Opening Soon – Oslo, E8


A new music-come-dining-come-drinking venue is opening in Hackney. And it looks fancy. The seldom noticed, but historical and beautiful old train station in the heart of Hackney central is being lovingly renovated into a Nordic themed hot spot.

Oslo opens its doors in December with some great acts already announced – Dry the River included! It’ll be open day and night for feeding and quenching visitors.

The food menu is centered around nordic cuisine and they seem to have a good focus on sustainability (lotsa fish!) and sourcing good ingredients.

The venue itself looks set to be grandiose with high ceilings, dark woods and minimal metalics featuring long benches and an impressive bar.

We’re looking forward to more live music in the borough and some interesting looking décor to relax in.

For the E8 area, this new opening is an example of the rapid change in Hackney culture taking place for a sweeping generation of affluent dwellers – a far cry from a dodgy boozer! Is this Hackney moving with the times, or a gentrification too far? I’d love to hear your comments on this…

1A Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, E8 1LL [map] and twitter @oslohackney



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