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Inside ‘Hungama’, an LGBTQ+ Bollywood Night in an East London Strip Club
It's rare that South Asian clubbers can come together to celebrate queer culture, but this new night at Metropolis provides just that.
Vivid Colour Photos of the East End in the 1960s
We spoke to the man who uncovered a treasure trove of photographs of London's East End, dating from the 1960s up to 1980.
I Took Kate Nash to an East End Pool Club on a First Date
And we mainly spoke about mushrooms, the internet and astrology.
Gastropubs Are Killing London Darts Culture
A third of central London pubs have either removed their dartboard or closed altogether—something remaining landlords say is down to the “gastrification” of pubs.
This Book Tells You Everywhere You Need to Eat in East London
Compiling recipes and anecdotes from Michelin-starred restaurants to local cafes and Turkish joints, East London Food by Rosie Birkett celebrates the area’s diverse dining scene.
Real Londoners Aren’t Afraid of a Little Eel Blood
When we asked pie shop owner Joseph Cooke to show us how to make jellied eels, we didn’t realise there’d be quite so much blood. Think Red Wedding but with sea snakes.
MUNCHIES Presents: The Oldest Fast Food Restaurant in the East End
In this MUNCHIES special, London pie shop owner Joe Cooke shows us how to prepare a proper plate of pie and mash, complete with jellied eels.
Make Margot Henderson’s Offally Good Lamb’s Tongue with Greens
This tongue-twisting dish from Rochelle Canteen will convert even the most offal averse.
A Farewell to Peggy Mitchell, the East End’s Brassiest Landlady
It's finally time to say goodnight to Barbara Windsor's iconic character
This Legendary Curry House Owner Orders Chips in Indian Restaurants
“I’m embarrassed to say, but if I go to an Indian restaurant, I’d order chips,” says Wasim Tayyab, one of the three brothers behind Tayyabs, the Whitechapel eatery lauded for its home-style Punjabi-Pakistani cooking.
Anarchists Smashed the Windows of East London's Crappy New Jack the Ripper Museum at a Protest
People are not happy with the new museum about a murderer, which was originally supposed to be a museum celebrating the women of the east end.
One of East London's Last Non-Yuppie Markets Could Soon Disappear
The Waste market in Dalston is the last of its kind in an East End that's changed beyond all recognition. Now, its future is uncertain.