Insta-Initiative: Combining Social Media and Charity in Shoreditch

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Atina Dimitrova reveals how a group of creative Londoners recently staged a ‘silent auction’ in Shoreditch, and why they’re planning to launch new art workshops in the weeks ahead. Image Credit: Charlotte Hu Generosity?  Kindness? Taking time to help others? Forget it. Capital cities often get a bad rap as places where these qualities get crowded More...

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By Angela Locatelli On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

East London’s Top 7 Must-Try Pancake Day Experiences

Angela Locatelli reveals the seven East London restaurants whose pancake recipes are sure to make your Shrove Tuesday a sweet and savoury delight… Image Credit: Fish Market At this time of year, it’s not More...

By Nicolo Gervasi On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

You Are What You Eat: Investigating Islington and Hackney’s 2016 Food Trends

Nicolo Gervasi reveals the up-and-coming food trends which have been sweeping the boroughs of Islington and Shoreditch this year… Whoever once said we eat with our eyes first might have been onto something. Perhaps More...

By Jessica Williams On Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Podcast: Wake up and Smell the Coffee Culture

Coffee and hot chocolate at Jimmy and the Bee, Goswell Road. Photo credit: Jessie Williams Today around one in five people visit a coffee shop on a daily basis in the UK. Proof – if it was needed – that More...

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By Chloe Darnaud On Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Second Shot: tackling homelessness one coffee at a time

Having established business models since secondary school, Julius Ibrahim, an ambitious economics student at UCL, is about to launch a serious business with a social impact – quite a step-up from selling brownies More...

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By Editor On Monday, February 8th, 2016

Video: Hackney brewery turns bread into beer

Written by Jessica Hutchby An East London Brewery has been turning unused bread from across the capital into beer. Owners of the Hackney Brewery have joined forces with the charity Feedback to use the limitless More...

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By Jessica Williams On Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Last orders? The Decline of the East End Boozer

Wilton’s Mahogany Bar, Shadwell. By Jan Klos It seems ironic that one of the defining features of British culture is slipping into an alarming decline. The good old pub with its roaring fire, creaking floorboards, More...

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By Rosanna Achilli On Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Supper Clubs: The Ultimate Alternative Dining Experience?

A slideshow of images captured at Cocina Shoreditch. Vegan empanadas. Yes, vegan. How can you make a traditional Argentinian empanada completely meatless? How can you make the seemingly meat-reliant Brazilian feijoada More...

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By Tom Buxton On Friday, November 27th, 2015

Opinion – ASDA’s Black Friday U-Turn should get the green light elsewhere

Image Credit: The Times “Cry ‘Havoc’, and let slip the dogs of war…” There are those who say that the words of William Shakespeare still very much resonate with today’s society, More...

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By Jessica Williams On Friday, November 6th, 2015

Podcast: The Hunt for the Best Chips in Islington

Photo courtesy of Simon Belcher/Alamy   There is nothing more British than fish and chips. But good chips are hard to find. Crispy, golden, thick chips smothered in salt and lashings of vinegar – sounds More...