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Nothing says ‘east London’ like a cracking pint of craft beer or ale. So for those partial to a pint or two, you’ll be pleased to hear that Hackney Wick has recently become home to a new microbrewery and the UK’s first dedicated tank bar. We caught up with owner, Peter Holt, to find out what exactly a tank bar is and what you can expect from your visit to Howling Hops!

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First off, can you tell us a bit about the Howling Hops?

Hops is a brewery. …

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After a decade-long whirlwind of change, east London now has the well-deserved reputation as the UK’s own Silicon Valley. The number of technology companies and start-ups that can be found is exciting – and this weekend many of them are attending world-famous South by Southwest in Texas. We’ve grilled Duncan Ray, the Shoreditch Town Centre Manager who’s leading this journey to the New World, to get the lowdown. 

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A little bit of east London is taking over a significant west London night. Our favourite arty hang-out spot Hackney Wick, will be occupying the world-famous late night spot at the V&A Museum this Friday night.

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Fans of when both Peckham and Dalston added their personal charms to the V&A will be familiar with this event. There’ll be music and …

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Martin Richman is the embodiment of east London. He’s lived in bohemian Hackney Wick for many years, was commissioned for permanent art installations in both Hackney Central and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and now he’s designed T-shirts to help raise money to be used in the community. We caught up with the artist to hear why he loves Hackney Wick so much, how his T-shirts will help the local area, and what he’d put on the fourth plinth.

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Love it or hate it, the London Underground has kept London moving for the last 150 years, and without it the city would come to a standstill (though, on the flip-side, we would probably all be a little less clammy and irritable).

With Hackney Wick railway station moving a few hundred feet down the road closer to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in an £8.5 million (!) upgrade, we thought it was about time we delved a little deeper underground to pull out some of the most interesting …

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