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. sabinasavage.com

 

ABNEY PARK

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. abneypark.org

 

BOTANIQUE

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. botaniqueworkshop.com

 

THE CURVE GARDEN

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. dalstongarden.com

Style setter Sabina Savage on her go-to Hackney hotspots
THE KING’S HEAD

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. thekingshead-london.com

 

PERILLA

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. perilladining.co.uk

 

THE ARCOLA THEATRE

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. arcolatheatre.com

 

THE BROADWAY BOOKSHOP

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. broadwaybookshophackney.com

 

SUTTON HOUSE

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. nationaltrust.org.uk/sutton-house-and-breakers-yard