Love Local: Stroud Green on Film
Written by: Sophie Taylor
What’s it really like to live in Stroud Green? For those of you unfamiliar with the area, take a look at this rather cool video to get a look at the independent businesses, pubs, restaurants, Victorian houses and leafy streets of this North London gem of a neighbourhood. For those of you who live and work in the area, have a look to see if you can spot yourself on its streets; walking your dog, buying bananas from Stroud Green Fruit and Veg, cheering to a bad joke over a pint outside The Worlds End.
The video was commissioned by Davies & Davies Estate Agents, who have been a part of the Stroud Green community since 1927 and are understandably madly in love with the area. They believe it’s their personal responsibility to show off their local neighbourhood, promote the local businesses that make the area so vibrant and give people unfamiliar with Stroud Green a glimpse into the magic that is this coveted N4 postcode.
Follow scenes through streets of buzzing bars and along the foodie strip of award winning eateries peppered with independent gift and furniture shops. Turn off down Tollington Park briefly and catch your friendly waiter at The Front Room who will happily take your order for your third Eggs Benedict breakfast of the week. Dancing along the rows of chimney pots you’ll find yourself back at ivy coated local favourite, The Faltering Fullback pub with their epic treehouse beer garden to the rear of the drinking den. Time to pick yourself a new look at PAK Wigs before getting mistaken for an extra down at the Park Theatre.
The short was produced and filmed by locally based design studio and creative communications agency, The Barefaced Movement aka us (North Four is created as a labour of love by The Barefaced Movement). We have a deep-seated connection with the area as many of us also live or grew up in the area. Based on Stroud Green Road, we work with many local businesses including Davies & Davies Estate Agents, MoseyHome, Absolutely Bear, The Charity Arts Project and Remarkable Pubs. The local love is strong. We also provide the design work for the #ShopStroudGreen initiative.
Locally based band DEEDS were brought in to supply the accompanying music, showcasing local homegrown talent in the process. There’s a lot of talent out there on the streets of Stroud Green. AmIrightgirls? DEEDS, the electronic genius power duo, create obscure, coldwave and euphoric electronica fit for any synth buff. Band members Rollo and Kiri Inglis have lived in N4 for as long as they can remember, performing all over London including The Electric in Brixton, Visions Festival, The Waiting Room and even at The Museum of London last year.
Watch the video, enjoy the track and see if you can spot your favourite patch of this pretty awesome part of North London.
This post was very kindly sponsored by Davies & Davies Estate Agents. Need some property advice? Want to know how much your home is worth? Need some help finding a decent place to rent? Give them a call on 0207 272 0986 or write to them at firstname.lastname@example.org
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