Style Setter Sabina Savage on her go-to Hackney hotspots

Words by
Sphere Life

23rd July 2020

When she’s not creating vibrant patterns for clothing and accessories, the leading print designer enjoys taking in Dalston culture and scenic Stoke Newington walks

Savage is a print designer based in East London. Her eponymous range of hand-illustrated scarves and clothing have a strong storytelling narrative, featuring highly detailed drawings of wild animals and exotic tales.



215 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 0LH

This is the most exquisitely dilapidated and sprawling graveyard. I love to pick my way through the narrow winding pathways and keep an eye out for the majestic marble lion.



166 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0JL

A wonderfully rustic and textural floristry shop, this stocks a curated range of unusual blooms and dried grasses.
I also love its botanical-based products, such as the luxurious wildflower bath salts.



13 Dalston Lane, E8 3DF

This peaceful idyll among the bustling streets is more than just a beautiful garden. I’ll often stop by on a summer evening for stone-baked pizzas, drinks and live music.

Style Setter Sabina Savage on her go-to Hackney hotspots

257 Kingsland Road, E2 8AS

This member’s club appears from the outside to be an abandoned pub, but inside it is home to a vast menagerie of antique taxidermy and fantastically eclectic interiors. There’s also an excellent dance floor in the basement.



1-3 Green Lanes, N16 9BS

The laid-back, rustic aesthetic here contrasts nicely with its beautifully composed food and cocktails. This restaurant is perfect for a late lunch with friends at the weekends.



24 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL

Situated down a Dalston side street, this unassuming theatre puts on some wonderful plays and is well worth a visit. The drinks menu is a treat by itself.



6 Broadway Market, E8 4 QJ

This is the perfect pitstop for a new read, or to find a new art book to inspire my collections.



2 & 4 Homerton High Street, London E9 6JQ

This 500-year-old building has a rich history that runs from a Tudor house frequented by King Henry VIII to
a punk squat in the 1980s.