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Arcola Theatre

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( 1 Review ) Tags: cafe, cheap, cutting edge, independent, innovative, small, theatre

Intimate, versatile theatre space with a huge range of innovative performances and a lovely café

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The Prince George

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( 1 Review ) Tags: affordable, atmospheric, beautiful, beers, historic, old man, pub, quiet, real ale, relaxed, rum, summer, terrace, traditional, wine

Beautiful pub with lovely terrace, a great selection of beers, wines and spirits, atmosphere in ...

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Passing Clouds

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( 1 Review ) Tags: art, club, community, conscientious, creativity, culture, eclectic, friendly, hip, multicultural, music, nightlife, regeneration, sustainability, warehouse

Inspiring community-led art and music project with amazingly ecclectic club nights

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Rio Cinema

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( 1 Review ) Tags: affordable, art deco, arthouse, cinema

Lovely art deco picture house showing arthouse and mainstream releases, with prices that are easy ...

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The Shacklewell Arms

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( 1 Review ) Tags: cheap, dive, fun fun fun, function room, grimy, old man pub, parties, rave

Old man boozer with hidden away function room for super trendy parties

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The Vortex Jazz Club

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( 1 Review ) Tags: atmospheric, bar, bohemian, chilled, cosy, jazz, jazz bar, relaxed, terrace

Atmospheric little bar that is one of the most chilled places in Dalston

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Food & Drink / Shops & Markets

Ridley Road Market

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( 1 Review ) Tags: african, cheap clothes, east end, electronics, fish, food, fruit and veg, ghanaian, halal meat, market, nigerian, spices

Possibly the cheapest place to buy food in London

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Dalston Superstore

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( 1 Review ) Tags: bar, café, cocktails, cool, dj nights, drinking, food, hip, retro

Awesome retro style bar with great drinks and cool people

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( 1 Review ) Tags: bar, club, guerilla marketing, hipster, kitsch, live music, loud, moustache

As cool as it gets: a moustache-themed bar-club

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Barden's Boudoir

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( 1 Review ) Tags: cheap, divey, dj, fun, gigs, hip, red, underground, vj

Another underground Dalston club, in both senses of the word

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Café Oto

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( 0 Reviews ) Tags: art, café, community, creative, drink, food, music

Community-spirited, relaxed café and art/music space

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Visions Video

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( 0 Reviews ) Tags: bar, club, drinking, eclectic, electro, hipster, video store theme, west indian

Small, super-hip club in a former video rental store, which it takes as its theme

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Nightlife and fashion in the dirt and grime »

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Dalston's not going to win any prizes in the beauty stakes, but if you can look past the superficial and you might discover an area with a lot to fall in love with. For the time being at least, Dalston still feels like the old east end, with grimey pound stores, a massive, raucous market and old cafés that have been there since the dawn of time. But alongside this, a seemingly endless stream of ultra-hip bars and clubs are opening in the basements along and off the Kingsland Road where the coolest and most in the know Londoners sip relatively inexpensive drinks whilst modelling the most out-there outfits around. There's a great music scene too, and affordable rents make it a top spot for artists who've been pushed out of Shoreditch studios to make space for bankers' crash pads.

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As Shoreditch falls into the clutches of developers and suit-wearing City-exiles, Dalston is fast becoming a centre of all things hip, with new shops, cafés, bars and a nascent art and nightlife scene. Despite all the regeneration, Dalston remains a down-to-earth, diverse and multicultural area with bucketloads of restaurants and shops from around the world. The area is set to explode with the new East London line extension opening next year, so watch this space.

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