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What goes into the making of a great East London pie?

What goes into the making of a great East London pie?

To all pie fanatics out there, this week is British Pie Week and Eastlondonlines celebrated by visiting G. Kelly on Roman Road Market to learn the secrets to creating the perfect pie. Pies are considered to be one of the real British classics; from those with fruits inside and caster…

What’s it like to be homeless in Queen’s Gardens?

What’s it like to be homeless in Queen’s Gardens?

A crowd gathers in Queen’s Gardens in Croydon at 9.30pm every night of the week. It is roughly 90 per cent male, most born local, some foreign and varying in age from the mid-twenties to seventies. It is the first week in February and temperatures are sub-zero. One man is…

A new generation of online entrepreneurship

A new generation of online entrepreneurship

Crowdfunding, where people use an online platform to advertise their projects to a virtual community and raise money in exchange for rewards, can be emotionally draining, challenging and advantageous. It can oscillate between exhilaration and extreme hard work, but it can reap rewards. Tallie Maughan, 32, successfully crowdfunded for Turning Earth…

Dalston Lane’s heritage reaches the end of an age

Dalston Lane’s heritage reaches the end of an age

As London expands and property prices continue to rise, yet more costly private housing spills into the East End, but it won’t be solving London’s housing crisis; instead it’s costing London its heritage and community. Watching from number 58, Dalston Lane, John Wearn witnessed his old shop being torn down,…

Are man-made men the way to find east London love?

Are man-made men the way to find east London love?

Finding true love in the metropolis is no easy feat and it is little wonder many Londoners now use online dating to try to find their heart’s desire. However, the most widely used online dating site in the world, match.com, has found a novel way to give a helping hand…

The Vibe Bar closes: a sign of the times?

The Vibe Bar closes: a sign of the times?

The Vibe Bar, renowned in Brick Lane for its concerts and parties is closing down after twenty years. Allan Miller, the owner of the bar, posted a heartfelt message on its Facebook page announcing the closure, noting increased issues with acquiring Temporary Event Notices that allow the bar to be open after 1…

Co-working: London’s new way of doing business

Co-working: London’s new way of doing business

They are everywhere; one for the tech types; one for the fashion industry; one for entrepreneurs, it’s a new boom in London and it’s called co-working. Before 2009 there was almost no co-working offices in London, now in 2014, there are over 40 co-working offices in just East London. In…

International Kissing Day in East London

International Kissing Day in East London

It burns calories, lowers stress and even boosts your immune system! No, I’m not talking about the latest fad diet. I’m talking about that wonderful sensation of pressing your lips against those of someone you care about: the kiss. On Sunday July 6 it will be time to celebrate kissing…

Enjoy a staycation in Hackney this summer

Enjoy a staycation in Hackney this summer

As one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse London boroughs, Hackney has a lot to offer this summer.  From the Lovebox music festival, to visiting donkeys at the City Farm, here are ELL’s pick of the best places and events. We’ve chosen activities to suit families, couples and groups of…

Enjoy a staycation in Tower Hamlets this summer

Enjoy a staycation in Tower Hamlets this summer

There is plenty of action in this lively ELL borough: from vintage dances to hot tub cinema, here are ELL’s best ideas to spend a great summer in Tower Hamlets. We’ve chosen activities to suit families, couples and groups of friends, just make your choice from the tabs below.  Use…

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