A mini guide to Homerton


While the flurry of new businesses opening in Clapton has by no means come to an end, recent months have marked a sea change in the neighbouring area of Homerton, where a crop of new and exciting ventures have emerged. Rebecca King rounds up five Homerton hotspots worth taking note of. The new local: Adam & Eve The original architects that opened this large pub in 1914 … [Read more...]

Summer things to do in Clapton


Make the most of the last few weeks of summer. Local writer Rebecca King and My Time London founder Andrew Platt give us their tips on how to enjoy the weather in E5. Get some breakfast Not only is Palm2 a fantastic independent shop selling pretty much everything under the sun, they also host a range of events in their light, bright upstairs space – including a Saturday … [Read more...]

Lee Valley Ice Centre


With the weather looking pretty damp this bank holiday, a trip to the Lee Valley Ice Centre may not be such a bad idea. Home to the Lee Valley Lions, It's a surprisingly large ice skating rink offering ice skating sessions for the public every day, throughout the year. It costs just under a tenner each for adults (concessions available) including skate hire. The skates were … [Read more...]

A day out at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park


For many, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will bring back nostalgia from those two weeks in 2012. But even if you didn't get to visit the Olympic park during the action, it's still well worth a visit. It's a contrast to much of London, with vast space, shiny buildings and relatively few people (at least for now). Anish Kapoor's giant sculpture towers over the beautifully designed … [Read more...]

Five walks in or around Clapton


Each month Wily Badger will release a new ‘five in Clapton’ article, written by an expert in their field. This month Cath Patrick, Senior Conservation Officer for Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, shares her view on five of the best walks in the area. Just a short walk along the Lea Bridge Road in Clapton are three great nature reserves to explore, Walthamstow Marshes, … [Read more...]