Bonneville, 43 Lower Clapton Road, E5

Elelphant

On a grisly winter’s evening, stepping off the Lower Clapton Road into The Bonneville – formerly the Elephant’s Head – felt like being wrapped in […]

Evering Road Kitchen Garden, St Paul’s Church West Hackney, N16

Kale

It may not look like it, but this bucolic kitchen garden is in a densely populated and deeply urban part of Hackney, in the grounds […]

Ruby’s, 76 Stoke Newington Rd N16

Flying ducks

It was a dreary Wednesday evening in Stoke Newington when Drink Hackney met Eat Hackney, in search of a tipple to add a little sparkle […]

Forty Hall Vineyard, Enfield, EN2

Taking a break

If finding out that London had its own commercial-scale vineyard wasn’t enough of a heartwarming surprise, discovering that it required a journey to a how-have-I-not-heard-of-that-before […]

Growing Communities, The Old Fire Station N16

Salad

Award-winning Growing Communities is an organic project in every sense of the word. With deep roots in the Hackney community, the not-for-profit project runs a […]

Butler’s Gin, 55 Wallis Road, E9

Butlers

Hackney Wick – home to warehouses, waterways, and more artists than you can shake a paintbrush at. And, since 2013, Butler’s Gin, one of London’s […]

Better Health Bakery, 13 Stean St, E8

Bakery

Stean Street in Hackney runs parallel to Kingsland Road, where cheek by jowl with a dizzyingly fancy aquarium shop and an old style car mechanic’s […]

East London Liquor Company, 221 Grove Road, Bow Wharf

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As those with an eye for a shiny copper still will know, London is witnessing a distilling revival. And nowhere is this resurgence more appropriately […]

Mazí Mas @ The Yard Theatre

Ethiopian feast

Mazí Mas, meaning ‘with us’ in Greek, was conceived by Nikandre Kopcke, a New Yorker living in London. The inspiration was her Greek nouná (godmother), who […]

East London Food Access, elfaweb.org.uk

Kids

Along with the explosion of Hackney’s eating scene in the last few years, food poverty in the borough has been on the rise. So Eat […]