Looking for a new place? Well here’s a selection of some of our top lettings opportunities across East London…

Hackney and Victoria Park

This month’s selected properties from across Hackney and Victoria Park are a beautiful family home right next to Victoria Park and a high spec apartment in one of East London’s most creative hot spots.

To arrange a viewing or to find out more about any of these properties, get in touch at 020 3222 5555.

Derby Road, E9

This three bedroom, four storey house is part of a charming Victorian school conversion, located a stone’s throw from award winning Victoria Park and the fantastic pubs, delis and boutiques of Victoria Park Village.

The house benefits from a large reception room leading into a south-facing rear garden, well proportioned bedrooms, roof terrace and secure covered parking.

£785 per week

Available 6 April, unfurnished.

See more about this property HERE

Old Smokehouse, E3

Located in trendy Hackney Wick, one of East London’s lively creative hotspots, the Old Smokehouse is a stylish boutique development. This three bedroom apartment is spread over 1,000 sq ft of high spec living space, with a large dual aspect reception room featuring stunning views.

In addition to bright and spacious double bedrooms (two of which have built in storage) there are two modern bathrooms and two full length balconies.

£530 per week

Find out more about this property HERE

Islington

This month’s selected properties from across Islington include a beautiful family home and a sleek modern apartment…

To arrange a viewing or to find out more about any of these properties, get in touch at 020 7288 9109

Thornhill Road, N1

This beautiful two bedroom house has been refurbished to a very high standard throughout in a stunning modern style.

There is fantastic natural light throughout due to large windows, high ceilingsly and thoughtfully places skylights. The master bedroom on the top floor has a luxury en-suite shower room, the first floor comprises the second bedroom (a good sized double) in addition to a cot room or home study to the rear.

There is a very private terrace accessed via the master bedroom, offering beautiful views over Barnsbury.

£1,300 per week

See more about this house HERE

Upper Street, N1

This bright and stylish one bedroom flat is in a fantastic location, right on Upper Street with dozens of great restaurants and boutiques on the doorstep.

The attractive apartment has wooden floors throughout, high ceilings and large sash widows, blending modern style with period features. There is a large open plan reception room and fully fitted kitchen, in addition to a handy separate utility room.

£480 per week

See more about this property HERE

Caledonian Road, N7

This brand new one bedroom apartment is part of a high spec development in the heart of Barnsbury.

The property is finished to a very high standard with underfloor heating, oak wood floors, spacious well proportioned bedrooms and living room and integrated appliances. There is also a large balcony offering fantastic views of the surrounding area.

£495 per week

Find out more about this apartment HERE


Clerkenwell

This month’s selected properties from across Clerkenwell include a beautiful end of terrace house and a modern apartment with sleek modern design…

To arrange a viewing or to find out more about any of these properties, get in touch at 020 7288 9109

St Paul Street, N1

This beautifully refurbished three bedroom end of terrace is located very close to Angel station.

The house has an attractive rear garden, large double reception room and fully integrated eat-in kitchen.

St Paul Street is a quiet residential street a stone’s throw from the fantastic amenities of Upper Street and Angel.

£950 per week

Find out more about this property HERE

Barnsbury Terrace, N1

A stunning modern one bedroom apartment, this property is located in a sought-after Islington square.

The property boast highest quality fixtures and fittings throughout, including solid timbre flooring, floor to ceiling windows, luxury bathroom and ample built in storage.

Residents also benefit from communal gardens, secure parking available through separate negotiation.

£650 per week

See more about this property HERE

Saffron Hill, EC1N

Forming part of Clerkenwell’s iconic Ziggurat Building, this extensive one bedroom loft spans 1,151 sq ft.

The stylish apartment comprises a large open plan living room/kitchen with industrial features including exposed brickwork and concrete ceiling. The generous master bedroom also has ample built in storage.

Available mid-March, furnishing negotiable.

£650 per week

Find out more about this property HERE

It’s just over one month until the official start of British Summer Time. So get your spring cleaning hat on and get ready to give your home a whole new lease of life… we’ve got some room by room tips to help break down your epic spring clean…

Kitchens

Make the most of wall space

Some people make the mistake of thinking that everything needs to be hidden away for your kitchen to look clutter-free. Often, this just leads to chaotic cupboards where you can’t find anything. Add hanging space on kitchen walls for saucepans and install a magnetic knife block. You’ll have less stuff to riffle through in your cupboards and your kitchen utensils will be better organised.

