Brick Lane

Temple of Seitan announces opening date of new Camden branch

‘Chicken’ gods Temple of Seitan caused a huge ruckus back in January 2017 when they opened a ‘fried chicken’ shop in Hackney, east London.<p>It got …

Camden

London is getting another vegan burger bar and our stomachs are so ready

Vegan burgers can sometimes be very sad states of affairs.<p>If a place isn’t equipped with vegan sauce, vegan cheese or, er, a set of vegan tastebuds …

Vegan

The Vurger Co launch vegan burger bar in Shoreditch

It was last summer that The Vurger Co arrived on the London scene with a crowdfunding campaign for its plant-based burgers, and a pop-up in Bethnal …

Vegan

Tyler, the Creator Has Turned the Brand-Artist Collab on Its Head

His Golf Le Fleur link-up with Converse bridges accessible and relatively affordable fashion, striking what has always been a tricky balance.<p>Of all people, it was Mark Hoppus who predicted the shift. Speaking at the music industry conference Midem in 2013, the blink-182 member suggested the future …

Music

Real men bathe together

You can’t beat a session of naked kneading and flailing at a hammam<p>With my friend Maurice, I have long frequented the Ironmonger Row baths behind Moorfields Eye Hospital. As married men, we appreciated the circumspect and respectful behaviour; for a few quid one felt properly laved and rejuvenated. …

Art Deco

Heating’s cheating: why taste reigns supreme in the new chilli sauce scene

The surge in interest in spicy condiments around the UK is not just about ludicrously hot concoctions – for many producers, it’s all about the flavour<p>Sean Evans, host of the cult US online TV show Hot Ones, is trying to recall his highlights from its four seasons, in which he has interviewed …

DJ Khaled

What’s your favourite Vietnamese place in London?

A rich and distinctive culture and cuisine reached London in the ’70s as a result of the brutal Vietnam War. Refugees from the north who’d fled to …

London

London's Clubland Is Finding Its Strength Again

A new wave of clubs are pushing back the tide...London’s club culture is one of the city’s greatest cultural assets.A matrix of DJs, promoters, …

London

UK house prices up 5.1% in November say ONS

<b>Simon Heawood</b>, CEO of Bricklane comments: "Political discussion of the housing crisis has largely been focused on the supply-side. But there will be …

Property (UK)

48 Hours in London

If you follow GWS on Instagram and/or Instagram Stories, you know we (Jen + Jason along with our 2 daughers, Sienna (4) and Dakota (1.5)) were in …

London

6 ways to save money on your trip to London

Good old London town. It’s a city with history crammed in every crevice: iconic buildings centuries old, cobbled streets, the scene of protest and …

London

This is the Best Place to Shop in London, According to Fashion Girls

Trying to whittle down the best places to shop in London is a challenging task, and it’s taken some serious deliberating here at the Who What Wear UK …

London

Starved of skilled chefs, Britain is facing a chicken tikka masala crisis

In 2001, foreign secretary Robin Cook declared chicken tikka masala as Britain’s national dish, putting a stamp of official approval to the country’s first foray into the exotic foods aisle—the curry. While the past 16 years have seen curry remain something of a staple, the industry propping it up …

Brexit

Is 2018 the year of the sustainable salon?

Should your New Year declaration be to clean up your act in the eco department, it’s entirely possible to feel confident that your salon habit isn’t letting you down by contributing to excessive environmental havoc.<p>An intrinsically tricky business model to make eco-friendly – what’s a salon without …

Sustainability

Bagel shop worker photographs dogs keen for carbs at her drive-thru

America has the best and worst of things.<p>They might have a load of gun-wielding wackos running around but when it comes to food, they’ve got it …

East London

Curry Lit: Writing Authentically About India

Even if the Indian subcontinent was never your home to begin with, it can serve—and has served—as a spiritual home in conversation, books, films, and pilgrimage-like trips. In her 1979 book <i>Karma Cola</i>, Gita Mehta observed these visitors and the industry of fake fakirs who sprang up around them to …

Bikram Yoga

A café in Brick Lane is giving away free vegan cake this weekend

If you’re going vegan for January, it may be around now, as you tremble through your two-day hangover, that you’re tempted to just sack it all off …

London

I quit shopping in 2017 – this is why I'm keeping it up

It was New Year’s Eve, 2016, half an hour before midnight, when I last bought myself something to wear. Like many parents of little kids, I wasn’t …

Urban Outfitters

Boxing Day tourists in East End London

Is East End London safe for tourists?<p>I am being rhetorical.<p>Simply asking this question evokes emotional responses from Britons about ignorant …

London

London's Best Curry House - City Spice, Brick Lane - Emma Eats & Explores

London’s Best Curry House is a bold statement to make so when I was invited over to City Spice in Brick Lane, I jumped at the chance. City Spice have …

London

No more chicken tikka masala? Britain’s beloved curry houses are dying out after Brexit

With two to four restaurants closing every week, the industry is in dire straits.<p>In 2001, Foreign Secretary Robin Cook declared chicken tikka masala …

East London

14 Successful Creatives Share The One Style Piece That Makes Them Feel Empowered

👊<p>When looking back at 2017, it’s not just the conversations, smells and colours we remember but what we put on our bodies also.<p>Our favourite style …

Faux

24-hour Overground: Where to find the 'Ginger' line's best parties

To pull the perfect all-nighter you’ll need to fuel up. The options are plentiful: The Fat Walrus in New Cross Gate uses a Robata grill to give smoky …

London

A Guide to London’s Eclectic Markets (and What to Buy at Each)

London is a city of markets. Dozens of bazaars populate the city’s streets, where stalls overflow with every manner of goods and necessities. The markets are woven into the city’s fabric, adding character to each neighborhood. More than just a place of business, they count as a collection of social …

London

Brick Lane Curry House: Confessions of a Phaal Curry Monster

A Memoir: Confessions of a Phaal Curry Monster<p>None of it stayed in except the memory.<p>December 10, 2017<p>This is the story of an ill-advised venture …

East London

"It's a place to discover new sounds": Rough Trade on the vinyl revival and global store openings

Just over four years ago, Rough Trade was a familiar independent music retailer in London with its West store in Ladbroke Grove and the more recent …

Vinyl Records

Traders banned from selling fur at London’s Old Spitalfields Market

Old Spitalfields Market in London has announced a ban on all fur, starting from next month.<p>The historic market near Brick Lane, east London, draws …

London

London's East End Food Tour

Shares 0<p>When you join Eating Europe’s East End Food Tour, you’re not just joining another food tour. You’re waltzing through history as you traipse …

London

Santa Clauses come to town for annual London Santacon

If you've passed a crowd of excitable people with white beards and red accessories today, no - it's not a Momentum meetup.<p>Today is the annual …

East London

That ace Vegan Nights market is coming back for Christmas

Call your plant-based friends: the insanely popular Vegan Nights market is back in time for Christmas.<p>Details are sketchy, but The Boiler House at …

London