OUR LDN: Rhys

I'm a Welshman whose been living in London for nearly 7 years now, I'm also a Senior Designer at BDA London. As hard as it is leaving the motherland, London is a place which has everything, any night of the week. I currently live in London Fields so I'm going to focus most of My London around there.

Shop.

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Sadly I seem to find myself shopping more and more online, but if I do have a chance to get out and browse, I find it's definitely a day out experience. So with that in mind I'd recommend Brick Lane. An eclectic mix of one off pieces, designer pop-ups, vintage clothing and some high street brands. Not to mention music, bagels and bars. Its an ever changing space.

Date Night.

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Pretty spoilt for choice in Hackney, If I had to highlight two places it would be Mare St Market and Untitled Bar, Dalston. Mare St. Market is a  good mix of cocktails, music and food with the music coming from the record store on site so its always a different mix. Secondly, Untitled bar on the high street in Dalston is a minimalistic dream. A mix of concrete, photography and cocktails in a Japanese inspired surrounding. 

Eat.

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Hill & Szrok, is another Broadway Market favourite. Butchers by day and restaurant by night, this quaint establishment makes meat its art! It's definitely not a vegan friendly menu, they also offer advice, recipes and classes for all of your meat needs. Got to mention their custom typeface used for signage and uniforms too!

Rainy Day.

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The Institute of Light is a cinema, come record store, come cafe, come restaurant. Located under the arches next to London Fields, Its a pretty diverse space with great character, with events for everyone, including their renowned listening parties! 

Hidden Gem.

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Head into 'Off Broadway' and keep walking past the bar, down the stairs, past the toilets and you will come to a little speak easy style door with a sliding view finder. Inside is Kansas Smitty's a great little jazz bar with live music 6 nights a week. It's tiny which is great for the sound, but not so great for finding a table.

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Enjoy! Rhys