Invest in a stylish spice rack

Is your spice cupboard packed with ancient bottles? Not even sure what you’ve got in there, lurking at the back? You’re not alone. First, have a massive clear out – throw away anything out of date. Then invest in a stylish spice rack. Online retailers like Etsy have literally hundreds to choose from, including clever space savers that go on the kitchen work surface, and wall mounted racks.

Reorder your cupboards

Everyone’s favourite tidying expert Marie Kondo has some excellent advice for making your kitchen clutter free and practical. Simply reorder your cupboards so every day items are easier to reach than things you only use occasionally. For example: that giant punch bowl that’s always in the way? Put it in a high cupboard, or move it out of the kitchen altogether. Mugs, everyday glasses and plates; move them to lower shelves or drawers. Simple.

Ditch duplicate items

Got three wooden spoons for no reason? Too many knives but never enough forks? We feel you. Start by getting rid of duplicate stuff. Donate it to your local charity shop, or use the app Olio to get your unwanted items collected for free by people who can use them. Then, buy inexpensive matching items that will make your drawers feel more co-ordinated and less cluttered.

Living rooms

Create categories

One of the best ways to deal with clutter the rooms you spend the most time in, is to categorise. Make your categories based on things you like most, not things you have a lot of. For example, your categories could be: books, plants, photographs. Or: movies, gadgets, magazines. Put the things that fit into the categories together first. Next, look at what you’ve got left over. Are these miscellaneous items things you really need? If so, can they be stored in a cupboard, or in storage elsewhere in your home? Stuff that isn’t something you like, or something you need: toss it!

Add trunks, boxes and baskets

So you’ve sorted out the things you like and the things you need from the stuff that’s just annoying clutter, but now what? Add some storage to your living room easily with stackable trunks. These can be picked up for a few pounds from vintage shops and car boots sales. Or, if that’s not your style, add wicker baskets, or simply boxes that can slide under tables.

Donate old books, CDs and DVDs

Running low on shelf space? Got dozens of old DVDs that have been gathering dust since you signed up for Netflix? Don’t be afraid to donate stuff to your local charity shop – you’ll be amazed how much you don’t miss things when getting rid of them makes your home feel cleaner and more spacious.

Make personal items into a feature

Got nick nacks around the room that have sentimental value? Ornaments and photographs that remind you of a certain holiday, or a special time in your life? Group these together and make them into a particular focal point in the room. Dedicate a space on a shelf to items from your travels, or momentoes from your wedding day, or whatever it might be. Collecting items together like this will make that part of your toom look like a considered style choice, even if the types of items themselves are very different.

Bathrooms

Ditch old and expired products

Spice cupboards and bathroom cabinets: the dumping ground of every home. First thing’s first: clear out all the empty bottles, all the old expired products, all the crazy lipsticks and nail polishes that you impulse bought before realising they don’t suit you.

Tidy those towels

Whether you live alone, with a partner or family, or with housemates, keeping towels tidy is a great way to make your whole bathroom look more organised. If more than one person uses your bathroom, why not try designated baskets or hangers for each person’s towel. If you live alone but store spare/guest towels in your bathroom, be sure to fold them and stack them neatly in size order. Or, for smaller storage spaces, roll your towels and place them on shelves or in baskets.

Add some greenery

Adding a plant to a decluttered surface will help motivate you to keep it neat and tidy. Aloe vera grows well in bathrooms (and you can use the leaves as a great moisturiser and after sun). Other good bathroom plants include bamboo and Boston ferns.

Divide his and hers

Living with a partner? Feel like they’re the one who always messes up your nicely ordered bathroom? Why not create boxes for each of your stuff, labeled with your names. That way you’ll both have responsibility for keeping your own toiletries tidy and there won’t be any more arguments about who left that empty shampoo bottle in the shower (hopefully).

Bedrooms

Try the wardrobe clearance trick

Want to have a clear out of your old clothes, but not sure where to start? Here’s a great technique to help you decide what to ditch. Over the next few months, make a habit of hanging clothes you have recently worn back into the cupboard with the hanger facing the other way. Do this every time you put back a jacket, or when you tidy away something you have recently worn and laundered. After a while, you’ll start to see which items of clothing you genuinely wear, and which ones just sit there gathering dust. After a length of time that you decide, take out everything that hasn’t been worn, and head down to the charity shop. Ta-da, decluttered cupboard.

