- The 2007 film Run Fat Boy Run (directed by David Schwimmer) was filmed in Dalston (St. Mark’s Conservation Area). Dennis (Simon Pegg) stays in a flat on Sandringham Road across the road from St. Mark’s Church.
- The second and third series of popular television show The Mighty Boosh takes place in Dalston.
- Dalston Songs is a staged song cycle with seven singers created and composed by Helen Chadwick and choreographed by Steven Hoggett. It was based on interviews with people in East London about home and was performed in 2008 at the Royal Opera House.
- Dalston is the second of 12 placenames associated with London mentioned in an overdubbed choral series on the Lily Allen song “LDN“: “Angel, Dalston, Stockwell, Clapton, Soho, Ladbroke Grove…”.
- Britney Spears recorded the pop video for the song Criminal in Dalston in September 2011.
- British indie rock band Razorlight recorded a song called “Don’t go back to Dalston”, featured on their debut album Up All Night.
- Connan Mockasin‘s song “Forever Dolphin Love” mentions Dalston.
- Dalston was featured in an episode of the 1990s Channel 4 comedy series Drop the Dead Donkey, in which the reconstruction of a fictitious post office robbery is staged, in a ‘Crime Watch’ type parody.
- Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister lived at 59 Mapledene Road 1980-86.
- Diane Morgan, interviewer from Bolton 
- Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie shared a house on St Mark’s Rise in Dalston in the early 1980s
- Emily Lloyd, actress
- Sir Charles James Martin, FRS, FRCS, director of the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine
- Alan Spenner– Bass player with the Grease Band and Roxy Music
SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalston