Stour Space Café & Bar
The socially minded good eggs at Stour Space are doing virtuous and important things. They took an abandoned, run-down building sitting on the River Lea and gave it a lotta love, turning it into a malleable, multi-functioning space capable of catering to all the creative needs of the community. That means you’ll find engaging art shows, film screenings, yoga classes, DJ sets and talks on any given day. It’s a truly social enterprise with artists’ studios and plenty of grassroots projects based here - believe us when we say this is a real community lynchpin. But for the casual dropper-inner, there’s an endearing cafe doing brunch and lunch bits with an outdoor decking made for some canal-boat gazing and general lazing. With all proceeds going directly back into the place, every pound spent here comes with a welcome side of smugness.