Sunday Brunch at Verden, E5

This newly opened cafe / restaurant/ wine bar seems to have been plopped form nowhere into its somewhat questionable location in Clarence Road, Clapton, E5. My friend lives just down the road. She enters the well crafted, black and wooden interior, looks around and muses “Is Clapton ready for this?”. A few moments later with some…

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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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Netil House – Summer Party #1

Netil House threw open its summer series of rooftop parties, hailing the beginning of what will hopefully be a sunshine filled season. The premiere was last Saturday and fiery yellow ball came out to play hand in hand with chilled prosecco, condensation laden bottles of Mexican beer and some tasty chicken and taco bites. All…

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Clapton’s Heart

I’ve moved to a new area… Clapton… Two digits down from my usual E8 postcode, it feels like a different place, slightly left of Hackney. On the ‘up-and-coming’ radar it has a unique and local personality. If it could speak, it would tell you about the great little market, some super comfy pubs, unique cafes…

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St John’s of Hackney Host Little Noise Sessions

Hackney played host to the wonderful Little Noise Sessions, aimed to raise money and awareness for Mencap. Joe Whiley hosted the events which went on for 6 days last week – her sister was born mentally handicapped so it was a charity close to her heart. The bands weren’t paid and all the ticket and…

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