Barney Thomas Founder

Favourite place to eat: Il Guscio
To drink: The Adam & Eve
Hidden gem: MFR
Highlight of the area: Walthamstow Marshes

Sarah Drumm Editor

Favourite place to eat: Verden, but only if I’ve just been paid.
Favourite place to drink: The Windsor Castle or the Crooked Billet.
Hidden gem: Gulluoglu bakery on Lower Clapton Road – for the best baklava in Hackney.
Highlight of the area: The Pigs Ear beer festival in December.

Kuba Nowak Photographer

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Robbie de Santos Food and drink editor

Favourite place to eat: Shane’s
Favourite place to drink: The Elderfield or The Plough…don’t make me choose!
Hidden gem: Neden Urfa on Southwold Road for killer £5 kebab wraps with no frills or pretensions.
Highlight of the area: People have time for each other and are passionate about keeping Clapton a special, interesting, inclusive place to live.