Established in 2015 Conservatory Archives began as a small shop on Hackney Road, housing a curated assortment of intriguing plant specimens and antique furniture. As interest in their curious green characters grew, so did the number of plants within the space and soon their Hackney Road store became a miniature jungle, teeming with as many unique and diverse species as they could fit into every available corner.
Conservatory Archives | 493-495 Hackney Rd, Cambridge Heath, London E2 9ED
The newest addition to the Jolene “neighbourhood bakeries’ is the Well Street location in Hackney. We love that each of the independent bakeries has their own unique character.
As well as baking sourdough breads with heritage wheats from France and the U.K., Jolene specialises in the voguish traditional styles of Viennoisserie and pastry, as well as offering excellent sandwich and fermented goods.
Jolene | 263 Well St, London E9 6RG
Wilton Way Deli happens to be one of our favourite places to grab a coffee when we’re in the neighbourhood. The focus is on Italian food and wines; serving a selection of breakfast pastries and coffee in the mornings; homemade lasagne and aubergine parmigiana for lunch and Aperol spritzes and Campari in the evenings.
Wilton Way Deli | 63 Wilton Way, London E8 1BG
A New Tribe offers globally gathered curation of hard to find beautiful objects for your home. Founded in 2016 by Ella Jones, with a desire to offer a truly original selection of homewares, sourced from independent designers and artisans from around the world.
A New Tribe | 273 Hackney Rd, London E2 8NA
Located along a beautiful pedestrianised street in the park called Nightwalk, Victoria Park Market is open every Sunday from 10am until 4pm. On top of Pack and Clowder (a dog-dedicated stall), the market has seasonal fruit and veg, organic farm butchers, fresh fish, locally baked bread, cheese, ice cream, coffee, delicious brunches and lunches. The market is pretty much the Garden of Eden for you and your dog: a street in the middle of Victoria Park filled with temptation! It gets busy throughout the day, so if your dog is a bit anxious in crowds, head there when it opens; it will only be you and a few other dog owners.
Victoria Park Market | OPEN every sunday 10-4pm | Victoria Park
Victoria Park also holds in its heart one of our favourite breakfast spots in east London. It’s everybody’s local and ties the community of Victoria Park together. Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch as well as bread, pastries, cakes, coffee and fresh juices.
Pavilion Cafe | Victoria Park, Old Ford Rd, London E9 7DE
The Marksman is the first pub in London to be awarded Michelin Pub of the Year. The pub celebrates locally/independently brewed beer, lager, ale and cider (such as the Bethnal Blond brewed just 300-metres down the road) whilst offering a 50-strong menu of wines from across Europe.
The food is determinedly British, and the menu is by no means too pretentious to feature hearty roast dinners and pie and mash.
The Marksman | 254 Hackney Rd, London E2 7SJ
Hackney’s Mare Street Market fulfils a Londoner’s every need: it’s a restaurant, café, deli, off-license, record store and florist all under one roof.
There’s the neon-lit florist Rebel Rebel; a deli stacked with locally sourced charcuterie and cheeses; an off-licence stocked with craft ales and organic wines; and a vinyl record store, Stranger Than Paradise. Along side the Well Groomed Barber and Antique dealer Pure White Lines.