Add under bed storage

A brilliant storage solution for smaller bedrooms is under bed storage. This can be as simple as inexpensive plastic boxes to house your shoes, or as fancy as a bespoke made bed with built in storage (like this one from Made). By adding under bed storage in your guest room, you can get rid of items that you want to keep hold of, but only use occasionally.

Organise jewelry using bowls

Shallow bowls and plates are an attractive way to keep your jewelry neat. You can buy trinket dishes from homewares shops and boutiques, like this one from Anthropologie or this one, available on Trouva. Or, if you’re a fan of upcycling and shabby chic, you can pick up vintage crystal plates at flea markets for a few pounds.

Create fun storage for kids

Getting kids to tidy up their bedrooms can feel like an impossible task. But there are lots of fun and creative storage solutions that make tidying up seem less boring. One idea is to turn a toy kitchen into a storage area (and combine tidying up with playtime). Stylish homewares company Stackers make these great kid’s laundry baskets too.. sharks like to eat socks, right?

Read more home and lifestyle articles on our blog HERE

This week’s properties include two unusual conversions in East London and some absolutely stunning Victorian family homes.

Chelmer Road, E9

This beautiful bright three bedroom apartment is set in a converted Victorian school. The building has loads of character and charm.

The property benefits from loads of natural light throughout thanks to huge arched windows and vaulted ceilings. There is a spacious open plan living space, with the kitchen to one side, along with a large L shaped terrace on the upper floor offering fantastic views of London.

The master bedroom is located on the lower floor and the two other double bedrooms are on the upper floor. The property also has a large entrance hall on the lower floor and a modern family bathroom.

£925,000

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 3222 5555 or see more about this property HERE

Strype Street, E1

Located a few minutes walk from both Liverpool Street station and Spitalfields, this former warehouse has been converted to a very high standard, featuring high specification fixtures and fittings and sleek modern design.

The property has a spacious open plan reception/kitchen with a Westerly-facing Juliet balcony, allowing for great natural light. The modern kitchen has high specification fixtures and fittings and is well proportioned with lots of work space, making it a great kitchen for budding chefs and for entertaining.

Strype Street is moments from Liverpool Street and Spitalfields, offering great amenities including some of East London’s most popular bars and restaurants, fashionable boutiques, as well as unbeatable transport links across London and the UK from Liverpool Street.

£825,000

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 7253 2533 or see more about this property HERE

Freegrove Road, N7

This spacious six bedroom Victorian property is set over four stories and is located in the sought after Hillmarton conservation area.

The ground floor features a large double through reception room with fantastic natural light and an original Victorian fireplace. There is also an impressive entrance hall featuring a guest cloakroom and a beautiful modern kitchen fitted with skylights.

The upper floors are comprised of six good sized double bedrooms, including a particularly spacious master bedroom to the front of the first floor.

The third floor, a beautifully converted loft room, could be used as an additional reception room or bedroom. The loft has ample storage space in eaves and there is abundant built in storage elsewhere throughout the house.

£1,950,000

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 7226 4200 or see more about this property HERE

Southgate Road, N1

This beautiful five bedroom family home is situated in the heart of De Beauvoir, close to the award winning pubs, cafes and boutiques of De Beauvoir Village.

The house is spread over three levels, with a double through reception on the ground floor leading to the recently refurbished luxury kitchen and beautifully maintained garden.

The bedrooms are all good sized doubles and there is an additional fifth room on the second floor, which would be ideal as a cot room or home office.

£1,750,000

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 7226 4200 or see more about this property and download a floor plan HERE

Dalston Lane, E8

Located in the heart of Dalston, this spacious loft apartment extends over 1,000 sq ft and features two double bedrooms in addition to a handy mezzanine level (ideal as a guest room or study), stylish modern kitchen and a large family bathroom.

The property has a number of stylish industrial features, original to the Grade II listed building. These include exposed brickwork and large multi-pane arched windows.

Added benefits include access to communal gardens and secure bike storage.

The property is located next to Hackney Downs station and a short walk from some of East London’s most sought-after hubs including Stoke Newington, Dalston and London Fields.

