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When it comes to East London insiders there are few as authentic as Stacey Wood. Founder of the beautifully branded British fashion brand King & Tuckfield (which you can visit here),  her inspiration was her grandmother's East London wardrobe in the 1920's. As she secretly confesses “I very rarely move out of East London, I live, work and play this side of the city." Sharing for the first time ever her favorite places, here's where to eat, drink, shop next time you are in the neighborhood. 

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Shoreditch House

On Sunday morning, I’m often found in the house gym before I meet my partner or friends for breakfast, it’s a great way to start your Sunday.

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Granger and Co

Their decor colour palette is so beautiful, pale pink, tan leather and gold hardware.

 
 
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Franze & Evans

I’m obsessed with cake and I’m found walking out of Franze and Evans most weekends with the biggest box of cakes, they don’t last long. Tea & Cake brings backs memories of my Grandmother.

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Mast Chocolate

My home is now on this street (Redchurch Street) and I love every nook and cranny of it! Beautifully wrapped chocolate with packaging that’s almost too good to eat- you can book in for a tasting or they have chocolate cocktail nights too. 

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Columbia Road flower market

I’m here every Sunday picking up flowers for my apartment, showroom and studio. The hustle and bustle on a Sunday is wonderful and you can imagine generations past walking the market.

 
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Campania & Jones

Also on Columbia Road, the overall experience in Campania from the ambiance to the food and décor makes it very memorable. 

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The Barbican

They have some great exhibitions here. Hints of the Eames exhibition influenced our SS17 collection – I love to spend my free weekends here for inspiration.

 
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Sadler’s Wells theatre

Ballet is an important part of our brand story. My Grandmother was a ballet dancer in the 1940’s and my father too from a very young age, I try to see a ballet performance here as often as I can.

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Strut & Cluck

Strut & Cluck is a family run business and is my go to when I have no idea what to eat.  - I OD on the cauliflower in this place, each dish has so much love, flavour and colour, and is built on fond family recipes from the owner’s childhood.

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The Ace Hotel

I lived in East London for over 15 years and I walk aimlessly around forgotten streets, which are starting to become more alive as the years pass by. If only they could talk! The Ace Hotel lobby is now a real hub for creative meetings.