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Why Deptford beer shop has shunned Beavertown and Fourpure
Co-owner of Hop Burns And Black Jen Ferguson says it feels a duty to champion independent breweries who haven’t sold out to big business. She sees non-alcoholic brands like FitBeer in Bermondsey and Japansese beers as the next big trends. ...
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Temporary space for Hackney Wick artists and community groups gets the go ahead

A temporary work and event space in Hackney Wick which will create 240 jobs has been granted planning permission.

Clarnico Quay will see a plot of empty land near Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park turned into 12 workshop units for small businesses, 22 studios for artists, two event spaces and a ...

2018-08-14 13:20 open_in_new
Solar bins that send a text when full being tested in Greenwich
The high-tech waste collectors by Irish firm PEL are fitted with a compactor that crushes rubbish and sensors that send an alert when they need emptying. A set of 18 are being tried out across the Royal Borough as part of its drive for a Greener Greenwich. ...
2018-08-14 12:17 open_in_new
How My London Home is expanding its estate agency business despite the market

Credit: Matt Grayson

Steven Herd dared to be different and it’s paying off.

The 49-year-old founded My London Home in Westminster in 2002 with the aim of creating a new model for estate agency.

Fast forward 16 years and the firm is expanding its team in Canary Wharf despite ...

2018-08-13 13:11 open_in_new
Why the Canary Wharf Bremont shop contains a wealth of watch stories

Giles English Bermont co-founder. Credit: Matt Grayson

The problem with Bremont is an embarrassment of riches.

The British watch brand recently opened its third London store in Canary Wharf.

But to write it off as another purveyor of over-priced masculine jewellery would be ...

2018-08-13 13:11 open_in_new
Green light for phase three of Hallsville Quarter in Canning Town

The green light has been given for the third phase of the £600million Hallsville Quarter development in Canning Town.

It will see 620 flats built in the town centre including 50 care home units, the first in Newham, and a further 118,404sq ft of development including retail, leisure, ...

2018-08-10 14:50 open_in_new
Where will Crossrail trains be serviced when the Elizabeth line starts running?

Credit: Matt Grayson

“We’ve got jacks the whole length of the maintenance road and we lift the whole nine-car train off its wheels at once,” said TfL fleet manager Ben Palmer.

“The wheel bogeys are a lightweight design, they’re only held in with about four ...

2018-08-10 14:50 open_in_new
Why the TfL Look Up campaign is so important

We’ve all seen them. Those Tube seat seats marked as a priority for the pregnant, disabled or less able to stand.

But how often have you sat in one, whipped out your phone and not looked up again until it was your stop?

Disabled campaigner Corry Shaw says this just isn’t good ...

2018-08-10 12:44 open_in_new
Is this the most peaceful hotel in England?
Lewtrenchard Manor sits in a Devonshire valley cocooned from the stresses and strains of modern life. A five hour drive from Canary Wharf, its charming corridors and stunning grounds help melt away every day cares ...
2018-08-09 13:38 open_in_new
St Katharine Docks backs plastic pollution campaigners
The iconic waterside haven hosted the closing ceremony for the Source To Sea challenge. It saw The Whale Company co-founders Carolyn Newton and Carlos De Sousa navigate the River Thames on paddleboards made from plastic bottles. ...
2018-08-09 12:35 open_in_new
How Canary Wharf Group is going to become world’s first ‘plastic free’ commercial centre

Hugo Tagholm

Canary Wharf Group has vowed to step up its fight against single-use plastic by becoming the world’s first commercial centre to sign up to an environmental initiative run by Surfers Against Sewage (SAS).

Bosses of the 16.5 million sq ft estate are working towards ...

2018-08-08 12:26 open_in_new
Falling in love with a fruit at Sanderson London

In childhood, the only salad that would pass my pursed lips was tomatoes fresh from the vine in my grandad’s kitchen garden.

That juicy flesh has never been matched. Until now.

I had been lured on my first visit to Sanderson London by the name of its new executive chef Barry Tonks ...

2018-08-08 12:26 open_in_new
How the Lansbury Amateur Boxing Club is taking its fighters to Vegas

Rufus Clarke Credit: Matt Grayson

The Lansbury Amateur Boxing Club lies almost within the shadow of One Canada Square.

Canary Wharf’s most recognisable tower looms shining down Chrisp Street on approach from Langdon Park DLR.

But walk through the door and the stark contrast ...

2018-08-07 14:23 open_in_new
Why Canary Wharf workers should travel to Villa Di Geggiano in Chiswick

There’s a certain type of carefree hedonism the west of the capital does better than the east.

While Villa Di Geggiano might just about have managed the City, it’s not a restaurant that would comfortably sit in the E-postcodes proper.

They lack the buoyant lagoon of West End ...

2018-08-07 14:23 open_in_new
39 homes in Bow released at The Clocktower by Cushman And Wakefield

A collection of 39 properties in a Grade II listed building in Bow have been released to the market.

The Clocktower, a former workhouse, originally built in 1848, was restored and converted by Linden Homes and is on sale with estate agency Cushman And Wakefield.

Apartments at the ...

2018-08-06 15:17 open_in_new
How technology in the latest Embraer jet to service London City Airport might make it cheaper to use

A glimpse of the near future has touched down at London City Airport.

En route to certification the Royal Docks runway recently saw puffs of smoke kicked up by the wheels of the first Embraer E190-E2 to visit east London.

The cutting-edge commercial aircraft, which could be in ...

2018-08-06 14:14 open_in_new
Knight Frank expands with opening of office at Royal Arsenal Riverside in Woolwich

Photo Credit: Patrick Straub

Atmosphere, community and value for money.

These are the things buyers and prospective tenants can find in Woolwich, according to staff at Knight Frank’s soon-to-open branch.

The firm is set to open its office a few minutes’ walk from the DLR ...

2018-08-03 14:50 open_in_new
DLR launches guided non-stop services from Tower Gateway to Greenwich

For the first time TfL services are set to serve as stand-alone attractions rather than just a method of accessing London's delights.

From Saturday, August 4, Blue Badge Guides will take charge on DLR Discovery services, set to run every hour on the hour at weekends from Tower Gateway ...

2018-08-03 14:50 open_in_new
The O2 unveils Icon Outlet centre as entertainment and shopping converge on Greenwich Peninsula

Change is coming to The O2 and it looks like this.

In October the world’s most successful entertainment venue is set to extend its scope far beyond ticketed events as it opens a 210,000sq ft shopping centre.

Delivered as a joint venture between venue owner AEG and Crosstree Real ...

2018-08-03 09:35 open_in_new
How Emilie West wants to find the colours that are right for you
There’s a lot of guff and managementspeak involving colour. What hue are you? What shade’s your parachute? For former banker Emilie West, though, the colours people wear are a fundamental, practical ...
2018-08-02 10:29 open_in_new
How Duran Duran and Kelis inspired new Hackney restaurant Carte Blanche

He’s rocked with The Who and cooked with Kelis.

Now musician turned self-taught chef Andy Taylor is ready to bring the rebellious spirit of punk to diners in Hackney.

The son of Duran Duran drummer Andy Taylor (yes, this could get confusing), recently opened his first restaurant ...

2018-08-01 10:20 open_in_new