East London Food & Culture


HighTide Walthamstow

HighTide Festival is coming to Walthamstow

A diverse selection of performances is heading to E17 later this month

St John's church

St John’s Music Hall is coming to Leytonstone

Leytonstone High Road’s church will morph into a live music venue come September

Wonderbar exterior

Wonderbar is opening in Leytonstone

The replacement for All You Read Is Love looks like it’s shaping up nicely


My Top 5: Tobie Carpenter, jazz musician

Never been to the East Side Jazz Club? Our new series offers tips on where to hang out in the neighbourhood from locals


Three hot local acts for 2016

Music journalist Mark Wincott picks artists to watch this year all hailing from E11, E15 and the surrounding areas


In a band? Check out Leyton’s new rehearsal studios

It’s home to what may well become known as the ‘Leyton sound’, says Adam Hallows


Ich Bin: David Gledhill, musician

‘What makes me unhappy? Cyclists dinging their bell at me when I’m taking a leisurely stroll on one of London’s many fine canals.’


Coming soon: Filly Brook

A new pop-up launches in an empty shop next to Leytonstone tube station serving coffee, local ales and home baked food. We meet one of the owners


Ich Bin: Andrew Mueller, writer and musician

The acclaimed wordsmith on the problem with the Red Lion, where he eats dim sum – and why Leytonstone “will do”