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This Hackney pub just installed the first craft beer vending machine

This Hackney pub just installed the first craft beer vending machine

There can be very few things in life which aren’t dramatically improved by the addition of alcohol. Driving. Heavy machinery. Yep, that’s…

Café bar Briggs & Williams is about to open next to Dalston Junction

Walking past a former minicab office just off Dalston Junction…

Free coffee is being given out at a pirate ship in Dalston on Friday

We told you ages ago that a four-storey pirate ship…

A knitting shop is opening on the road formerly known as Murder Mile

If you type ‘murder mile‘ into Google you can watch…

Features

Hackney’s top five: Places to get your history geek on

Hackney’s top five: Places to get your history geek on

Don’t be fooled. London’s official ‘coolest’ borough is not all about who wore what and where. Underneath the pop-up bars and independent…

Here’s why the Clapton Ultras have more fun than Arsenal fans

Greed, corruption, racism, homophobia, sexism and violence. To many, the…

Hackney’s top five: Coffee and art hangouts

If you live in Hackney, the chances are you like…

Ruby’s founder Tom Gibson explains how he’s transforming the Cat & Mutton

Dalston may be everyone’s favourite drinking destination now, but it…

Opinion

The Dalston Years: Keep telling yourself you’re a DJ

The Dalston Years: Keep telling yourself you’re a DJ

East London is home to many things. It is the home of street signs with bad grammar that proclaim: “Your beautiful”. It…

The Dalstonist food blog: Don’t detox, eat out

One month into 2014 and that new year’s resolution to…

The Dalston Years’ guide to living in denial

So life’s just great, huh? The Dalston Years thinks you’re…