£670,000

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 7241 4111 or see more about this property HERE

It’s half way through half term… entertaining your youngsters might be starting to feel like a challenge. But don’t worry! East London is packed with fun (and free!) things to do for all the family. Here are some ideas for great days out that won’t break the bank…

The Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green

Part of the V&A, the Museum of Childhood, a few minutes walk from Bethnal Green station, is difficult to miss. A huge red brick 19th Century building, you’ll recognise it instantly for it’s imposing structure and enormous arched windows.

The Museum is the largest collection of childhood artifacts in the world, from retro games that Mum and Dad will remember to Victorian tin toys and puppets, old games, and the largest collection of dolls in the UK.

As you’d expect, the Museum isn’t just about display cases, it’s very much set up with children in mind, with loads of interactive and hands on exhibits. They also run regular competitions for children.

On a sunny day, you can enjoy a picnic and let the kids run around in the Museum’s spacious and enclosed grounds.

Eastern Curve Garden, Dalston

Behind a small door just off Dalston Lane, a secret green oasis awaits.

Dalston Curve Garden, which was created in 2010, is a free community garden packed with wildlife friendly plants and trees, including butterfly bushes and raised beds for growing food.

There’s hot and cold drinks and cakes for sale, you can sit in the open air or stay cosy in one of the snug glass houses (where there are loads of creative materials and activities for kids).

They also host regular events and welcome volunteers for gardening.

Hackney and Stepney City Farms

Meet donkeys, sheep, pigs and chickens at the city farms in Hackney and Stepney. Both farms want to teach children and adults about how a working farm operates, where our food comes from, and encourage people to learn new skills from arts and crafts to growing vegetables.

Both farms are open all year round (excluding Bank Holidays) and host regular events and workshops.

Victoria Park, Hackney

Green Flag Award winning Victoria Park is a great place to spend a sunny day in East London. Hunt for frogs and newts in the ponds, feed ducks, stroll around the Victorian pagoda, see canal boats on Regent’s Canal, or set the kids free at the skate park. For smaller children, there are two large playgrounds with swings, climbing frames and slides.

On Sundays from 10 – 4 you can also enjoy tasty treats at the street food market. There are also two permanent cafes (both dog friendly) and fantastic pubs on every corner.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford

There’s loads to do at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, from cycling around the wild gardens and wetlands, to splashing in the computer-controlled fountains, tacking the outdoor climbing walls, and exploring wildlife with a free trail tour.

Refresh with a hot drink and a sandwich at the Timber Lodge or venture along the canal to Here East where you’ll find a water-side row of excellent restaurants and cafes serving up everything from burgers to Italian food and Sunday roasts.

The Ragged School Museum, Bow

Give your little ones a taste of history at the Ragged School Museum. This interactive museum is dedicated to teaching visitors about the history of the East End and giving an insight into what a Victorian school was really like. The original building once housed the largest free (or “ragged”) school in London, set up in 1867 by Thomas Barnardo.

Between 2:15 and 3:30 on the first Sunday of each month, you can experience a Victorian class, led by an actor in full costume (ticketed on a first come first served basis daily). They also run regular talks and free arts and crafts activities.

This week’s selected properties include a split level apartment in a stunning school conversion and a charming house in Victoria Park Village with loads of original period features…

Batchelor Street, N1

This unique three bedroom penthouse apartment is located in an impressive school conversion in the heart of Islington.

The apartment is very spacious at just over 1,300 sq ft, split over two levels. The apartment has abundant natural light throughout and ample built in storage.

The property is finished to a very high standard, with solid walnut flooring and a modern kitchen with high specification fixtures and fittings.

The building is on a quiet residential street close to the fantastic ameneties and transport links of Upper Street and Angel a few minutes walk away. Residents also benefit from a well-maintained communal garden.

£1,315,000

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 7226 4200 or see more abut this property HERE

Church Crescent, E9

This three bedroom house in Hackney has heaps of character, featuring original sash windows and shutters, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and original floorboards.

The house is located in Victoria Park Village, with award winning restaurants, pubs, delis and boutiques on the doorstep and a very short walk to Green Flag Award winning Victoria Park.

The house is spread over three levels, with the ground floor comprising the reception room and modern kitchen. On the first floor are the two bedrooms and a family bathroom and the large master bedroom is on the top floor.

