East London Food & Culture


Quinto Bookshop

Secondhand bookstore Quinto moves from Charing Cross Road to Leyton

After 40 years in the West End, it’s now set up shop in Leyton Midland

Filly Brook

Filly Brook: don’t miss the final week of Connections

Live acts! DJs! Art! Talks! This free month-long celebration of music culture ends on June 2nd

Paraquet Leyton

The Paraquet E10 cocktail bar to open in Leyton Midland – plus 5 more top arrivals

Parakeet E10 is a new speakeasy on Tilbury Road -plus Knots at Perky Blenders, Oishi, Ochi, Libertalia and Hotpod

Luna Lounge E11

Why we must save Luna – a true Leytonstone gem

E11’s seminal music venue simply must continue to exist. Here’s how you can help


December new openings: Palmeira Restaurant, Mola, Joan The Store & more

New retail, pop-ups, Portuguese tapas and Leyton’s revived clapboard cafe


Six food & drink pioneers we miss in Leyton and Leytonstone

How many of these independently owned game-changers do you remember?

Clam Store London Leyton

October: new openings, happenings, thoughts and collabs

Black History Month is here. Plus pop-ups, dim sum, top coffee and more autumnal stuff

East Bank

East Bank, Stratford: first peek – don’t miss Nana’s Leytonstone terrace

A reconstructed E11 living room is the centrepiece of LCF’s five new galleries, cafe and public space


Beautiful Thing, Stratford East – review

It’s the 30th anniversary of one of the 90s’ most pioneering LGBTQ plays