Fast becoming one of Hackney’s trendiest hotspots, London Fields is full of independent bars and restaurants, with Broadway Market offering a whole host of culinary gems. Here’s our top pick of places to go for a bite and a cocktail (or two).

Sans Pere

Sans Pere opened the doors to its second venue on Broadway Market in November. A French bistro with a twist, Sans Pere has created a menu perfect for those with a sweet tooth, offering up a unique and vibrant selection of cocktails, desserts and specialist coffees.

Innovative, French inspired cocktails are paired with each dessert. The cocktails incorporate homemade ingredients alongside classic French ingredients.

Find out more here.

Tuyo

Further down Broadway Market, overlooking the Regent’s canal, is Tuyo. Spanish for ‘yours’, Tuyo serves a range of Mediterranean inspired tapas, pinchos, and bigger sharing dishes. Tuyo’s tapas are not just Spanish, they are also influenced by Greek and Turkish recipes to bring a mixture of flavours from the Med.

Book a table here.

Okko

Okko’s colourful Japanese dishes are beautifully presented, delicious, and good for you. Inspired by modern Japanese cuisine, the food is perfectly prepared, with the wooden furnishings and minimalist decor bringing the atmosphere of a modern Tokyo cafe.

Book a table here.

Off Broadway

A favourite amongst locals, including a few celebrities (Kirsten Dunst, Michael Fassbender, and Keira Knightley have all been spotted there), Off Broadway serves a range of fun cocktails and bar snacks. Go for the buzzy atmosphere, stay for the resident cat.

Find out more here.

Twigs

Both a plant shop and a cafe, Twigs serves healthy lunches, brunches, and delicious macaron ice cream sandwiches. Pick up a new succulent for your living room and stop for a bite to eat, all under one roof.

Find out more here.

Insitute of Light

The Institute of Light is Hackney’s newest collaborative space under the railway arches of London Fields station. IOL is a cinema, record store, bookshop, cafe, and restaurant/bar. Their menu is based around a fusion of Anglo-French cuisine, and is dependent on seasonal and market produce.

Book a table here. 

Martello Hall

Perfectly positioned on the corner of Mare Street and Warburton Road (which heads down to the fields) is Martello Hall, a bar, restaurant, and workspace. Head there on a Sunday for a roast, during the week for bottomless coffee and fast wifi, or on a Saturday night for pizza from their wood fired oven and their delicious range of cocktails. You can also hold your own event here – or attend one of theirs, like supper club, late night DJs, and Sunday jazz.

Book a table here.

Climpson and Sons

Climpson and Sons roast their own coffee in-house, and are constantly on the lookout for the best flavours and techniques. They take their work seriously, with an ethos towards sustainability and ethical sourcing, and also run workshops and courses to help others brew their own perfect cup of joe.

Find out more here. 

 

Still sticking to your New Year’s resolution of eating clean/losing weight? Going out to eat doesn’t have to be a way of spoiling the diet or a grueling trial of resisting temptation – these restaurants in east London have the ticket for sticking to your plans without having to compromise on taste:

The Gate, Islington

Just a five minute walk down the street from Angel tube station is The Gate, a vegan and vegetarian restaurant specialising in inventive, healthy dishes. The Gate is now widely recognised as the best vegan & vegetarian restaurant in London.

Book a table here.

Redemption, Shoreditch 

Dubbed “London’s healthiest restaurant”, and with the motto ‘spoil yourself without spoiling yourself’, Redemption bar serves vegan, sugar-free, and wheat-free food with an alcohol-free bar. The business is also run by two strong female entrepreneurs: Catherine Salway and Andrea Waters, who “try to delight even the most sceptical meat lovers and challenge the convention that healthy food is boring or lacking finesse.”

Book a table here.

Beany Green, Liverpool Street 

In ‘Broadgate Circle’ next to Liverpool Street station, Beany Green is an “inner city oasis with an upbeat Aussie vibe” which opens at 6am on weekdays and stays open til late. Serving a range of healthy breakfasts and lunches, coffee, and fresh juices/smoothies, Beany Green is also available for private hire in the evenings.

Book a table here.

Clerkenwell Grind, Clerkenwell 

Clerkenwell Grind is an all day cafe and restaurant, with a downstairs Club Bar that stays open until 2am. Their menu has a little bit of everything – breakfast, brunch, and all day meals, including some scrumptious salads with plenty of flavours to keep you on the healthy eating streak.

