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FOOD & DRINK, FURTHER AFIELD, TRAVEL & TRANSPORT

Community and Coffee with Hawkers & Peddlers of Manor Park

Last month we interviewed a couple of Far East{London} entrepreneurs who also happen to be the newest Barristas on the block, Jenny and Danielle of Hawkers & Peddlers.

We had a right nice natter about their glorious coffee cart that is keeping all of you Manor Park-ers bright eyed and bushy tailed in the mornings, as well as talking coffee (obvs) and community. We also mined them ruthlessly for local tips and did our damnedest to persuade them to bring their special pour-over skills another mile south in to East Ham once in a while (Saturdays, East Ham Market, guys? #JustSaying!!!).

Scroll down for all the juicy details. We hope you enjoy the interview and if you like their coffee don’t forget to like them on Twitter & Instagram (@Hawker&peddler), or even better, pop by and say hello. They can be found at Manor Park Station every day from 7am – 11am. Continue Reading

Cycle Newham (East Blam)
E6 NEWS, THINGS TO DO, TRAVEL & TRANSPORT

FREE CYCLING LESSONS FOR NEWHAMITES!

Get on yer bike, son!

Ever fancy getting a bicycle (or getting it out of the shed), but are afraid of the craziness of the London roads? We know how you feel…

You could change all that with Cycle Confident, the cycle safety firm that partner with Newham Council to provide free (yes, you heard us, FREE!) cycling skills workshops for all of you Far East {Londoners}, whether you live, work or are in full time education in the borough. Continue Reading

GREEN SPACES, TRAVEL & TRANSPORT

The Bike-tastic and car free GREENWAY

East BLAM to Strat{west}field in 25 mins. Traffic free? Don’t mind if I do… A quick post for the cycling enthusiasts.

Before taking up residency in East BLAM, I cycled to work every day so have been keen to investigate the cycle paths of Newham.

I heard a rumour about a mythical pathway called ‘The Greenway’ that takes you from East BLAM all the way to Stratford (AKA Strat-field) and beyond. It runs on an old sewer line, and past the Lea sewage works WITHOUT ANY CARS!

I wondered and speculated wildly: Where does it start? where does it stop?  Is it lit? Is it a smooth ride?  Is it safe for women to cycle at night? Is it stinky (it is on a sewer works, silly!)?

Try as I might, Google did not yield any helpful results. The only option was to go old skool, and actually see it for myself.

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