We stayed in a flat on Bouverie Road in Stoke Newington late December to the first week of January 2016. It was close to where our son lives. On Church Street, a major thoroughfare, is Abney Park Cemetery, Clissold Park and lots of little shops and restaurants. The bakery made lovely bread. We liked the Bloomers. We ate at several of the restaurants, including a very English lunch of bangers and mash and lamb chops at the Rose and Crown. I never did get my Rhubarb crumble with custard. Oh Well! I can get it here at Tea and Sympathy in Greenwich Village, NYC. Crumble is a comfort food of mine. I have fond memories of rainy days and stopping for tea and rhubarb crumble on the way home from school instead of buying the school lunch at Holland Park Comprehensive (1959-1961).
The history of Stoke Newington extends back to Neolithic axe manufacturing, in the Middle ages a small village a few miles outside London. The manor was owned by St. Paul's Cathedral and yielded a small income, enough to support part of their work. The manor was sold to Lord William Patton (17 c.) then to Lady Abney in the 18 c. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoke_Newington read for more details).
London weather is so often dramatic and the side lighting makes great photos.