As the creatives move further east, so places like Clapton become increasingly popular. And Clapton's quite the place these days, with loads of independent bars, boozers and restaurants keeping its new locals very well watered and fed. If the natural regeneration of areas like this is anything to go by, Shoreditch losing its lustre long ago was clearly no bad thing. After all, you can always rely on the cool kids of London town to find the next best thing.
What are your favourite Clapton haunts? Let us know in the comments.
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Redundant Architects Recreation Association
Check out the workshop, sleeping pod, brewery and cinema in a Shoreditch industrial unit design to provide flexible and affordable workspace for ‘downdrodden creatives’ (architects have been disproportionately hit by the current economic downturn ).
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Acklam Village Market
A weekend street food market in west London, with a large covered area created from recycled materials. The ten stalls provide Cuban cuisine, burgers, barbecued wild game, Jamaican jerk, Indian, Peruvian and more. Plus Fuller's bar sell beer from micro-breweries, alongside the usual beverages. There's a big focus on the local community here, so on any one weekend you could find installations by local artists here, street entertainment, live music ranging from jazz to rock 'n' roll, DJs and even a pop-up beach.
Venue says: “Visit Acklam Village in the heart of Portobello Rd for free live entertainment and the finest international street food in west London.”