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Meet the Trader: Tower Hamlets’ Founder

Meet the Trader: Tower Hamlets’ Founder

With a park on each side and over-looking a canal, Founder is a bright, light, new co-working space in Palmers Road, East London. Waving behind a big glass door stands Samina Raza, 27; she opens the door and gives a warm welcome. A big window is filling out the front…

Meet the Trader: Deptford’s Amber Tree Café

Meet the Trader:  Deptford’s Amber Tree Café

Just off the frenetic high street of Deptford Market, the Amber Tree Café provides a restorative escape from the crowd with its welcoming open doors and tasty selection of freshly produced food and cakes. Since its opening on 1 September, the Deptford-based café has taken local residents by storm with…

Wapping Market: for street food with view

Wapping Market: for street food with view

The non-stop opening of new street markets this summer is certainly a delicious phenomenon. In fact, both visitors and food producers seem to be enjoying different options and styles of fairs to choose from. Eastlondonlines hit Tower Hamlets to tell you all about the new Wapping Market. Launched on June…

Photographer launches women’s portrait studio

Photographer launches women’s portrait studio

Lewisham resident, Shelley McPhee, has recently launched a women’s portrait photography company in New Cross Gate. Eastlondonlines got in touch with Shelley to find out more about her and her new venture. “I feel really strongly about empowering women to see their own beauty and strengths, particularly helping women to…

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…

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