Summer Tales & Kansas Smitty’s opening weekend

I like to show my couchsurfers a good time, so this weekend I took advantage the most talked-about new openings – Summer Tales in Old Street and the coolest new speakeasy in town, Kansas Smitty’s Bar on Broadway Market – to give him a glimpse of what you can expect from East London. Summer Tales … More Summer Tales & Kansas Smitty’s opening weekend

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Weekending in East London: Blixen, cocktails and Netil 360

If “Treat yo’self” is your motto, East London has plenty to offer you this spring. Here’s a round-up of my weekend of brunching at Blixen, sunbathing at Netil360, drinking Negronis at the #RediscoverRed Campari pop-up and seeing The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town. What’s the best way to start a weekend in Shoreditch? Easy. Go … More Weekending in East London: Blixen, cocktails and Netil 360

The lazy bum guide to surviving Street Feast

If you’re a Londoner pretending to know his/her shit about nightlife, you’ve probably heard of Street Feast , the “International Capital of Night Markets” that started in Dalston and is now popping up all over London, from Battersea to Lewisham with a new location coming up in Shoreditch. Now, let me get things straight: Street … More The lazy bum guide to surviving Street Feast

Review: Bull In A China Shop’s opening weekend in Shoreditch

A new Oriental eatery has set up shop on Shoreditch High Street, promising to pair up black charcoal Chicken burgers with Japanese whiskey. Here’s my review of Bull In A China Shop after its opening weekend. … More Review: Bull In A China Shop’s opening weekend in Shoreditch

Easter feast: Bubbledogs and Fry Hard

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s Easter. No, I’m not particularly excited about Jesus’ return from the dead, although I don’t personally hold anything against him. However, I have been giving up desserts for Lent as a personal challenge for the past few years, so Easter means feasting on everything unhealthy for a day or so. … More Easter feast: Bubbledogs and Fry Hard

Wasted Chic sample sale in Shoreditch’s McQueen

Last Saturday, Shoreditch’s McQueen bar hosted Wasted Chic, a pop-up sample sale where up and coming designers sold funky clothes under £100. Cocktails and money were flowing. The sample sale was one of the greatest people-watching occasions I had been to in a while: multi-colour hair, crazy prints and even crazier models, a different crowd than the … More Wasted Chic sample sale in Shoreditch’s McQueen

Moonrise Kingdom @ Shoreditch’s Pillow Cinema

If you’re too tired to make a rave out of your weekend, the  Pillow Cinema in Shoreditch is the place for you. Head to the former Shoreditch Overground station near Brick Lane and you’ll be invited to an event in full East London style.  Once you enter the former station, you will first be greeted by an … More Moonrise Kingdom @ Shoreditch’s Pillow Cinema

Learn how to dance like Beyoncé at Frame Shoreditch

A sold-out workshop at Frame Shoreditch taught me and a room packed with girls (and a guy) how to dance like Beyoncé. Sort of. We all knew Beyoncé was flawless, but no one in London as yet had thought to bring the Queen’s steps to those among us who haven’t been blessed with such talent. With … More Learn how to dance like Beyoncé at Frame Shoreditch

Are you a Cereal fan? A café in London’s Brick Lane might be your dream come true

Cereal fans in London will now have a new home: Brick Lane’s Cereal Killer Café, a rainbow of affordable cereal from all over the world packed with quirky breakfast memorabilia. A creation of Northern Irish twins Alan and Gary Keery, the Cereal Killer Café was initally launched on crowdfunding platform IndieGoGo. It was then featured on … More Are you a Cereal fan? A café in London’s Brick Lane might be your dream come true

Places where homesick Italians in London Should Eat

The famous Snatch quote: “Yes, London. You know: fish, chips, cup ‘o tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary fucking Poppins… LONDON,” couldn’t be further from the truth right now: the capital of the United Kingdom is one of the world’s greatest foodie spots. Which is why, here, Italians shouldn’t feel too homesick: read on to find … More Places where homesick Italians in London Should Eat