Book a table here.

Andina, Shoreditch

Andina is a modern ‘picanteria’: an all-day restaurant serving healthy food and drinks from the Peruvian Andes. Their food is a perfect fusion of South American flavour and British styles, filled with superfoods like quinoa, kale, and chia seeds to give it that healthy boost.

Book a table here.

Granger and Co, Clerkenwell

Another Australian-inspired restaurant, Granger and Co describe themselves as “sunny, easy-going and generous”. Just opposite Clerkenwell Green, the restaurant has a beautiful view of this well preserved green space. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Granger and Co’s menus are packed with healthy but substantial recipes, including grains, a selection of fish dishes, barbecue meats, and healthy drinks.

Book a table here.

Blixen, Spitalfields Market 

In a converted bank near Old Spitalfields Market is Blixen, which has been designed to look like the grand cafes of Europe with a plant filled conservatory, beautifully decorated event space, and private dining areas. The menu also takes inspiration from traditionally European dishes, with a selection of small plates and salads, as well as juices and their ‘house soda’ (grapefruit and coriander).

Book a table here.

Now December’s here, it can only mean one thing: Christmas is coming. To get your home into the festive feel and prepare it for house guests over the holiday period, we’ve put together some top tips to get your home looking merry and bright…

1. Clear out the bookshelves

A minimalist design with touches of gold and silver ornaments will add an understated yet festive atmosphere to any room. Wrap books in leftover wrapping paper to give them a bit of sparkle and then stack horizontally for full effect.

2. Don’t pin your stockings

Instead of trying to stick a drawing pin into the mantelpiece to hang your stockings, use some festive hooks to both save your furniture and create a Christmas feeling in your living room.

3. Get the greenery out

Adding touches of green and gold to your home brings a level of festive style that’s still sophisticated. Wrap lights around wreaths to get the Christmassey colour combination, as well as adding some warmth to the room.

4. Fill the air with Christmas

Scented candles can add a more cosy and inviting atmosphere if you opt for a cinnamon or gingerbread based scent, and at Christmas time they can also double as a centrepiece if adorned with a mini wreath.

5. Get crafty with your cards

Instead of just sticking your cards on the fridge, get crafty and find an interesting way to hang them. Even just pegging them to a piece of string can create a festive bunting effect that will spruce up the room and show your friends and family you appreciate their well wishes.

6. Crack out the cocoa

Everybody loves a mug of something warm around Christmas time, and a hot chocolate station is a great way to invite guests to get creative and make themselves the perfect winter treat. Add jars of mini marshmallows, cream, and powdered chocolate to offer your guests all the trimmings. Similarly, a bar cart is crucial at Christmas time to display a section of festive tipples.

7. Fill the room

In a piece for House Beautiful, Bryan Rafanelli (The White House’s Christmas Designer) advised readers to “use objects with different heights to build a sense of adventure on the tabletop. Bringing the ceiling down with snowflakes and the table up with towering candlesticks isn’t just pretty, it also supplies a feeling of intimacy, which is crucial to a successful party.” Simple designs like these oversized stars and snowflakes (which you can buy on Amazon) adds something extra to the room without being too over the top.

8. Give a warm welcome

Make a festive first impression by decorating your front door/porch. Wreaths are an obvious must, but if you have any greenery by your front door, adding lights gives an instant Christmas glow. Lanterns, tea lights, and seasonal doormats are also a great way to get your guests in the Christmas spirit before they’ve even entered your house.

9. No fire? No problem

If you don’t have a working fireplace, you can still achieve a warm Christmas glow with gold glass terrariums and tealights.

10. Dress up the sofa

Christmas is definitely the time for snuggling up on the sofa for games, Christmas films, and opening presents – so make sure your sofa is spruced up with cushions and blankets. Inject red and white tones with greys to contrast for a cosy yet understated vibe.

Get your costume ready and leave some sweets out for the trick or treaters, because there’s plenty to get up to for Halloween this year. Here are our top picks of what’s on offer in East London:

Carnival of Carnage – Hoxton

The Kings Head Members Club plays host to a creepy club night filled with horror stories and séances. With a dress code of ‘clowns in cravats, dandy devils, tailcoated terrors and monocled mummies’ you’re sure to be in for a trendy Halloween.

