Month: September 2010

Crap pub crawl

I’m putting together a list of the less desirable pubs in Hackney, with the view of going on a crap »

Tesco on Lower Clapton Road planning hearing

The date has been set for the council's hearing about Tesco on Lower Clapton Rd, it's next weds 6th »

Best bike shops in Hackney

Where do you go to get a service? Who has the best set of bike lights or tights? »

twee8’s second Birthday planning Sat 4th December 2010

What shall we do to celebrate? »

Ale Houses

Ale is all the rage right now! »

Vintage threads

Where are the best places to buy vintage clothes in Hackney? »

Twee8 Weds 20th October

What's the plan guys? »

Change on Chatsworth Road

Does anyone know if Chatsworth Road has any official residents and/or traders association, or any ot »

Hackney Cinemas

Let's talk Hackney cinemas »

Filming locations

I was having a nose around the internet at what has been filmed in Hackney, so I thought I'd start a »

Hackney day: Creperie Le Monde, Towner & Hoxton, Railroad, Hackney Museum and Shacklewell Nights

Yesterday we spent the day wondering around Hackney and checking out some places we hadn’t yet been to and some we had and wanted to visit again. We started off on Chatsworth Road with a visit to the Creperie Le Monde. It opened a few weeks back, but we hadn’t had  the chance to visit it yet. I ordered a goats cheese and walnut crepe and then waited …… a little bit too long... »

Dalston Park’s Vintage Pop-Up Sale

Dee Dees Vintage have an up to 70% off sale on Thursday 30th, at Dalston Roof Park from 1pm, makes me wish I didn’t have to work. More details about the event here and more details on Dee Dee’s vintage here »

Cycling Hackney

Self-powered, 2-wheeled transportation »

Recognition @ Dalston Eastern Curve

As part of Photo Month on 2nd October, Dalston Eastern Curve will be screening Recognition, portraits commissioned by the London Transport Museum and a collaboration of over 600 participants. Full listings are here: »

Help! (or general support)

If you need some help with the site, please let me know here »

General Feedback

Anything that doesn't fit in anywhere else (I will accept nice comments too!) »

Blogging platforms

What blogging platform do you use, what is good or bad about it and why? »

Hackney Bike Workshop

Next Hackney Bike workshop is tomorrow (21st Sept) at 7pm, for more details see or @hcknybkwrkshp »

What are people’s favourite cafes in Hackney and why?

By cafes I mean egg, beans and chips so no chiabatta and probably no lattes. And if breakfast is mor »

Any recommendations for this weekend?

I like the look of the Transition gallery show: Eagle and Eken11 - 26 Sep 2010, Gallery open: Fri-Su »


Are there any events coming up in the area suitable for little ones and big ones? »

Building materials

I'm looking for some flooring, probably laminate for around £10-20 per square metre and some tiles - »

Late Night Bites

Here's something good to build up a knowledge stash of:Where are the places to eat after a dinner of »

Swimming pools

looking for a good swimming pool in the area, any recommendations? »

Great coffee in Hackney

There are some great coffee places popping up - I'd like to know who sells Monmouth, Square Mile, Ri »

This weekend: Hackney Film Fest


18th-19th Sept: Open House in Hackney

This weekend is Open House weekend and there is lots to see in Hackney, including The Hackney Empire,  The Hothouse and St Augustine’s Tower. See the full list here »

18th-19th Sept Hackney Wick Festival

A fun event at Hackney Wick, which includes a narrow boat road, clothes swap amongst other events. From the website: Hackney Wick Festival is a FREE community event which brings together the Wick’s rich and unique diversity. Dedicated volunteers who are all local residents have worked throughout the year to bring you this two day festival – an opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy acti... »

Hackney photographers

Share your favourite Hackney 'togs with the rest of us »


Let me know if you spot anything that isn't working as expected. If possible can you let me know wha »

New Features

What would you like to see as a a new feature on the site? »

Places for veggies to eat

Where are the best places for veggies or vegans to eat in Hackney, with or without their non-veggie »

Hackney’s photo galleries

Are there any photo galleries or galleries showing photo exhibitions around Hackney that you know of »

Best Brunch in and around Hackney

What are your favourite places to Brunch around Hackney?I'll start with where the group photo came f »

Hackney Supper Clubs

They are springing up everywhere! So where have you been and where do you want to go or do you just »

Shackelwell Nights: Hidden Dining In Dalston

Thanks to the power of twitter, Alex and I were fortunate enough to get some tickets to Shacklewell Nights opening night. The night/place/event/secret-supper-club/pop-up-restaurant/hidden-dining-experience is essentially a great use of an empty space to get lots of people together and cook for them. It’s a project from Claire Roberson of Green Onions Supper Club and Jonathan Woolway of St Johns Re... »