£975,000

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch on 020 3222 5555 or see more about this property HERE

Garrett Street, EC1Y

This two bedroom, two bathroom, top floor apartment in Clerkenwell is presented in immaculate condition.

A bright and spacious apartment that benefits from off-street parking and and a full-width south-facing balcony, the property is located on a quiet residential street just off bustling Old Street.

The property is finished to a very high standard with white oak floors, Paula Rosa kitchen and AEG appliances.

£900,000

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 7253 2533 or see more about this property HERE

Kid’s rooms are a great opportunity to add some fun quirky style to your home. Here are some of our favourite home decor ideas for bedrooms for boys and girls…

Breton stripes

(Pottery Barn Kids)

Add some French chic to your child’s room with Breton stripes. These ones with snappy crocs are from Pottery Barn Kids. You could even create a Provencal theme and match curtains and rugs.

Massive maps

(Murwall via Etsy)

Stylish and educational, add a statement wall with map wall paper. You can get map wallpapers with all kinds of themes, we love the little animals featured on this design.

Quirky lighting

(Neon Home via Etsy)

Bespoke neon lighting has really made a come back in interiors. This simple but colourful rainbow design will really brighten up a child’s room.

Pretty pastels

(Murals Wallpaper)

Pastels are pretty and soothing – great for creating a relaxing environment that leads to drama-free bedtimes. If you don’t feel like going all out with pastel walls, add a touch of understated colour with bedding or cushions instead.

Tree-mendous bookcases

(WoodarByLyubaschenko via Etsy)

Help keep mess and clutter at bay with a themed book case, such as this tree design from Etsy online marketplace.

Make a climbing wall

(Lovethedesign.com)

Future mountain climbers will love these climbing rocks. Available in white or black, you can buy them in sets of 8 so you control how to place them and high they can climb.

Camping adventures

(Amazon)

Make every day and adventure with a mini -indoor teepee. A perfect hide out for young explorers.

Get more interior design inspiration on our blog HERE

This week’s selected properties include a huge warehouse conversion in a former bed factory and a beautiful family home in the picturesque Canonbury Conservation Area…

Garrett Street



This beautiful two bed, two bath warehouse conversion is part of a former bed factory in the heart of Clerkenwell.

Set over two floors, this very spacious 2,098 sq ft property features a huge open plan living space on the lower ground floor, perfect for entertaining. There is a large kitchen island and a separate cosy snug, along with a separate guest cloakroom and utility.

The ground floor comprises the bedrooms, a stylish bathroom with claw foot tub and an additional reception room accessed via an internal staircase.

The property has double height ceilings and original industrial features such as large Crittal windows, exposed beams and steel supports. There is secure underground parking and access to a communal courtyard.

£1,795,000

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 7253 2533 or see more about this property and download a floor plan HERE

Cresset Road, E9

This bright, modern three bedroom apartment is a real gem. Located in Hackney’s sought-after Well Street, a short walk to both Victoria Park and London Fields, the property is presented to a high standard throughout.

The bedrooms overlook the private patio garden, which is accessed via bifold doors from the reception room. The development also benefits from secure bike storage and a large communal roof terrace.

£565,000

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 3222 5555 or see more about this apartment HERE

Canonbury Park North, N1

This Grade II listed semi detached four bedroom house is located in the attractive Canonbury Conservation Area.

Set over four floors, the house boasts a double through reception room on the raised ground floor, a very spacious kitchen/dining room on the lower ground (with separate utility room) leading to the beautifully maintained garden. There is also a home study towards the rear of this floor, overlooking the garden.

The bedrooms are spread over the first and second floors, all with ample built-in storage. There are also two modern family bathrooms, on both the first and second floors.

Other features of the house include an architect-designed glass extension into the garden, allowing for fantastic natural light, an Aga along with a conventional oven/hob, fireplaces, cellar and large bike store.

£2,300,000 (Guide Price)

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 7226 4200 or see more about this house HERE

Hatton Place, EC1N

This stylish two bedroom, two bathroom apartment is part of a small boutique development located a short walk from Chancery Lane and Farringdon.

Hatton Mews offers the best of both worlds, easy access to the City and the great bars and restaurants of Farringdon and popular Lamb’s Conduit Street, but a quiet mews location offering peace and privacy.

The apartment is finished to a very high standard throughout, with high specification fixtures and fittings. There are Juliet balconies in each bedroom in addition to a full length west facing terrace.

