Like the Great Plains being roamed by herds of majestic bison, the warehouses of Hackney Wick form the perfect natural habitat for hipsters to thrive in great numbers. You’ll find plenty of them at Crate Brewery, where in addition to excellent house-brewed beers and ciders on tap, they dish out brilliant thin-crust pizzas. At weekends, there are DJs spinning and a party vibe, and there’s masses of outdoor space for your crew to sit by the canal. There’s even a little rowboat you can sit in - just try not to tip it over, unless you want to contract leptospirosis.
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You should look past all the kitsch on display at Café Miami’s because their tacos and toasties are some of the best in Clapton.
Sonora is an excellent takeaway-only taquería in Hackney’s Netil Market, just a few hatches up from its old home when it was called Pollo Feliz.
EXP Cantina at Swan Wharf
EXP Cantina at Swan Wharf is a cool outdoor cafe and bar with a big terrace overlooking the River Lea, serving tacos, burgers, and craft beers.
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Santa Maria is a proper Neapolitan pizza joint in Fitzrovia. By proper we mean it’s excellent. And it’s inexpensive too.
Bush Hall Dining Rooms
A chilled spot on the Uxbridge Road in Shepherds Bush, Bush Hall Dining Rooms serves everything from pizza to crab cakes.
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Morty & Bob’s
Morty and Bob’s is the best place to drop in for brunch and daytime hangs around the Broadway Market area, especially at the weekend.
Netil360 is a rooftop bar in Hackney that's great for day drinking, pizza, and views across London.
Frank’s Café & Campari Bar
Frank’s in Peckham is a rooftop bar with the most impressive view of the London skyline, and has the added bonus of serving reasonably priced drinks.
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