No.1 is locatied on Kingsland Rd, equidistant from Shoreditch and Dalston, right inbetwen two of the most exciting cultural hubs in east London. Over the years we have seen the area slowly change from a derelict ghost town into a thriving epicentre of fashion and nightlife. There are now so many bars, restaurants and cafes that - if you have the time, dedication and appetite - you can practically eat in a different place every day of the year. Here is a selection of the best bars and restaurants in the area, along with suggestions of nice things to do...
The legendary independent label and store's East End site is located just off Brick Lane. Apart from the obvious - selling records - the shop also hosts numerous early evening showcase gigs.
Brick Lane is a great place to head even if you haven't got anything planned or on your shopping list. Located to the north of the railway bridge, it spills out onto Cygnet Street, Sclater Street and Bacon Street. There's loads to do from bar hoping, gigs, good street food, infamous curry houses and the best vintage clothes stores in London.
A great venue in Hackney Wick, the event calander usually boasts a strong variety of some of the best up and coming bands in UK, along with some of the overseas bands coming through London. Great sound system and a good restaurant and bar downstairs.
Escape from the clones' high street and discover some hidden gems from the world of fashion, the arts and interiors. Old Spitalfields market is open 7 days a week, and a few of the highlights include a Deli market every Wednesday and a book & record fair every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Thursday boasts an antiques market while Friday sees the arrival of a shed load of fashion and arts paraphernalia.
The Comedy Cafe is one of the few purpose-built comedy clubs in London , so limber up your chuckle muscles and head down to Shoreditch. You're not just booking dinner, though, but an entire evening of nice nosh, cocktails, stand-up, and funky music...
On Brick Lane, but not a curry shop! This 24 hour take-away beigel/bagel shop is something of an institution in these parts. Whether you choose smoked salmon and cream cheese, salt beef and pickles, or prefer them naked as nature intended you're sure to be impressed. They are the best beigels in the UK.
Innovative Paris-style boulangerie-patisserie-cafe. Expect a selection of continental favourites (croissants, brioches and toasties) with plenty of fresh coffee and juice as well.
Definitely more of a bar than a kitchen, this place is not a bad destination if your favoured tipple is lager (their cocktails aren't much cop). Worth a peek if nothing more. They also server modern European dishes and daily specials.
Great for lunchtime Burritos. The best burrito in London according to the Evening Standard!
Part coffee shop part clothes shop this trendy hangout has been voted best espresso in London and been raved about by countless of our clients.
Bowling, food and cocktail bar on Brick Lane.