£835,000

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 7253 2533 or see more about this property HERE

House plants not only make your house feel more like a home, they also help to clean up your air. Plants filter harmful chemicals from the air (such as formaldehyde and benzene which are commonly used in household cleaners) and  they also oxygenate your air. Here are our top tips for making plants into a feature in your home. Make space in your life for a bit more greenery!

Create a green room divider

Fill a backless shelving unit with plants and create an indoor living wall. This can also be a great way to divide up your living space, creating a dedicated dining area or reading nook within an open plan living room. Add candles too and you’ll have a stylish focal point for daytime and evening.

Add hanging planters

Hanging planters aren’t just for town high streets and outside of pubs! Add low maintenance succulents, or training plants like Senico Pearl or the very suitably named String of Beads plant to easily add a touch of green to any room. You can buy loads of different hanging planters online (in all kinds of shaped and sizes). This one pictured is from Not On The High Street. You can hang them from curtain rails or exposed beams, or you can buy stylish minimalist frames that can be attached to the wall.

A sprinkling of succulents

If you’re a serial plant killer, these are the plants for you. Extremely hardy and low maintenance, succulents (like cacti) can live on the moisture in the air. They benefit from a sprinkling of water now and then, but you can forget about them for a long time before they start to turn brown. You can buy them as tiny cuttings (only a few centimeters across) and they grow fairly slowly, so they’re great for smaller spaces like a bookcase or desk. They also cope better than other plants in less well lit spots.

Populate corners with greenery

This large Peace Lily really looks at home in the corner of this room. It can be tempting to position storage furniture in corners, such as bookcases and drawers, but reshuffling a room so that furniture is more central can make a room appear more spacious and well proportioned. You can also even out the levels in your room with a plant. For example, if all your furniture looks a bit low, add in a tall palm. If you already have items high up like tall lamps or shelves, a short plant can make the room look more balanced.

Make a mini oasis

Terrariums are a great way to add plants to your home in a flexible way. Terrariums are a bit like tiny self-contained gardens. And because they’re completely enclosed in a glass container, you can easily move them around from room to room. You can buy ready-made terrariums from good quality florists or from boutiques. Or, you can get creative and make your own. Companies like The Botanical Boys run regular terrarium-making workshops in East London.

Make a statement

Make one plant a real focal point in a room. In this studio/living space, the greenery has been allowed to creep in, making for a stylish mix of man made and natural. You could achieve the same effect with a large hanging plant, or a mature palm.

Grow your own greens

The kitchen is a great place to start when greening up your house. Living herbs can be bought in most large supermarkets and don’t take up a lot of space. Add a small herb planter to your kitchen and have fresh herbs to hand whenever you cook.

Find more home decor ideas and interior design tips and tricks on our blog HERE 

This Valentine’s Day treat your date to an escape from the ordinary. No roses and champagne here (well, you could buy those too I suppose), these dates are guaranteed to be a night to remember. From Victorian boats to video games and zombies… East London is the place to be for an out-of-the-ordinary Valentine’s Day…

Drink beer and eat jerky at Stepney City Farm

Head over to Stepney City Farm for a boozy barbecue feast. Tickets include tasty meaty treats (vegan options also available) and 4 free tasters from the absolutely massive beer menu (additional tasters only £1 each) from the beer archives of Boozers Beer. Expect an array of very unusual and rare craft brews and lots (seriously) of them.

As if that wasn’t good enough, all proceeds will go to Stepney City Farm and Help Refugees.

Tickets £25 available HERE

Dive into a giant ball pool

Only East London would have a giant ball pool for adults. In case you were wondering, yes, it is also a bar. For Valentine’s day they’re getting all pink and pretty, with special themed ball pits and a Valentine’s buy one get one free cocktail running all night. So grab your date (or some mates) and have fun! Choose from general admission or VIP tickets which include table service.

Tickets £7.50 – £35 available HERE

Drink cocktails and compete at shuffleboard

I know what you’re thinking: what’s shuffleboard when it’s at home? Shuffleboard hearkens back to a glam era of cruise ships and cocktail dresses. Think classy crazy golf, or bowling without the sweaty shoes. Intrigued? Head over to London Shuffle Club in Stratford and give it a whirl. They have six outdoor lanes and two indoor lanes so you can shuffle whatever the weather. They also serve up tasty cocktails from their retro Airstream bar and you can munch yummy pizza too!

