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 […]

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 […]