PayneShurvell opened in June 2010 and is run by James Payne and Joanne Shurvell. James Payne, a Fine Art graduate of Central St Martins, is a curator and the film editor of Garageland magazine. Joanne Shurvell, a former Communications Director at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, is a freelance arts writer and arts marketing consultant. PayneShurvell aims to bridge the gap between an artist-run space and a commercial gallery, showcasing emerging UK and international artists and featuring work from all media.
Les Trois Garcons
Les Trois Garcons is situated in a converted Victorian pub from 1880 in Shoreditch. Hassan, Michel and Stefan acquired the building in 1996 as their home, coming from Malaysia, France and Sweden they find living in a Victorian pub the epitome of Englishness. In 2000 the garcons decided to open the ground floor as a restaurant with the kitchen, chef’s table (a room for up to 10 persons with a one way window overlooking the kitchen) and the wine cellar in the basement. They continue to live on the other 2 floors above. Plans are underway to convert the first floor living room into a bar and reception area for the diners of Les Trois Garcons
020 7613 1924
It's a hive of perpetual activity from morning till night: breakfast is a big draw, especially at weekends, when porridge, kedgeree & bloody Marys give way gradually to devilled kidneys, shepherd's pie or sausage & mash. The pavement tables are among the nicest in town; indoors, sharing tables is a given & the semi-open kitchen adds to the utilitarian theme. No bookings, so be prepared to queue.Shoreditch House
Opened in June 2007, Shoreditch House occupies the top three floors and roof of a renovated warehouse in London’s East End. Its rooftop space has recently been extended with the addition of the Garden and Lazy LawnQueen of Hoxton
Despite already being one of East London’s most popular venues, the old girl hasn’t let complacency set in and in late 2010 she underwent a spot of surgery; the installation of a brand new Funktion One soundsystem, and the creation of a stunning rooftop garden complete with BBQ kitchen, bar, garden shed bathrooms, fountain, hanging gardens, astroturf and panoramic views over the city of London – the perfect spot for a mojito in the sunshine.Link