, Kingsland Locke also has sister properties in Shoreditch, Amsterdam and Lisbon.

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