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19 July 2010

Relax with a cuppa beside Stokey's West Reservoir

The cafe at the Stoke Newington West Reservoir Water Sports Centre is a lovely spot, affording visitors an opportunity to relax with a reasonably-priced cup of tea or coffee on a deck beside the reservoir, and watch the boats sailing by.

It describes itself as a picturesque, hidden corner of Stoke Newington, and your author agrees with this. You have to take a small road down the side of the Castle Climbing Centre, off Green Lanes, and go into the gated compound of the sailing centre. Thankfully, it's signposted, otherwise your author probably would never have found it.

This time of year, you will probably face hordes of school-holiday sailing kids, but if you hit it at the right time, they'll be out on the water and you can relax with a book, a tea or coffee, and a bite to eat.

The centre is open Monday to Sunday, 9am until 5pm, and the nearest tube is Manor House. You can find more information at http://www.hackney.gov.uk/west-reservoir.htm

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I can't count the number of times I've been to Stoke Newington and I've never even heard of this place - what a find!