London Fields is the stomping ground for Fashion-‘East’ers and creative types due to its chilled out vibes and cheap rents. The park is surrounded by a host of independent local cafes, restaurants and bars. But it gets better London Fields even has its own local radio station, London Fields Radio with global appeal, catering for the community of the area. They describe their shows as “a specialist nature with a focus on culture, entertainment, good conversation and good music.” They even give Joe public the chance to get involved by emailing them show ideas through the website.
What makes it unique is the fact that the radio is broadcast live from Wilton Way Café. Blink and you might miss the ON AIR sign in the cafes window. Go inside the café and you will find a radio booth situated in the corner with a presenter in full swing whilst people sit around sipping flat whites over their newspapers.
Nestled in central Hackney just north of London Fields and east of The Hackney Empire, Wilton Way Cafe serves smooth Antipodean flat white coffee using a bespoke blend of roasted beans from local roasters Climpson & Sons, and tasty simple food inspired by our favourite cafés throughout the world with ingredients that are as local and fresh as possible.
The Cafe continues its links to the local creative community by showcasing artistic talent.
The Wilton Way Café, 63 Wilton Way, London E8 1BG.