If near deserted beaches, delicious regional wines, and huge platters of locally caught seafood floats your boat, then Basilicata is your go-to destination this summer. Positioned on the Gulf of Taranto, bordering the flatlands of Puglia and mountaneous Calabria, this region is generally little know to visitors outside of Italy. Now that Puglia is firmly … Continue reading
What was once a tram depot over 200 years ago and since used as a recording studio graced by artists such as Pete Doherty and The Police, has now been transformed into a gallery, artists studios, events space and coffee stop-off. Located just off Lea Bridge roundabout, The Depot’s exterior, painted in off-black invites you … Continue reading
The perfect addition to the vibrant Hackney start-up scene, The Village Green opens tonight in Hackney Downs Studios with an after party at The Russet. It’s a collective of independent shops in a warehouse building adjacent to Hackney Downs park. Smoking Gun Vintage offered a gorgeous range of retro threads and some great eyewear. The … Continue reading
Dusty Fingers Vintage Night Market opens for business every first Tuesday of the month in the amazing Round Chapel in Clapton. Over thirty stalls offering carefully sourced vintage clothes, furniture, kitchenalia, collectables and curiosities. It’s a clever concept, they open till 9.30pm, so it’s a perfect stop-off after work in which to enjoy a drink … Continue reading
110a Lauriston Road, Victoria Park Village – 238 Dalston Lane, London E8 1LG Gorgeous, well crafted, modern and retro Danish furniture – Chase & Sorensen have recently opened their Victoria Park shop, a year and a half after opening their flagship store in Dalston Lane, London.
Dalston Department Store is a new retail experience for shoppers who want an alternative to the usual high street chain stores! It features the best in local underground design talent, and all in a unique setting in the heart of Dalston E8. Retrouve’ vintage will be showcasing some amazing pieces including a Oscar De La … Continue reading
Toppers of Hackney Wilton Way This delightfully cool hairdresser’s sits along Wilton Way in the heart of Hackney.
Unpackaged Richmond Road What a brilliantly simple, effective concept – all wrapped up in a wonderfully designed un-package.
Jim Kerr Bootcamp Hackney, Stoke Newington It’s that time of year – the gluttonous festive season has passed, and your puffy bloated body is DREADING the arrival of beach season.
Back to The Garden Norfolk, NR25 7JJ An unlikely fine-dining establishment, this restaurant / deli is situated near the charming village of Holt. Housed in a converted barn, its well-stocked shelves turned out a number of treats – including most of the food and wine that I’d find in my neighbourhood deli, ‘The deli Downstairs’ … Continue reading
D&D London opened their first hotel in the capital last Autumn, and it certainly does not disappoint. The 80 bedroom, Conran-designed South Place Hotel in Moorgate is an exercise in chic-modern at its best – bespoke artwork (including haunting photographs of Winter trees in Victoria Park), minimalist rooms and an understated but well-stoked bar make … Continue reading
White Rabbit Bradbury St, Dalston With its utilitarian interior, White Rabbit seems perfectly at home in ultra-hip Dalston. It’s not until you take a look at the confident, eclectic menu that you realise there’s more substance here than all other Dalston eateries combined.
Borough Wines 67 Wilton Way, E8 1BG After winning over the discerning folks of Borough Market, Borough Wines opened their second branch in East London 2 years ago – along Hackney’s bijou Wilton Way to be precise – a welcome addition to a well-furnished food-and-drink-friendly locale.
Oui Madame 182 Stoke Newington Road Created by the team behind the uber-cool Favela Chic, Oui Madame is a chic little bistro nestled along the unassuming facade of Stoke Newington Road.
Wiltons Café Wilton Way This beautifully rustic-chic café is a Wilton Way favourite – and it’s not hard to see why.