Designed by Wells Coates, the Isokon Building opened in 1934 and was the first apartment block to be built using reinforced concrete.
The Isokon Gallery is open at weekends telling the story of the Isokon building, the pioneering modern apartment block as an experiment in new ways of urban living.
Slightly biased as this is where I live, but Stoke Newington is great place to spend lazy saturday / sunday afternoons getting sloshed with friends. There are 10 + pubs within walking distance who all are great places for one reason or another. I'll pick out the White Hart for its huge beer garden...
'The People's Supermarket' offers an alternative to the conventional supermarket chains and focuses on community and local farming. Offering high quality, healthy food at reasonable prices and providing British produce where possible 'The People's Supermarket' highlights the possibilities of consumer power. Become a member and you will be entitled to an ownership stake in the store, which means you have a say in what they do. Membership also entitles you to a 10% discount on all purchases in the shop.
One of my favourites when I'm after some fine wine - quite area by a small park, cosy atmosphere intimate small place. You can also bring along your own bottle and refill it with good wine or olive oil for a reasonable price.