The VZ Gallery is creating an experimental space that serves both up-and-coming and established artists from all over the world. Having its showroom in Shoreditch, the VZ Gallery also holds exhibitions at other temporary locations.
Owl and Pussycat
OAP has jettisoned the scruffiness that won it cool points with the anti-hipster set in favour of an admirably understated makeover. Low lighting, vintage furniture, black paint & T-shirted, tattooed staff suit the 17th-century tavern - but so does the streak of surprising decadence about the first-floor dining room's menu & sensibly priced wine list.
Real ales & a spacious terrace point up the pub's everyman appeal.
34 Redchurch Street, City of London, Greater London, E2 7DPLinkCanteen
2 Crispin Place, off Brushfield Street E1 6DW
The menu is unapologetically nostalgic, featuring classic British dishes, revived in contemporary fashion.