Get your ticket here

Nosferatu Screening – Shoreditch

For a truly spine-chilling viewing, head to the Old Street Church, St Luke’s. The beautiful, deconsecrated building is the perfect setting for a screening of the iconic vampire film Nosferatu. The film will also be accompanied by a live musical score from The Cabinet of Living Cinema.

Get your ticket here

Dead Dolls House Halloween – Islington

The Dead Doll’s House is a Victorian townhouse that is famously rumoured to be haunted – the ideal location for a Halloween party. Join them on the 27th October for their annual Halloween ball, with a dinner early in the evening, followed by a DJ set until the early hours.

Get your tickets here

Halloween in the Sky – Aldgate

Party the night away 35 floors over the streets of London at the Sky Garden in Aldgate. The famous bar and restaurant will be transformed into a deadly disco with live music, make-up artists, and Halloween themed food and drinks.

Get your ticket here

Hocus Pocus Halloween – Shoreditch

The Book Club in Shoreditch is holding a screening of the much-loved 90s classic, Hocus Pocus, followed by a Halloween themed club night. Sip on witches brew, have your face painted, and dance the night away to your favourite 90s tunes.

Get your tickets here

Oblique Voodoo Halloween – Islington

Angel’s boutique cocktail club, Ladybird, will be transformed into a glow in the dark Caribbean jungle for their Voodoo Halloween night. With face painting, tarot card reading, and special Halloween drinks, it’s definitely not one to be missed.

Get your tickets here

Now that it’s officially autumn, it’s time to prepare your home accordingly with some cosy updates. Here’s our pick of the best ways to vamp up your home for autumn

1. Dress up the fireside

As the days get colder, a fire is the perfect way to keep warm and get the household together. Make sure your fireside is dressed and prepared with some handy yet stylish log storage.

2. Throw it on

A classic autumn home staple is a good, warm throw – perfect for evenings snuggled up on the sofa. This is also a great way to introduce some more autumnal shades into your living room.

3. Add some autumn aromas

A scented candle can quickly transform the atmosphere of a room. As well as making it look warmer and cosier, scents with a touch of cinnamon or pumpkin can instantly give your home an autumnal revival without having to splash out on new furniture.

 

4. Clear out the mug cupboard

Colder nights means more hot drinks – which makes autumn the perfect time to clear out all the forgotten mugs that were gifted to you last Christmas and update the cupboard with some fresh new designs.

5. Inject some autumnal colours

As discovered in our previous article about updating your home for spring, two easy ways to change up a room are with your bedding and your cushions. Replacing these two things can instantly change your impression of the room as soon as you walk in, so switch out your summer colours for deep oranges and earthy browns.

Nestled between Canonbury, Dalston, and the Regent’s Canal is the small area of De Beauvoir, with Jacobean style houses, the green space of De Beauvoir Square, and plenty of hidden eateries and bars. Here are the best places in the area to go for a bite or after work drinks:

Proud East, Hertford Road

As well as serving food, traditional English high-tea, mouth-watering brunches and cocktails, Proud East also hosts a wide range of events and activities including live music, cinema club on the terrace, and wine tastings. It’s also ideally located on the Regent’s Canal for a picturesque place to relax.

The Talbot, Mortimer Road

Having first opened its doors 150 years ago, The Talbot remains to the this day a great British pub, with real ales, fresh food, board games, and a large balcony area.

The Talbot is situated in the heart of De Beauvoir, and is just a five minute walk from Dalston Junction.

The Scolt Head, Culford Road

Another traditional English pub that was revitalised when it was bought by local residents in 2006 is The Scolt Head, with excellent food, a friendly atmosphere, and an enclosed garden space. They also host a pub quiz twice a month, swing dancing classes, and live jazz.

The De Beauvoir Deli Co, Southgate Road

The De Beauvoir Deli offers artisanal and local produce to the community from Broadway Market. They produce much of their produce in-house including their famous sausage rolls, scotch eggs and seasonal salad bar – and they even have their own herb garden. The café, located within the Deli itself, is a great place to sample their selection of pies, soups, sandwiches, and salads.

