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Norbury designer’s success at Lewisham People’s Day

Norbury designer’s success at Lewisham People’s Day

A lazy afternoon is the perfect time for an interview with Norbury-based designer and stylist Kelly-Jade Nicholls following a busy, yet successful morning at Lewisham People’s Day. Nicholls has already accomplished a great deal at the age of 27, including winning the Tyler Media Youth Award (now known as the…

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…

Enjoy a summer staycation in Croydon

Enjoy a summer staycation in Croydon

If you live in Croydon you will find plenty to do on a staycation this summer.  The borough has a wide selection of activities, whether you fancy orienteering in Lloyd park, painting your own pottery in Purley or taking on the challenge of eating the ‘Beast’ burger.   You can visit…

Enjoy a staycation in Lewisham this summer

Enjoy a staycation in Lewisham this summer

Lively Lewisham is full of activities and events to keep you busy this summer, so don’t despair if you are not planning a trip to sunnier climes.  In this, the first article in our week-long staycation series, we will suggest restaurants, coffee shops and other events to help get you…

Cycling grows in popularity as car ownership falls

Cycling grows in popularity as car ownership falls

Families in Tower Hamlets, Lewisham, Hackney and Croydon are abandoning their cars with fewer households having a vehicle in 2011 than 2001, while the number of bicycle commuters has risen. All four of the East London Lines boroughs had a smaller percentage of households with access to a car in…

Should part of Deptford have an SE10 postcode?

Should part of Deptford have an SE10 postcode?

Thriving, colourful markets, a history of royal connections and large recent investments in regeneration and new developments mean neighbouring Deptford and Greenwich have much in common. Despite their similarities, a group of Deptford residents appear to have fallen out of love with the area and are campaigning to have their…

Cotton’s Garden Market: The nightclub market

Cotton’s Garden Market: The nightclub market

The newly launched Cotton’s Gardens Market, held every Sunday in Shoreditch, transforms a nightclub to host daytime activities. Located under a railway bridge at the venue Rolling Stock on Kingsland Road, the pop-up market invites local food start-ups, live art, DJs and guest speakers. The space is also being utilized…

Meet the Trader: Exmouth Coffee Company

Meet the Trader: Exmouth Coffee Company

An anonymous-looking café with no sign is using the smell of roasting coffee and a window display of cakes to entice customers through the doors. The Exmouth Coffee Company is next to the Whitechapel Gallery and successfully relies on the attractive display of food in the large window to speak…

Dancing on Wheels: Using a wheelchair in London

Dancing on Wheels: Using a wheelchair in London

Sitting in the back of Laura Dajao’s car, we struggle to find a disabled parking spot on a sunny Saturday morning in Hackney. She drives around in circles before finding a one.  She parks, and gets out of the car, doing her usual routine of getting herself onto her wheelchair.…