Skylodge – Not for sissys!

Dust up that lumberjack shirt, muddy those felling boots and whack on a furry hat… Skylodge has opened it’s little wooden doors in a cleverly cosy rooftop setting in Hackney, creating a haven for all lumberjacks and Jills. These pop-up aficionados opened with a rather spectacular thanksgiving turkey chase through London Fields leading the lumberjacks…

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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!…

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Netil House Opens Summer

Rooftops and BBQs and music are usually found holding hands and smooching. When the smoke gets-a-going with salacious burger flavours, add in a sausage or two and the party really gets started! Welcome to summer… not that we’ve seen much of it so far this year, but help is at hand to bring those summer…

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The Cock Tavern, E8

When thinking of areas where it is a struggle to find a decent, non-violent, non-Weatherspoons pub with good beers that is not a café… or the cinema, Hackney Central tops the list. It was a walk up to The Prince George or The Spurstow… or The Pembury (all good choices!) but, no more, Hackney-ites! No…

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My Head Hurts – Mezcal Tasting…

See the below post… but be quiet… and stroke my head. Last night STARTED with Mezcal tasting at Quiquiriqui… Tom, an enigmatic former DJ who travelled on a Mezcalian venture around Mexico, brings this exotic ‘way of life’ whole heartedly to Hackney. A total ‘Mezcal head’, he stands behind the DJ booth preaching the delights of Mescal…

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