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Thirty things to do in Hackney this week – 21-27 August

Thirty things to do in Hackney this week – 21-27 August

For yet another week we have trawled the web to show you what’s going on in Hackney with no effort required on…

A beachside market and nightclub is opening in Hackney Wick this weekend

If there’s one thing we’re lacking in Hackney, it’s a…

Dirty Burger just opened in Shoreditch

If you’ve ever watched Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares you’ll know that…

Features

Michael Smith is baffled by you and your wooden bike

Michael Smith is baffled by you and your wooden bike

Unreal City tells the story of author Michael Smith’s dysfunctional relationship with London. Drawing on memories of years spent wandering and drinking…

Jaguar Shoes is much more than just a bar

Technicolour toy planes hang between walls papered with illustrations of…

Glory daze: Remembering Club Labrynth and the Four Aces

Walking through Dalston Square today, look closely and you will…

Five of the best BBQ joints in Hackney

That taste which only comes from a combination of smoke…

Opinion

Put down the pulled pork: We’ve reached peak pop-up

Put down the pulled pork: We’ve reached peak pop-up

We’ve reached saturation point. Quoted in the Financial Times recently, Nicholas Russell, the chief executive of pop-up consultant We Are Pop-Up, estimated…

Blood, sweat and beers: The Dalston Years guide to festivals

Festivals are fraught with difficulty. You may think you’ve signed…

It’s time we stopped calling people hipsters

Everyone hates a hipster. Hating hipsters is like hating chavs,…

The Dalston Years guide to Hackney couples

You might have seen men around Hackney in recent months,…