Truman Brewery - Free Range
With unadulterated access to the UK's freshest new art & design, set over a 400,000 square foot space in the creative hub of East London, The Old Truman Brewery, Free Range presents the work of over 3,000 art and design graduates from over 100 of our finest art & design university courses.
91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
020 7770 6005
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 7DPLinkLoungelovers
With little space at the bar at their restaurant Les Trois Garcons, they needed somewhere for guests to have a drink before or after their meal, so when a defunct meat packing factory became available in 2003 on Whitby Street just behind the restaurant, Hassan, Michel and Stefan took it on to convert the building into a cocktail bar serving Japanese tapas style food. The space is long. A succession of themed areas such as the Baroque, the Cage, and the Gold Room were created so that guests can experience a different area each time they visit.
1 Whitby Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JULink
0872 148 0023