Zoo du bois d’Attilly

William Cheshire

By Anna Jacobsen · Illustrations: Marguerite Gaudin

An East London Gem


By Anna Jacobsen

A truly Nordic experience


By Déborah Bannwarth

A gentle attempt to convince Mr Spring to show up in advance

Tower Lifeboat Stations

By Déborah Bannwarth · Illustrations: Nigel Millard

Heroes on the water

Think while you drink

By Abbie Moulton · Illustrations: Sylvain Deleu

London proudly boasts about a range of cafes, bars and restaurants to satisfy the most bizarre cravings - cereal and porridge cafes, restaurants specialising in burger, lobster, vegan dishes, raw food, juices, gin palaces and rum shacks - you name it, we’ve got it. But what about the people who want more - those whose craving is for knowledge, who want to feed their mind as well as quench a thirst? Well of course, London has that too! You just had to ask. This is your -Thinking Drinkers Guide to London- - the capital’s best bars for brains - because a pub quiz only goes so far...

The Store, coffee around the corner

By Luke Harwood

When I asked Antonio why he decided on Roman Road as the location for his latest project, his response was prophetic, “I had a dream about Roman Road. I knew then, that it would be a great road.” A delightful little cafe, The Store is certainly taking Roman Road in the direction Antonio envisaged.

Pimps and Pinups

By Malgorzata Jacygrad

Special care for fussy hair

That Shit Kray

By Natasha David

Feared by many but charmed by more, the Kray twins of 1950s Bethnal Green casted a long shadow in East London a mere thirty years ago. The terraced streets of Bethnal Green and the surrounding neighbourhoods that were once under the Krays’ control, pose a very different picture as the hip mecca it is today.

Barn the Spoon

By Luke Harwood · Illustrations: Marguerite Gaudin

On the border between the London Boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets, amongst the chicken shops, bingo halls and strip-clubs, you’ll likely find Barnaby Carder. Otherwise known as Barn the spoon can be spotted in the front of his shopcome- workshop, with an axe in one hand and something between a hunk of wood and a spoon in the other.

Pascale Marthine Tayou

By Anna Jacobsen · Illustrations: Pascale Marthine Tayou

€?I make art because I think about the world, I ask myself who we are, what it is we do, and what consequences that has for humanity. That is BOOMERANG. We are all boomerangs.” -Pascale Marthine Tayou

If Ed Miliband was a cocktail

By Sophie Guibert

The Virgin Lefty

If David Cameron was a cocktail

By Sophie Guibert

The Champagne Conservative

Butler’s Gin Designed for life

By Natasha David · Illustrations: License free

Ross William Butler is a man on a mission, and that mission is to share his hand-crafted gin with the world. Often found cruising the East London waterways abroad his vessel Fletcher, Ross started Butler’s Gin out of a lifelong love of beautiful design.