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4 reasons everyone on Instagram loves this Hackney café

Slap bang in the middle of Mare Street is an eccentric pasteltastic café serving avocado fudge cake and beetroot red velvet lattes, among other treats. Having opened its doors midway through last summer, Palm Vaults...

Untitled: Cocktail king Tony Conigliaro opens bar in Dalston

Those not ‘in the know’ might walk straight past Dalston’s new bar, Untitled. Though the storefront looks anonymous and forgettable with its scrappy grey exterior and heavy door, the drinks are anything but. Untitled serves...
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Hackney restaurant Pidgin awarded Michelin Star

Hackney restaurant Pidgin awarded Michelin Star. Pidgin restaurant on Wilton Way has been awarded a Michelin Star for its outstanding food. Beginning as a supper club at his flat in Holloway, owner James Ramsden said that he...

BnB Brings Sheep Thrills to Hackney

A pop-up ‘Wool BnB’ opened in De Beauvoir last week, as a part of International Wool Week.   As the name might suggest, the first ever Wool BnB - launched by the Campaign For Wool...

How I warmed to ‘hot’ yoga

I tried hot yoga for the first time at Fitness on Fire, 19-23 Ironmonger Row, London EC1V 3QN. The sweating started almost instantly. By the time we finished the first round, it was already dripping...

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Tour de Love – Cycle Speed Dating comes to Hackney

Are you a fast talking, time deprived Londoner who can pop a sweet wheelie on your ten speed? Then London’s first cycle speed dating is for you. London Fields cafe Look Mum No Hands is...

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Gangs exploiting children for drug deals

Gang members are using children to do drug deals because they will receive a lower punishment if caught, according to a Hackney Council report.