The De Beauvoir Arms, Southgate Road

Opposite the De Beauvoir Deli is the De Beauvoir Arms, if you’d prefer to have a glass of wine with your food. The De Beauvoir Arms has a wide selection of quality wines and a varied menu that they describe as ‘unpretentious, thoughtfully combined flavours sourced from around the Mediterranean’.

Duke’s Brew & Que, Downham Road

The birthplace of the Beavertown Brewery, Duke’s serves authentic American barbecue, a weekend lunch menu, and hearty beers, all in a relaxed and informal setting.

Towpath Café, De Beauvoir Crescent

Another great place on the Regent’s Canal is the Towpath Café, serving Italian coffee and dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. The café is the creation of Lori De Mori, an American Italian food writer and fanatic. It serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner and has a friendly, warm atmosphere.

A good old fashioned garden party is the perfect way to celebrate the last of the British summer, and when better to have one than the bank holiday weekend? We’ve prepared a list of tips and things to remember to make sure your party goes off without a hitch:

When to have it

For this bank holiday weekend, Sunday looks like the best bet for doing anything outdoors. The weather should be better, and you can also enjoy a post party lie-in on Monday….

Prepare for British rain, though

But this is still Britain, and you can never trust the weather forecast. Make sure you’ve got plenty of shelter in your garden just in case – hire a gazebo or a tipi to keep you dry and help create a cosy feeling. Maybe even consider an outdoor heater and blankets for when night falls and the temperature drops.

Decorate to the nines

The best garden parties are the ones where the host has gone all out to ensure a festive atmosphere. Hang bunting, invest in some colourful cushions for your outdoor furniture, and make sure you have some nice lighting for when the sun sets. Fairy lights and jam jar candles are a nice idea and won’t break the bank.

Overcompensate with refreshments

When it comes to catering, forget the ‘less is more’ rule – more is always more. Once you’ve got an idea of how many people to expect, buy more than enough for everyone. You never know who may turn up despite originally declining, and there are always some unexpected plus ones. Yes, there will probably be a lot of leftovers – but drinks can be stored for next time, and food can be eaten for lunch.

Get yourself ready before you start the party prep

To minimise stress, get all dressed up before you prepare anything else on the day. There’s nothing worse than stressing because your food has gone wrong, and worrying about setting aside time to get yourself ready. Also, you never know who may turn up early – and you don’t want to answer the door straight from the shower.

Don’t forget to cater well for people who don’t drink

It’s easy to get carried away with planning nice cocktails and stocking up on Pimm’s, but make sure you have plenty of non-alcoholic options for friends that don’t drink, or are driving. And this doesn’t just mean Coke or lemonade – something fresh and summery (like elderflower cordial and sparkling water or virgin mojitos) is perfect for an August garden party.

Make sure you’ve got enough seating

It seems obvious, but you don’t want to have people standing around, especially if you’re serving food. Make sure there’s enough seating for everyone, even if this means cushions on the floor.

Designate a kids’ corner

It’s a good idea to designate a kids’ area if your guests are bringing little ones. This will take them off their parents’ hands for a bit and help them relax, whilst also making sure they have fun, too. Consider some giant outdoor games like giant Connect Four or Jenga, which are actually great fun for everyone.

Test your speakers, and prepare a playlist beforehand

Make sure your speakers are working, and prepare a playlist in advance to make sure you create  the right mood. And remember to warn your neighboursif you’re going to be playing loud party tunes late into the night (you could always invite them).

For more garden inspiration, take a look at our designated Pinterest board.

Moving house or redecorating can be a stressful experience, especially when you don’t know what it will look like until it’s all done. These apps, however, can help make everything a lot easier – from colour testing paint to measuring the best sunlight spots, there’s an app for that. Here’s our pick of the best:

1. Houzz

Winner of the “Best App” award at the inaugural Google Play Awards, Houzz is a game changer in home design. Like a combination of lots of other apps doing similar things on the market, Houzz lets you get inspiration for your room design, browse products, and then try them out in your home simply by taking a photo of the room. It also has an advice section where you can get opinions and help from the Houzz community on your ideas.

2. Sun Seeker

The Sun Seeker app is great for photographers and architects alike – but also for those who like to have a lot of sunlight in their home. The ‘map view’ on the app will track the sun’s rays across a certain geographical point, like your home, so you can see which parts of the house will get the best light.

