• Take a wander down Chatsworth Road


An underappreciated little road in East London. There’s a market on Sundays and a great cup of coffee waiting for you at Stone Bros. 


  • Grab a drink overlooking East London at Netil 360 



  • Eat authentic Chinese dumplings at Yeye’s Noodle Bar, tucked behind Spitalfields 



  • Reminisce on your yesteryears at the Museum of Childhood



  • Watch unappreciated movie gems at Genesis cinema, right after a indulgent brunch at your Sunday residence


We’ve got to give it to Genesis: as well as offering all the blockbusters, it goes out of its way to show a vast selection of the newest independent features and even shorts from East London locals. The popcorn’s cheap too. 




  • Chow down on a Full English at E. Pellicci, a classic East London eatery ran by actual East Londoners 



  • Go “aww” at pigs, goats, donkeys and ducks at Spitalfields City Farm 


The best (and cutest) animals the countryside has to offer, right on your doorstep. 


  • Take a dip at London Fields Lido



  • Get stuck into a book at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden


A shabby chic community garden in the heart of busy Dalston that’s open until late most nights. Enjoy sitting back amongst the greenery in the day then grab a bottle of Rose with friends in the evening. 


  • Sip on a signature cocktail in the lowkey setting of Satan’s Whiskers



  • Enjoy a seasonal, local produce orientated dinner at Nest in Hackney 



  • Munch on a Dom’s Subs


No trip to Hackney is complete without a Dom’s Sub: a super-sized, American-style sandwich on a handmade sub. 


  • Snack on a London renowned pastry at Popham’s Bakery



  • Enjoy pub garden fare without any fear of rain at the Adam and Eve in Homerton 


We’re calling it: the Adam and Eve has the best outside area. Yeah, we said it. 


  • Get cultural (and a little bit squiffy) by gallery hopping 


Take a deep-dive into East London’s art scene by heading to any artist’s private viewings in the Shoreditch area. You can chat to the artists and there’s usually a free bar. We call that a brucey-bonus. 


  • Nibble on freshly baked artisan pastries at Jolene Mare Street



  • Get amongst some greenery at Barbican Conservatory


If sanctuaries of calm aren’t your thing, try out the Barbican’s vast lobby as a more interesting WFH set-up. 


  • Eat award-winning Turkish food in an intimate setting at Mangal II



  • Grab an underground cocktail at the lowkey, slightly-secret Found bar


Arrive earlier on in the evening to secure a seat in the bar’s cave-like snug. 


  • Browse a carefully curated selection of books at Libreria Bookshop 



  • Catch an indie flick at The Castle Cinema, a refurbished art-deco cinema in Homerton 


All the latest films plus a few golden oldies for the film buffs.


  • Have a boogie at Farrs, a 1930s dance studio turned pub in the heart of Dalston



  • Browse over 50,000 surrealist oddities at the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities


Two-headed taxidermy kitten? Don’t mind if I do. 


  • Peruse work from big names in contemporary art at the Whitechapel Gallery



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