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Dalston, looking south towards the City
Dalston is an area in the London Borough of Hackney. It it is a lively and ethnically mixed area. In 2009 it was described at the coolest place to live in Britain.[1]

LGBT history

Barbara Burford went to school there, and Stephen Fry lived there for a time.

The Dalston Superstore is a well-known gay café bar.


  1. http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2009/apr/27/dalston-cool-london-suburb Paul Flynn, "Welcome to Dalston, now the coolest place in Britain". The Guardian, 27 April 2009.