Map of Londons Green Spaces

Green Spaces in East London

Did you know that almost half of our capital city is green space? (47% to be exact).  We have eight million trees in London, making it the world’s largest urban forest. According to Daniel Raven-Ellison, founder of the Greater London National Park campaign, the city, which covers more than 1,500 square kilometres, has more than 13,000 species…

Ethical Business in East London

Mapping the ethical business trend

Small businesses are evolving. We’re witnessing a trend where entrepreneurs and consumers alike are interested in businesses with a strong ethical, environmental or social purpose. The rise of more conscious business practices matches an increase in people’s desire to minimise their impact on the environment and choose more ethical products and services. The Ethical consumer…

East London pop-ups Autumn 2015

Autumn Popups in East London

We take a look at the wonderful world of popups in East London this autumn. October’s offering includes a Grimm brother’s rooftop teepee, a beer bakery and some unique culinary experiences. As ever, the transient nature of pop-ups means that once they’re gone, they’re gone, so get involved while you can. The Queen of Hoxton’s…

Reasons to be cheerful in East London

Reasons to be cheerful – positive happenings in East London There are some very promising things happening in East London at the moment. From social initiatives looking to revolutionise how we get our energy to small businesses sourcing locally and investing their profits back into the area through charities. Here are a few of the…

Gentrification Awareness

Culture killer? Property development vs. Art

Why is art a constant in the gentrification equation?   Gentrification is a theme that crops up regularly when talking about property development in cities. Coined by Ruth Glass in 1964, the term describes the displacement of a working-class urban population by the middle class. For as long as the theories have existed, artists have…

The Wick

East London Pop ups – August

It’s been a while since we last delved into the wonderful world of London pop-ups. April offered us many culinary delights (including a five-course meal for dogs). August brings us much more outdoor action with a fusion of styles, locations, music and art all available in East London. Here are our top picks, if you…

Brick Lane - Garry Knight via Flickr

Brick Lane – a refuge for plucky underdogs

Like much of East London, Brick Lane has traditionally been a refuge for the plucky underdogs of London, an area outside the protection of the original city walls, where numerous waves of immigrants arrived to set up shop, using their trades to establish a better life for themselves, often whilst fleeing persecution from their native…