18th September 2018

Last week, Leake Street Arches took home the Placemaking Award at the first ever London Infrastructure Awards. Set up to celebrate both globally recognised infrastructure projects and the individuals making their mark on London’s infrastructure network, the event followed a day of shared insights and debate at the London Infrastructure Summit. Held at The National Gallery, the fifth annual London Infrastructure Summit, attracted over 500 delegates and experts across business, national and London government and infrastructure providers. With infrastructure a hot topic in the press right now, the focus of the 2018 summit was on the future, with priorities after […]
5th September 2018

We’re incredibly excited to announce that this month, 26 Leake Street will be hosting a retrospective art exhibition to celebrate the career of Richard Hambleton. This major new exhibition of paintings by the seminal New York street artist will open on 13 September 2018. ‘Richard Hambleton: Shadowman’ will comprise over 60 original works and photographs, including many that are rare or previously unseen. Richard Hambleton was at the forefront of the New York street art movement in the early 1980s, working alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, and quickly became known for his black ‘shadowman’ silhouettes that appeared unexpectedly in […]
25th August 2018

Bank Holiday weekend sees the arrival of Jones & Sons at Draughts Waterloo. This classical British restaurant and cocktail bar with outposts in Dalston and Angel, has taken over the kitchens at Draughts Waterloo to provide an enhanced food experience to visitors. Founded by Andy Jones in 2013, Jones & Sons is a place to meet, eat, and drink, with an emphasis on well prepared honest British food of the highest quality & artisan cocktails from around the world. After five successful years owning Jones & Sons Dalston and establishing a loyal following, Jones & Sons Angel opened in June […]
24th August 2018

It’s no secret that interest in ‘Urban Art’ has grown exponentially in recent years. Describing a style of art that relates to cities and which is often done by artists who have a passion for city life, urban art encompasses both graffiti and street art as well other visual art found in urban areas, often inspired by the architecture. Whilst urban art started at a neighbourhood level, it is now an international movement, with many artists travelling from city to city working in collaboration with contacts from across the world. Urban art is now (for the most part!) well respected […]
13th August 2018

Every Monday from 7.30pm, Rat Bar @ 26 Leake Street, hosts a comedy night with a different up and coming comedian each week.