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


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


Why I’ve started the East London Indie Book Club

Bookseller and fiction editor Sam Burt on a new monthly culture club at the Leyton Star


Don’t miss: Leytonstone Loves Film & E11 Yard Sale

Two key annual happenings take place this week

Unity Cafe

Leytonstone Festival: long-running annual bash is back

Nine days of art, live music, food, performance and kids’ activities kick off this Saturday across E11’s many venues


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