East London

oral histories

An Oral History of Dalston Superstore

The east London LGBTQ institution is celebrating its tenth anniversary, so we asked some of the people who know it best to tell its story.
Ben Charlie Smoke
First Dates

Me and Brooke Candy Hung Out With Some Farm Animals

Where we spoke about her mythical queer porno, destroying the patriarchy and being close to nature.
Daisy Jones

Saying Goodbye to Dalston's Doomed Gallery

Curators Ken Flaherty and Matt Martin talk us through running one of London's legendary underground art spaces as they prepare to pass the torch.
Chris Bethell
Emma Garland

How a Derelict Space in London Became a Community Garden and Cafe

Roving Cafe in Shoreditch's Nomadic Community Gardens offers salads, soup, and space for anyone who needs it.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna

The Strange Endurance of London's Professional Walking Tours

People are still bang into The Krays, it turns out.
Francisco Garcia
we saw this

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.
Salma Haidrani
Home Coming

Home Coming: Hackney

An intimate tour of one writer's home, one boarded-up nightclub at a time.
Daisy Jones

All the News You Need to Read This Morning

UK may double troops in Afghanistan after Donald Trump's request.
VICE Staff
cool shit

All Points East Announce a Free Gender-Focused "All Points Equal" Event

It's the first of many events around the Bjork, The xx and LCD Soundsystem-headlined festival, and celebrates 100 years since (some) women got the vote.
Lauren O'Neill
mental health

This Inner-City Community Garden Uses Vegetables as Therapy

St. Mary’s Secret Garden in East London offers valuable horticultural therapy for those with mental health issues. But social services funding cuts mean that the community-run space may struggle to survive.
Daisy Meager

Inside London’s First Vegan Pub

The alcohol, food, and decor—including fake leather bar stools—at The Spread Eagle are entirely animal-free.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna

Meet the Chef Bringing Grandma-Approved Pakistani Street Food to London

Numra Siddiqui scoured the food stalls of Karachi and her own family recipes in search of the ultimate bun kabab—the “desi burger” made with sweetened bread and slow-cooked beef.
Daisy Meager