George and Dragon gay pub slain by rent

5 Dec , 2015  

  A popular LGBT pub in Shoreditch has pulled its final pint, after being priced out of business by spiralling London rents. The owners of The George and Dragon, Richard Battye and Liliana Sanguino, surrendered their 20-year lease on Tuesday after nearly 13 years on Hackney Road. Earlier this year, they were informed by their landlords […]

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The Glory bar


“Faggerston” – Hackney’s newest LGBT hotspot

20 Mar , 2015  

Credit: Holly Revell By Miranda Larbi and Nicola Slawson Halfway between the glitzy metropolis of Shoreditch and the cool but distinctly grimy environs of Dalston lies no man’s land. But free from hipsters and burger shacks, this part of Kingland Road is gradually becoming a destination in itself, helped by the arrival of a Motown-playing, […]

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An image of the LGBT rainbow flag.


6 best LGBT hotspots in Hackney

17 Mar , 2015  

Has there ever been a better time to be queer in Hackney? This might seem like an odd question to ask with two LGBT favourites in the area, The Joiners’ Arms on Hackney Road and The Nelson’s Head on Horatio Street, both closing their doors in the past few months. But in many ways Hackney’s […]

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