Tickets £20 – £40 available HERE

Enjoy dinner on a (very) old barge

Barge East is a 114 year old Dutch barge moored in the Hackney Cut. Their mission is to be Hackney Wick’s best outdoor eatery. Specialising in local beers and food sourced from local suppliers, you’ll be spoiled for choice with meaty, veggie, and vegan options, small and large meals, as well as Sunday lunch and bottomless brunch. On Valentine’s Day they’re offering a four course feast with a welcome glass of Prosecco and live music, all for only £35 per person.

Valentine’s Day Feast £35/pp book HERE

Escape a zombie

Everyone thinks they have a plan for the zombie apocalypse, right? Well at Trapped in a Room with a Zombie in Stratford you can put your zombie escape skills to the test. The premise is simple: solve clues within an hour to escape a room, or get eaten by a zombie (not actually, obviously). Just like a real zombie disaster you’ll have to work with strangers, so get ready to make some friends (or enemies depending on how your escape goes). If Valentine’s Day cliches aren’t your thing, this might be the answer.

Tickets £30 available HERE

Defeat your date at PacMan

Relive the 80s with retro arcade games and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle themed pizzas at Four Quarters in Stratford. Located canal side at Here East you can shoot alien spaceships and chase little pac-man ghosts before chilling out with a beer and watching the world go by. The bar has all the best beers you’d expect from East London, along with wines and spirits. They get pretty busy, but do accept bookings via their Facebook page.

Get more local inspiration and read about more great bars and restaurants around East London on our blog HERE 

This week’s rental opportunities include a beautifully refurbished three bedroom house, and a rare converted loft in Islington…

Thornhill Road

This beautiful three bedroom house has been recently refurbished to a very high standard throughout.

The ground floor features a spacious and stylish living room/kitchen, which has fantastic natural light due to a newly installed roof light. The first floor comprises a bedroom to the front, and a smaller room to the rear which could serve as a cot room or home study. The en-suite master bedroom is on the top floor.

A very private terrace is accessed via the master bedroom and offers great views across Islington.

£1,500 per week

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 7288 9109 or see more about this property HERE

Tudor Road

Located on a quiet residential street close to the bustling and lively restaurants and bars of London Fields, this contemporary two bedroom house combines modern design with period features. The house has a bright living area with fireplace, exposed floorboards across the entire property, and a beautiful Farrow and Ball paint library throughout.

The ground floor comprises the living room/kitchen which features a spacious dining area. The kitchen has top range appliances in addition to bespoke handmade oak work surfaces.

On the first floor are the two good sized double bedrooms and family bathroom including a claw foot bath tub and Japanese toilet.

There is a south facing terrace in addition to a secluded rear garden and off road parking for two cars.

Available 1st April, furnishing negotiable.

£750 per week

To arrange to view or to find out more, get in touch 020 3222 5555 or see more about this property HERE

Underwood Street

A rare find, this two bedroom Manhattan style loft apartment is part of the sought after “Factory”, a former industrial building in the heart of Islington.

The large apartment (1,280 sq ft) has an array of stylish industrial warehouse features including exposed timber flooring, exposed brickwork and very large multi-pane factory windows allowing for fantastic natural light throughout. The open plan living area features a ‘pod’ style kitchen with a long bar-style serving area – ideal as a breakfast bar and for socialising. There is ample built in storage throughout and the bedrooms are both very generous doubles.

The property also benefits from secure underground parking.

Available end of March, furnished.

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 7253 2533 or see more about this property HERE

Provost Street

This very spacious apartment spans almost 1,400 sq ft, arranged over two floors.

The open plan living area benefits from double height ceilings and the kitchen is fully fitted to a high standard. The double bedroom is also located on this floor, to the front of the property, adjacent to a large modern family bathroom. The en-suite master bedroom is located on the upper floor and has a large walk-in dressing room.

Great transport links can be met at Old Street Station, a few minutes walk away. The social hubs of Hoxton and Shoreditch are on the doorstep, but this building (comprised of only four flats) is tucked away on a quiet street, providing a peaceful retreat from the hubbub of the city.

Available late March.

£765 per week

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 7253 2533 or see more about this apartment HERE

 

 

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