East London Food & Culture



Inside Abbey Mills Pumping Station E15: exclusive photos and history

Its Victorian grandeur is included in a photographic book by Peter Dazeley and Mark Daly


Five Mile Hike: #1. Leytonstone to Barking

Our new occasional column highlights less obvious urban hikes across the wider area


Leyton’s Grade II-listed Cricket Pavilion will be saved, after all

One of the area’s most imposing buildings will now be restored to former glory


St Patrick’s Cemetery: Leytonstone’s most atmospheric corner?

It’s home to 170,000 graves, including the Hitchcock family and Jack The Ripper’s last tragic victim

Food & Drink

Six Things: new E11 openings, Fred & John, Forest Gate and more

A slew of new places to explore, plus don’t miss our offers, ideas and general weekend inspo

Gods Own Junk Yard. ©Peter Dazeley

God’s Own Junkyard: the story of neon signs – and their E17 home

In an exclusive extract from new book London Explored, read why the world’s biggest collection is in Walthamstow


Black History Month 2021: three local highlights

From foraging in the forest to local history walks, we pick a trio of highlights across the borough


Unchartered Streets: take a six-mile hike around Leyton with this new guide

Author Matt Haynes talks through some highlights of his fascinating new 92-page guidebook to the streets of E10


Disappeared: the local cinemas I knew and loved

Lifelong local resident Alan Wells OBE recalls the 1960s picturehouses of Leyton, Leytonstone and Walthamstow

James Lane

Leytonstone’s architecture: from James Lane to Derek Jacobi – and ‘Hollywood’

Self-taught local architectural historian Michael De la Lama talks us through five more fascinating local houses