1. Eat at Tonkatsu Ramen
1a Dunston Street, E8 4EB
expect to pay about £20 per head for dumplings, a ramen and a drink or 2
Tonkotsu is the award winning restaurant that has recently opened a branch in Haggerston – try their own brand chili oil!
2. Nice! – The Vortex Jazz Club
11 Gillett Square, London N16 8AZ (020 7254 4097)
The Vortex Jazz Club is celebrating its 25th Birthday this year: It is consistently selected as one of the top 150 jazz clubs in the world by Downbeat magazine, was short-listed by Music Week as one of the best live promoters of 2011 and voted into the top 10 London venues by readers of Time Out in 2012. Check out this week’s cracking line up on the Vortex website. Entry is generally £10
3. go to the Arcola theatre
24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL (020 7503 1646)
Currently Spanish Golden Age season; now showing “Punishment Without Revenge” (Castigo sin Venganza). First written in 1631, a dark and thrilling drama, an audacious blend of unbearable tension and delicious comedy, which both terrifies and delights. Michael Billington, Guardian theatre critic, voted Punishment Without Revenge as number 2 on his list of Best Theatre of 2013:
4. check out Oval space
29-32 The Oval London – E2 9DT (44 (0) 20 7183 4422)
Rave your way into the day – 22.01.2014
Notre Jour Viendra starring Vincent Cassell – 28.01.2014
Oval space music – watch this amazing vid!
5. Get your haircut / beard trimmed for free in Shoreditch!
71 Leonard St, EC2A4QS (0207 739 7690)