East London: an opinionated guide
Hoxton Mini Press has published a small but perfectly opinionated guide to Hackney and beyond, outrageously skewed to book-lovers, gallery-visitors, food-munchers and coffee-slurpers tastes. Featuring beautiful photography, understated design and high production values, this guide book is small but perfectly formed and is an ideal accompaniment to any East London outing – whether you’ve lived in the area for years, live elsewhere in London but want to explore the city, or especially if you happen to be visiting for the first time. The book offers over 50 of the best places to eat, sleep, visit, shop and drink. It's not an exhaustive list of the coolest and newest, rather recommendations the author (Sonya Barber) would give you if you came to stay in Hackney and enjoyed what she enjoyed.
Robots at Science Museum
From the dawn of mechanised human forms to cutting-edge technology fresh from the lab, Robots at the Science Museum reveals the astonishing 500-year quest to make machines human. Focusing on why they exist rather than on how they work, the blockbuster exhibition explores the ways robots mirror humanity and the insights they offer into our ambitions, desires and position in a rapidly changing world. sciencemuseum.org.uk