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Fancy a haircut with a side of bibimbap?

Fancy a haircut with a side of bibimbap?

“Are you here for a haircut? Pick up a chalk and write your name on the blackboard. Blue’s for men, pink for girls,” a hairdresser explained as I entered from the café to the hip and minimal hair salon. A true pioneer of modern out-of-the-box establishments, Hurwundeki is a combination…

Pop-up restaurant brings the seaside to Hackney rooftop

Pop-up restaurant brings the seaside to Hackney rooftop

Creative events collective Platterform have taken up residency at The Hothouse’s rooftop venue in London Fields with a new maritime-themed pop-up seafood restaurant and bar. Following up from their successful first run with the lumberjack-themed ‘Skylodge’ food and drink series at the same Martello street location, Platterform’s ‘Sea Adventure Series’…

Popular restaurant goes it alone after pop-up success

Popular restaurant goes it alone after pop-up success

It’s been over six months since Rita’s waved goodbye to its temporary pop-up home inside Dalston venue Birthdays, and the time has come for its four directors to welcome old aficionados and passers-by to the restaurant’s newly opened location in Mare Street, Hackney. Its Fried Chicken rolls rode the recent…

Portas pop-up shops inject new life into Sydenham

Portas pop-up shops inject new life into Sydenham

Sydenham is changing. Some would say for the worse, most would say for the very much better.  It was the type of place that if you knew of its existence it was probably because you needed to drive through it to get from one place to another. Empty shops, decay…

Top notch street food with a serving of atmosphere

Top notch street food with a serving of atmosphere

  London’s pioneering night market Street Feast has a new outdoor home at Dalston Yard. The Street Food community is around for eight weeks of the summer following last year’s success at Haggerston’s Merchant Yard. Every Friday from 5pm, London’s nomadic street food circus opens with a dazzling array of street…

Brockley market stall opens a pop-up at the Southbank

Brockley market stall opens a pop-up at the Southbank

Luke’s Café, a new pop up food stall from Brockley, offers award-winning Hartland Pies at the Southbank Centre’s Festival of Neighbourhood until September 9. The purpose-built “food shed”, which is located next to the Hayward Gallery, represents a contemporary take on the traditional idea of a community café. If the taste…

Ashlyn Gibson: children’s clothes to creative interiors

Ashlyn Gibson: children’s clothes to creative interiors

The quirky name Olive Loves Alfie is well known to London creative families with a taste for something different when it comes to their children’s clothes.…

Uuni: the wood-fired pizza oven from Lewisham

Uuni: the wood-fired pizza oven from Lewisham

  Kristian Tapaninaho, 32, likes his pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven. So he made one. Soon you can have one too. With a background in creative arts and photography, cooking was far from the vocation Tapaninaho was aiming for. Getting married and having a son was what first led him…

Jewellery in Brick Lane – made with love and healing crystals

Jewellery in Brick Lane – made with love and healing crystals

  The Sunday market on Brick Lane in Shoreditch is bursting with creative energy. Every week, this vibrant part on London swarms with a diverse crowd of traders, avid collectors and intrigued shoppers as the surrounding warehouses are transformed into vintage wonderlands and world food markets. Each Sunday over 100…

Tools: beautiful maps, antique dolls and… science posters?

Tools: beautiful maps, antique dolls and… science posters?

Giant, vibrantly coloured maps cover the shop window, while a retro-looking bicycle quietly awaits the next customer inside, leaning over a tall chair and a black pair of shoes. The small, intimate space blends perfectly with the bohemian east London vibe, but contrasts heavily with the grayness of the area.…

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