Stephen Emms

Group editor and publisher of London Belongs To Me, a family of cultural guides to London neighbourhoods

5 Things We Did This Week

From good eggs to secret spots and tasty takeouts, our bitesize new column returns ...

The Red Lion: a potted history from 1670 to now

It may be temporarily shut like all boozers, but we salute a local architectural ...

10 local grocery stores we’d like to thank

As the lockdown enters its next phase, a round-up of walk-in shops we can't ...

Walala Parade is coming to Leyton – but needs just £3k more

A huge mural by the acclaimed artist Camile Walala will adorn the parade above ...

A beginner’s guide to….Linear Park, Leytonstone

This overlooked stretch tells the fascinating story of former residents and businesses over a ...

Zaxx, Francis Road E10: what’s it actually like?

Leyton's new Korean diner is an instant hit with its rice bowls, fried chicken ...

3 hot new openings: Fillybrook, Zaxx & Mexicorner

This weekend sees a trio of epicurean delights in Leyton and Leytonstone open their ...

DabbaDrop: what’s Leyton’s most ethical vegan takeaway like?

An entrepreneurial female duo are serving up some of the area's best plant-based food ...

MUST DO: The Gift, Theatre Royal Stratford East

Witty dialogue and a cleverly subversive narrative arc makes this production an uncompromising watch