With Clissold Park footsteps away, this mid-century two-bedroom flat in Stoke Newington offers up cool sixties charm in a stellar spot.

Queens Drive, Stoke Newington, 2 Bed. Flat



If you’re after buzzy London living, this two-bedroom purpose-built flat - mere moments from Clissold Park - could be just the ticket. The bright top-floor apartment has large windows and original fanlights, allowing light to flood in from all angles, with warm wooden floorboards underfoot.

Internally, the large living room (with space for a dining table), separate kitchen, and small - but functional - office area in the hallway provide plenty of living space to be creative with. Add two bedrooms, a modern bathroom, extra storage in the loft above and a private garage, and it's easy to understand why this home ticks a lot of boxes. The neutral colour scheme with pops of green and blue is a calming backdrop while providing a potential blank canvas.

But the pièce de résistance has to be the location. Sandwiched between Stoke Newington, Finsbury Park and Highbury, the flat has some of North London’s best transport links, restaurants and parks on its doorstep, from Fink’s Salt & Sweet deli and the lush Woodberry Wetlands nature reserve to the mega transport hub of Finsbury Park, getting you into Kings Cross in just six minutes.


When we first saw the flat, we immediately loved the location moments from Clissold Park. And living here hasn't disappointed us. We've adored strolling along Church Street on the weekend and checking out the local pubs around Blackstock Road – there is so much to do on your doorstep.

The flat is incredibly well connected (a short walk to Finsbury Park, Arsenal, Canonbury, etc), and the local produce shops (Finks, greengrocers) are excellent.

It’s also really quiet – surprisingly so as it's in the thick of the action – particularly the back bedroom, and it’s super light in all the rooms, which is really good for the plants! Having a separate kitchen and living room has been great, offering different spaces when working from home. Plus, a loft and garage are available for excellent storage and off-road gated parking.


Council Tax:
The property falls into Band C (£1,572 in 2023/24) in the borough of Hackney.

Current monthly costs are approx: Electricity £60 and Water £30.

Leasehold (139 years left on the lease).

Service charge:
£205 per month. Includes communal area weekly cleaning, fortnightly grounds/gardening, communal area electricity, general building maintenance and upkeep.

There are 11 flats in the building, with a mix of homeowners and private renters.

Recent work:
New kitchen, plumbing, hallway renovation, doors and general redecoration.

Getting around:
Finsbury Park station is half a mile away and easily reachable on foot or by bike. (Un)officially the best-connected station in Zone 2, it provides access to the Victoria Line, Piccadilly Line and National Rail, plus numerous bus options. Additional bus routes run along Green Lanes and Blackstock Road, opening up further possibilities for work or a night out.

Anything else:
You have views of Clissold Park from the window, so you could hardly be any closer. But, if you are looking for green spaces to enjoy, there is more to choose from: Woodberry Wetlands, Abney Park Cemetery, Finsbury Park, and the start of the Parkland Walk are all within easy reach. If you want to mix it up, there is the Castle Climbing Center. Run by climbers for climbers, it is one of the premier indoor climbing centres in South East England.

Onward plans:
The owners are selling chain-free.


While we endeavour to provide accurate photographs, floor plans, and descriptions, these should be intended as a guide. Total floor plan measurements are sometimes rounded for ease, and distances are approximated. Purchasers should always satisfy themselves through personal inspection.

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1 Finks Salt & Sweet

Open all day every day, Finks serves up simple yet delicious morsels to an ever-growing troop of (well fed) locals. It’s a laid-back neighbourhood spot that’s serious about great food. You can happily have coffee and cake, or switch it up and have something more substantial on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. You can't go wrong.

2 Clissold Park

This lovely big Victorian Park is the centre of Stoke Newington life. A gorgeous green space packed full of family friendly delights, there's a great cafe and events centre with food and activities, a wildlife area with deer, a skate park, tennis courts and a brilliant kid’s paddling pool and playground. All kinds of events pop up here over the summer including steam fairs, and festivals of Nigerian art, Anatolian culture and literature.

3 Beam

Good food with a good heart - as well as a superb brunch selection, this independent cafe supports local charity Action For Kids. Don’t leave without trying the fiery but sublime shakshuka.

4 Frank's Canteen

When you’re searching for brunch, look no further. All the classics, but with an upgrade. Who knew fried egg baps could taste this good?

5 Da Mario

Want to feel like an Italian Nonna without any of the work? Featured in the Financial Times’ top London delicatessens, it’s the real deal. Fill up on handmade tortellini, fresh arancini as well as antipasti - buon appetito!