East London Food & Culture


Samoan Joe's Leyton

Samoan Joe’s cocktail bar to open in Leyton Midland – plus 5 more top arrivals

An ambitious 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


Oysters! Festivals! Supper Clubs! 6 things to enjoy this month

Chin up, September is awash with pop-ups, yard sales, arty stuff and more


Barking Riverside: Summer Sessions pop-up bar and events guide

Visit the scenic 2km stretch of River Thames for pop-up bars, streetfood and more all summer