Barney Thomas Founder
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
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.