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Meet the tastemakers: Hackney Wick's Thingy Cafe


Thingy Cafe is a small independent cafe tucked away in Hackney Wick, East London's vibrant stretch of craft breweries, art galleries, club spaces and restaurants that nest along Regent’s Canal and the Olympic Park site.

Part coffee shop, part music studio, part garden cafe, Thingy's aim is to bring together the diverse and eclectic creative communities that populate the canalside neighbourhood and beyond, creating a beautiful environment where every kind of person can relax and have fun.

While they're known for their coffee and delicious plant based food by Tasty Plants, Thingy's music studio facilities have seen the likes of Slow Thai and Greentea Peng come through. They’re now set to expand on their musical activity, welcoming back live gigs post-pandemic with local bands like Sad Sack Wasp Trap, Try Happy, and Furlows.

As part of a new blog series where we invite local tastemakers and thriving communities to curate the perfect soundtrack for us, we're thrilled to present a new playlist curated by the good folk at Thingy.

With soulful classics by Angie Stone, Children of Zeus, and Little Simz, to bass-led ventures from Dubkasm, Roni Size, and Fat Freddy's Drop, it's a diverse affair that should satisfy every kind of musical ear. Tuck in below and be sure to make a trip down to Thingy if you're not on your way there already!

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