Dalston Cola


There’s nothing more relentless than January. Especially under the self-inflicted sentence of sobriety so many of us are currently serving. Having bumped the month along […]

Bags of Taste cooking classes

Little girl

Eat Hackney has been up in Stokey at the community hub that is St Paul’s church hall to meet Bags of Taste. This is a […]

Bonneville, 43 Lower Clapton Road, E5


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]