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 […]

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,


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 […]

Mussel Men, 584 Kingsland Road E8

Mussel Men

Pun-loving pop up Mussel Men has moved around the borough, but has now found anchorage in a cute new restaurant on the Kingsland Road. Dalston […]

Headway East London, Timber Wharf, 240 Kingsland Road E2


With a canalside setting off the Kingsland Road, an adjoining archway with a dazzling art studio and a kitchen serving up excellent Moroccan lamb tagine, […]