This Week In East London: 16th – 22nd October 2023

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6th – 22nd October 2023: Christo’s Early Works

4 Princelet Street, E1 6QH

Ever wondered what those Georgian houses around Brick Lane look like inside? Us too. Gagosian Open aims to bring art into surroundings that you might not expect. In this exhibition, Christo’s earliest works are housed in the famous almost-pink Grade II listed building on Princelet Street. The works themselves show everyday objects wrapped and obscured in translucent and (in some cases) opaque fabrics, drawing the visitor to wonder what lies beneath. Open between 10am and 6pm each day, visitors are encouraged to enter whenever they please and explore the space at their own pace.

dealchecker Tip: The exhibition itself is small, and doesn’t take much time to take in. After half an hour, we recommend heading around the corner to Town House where 18th-century recipes are used to make delicious-smelling cakes that can be enjoyed in the enclosed garden.

Eat At:

Xian Biang Biang Noodles

62 Wentworth St, London E1 7AL

As the weather gets colder, we’re left craving comforting food that leaves us feeling warm. The spicy hand-pulled biang biang noodles from Xian Biang Biang Noodles are sure to do just that. At just £10.90, they’re a bit of a steal too!

Drink In:


5 Ravey St, London EC2A 4QW

Gone are the days for al fresco drinking, and instead, we’re on the hunt for moody underground bars like Found where you’ll be able to snuggle up in a cosy nook with your date. We’re a big fan of the Heaven and Hell, which pairs fresh fruity flavours with the kick of jalapeno agave syrup.