 

3. Dulux Visualiser App

This app’s colour picker technology matches colours from photos you take with their paints. You can then try out these colours on the walls of your home. They also offer suggested colour schemes to accompany your new paint choice, and deliver the paints or colour testers to your door.

4. Homestyler

Homestyler rebuilds your home as a 3D playground for you to experiment with – just with one snap of the room. You can test out real furniture as 3D models in the room, test out light fixtures, and see how furnishings and colour schemes will look in your space. You can also browse the Design Stream for inspiration, share your designs with your family and friends through Facebook and email, and comment and “heart” other peoples’ designs. For more inspiration you can also browse through portfolios of professional designers in your local area.

5. Art Beamer

ArtBeamer is also an augmented reality app that lets you preview how artwork will look on your wall. Artists using the app will give a specific code to their pieces, which you can find either from the website, or asking at the gallery/exhibition. Simply type the code into the app and you will be able to “beam” the artwork onto your wall.

6. LikeThat Décor

This app allows you to shop for furniture on the go, by taking inspiration from things you see around you. Snap a photo of a piece of furniture you like, and the app will show you thousands of similar and complementary products, with details on where to shop for them.

7. Photo Measures

Photo Measures is a great way to keep track of your home’s measurements, allowing you to note dimensions down on photos of your rooms, to remember the exact layout and size of all the different spaces in the house.

Despite the inevitable days of grey skies and rain, relaxing in the park is always on the cards during the great British summer. East London has a variety of green spaces to enjoy, whether it’s for getting out of the office on your lunch break, exercising, or meeting friends for a picnic. Here’s our pick of the best places to relax in the sun:

London Fields

 

With a Green Flag award (making it one of the best green spaces in the country) and a licence for barbecues, London Fields is usually buzzing on a warm day with people out drinking, eating, and relaxing. On the weekends, there is a Saturday market selling a variety of products from hot food to vintage clothing.

Islington Green

 

 

A small slice of greenery between Upper Street and Essex Road, Islington Green is the perfect place for a quick lunch break, with lots of food options nearby. There is ample seating space, and despite being near a high street, it has quite a tranquil feeling.

Clapton Pond

 

Like London Fields, Clapton Pond holds a Green Flag award, and is nestled in the fork of Lower Clapton Road. Following a restoration project in 2004, the park is now a vibrant and well used community space. The adjacent high street has a variety of food options, making it a great stop for a lunch break.

Victoria Park

 

Also known as ‘Vicky Park’, Victoria Park stretches across East London and the Hertford Union Canal, bordering Bethnal Green, South Hackney, Cambridge Heath, and Old Ford. With two cafes, two playgrounds, sporting facilities, a skatepark, a bathing pond, and over 80 hectares of space, everyone is catered for and there are plenty of ways to relax on a sunny day.

Newington Green

 

Straddling the border between Islington and Hackney is Newington Green, which has a pleasant village green feel. Community groups hold fairs there, and there is plenty of lawn space to sit and relax, as well as a café and a children’s play area.

Highbury Fields

 

Highbury Fields is the largest open space in the borough of Islington, at 29 acres. Between the tree lined avenues, it holds recreational facilities, including tennis courts and Highbury Pool, as well as plenty of lawn space to relax.

To see our top properties that are close to a green space in London, click here.

With the weather finally starting to catch up and the glorious May bank holiday weekend behind us, it’s time to head up to a nearby rooftop to celebrating the longer days and to start building up your tan. East London is home to some of the best rooftop bars in London, many with spectacular views. Here’s our pick of just a few for you to try…

Netil 360 – London Fields

Ben Revill, a carpenter and designer, opened Netil360 in 2014 as an informal, ‘bring your own bottle’ bar, until it was granted a license in 2015 by Hackney Council. Now it’s a workspace, café, gallery, and rooftop bar, with its very own rooftop dog, Tres!

Open from midday Wednesday – Sunday, Netil360 has a no-exclusivity ethos – they don’t take bookings, so get there early. There’s no guest list, and entry is free.

As well as a large selection of drinks, they also serve pizza and lunchtime specials, with new recipes every week. All of their packaging is made from plant based materials.

