Cell Project Space
Cell Project Space is an independent artist run organisation based within Hackney and Tower Hamlets, with a commitment to creating a platform for new visual art works and curatorial practice. Cell provides affordable artist studio space for 140 artists within its 4 buildings, which in turn funds the lease and support for an exhibition space based at Cambridge Heath Road. They have offered artists debut exhibitions, who have successfully gone on to reach international acclaim via the public and commercial sector. The Project Space have increased links overseas exhibiting works from, The Netherlands, Korea, Japan, Poland, Germany, Denmark, and USA.
Cat and Mutton
The Cat and Mutton has firmly established itself on Broadway market as the place to eat, drink and be merry. Originally called The Cattle & Shoulder of Mutton, it has been a fixture in Londons East End since the late 1600′s. Initially a renowned ale house frequented by the many drovers and agricultural workers arriving in London to sell there various beasts in the markets in what now is known as the city, the name was centuries later shortened to The Cat and Mutton. After years of neglect it was bought by its current owner in 2003 and has heralded a resurgence in a vibrant part of Hackney.
76 Broadway Market, London, E8 4QJLink
(0)207 254 5599
For minimalist warehouse chic in the middle of the East End head down to this converted factory. Its whiteness, high ceiling and hanging lights (not too bright) just add to the effect, which is elegant and stylish. You'll find unpretentious classic dishes, bringing together choice influences from French and English food.
23-27 Wadeson Street, London, E2 9DR
(0)20 8983 7900