- 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.
- Grab a midnight salt-beef bagel to go at Brick Lane Beigel Bake, whilst on an East London Staycation
- 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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