Transport: London Fields overground or Bethnal Green tube

http://netil360.com/

The Culpeper – Spitalfields

As well as being a pub, kitchen, and guest house (there are five rooms on the second floor), the Culpeper boasts a beautiful rooftop greenhouse and dining area. Here you can enjoy amazing drinks and food from their wood fired grill, plus a number of events and workshops throughout the year, including astronomy nights and gardening workshops.

The relaxed, rustic environment makes it a perfect place to have lunch, dinner, or just have a catch up with friends over a drink. During the summer months, they do not take booking – so make sure you arrive early to avoid missing out.

Transport: Aldgate East tube

http://www.theculpeper.com/rooftop/

Dalston Roof Park

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Dalston Roof Park began as a collection of allotments cared for by a group of local volunteer gardeners, and has now grown to one of the hottest rooftop venues in Shoreditch. With many famous acts gracing the astro-turf of this trendy rooftop bar – including Rudimental, Jessie Ware, Johnny Flynn, Basement Jaxx, and Disclosure – it’s the perfect place for music lovers. The bar is run by the Bootstrap Company, who aim to provide workspaces to a diverse mix of tenants and help them grow. The profits made on the bar and on the door all go towards funding the Bootstrap Company’s charitable aims.

You can book the entire roof for a big event (it holds 210) but not individual tables/areas.

Transport: Dalston Junction overground

http://www.bootstrapcompany.co.uk/about-drp/

Roof East – Stratford

For those who like a bit of entertainment with their cocktails – this summer, Roof East will transform once more into a hugely popular adult playground, with an outdoor cinema and a crazy golf course.

Roof East was formerly an empty rooftop car park, but with support from The GLA Pocket Park Fund and the Stratford Renaissance Partnership Urban Space Management, who teamed up with Groundwork London, an Urban Park was installed on the rooftop. Recycled pallets and scaffold boards and recycled decking from the Olympic Park footbridge were used to make planters full of shrubs and saplings to decorate the space. In a nod to the former car park, there are also three cars on the rooftop filled with plants.

They also have a busy calendar of events and activities that’s filling up fast, with something for everyone: from morning yoga classes, acoustic sessions, to disco nights and community screenings.

http://www.roofeast.com/

Transport: Stratford tube/overground/DLR

Golden Bee – Old Street

Just a few minutes’ walk from Old Street station is Golden Bee – a stylish cocktail bar and roof terrace. If crazy golf at Roof East isn’t your cup of tea, this is a much more sophisticated option. Perfect for winding down after work by the fire pit during the week, or dancing the night away at the weekend, Golden Bee is always busy, with a great atmosphere.

The Golden Bee has a happy hour from 5-7pm on Tuesdays-Thursdays, with 2 for 1 cocktails and discounts on beer, house spirits, wine, and champagne.

It’s worth noting that Golden Bee is an over 21 venue.

http://www.goldenbee.co.uk/

Transport: Old Street tube

Boundary – Shoreditch

Boundary is a combination of three award-winning restaurants and bars, twelve individually designed guest bedrooms, five studios, lofts and suites, a British food store and a bakery, with a welcoming, homely vibe.

The rooftop bar offers an amazing panoramic view of East London, and the heated orangery is filled with a variety of citrus trees including lemon, clementine, calamondin, and mimosa trees. When the weather is good, the rooftop also provides a garden space, making it the perfect place to relax in summer. If the evenings get chilly, there are blankets and a fire pit to snuggle around.

You can book a table here.

Transport: Shoreditch High Street overground

http://boundary.london/

Shoreditch Sky Terrace

 

Crowing the top of the Courthouse Hotel, which used to be Shoreditch’s original magistrate’s building, is the rooftop bar, accessed via a glazed bridge from the hotel.

As well as taking in the incredible views over the city and snapping some photos of Canary Wharf, The Shard, and the BT tower as the sun sets, you can listen to DJ sets and sip on bespoke cocktails, such as the Ball and the Chain (sloe gin and prosecco), or for those who like more of a kick, the Solitary (rum and chilli).

Bookings (including large groups and exclusive hire) can be made by calling 0203 310 5555 or emailing shoreditch@courthouse-hotel.com.

https://www.designmynight.com/london/bars/shoreditch/shoreditch-sky-terrace

Transport: Old Street tube and Shoreditch High Street overground

Shoreditch House

Of course, if you’re lucky enough to be a member or to know one, there’s always the ever popular Shoreditch House, with its rooftop pool, bar, and restaurant…