Thai Fried Chicken Krapow


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Kompas x Food London

KOMPAS Eats: KraPow E5, London

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April 10, 2018

Last week, some of the KOMPAS team went to dinner at KraPow, a trendy new Northern Thai pop-up restaurant in Homerton, Hackney. The stated aim of KraPow is to bring real Chiang Mai cuisine to London and do away with generic chicken curries and Pad Thai. We decided to…


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Kompas x Neighborhoods London

The Area Guide to Victoria Park: Spots Worth the Trip

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April 4, 2018

KOMPAS is continuing the search to find the best places to go when exploring East London, and today we’re heading to Victoria Park. Wedged right next to the park it’s named after, this small neighbourhood is one of the hidden gems of Hackney. Quaint and inviting, spending some time…

The Round Chapel - Lower Clapton Road


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London

The 10 Places on Lower Clapton Road You Must Visit

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March 27, 2018

Tucked just a stone’s throw away from bustling Hackney Central is Lower Clapton Road. This busy high street snakes through Hackney, and along it are some amazing finds. From some of the city’s best tacos to independent boutiques and an architectural gem, here are ten places to visit along…

Hackney Wick Area Guide


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KOMPAS Guide to Hackney Wick: an Industrial Playground

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March 22, 2018

Here at KOMPAS, we love a good East London neighbourhood, so for this area feature, we wanted to highlight Hackney Wick. This used to be a gritty industrial area and has maintained a lot of its roots, despite Hackney’s quick gentrification. In the recent years, much like the rest…

Sutton House Breakers Yard - Squatter's Room


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London

Hidden Hackney: Sutton House & Breaker’s Yard

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March 20, 2018

Tucked away in between Hackney Central and Homerton station is an unassuming brown brick house. It may not look like much from the outside, but this is Hackney’s oldest residential house. Since it was built in 1535, wealthy merchants, sea captains, clergymen and even squatters have called Sutton House…


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London

A Day at Hackney City Farm

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March 15, 2018

If you’ve ever walked through Hackney and stumbled upon a stable with a donkey or two, some sheep, maybe a gaggle of geese, you were probably slightly befuddled. Hackney City Farm is nestled right into the urban environment. In the 1980s, a small patch of land which was once…

Hoxton Area Guide - Hoxton Street


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Guides for Weekends Kompas x Neighborhoods London

The Hoxton Area Guide: Don’t Miss these Amazing Spots

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March 14, 2018

So far in our area guides to Hackney’s neighbourhoods, we’ve covered the somewhat gritty areas like Dalston and Haggerston. What you may not realise is that everyone’s favourite Shoreditch is actually part of the borough of Hackney. This week, we paid a visit to Hoxton. It may not yet…

KOMPAS Guide to Broadway Market


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The KOMPAS Guide to Broadway Market

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March 8, 2018

Broadway Market is a vibrant Hackney street filled with coffee, food, and shopping, right next to London Fields. Featuring a Saturday Market each week, and much more, it’s hard to get bored around here. Broadway Market first started with a lonely jellied eels shop and has since grown into…

What to do in Haggerston - Street Art


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Guides for Weekends London

The KOMPAS Guide to What to Do in Haggerston

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March 6, 2018

Sandwiched in between Dalston to the north and Hoxton to the south, Haggerston’s borders are open to interpretation. This tiny Hackney neighbourhood is at its best on a Saturday morning when the canal waters sparkle in the sunshine and the smells of breakfast fry-ups and wood-fired pizza fill the…

Why I Love Living in Hackney - Marta


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KOMPAS Stories London

Interview with Marta: Why I Love Living in Hackney

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March 1, 2018

Last week, we conducted an interview with Marta, a freelancer who has been working with us at KOMPAS. Marta is originally from Bulgaria but has lived in a variety of European countries. She’s currently a proud resident of Hackney, where she is housemates with our CEO, Tom. We asked Marta…