East London

'ISIS Flag' Flies Above Gate To Housing Estate In East London, Guardian Reports

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK

A flag similar to the standard flow by the Islamic State, formerly ISIS, has been spotted flying above the entrance of a housing estate in East London...

What Does 'The End of Hipster' Mean for 'Mipsterz'?

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Furquan Akhtar

Personal experiences of hipsters are a far cry from Williamsburg, New York but instead it was like watching pockets of East London being swallowed up by a swarm of skinny jean wearing, flat white drinking locusts. As preened men were dubbed "Metrosexuals" and "scallies" evolved into "Chavs"; in my circle "Indie" became "Hipster".

10 Best Bars in East London

BarChick | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

East London has got it going ON. London's hippest hotels and restaurants are east-side, it's where BarChick likes to spend her time (naturally) and is, of course, where you'll find some of London's very best bars.

Damon Albarn Joins East End Pub Singers, The Gents, for a Good Old Fashioned knees-up. Long live pianos in pubs!

Kat Jackman | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Last week Damon Albarn finished performing at his own gig following the launch of his first solo album Everyday Robots and decided to join in the fun by singing a version of Parklife with these two naughty scamps. In this special case - their performance was filmed on an iPhone and the footage, as you would imagine, ended up on YouTube.

Waking Up to Reality on Welfare Reform

Geraldine Blake | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Politics
Geraldine Blake

The fact that the most ambitious welfare reforms since 1945 are struggling to achieve their policy objectives should concern anyone who cares about building a better society. We need a more nuanced and supportive approach to reforming welfare - one which takes into account the variety of individuals circumstances and capabilities

22 Glorious Pictures Of Britain's Workers Saying Farewell To Bob Crow

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK

Thousands lined to streets of east London on Monday to say a final farewell to Bob Crow, the former general secretary of the RMT union, who died earli...

Love London

Gina Lyons | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

London has so much to offer, you can party at night, browse markets in the day and everything in between. It wasn't until February last year when my boyfriend fulfilled a childhood dream of mine by taking me to New York that I realised how utterly in love I was with this city.

Skateseeing? Five Other Reasons to Check Out East London

Josie Sampson | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Josie Sampson

We all know that a Regent's Canal is a great place to hang out, but have you checked out the numerous floating businesses along the towpath? Word On The Water is a friendly barge selling secondhand books to passers by...

Teens Charged With Murder Before Alleged Victim Died

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

Three teenage boys have been charged with murdering a market stall holder in east London, before the alleged victim actually died. Two 14-year-old...

Muslim Vigilante Who Terrorised East London Given Asbo

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK

A Muslim convert who took part in vigilante patrols around the capital and called for 'Sharia state' in the UK has been barred from preaching in publi...

Citizen's Arrest - What Not To Do

Hannah Fisher | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Hannah Fisher

Last weekend, a former UK Prime Minister was ambushed and verbally berated by a brazen bar worker (Mr. Garcia). Whilst serving the former PM as he dined in an east London restaurant, Mr. Garcia believed it appropriate to perform "a citizen's arrest for a crime against peace...". A few days after this extraordinary episode took place, the UK national newspapers gave front page honour to the incident.

What London Stereotype Are You?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Dirty and arty, posh and intellectual, trendy and pretentious, suburban and dull, this is the tale of the four cities that make up London. Whether ...

Where to get The Best Coffee in London

Maria Chiorando | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

So the top London places? I don't drink animal secretions, so with a hearty screw you to those establishments with gourmisan-pretensions and a refusal to serve anything other than full-fat bovine breast milk, I present my own humble guide to the finest vegan and omnivore-friendly brews in (East) London.

US Student Attacked By Asian Gang In East London

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

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Monikers, London - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

Moniker's is a hidden gem in the middle of busy Shoreditch. The food is a mixture of brasserie and 'posh' pub grub and they do it very well.

Private View of 'POP' Sir Peter Blake's New Exhibition @ Hang-Up Gallery

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

On Friday evening we launched, the exciting new exhibition from the legendary artist Sir Peter Blake.

EDL In Legal Fight To March In East London

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

English Defence League leaders have told a High Court judge they object to police stopping a march in east London planned for Saturday. PROFILE: To...

Bright Teen Murdered In Unprovoked Stabbing Achieved Top GCSEs

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager who dreamt of being a doctor but was murdered last week in an apparently unprovoked stabbing achieved top grades in his GCSEs, his headteac...

London - a Very Unfamiliar City

Meredith Berman | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Meredith Berman

Describing the place you live as 'familiar' is probably one of the worst adjectives I would ever pick to use and quite frankly, a sin. I wouldn't ever choose to live in a familiar destination - which is why London might just possibly be the greatest city in the world.

For The Love Of Beard

Lydia Smith | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lydia Smith

Pogonophobia - which translates as an abnormal fear of beards. Granted, they don't suit every face and they loiter on every corner of Hoxton and Shoreditch like suits in Canary Wharf - but they are just the right amount of bohemian for me. Nonconformist, but without the sandals. I am a big fan.

Star Pupil Stabbed To Death By Hooded Gang Was Due To Collect Top GCSEs

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A "bright and caring" teenager who was stabbed by a hooded gang in an apparently unprovoked attack was due to collect his "very good" GCSE results nex...

Star Pupil With 'Bright Future' Stabbed To Death By Hoodie Gang In Unprovoked Attack

PA | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A star pupil with "a very bright future" has been stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack by a bandana and hoodie-clad gang. Ajmol Alom, 16, was m...

Tributes Paid To 'Bright, Splendid' Teenager Knifed To Death

PA | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

UPDATE: Ajmol Alom was stabbed by a hoodie-clad gang in an unprovoked attack, say police. A 16-year-old boy who was killed in a knife attack has be...

Fiction for Some, Reality for Many, Top Boy Is Back!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Channel 4's gritty mini series Top Boy, returns this month with its second series. A mind-blowing ratings success for the broadcaster, its lead characters Dushane and Sully are back with their daily grind, about inner city life in East London.

A Visit To Truck Stop

Lucy Self | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Truck Stop is located behind Canary Wharf, in the bit of water that runs between there and Docklands. The 20 vendors duo of makeshift bars manned by Rotary, BBQ smoke pit and 'patch of grass' are all housed on a platform in the middle of the water accessed by a bridge.