Tag: things to do in Hackney

Sunday Brunch at Verden, E5

This newly opened cafe / restaurant/ wine bar seems to have been plopped form nowhere into its somewhat questionable location in Clarence Road, Clapton, E5. My friend lives just down the road. She enters the well crafted, black and wooden interior, looks around and muses “Is Clapton ready for this?”. A few moments later with some talk about the changes in Lower Clapton and we guess … Read More Sunday Brunch at Verden, E5

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Skylodge – Not for sissys!

Dust up that lumberjack shirt, muddy those felling boots and whack on a furry hat… Skylodge has opened it’s little wooden doors in a cleverly cosy rooftop setting in Hackney, creating a haven for all lumberjacks and Jills. These pop-up aficionados opened with a rather spectacular thanksgiving turkey chase through London Fields leading the lumberjacks (and the turkey) to a grand sanctuary. I went … Read More Skylodge – Not for sissys!

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Netil House – Summer Party #1

Netil House threw open its summer series of rooftop parties, hailing the beginning of what will hopefully be a sunshine filled season. The premiere was last Saturday and fiery yellow ball came out to play hand in hand with chilled prosecco, condensation laden bottles of Mexican beer and some tasty chicken and taco bites. All washed down with incredible views over east London. We … Read More Netil House – Summer Party #1

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Clapton’s Heart

I’ve moved to a new area… Clapton… Two digits down from my usual E8 postcode, it feels like a different place, slightly left of Hackney. On the ‘up-and-coming’ radar it has a unique and local personality. If it could speak, it would tell you about the great little market, some super comfy pubs, unique cafes and quirky characters and how it’s the essence of … Read More Clapton’s Heart

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St John’s of Hackney Host Little Noise Sessions

Hackney played host to the wonderful Little Noise Sessions, aimed to raise money and awareness for Mencap. Joe Whiley hosted the events which went on for 6 days last week – her sister was born mentally handicapped so it was a charity close to her heart. The bands weren’t paid and all the ticket and drinks profits went to charity. Nice. Also nice bars courtesy of … Read More St John’s of Hackney Host Little Noise Sessions

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My Head Hurts – Mezcal Tasting…

See the below post… but be quiet… and stroke my head. Last night STARTED with Mezcal tasting at Quiquiriqui… Tom, an enigmatic former DJ who travelled on a Mezcalian venture around Mexico, brings this exotic ‘way of life’ whole heartedly to Hackney. A total ‘Mezcal head’, he stands behind the DJ booth preaching the delights of Mescal to a captivated audience while taster shots are handed … Read More My Head Hurts – Mezcal Tasting…

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Little Noises… Big Sessions… In Hackney

Mencap Little Noise Sessions 20th -25th November 2012 St John-at-Hackney Church E5 0PD http://www.littlenoisesessions.org.uk/tickets/ Hackney plays host to some not-so-little headliners at this year’s Little Noise Sessions, taking place to raise money for Mencap. The Seventh year of sessions, takes place over a week in November at St John’s-in-Hackney church in Hackney Central. The eclectic mix of music in this stunning venue promises to be … Read More Little Noises… Big Sessions… In Hackney

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TONIGHT in Hackney

A mini round up of what’s on in and around Hackney if you’re stuck for some serious amusement on this soggy evening… your weekend starts HERE! DOC BROWN AT RICHMIX Surreal sketch show Late Night Gimp Fight joins Doc Brown and a host of eclectic, eccentric and down right ridiculous comedy acts for Knock2Bag at RichMix tonight. Tickets are £8 in advance and £12 at … Read More TONIGHT in Hackney

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The Brewhouse Folk & Craft Market

Speaking of London Fields Brewery… I came across this event, which begins on Sunday 2nd September. These good folks are putting on a cute arts and crafts market, set in the lovely Brewhouse. It promises to feature a host of stalls from local craft makers and artists with bunting galore and bands to entertain your ears. Visit for the artsy craftsyness and stay for a … Read More The Brewhouse Folk & Craft Market

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Big Street Feast Comes East

Think big, eat bigger! I can’t wait to visit Dalston (I’ve been missing you this summer) and this awesome street food festival tomorrow. I’ll report back from the street… hopefully with a belly full of delicious food. With stalls from stone baked pizza aficionados Home Slice and Muscle Men serving salacious seafood, Street Feast offers up a tough choice of traders, but i’m planning at least … Read More Big Street Feast Comes East

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Blanche & Shock (& Awe) at Stepney City Farm

Where: Stepney City Farm When: Friday 22nd June 2012 Those clever chaps at Blanche and Shock are putting their green fingers to good use once more to host an epic epicurean evening at Stepney City Farm this Friday. As well as using ingredients inspired by the setting, a working city farm, they’re actually using the ingredients grown from the farm itself (including ram, but not guinea pig I am … Read More Blanche & Shock (& Awe) at Stepney City Farm

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EAT: Spring Forth Supper Club

Spring Forth! is a spring foodie gathering organised by Parlour Tricks. It’s their second foray into feeding the locals which takes place in a florist in Hackney. Check out their website for more details about tonight’s meal and to get tickets. There is even a secret after party in a floral warehouse! Enjoy! http://www.parlour-tricks.co.uk/

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