Wandering in East London, Discovering Sushisamba and Jaguar Shoes at Old Shoreditch Station

The last couple of weeks I have found myself hanging out in East London a fair bit, I guess after the scaremongering during the Olympics I figured I was probably best to try to stay closer to home. However this has led me to some new discoveries!

Jaguar Shoes Collective – The Old Shoreditch Station – Kingsland Rd

Like many places in Shoreditch Jaguar Shoes is a collection of artist, Cafe, Shop, and exhibition. They have recently launched Brolly & Ice Cream, a new exhibition & pop-up purveying the finest teas and ices and last Thursday I decided to check out its launch. During which we were treated to complimentary gin cocktails and  able to sample some of the delicious ice cream they would have on sale. The  Brolly and ice cream exhibition features bespoke graphic wallpaper, giant ice cream sculptures and an inverted umbrella lighting installation alongside a selection of illustrated products created by the JaguarShoes roster of artists.  To accompany the exhibition, the fashion retail area of the building has been transformed into a Teas and Ices shop. Inspired by the 1930-1940’s era; a time of home-making, frugality and rationing. This place is definitely worth checking out so if you’re looking for somewhere to chill out for the remainder of the summer get down here.

For more information please visit: http://www.jaguarshoes.com/

The Old Shoreditch Station
Gin cocktails and Damson Ice cream

On the way we spotted a couple of very cool murals. .. I just had to get a picture of this Olympic inspired one. Go Jessica Ennis!

If anyone know the artist who did this let us know!

Jessica Ennis – Repeat Graffii

Sushisamba – Floors 38 and 39, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY

Heron Tower http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1e/Heron_Tower_from_Wormwood_St.JPG

The Heron tower is one of the new skyscrapers that have risen up in London recently. Having already been to The Drift I was keen to check out the views from its newest edition Sushisamba, a restaurant serving a fusion of Brazilian, Peruvian and Japanese food. Obviously the pulling point of this place is the views which are without a doubt spectacular. On this occasion I didn’t get to taste the food but we did spend some time in the bar enjoying the scenery and a couple of funky cocktails. The restaurant was very busy but we found we didn’t have a problem getting a place to sit and access to the bar. I really enjoyed myself and will be definitely making an excuse to go back.

For more information please visit: http://sushisamba.com/gallery/location/london

Sushisamba bar
Views of the Gherkin at night
Gorgeous views of London at night

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