Minka Guides: East London

Minka Guides: East London

Photo of Minka Guides
61 Places
Sort by: Recently Added
    (GF) (VG) Minka says: vegan Italian restaurant in the heart of Dalston that has nice interiors & gluten-free options. It's not cheap, especially for this area, but is good for a special occasion. www.minkaguides.com
    Like
    Collect
    Leave a reply...
    Robin says: it’s got sticky carpets, toilet doors that don’t close properly and only half the lightbulbs work, but the BGWMC is a bloody institution. The spiritual home of Sink The Pink, I’ve never had a bad night out at this venue. The booze is cheap, the staff are lovely and the freaks of the world are not just welcome but embraced. www.minkaguides.com
    1 Like
    Collect
    Leave a reply...
    Robin says: I work near Exmouth Market and there are LOADS of coffee shops nearby but Bourne and Hollingsworth is my favourite. For pretty much the same price as Cafe Nero, you can pretend you’re part of the landed gentry living it at your colonial members club. www.minakguides.com
    2 Likes
    Collect
    Leave a reply...
    Lucy says: I spend a lot of time at Rich Mix, mostly in their cinema. As an independent arts venue, you'll normally get treated to an exhibition or a snippet of some performing arts as you head to watch a film. It may not be the most comfortable cinematic experience, depending on which cinema screen you end up in, but the staff are cracking, the food is top notch and you get to take your bevvy into the film from their reasonably priced bar. www.minkaguides.com
    Like
    Collect
    Leave a reply...
    Lucy says: I would never have imagined I’d be the kind of person who buys fresh flowers every week - but move over Elton John as now I’m living behind Columbia Road, I’ve found myself addicted to filling my tiny wee flat with reams of plants. Peppered between the swarms of eager tourists, us East Londoners are picking up amazingly cheap cacti, succulents, herbs and greenery. www.minkaguides.com
    Like
    Collect
    Leave a reply...
    (VG) Lucy says: being a pesky veggie can be tough in and around the meat-heavy Turkish stronghold of Stoke Newington - but head to Rasa for some delectable South Indian delights! It’s only wee so book ahead to avoid disappointment - especially if you’re going in a big group, which is how this place is best enjoyed. With curries for under a fiver, you can almost order everything on the menu to share and still walk away with some change. www.minkaguides.com
    Like
    Collect
    Leave a reply...
    (GF) (VG) Lucy says: if you’re lucky enough to bag a table in winter, finish off your afternoon with a bevvy at The Dove. Pick a dark and cosy corner, grab Cranium from their board game shelves and stay put for the night! www.minkaguides.com
    Like
    Collect
    Leave a reply...
    Lucy says: If you’re a jewellery whore like me, make sure you visit Karin Andréasson and the Reo Jewels stalls to get your silver fix at really affordable prices (she says looking down at her Field Mouse Skull Ring). Then don't forget to have a saunter round to neighbouring Netil Market to see ‘The Earls’ - Paul and Niko - from The Earl of East London and treat yourself to one of their incredible handmade candles. Wildflower smells like paradise. www.minkaguides.com
    Like
    Collect
    Leave a reply...
    Lucy says: since moving to the area, wandering around Broadway Market has become a standard on a Saturday. Fuel yourself for a good hour of exploring by grabbing a coffee at Climpson & Sons and a BANG TIDY peanut butter brownie from the Bad Brownie gang [*drools*]. If you love vintage ‘$h*t’, then amble around the market stalls and pick up some sexy - albeit overpriced - wee treats. Just watch where you’re stepping - you might just crush a tiny wee hipster dog in the crowds! www.minkaguides.com
    Like
    Collect
    Leave a reply...
    Lucy says: since moving to the area, wandering around Broadway Market has become a standard on a Saturday. Fuel yourself for a good hour of exploring by grabbing a coffee at Climpson & Sons and a BANG TIDY peanut butter brownie from the Bad Brownie gang [*drools*]. If you love vintage ‘$h*t’, then amble around the market stalls and pick up some sexy - albeit overpriced - wee treats. Just watch where you’re stepping - you might just crush a tiny wee hipster dog in the crowds! www.minkaguides.com
    Like
    Collect
    Leave a reply...
    (VG) Lucy says: the best brunch spot in East London. L’Atelier has bangin’ food, coffee and staff to boot. From incredible salads and open sandwiches to an impressive selection of tasty French pastries, L’Atelier never fails to hit le spot. (Try the Smoked Salmon & Rocket Omelette for brekkie… délicieux!) With a stylish rustic interior, walls adorned with the odd neon sign and piece of tasteful taxidermy, it’s the ideal spot to set up shop in a quiet corner on your own. www.minkaguides.com
    Like
    Collect
    Leave a reply...
    Kia says: this isn't your usual Off Licence with its retro style, beautiful furniture and a huge selection of your more unusual spirits. They specialise in mezcal and tequila and also have a tasting room. Don't be surprised if you're offered a gin cocktail on arrival. www.minkaguides.com
    Like
    Collect
    Leave a reply...
Join Discussion
Leave a comment...
“A travel gem - I will be planning all of my trips with it alone.”
Download Citymaps to see how it can help you today.
Will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy
3.33.3-7