London Cocktail Week In Old Spitalfeilds Market

There’s still time to enjoy the last few hours of London Cocktail Week. Oktoberfest may have been a fail but this event is going strong and the cocktail crew have been out in force this week with great £5 offers, workshops and tastings. If you had planned to a go to the cancelled London Octoberfest…

Now Reopened: Dinerama Shoreditch Street Food

A few weeks ago Dinerama, the newest Shoreditch street food location, went up in a blaze of fire that could be seen miles away. Luckily ‘No Hipsters Were Harmed’ to quote the controversial Tweet from the London fire services. But that ill considered Tweet now rings true, Dinerama has reopened and it’s looks like the hipsters…

100 Years Of Campari #rediscoverred

Campari are celebrating their hundredth anniversary with a series of events in Shoreditch this weekend. There’s the opportunity to grab not one but two free cocktails at the Rediscover Red Gallery at 9 Kingsland Road. Try the Italian summer staple”Spritz” or the classic negroni while checking out the retrospective exhibition of Campari advertising.

Just Opened: House Of Peroni Pop-Up Brick Lane

Newly opened on Brick Lane is the latest pop-up to occupy the Truman Brewery Space – The House Of Peroni. After one visit I’m sold, iconic Italian beer brand Peroni have used the huge warehouse space spectacularly to create a Italian cocktail hour worthy of stylish Milan. The whole area has been filled with huge…

Moretti Gran Tour London

Last weekend I had a taste of Italy in my own East London backyard, or back Alley in this case. The Moretti Gran Tour London is back after a successful summer run with “The Winter Edition” at The Lofts. “The Lofts” is PR speak for empty and hard to find warehouse space, but this makes the perfect…

The Kerouac Shack

Just when I thought I was over the pop-up phenomenon they went and reinvented themselves, as pop-up 2:0. This new phase is all about interactive experiences, as The Kerouac Shack demonstrated with an evening of 50’s Americana, beat poetry and jives. Held in a working petrol station in Kentish Town (think strict smoking policy and…

Dalston Street Feast

Street food markets are nothing new to London, but, with a temperamental climate, it’s hardly the ideal city for dining alfresco. Street Feast’s creators have hit the money with their current Dalston venue. Technically it’s still outdoors enough to keep the word “Street” but it’s covered enough to keep business coming in any weather. The…