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E Pellicci
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Basing House
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Isle of Dogs
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LAYLOW
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Rolling Stock
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Ministry of Sound
London

Hak Baker's Guide to London

East London’s Hak Baker is the artist redefining what it means to be a folk singer in the capital. His sound, which he calls “G-Folk”, is a blend of grime and folk combining gritty lyrics and acoustic guitar playing. It’s a combination inspired by his past grime career and emotional outtake on life. In Conundrum he sings about “growing up in East London” where it was “forty pence for a bus/ Still the lads jump in the back with no fuss.” It’s these tales about the minutiae of London life that mean listeners find it easy to connect with Hak, and, with a tour coming up in March 2020 he’s set to bring G-Folk to the UK in a big way. Check out Hak's favourite spots in London. Photography: Bonnie Ophelia

East London’s Hak Baker is the artist redefining what it means to be a folk singer in the capital. His sound, which he calls “G-Folk”, is a blend of grime and folk combining gritty lyrics and acoustic guitar playing. It’s a combination inspired by his past grime career and emotional outtake on life. In Conundrum he sings about “growing up in East London” where it was “forty pence for a bus/ Still the lads jump in the back with no fuss.” It’s these tales about the minutiae of London life that mean listeners find it easy to connect with Hak, and, with a tour coming up in March 2020 he’s set to bring G-Folk to the UK in a big way. Check out Hak's favourite spots in London. Photography: Bonnie Ophelia

E Pellicci

"Top cafe, top food, top proper east end people"

Basing House

"Nonchalant fun"

Closed now
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Isle of Dogs

"Good priced and top quality Sunday Roasts. Morn like these silly gastro pubs. Good price beer and authentic East End Pub feel. Ain’t much of that around, too conversation just don’t act moody, we’ll sniff you out!"

LAYLOW

"Members club - I ain’t got a membership but I got the blag to get in there. Good food and wild impromptu nights. Variety of people"

Rolling Stock

"Home of Thirsty Thursday. Best free party in town and can't go wrong. Free entry free beer. Live music and best DJ in the world @ginga_bill"

Ministry of Sound

"Venue fluctuates but if ya in town and it's on go to 'Glitterbox' top old skool sounds and good ravers"