East London Food & Culture


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


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

David Bowie as The Thin White Duke, Station to Station Tour, 1976 © John Robert Rowlands1

David Bowie archive comes to V&A East in Olympic Park

At Here East a whopping 80,000 items will be available to view in the new V&A Storehouse

Dam Tasty Beer

5 Things To Consider: Dam Tasty Beer, Matt Cup roastery – and save Luna

Local nuggets to devour, from Truman’s new name to Spice Box closing


A beginner’s guide to…ABBA Voyage, ABBA Arena E15

Everything you need to know about the Olympic Park’s most memorable night out

Food & Drink

New openings! Inside E11 taproom Mammoth, Sparkhouse E10 and more

Party all weekend at Leytonstone’s new taproom, Leyton’s new warehouse club and more local options


Patchworks: the most surprising new venue in East London?

This inspiring converted warehouse is cafe, bar, pop-up restaurant and art gallery all in one

Dreamhouse Records Leyton

All change! Dreamhouse Records moves into Francis Road

Leyton’s forthcoming vinyl store is now joining E10’s eclectic street of independent shops and cafes

Dreamhouse records

Dreamhouse Records Leyton: vinyl store with coffee and pastries

Hidden behind East London’s cutest clapboard building will soon be a record shop – with refreshments, events and more