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london's best record stores

LONDON | The way we consume music has changed considerably over the past few years. High speed internet and the ability to legally and affordably download or stream almost anything we want to listen to has resulted in many record stores closing down. Bucking this trend away from purchasing music

earl of essex islington

LONDON | The Earl Of Essex Islington is located off the beaten path, in Angel’s residential streets but for those who choose to seek it out, the reward is one of the best craft beer pubs in London. There are 11 keg beers, 6 cask ales, a few ciders and some

howl at the moon hoxton

LONDON | Howl At The Moon Hoxton opened in 2009, after renovations were made to the Victorian era pub and serves an impressive selection of craft beers, real ales and cider from the UK and the rest of the world. At any given time you can expect to find around 25

blacklock soho

LONDON | Blacklock Soho offers diners a simple proposition. Tasty charcoal-grilled chops, a few quality sides and fine booze. That’s pretty much it, along with some sides. It’s owned by 3 former Hawksmoor alumni, which means the quality of the meat is something that you’d expect to be high. We’d heard mixed

howling hops hackney wick review

LONDON | Howling Hops Hackney Wick is the UK’s first dedicated tank bar. What this means is exactly what you’d expect – there are no pipes, lines or kegs here, rather the beer is served directly from the tanks. It’s located in a former industrial estate, the same former estate where

draft house chancery review

LONDON | Draft House Chancery is the newest outpost of the Draft House chain of craft beer pubs. I used to work just around the corner from here a few years ago and there was very little to keep the craft beer drinker happy so it’s a great addition to

good and proper tea leather lane holborn review

LONDON | Good & Proper Tea Clerkenwell started as a kickstarter campaign featuring a 1974 Citroen H van serving loose leaf, custom-brewed tea. Founder and owner Emilie Holmes saw that the coffee culture in the UK had improved by leaps and bounds and after wondering why the UK’s tea culture hadn’t done the same thing,

euston tap euston review

LONDON | Euston Tap might not look like much from the outside, but don’t let its un-publike facade and small size fool you – this place has a lot to offer to any craft beer aficionado. The venue is housed in a 19th-century Portland stone lodge that was once part of the original

crate brewery hackney wick london review

LONDON | Crate Brewery Hackney Wick is located in a former industrial area on the banks of the River Lea and is an upcycled venue that’s fitting in with the current “on trend” East London vibe. The bar is made of old railway sleepers, the seating has been formed out of ladders

old shoreditch station

LONDON | The Old Shoreditch Station is part of the Jaguarshoes Collective which is known for “art, music and parties”. Located in, you guessed it, the old Shoreditch railway station, it’s a cafe, bar and exhibition venue with a focus on coffee during the day and whisky, wine and beer at