Shy One's Favourite Places To Experience Culture in London
Shy One's Favourite Places To Experience Culture in LondonShy One
DJ, Shy One plays an eclectic range of music on her sets. From grime to hip-hop and jazz, her sound reflects the rich cultural history of her London home, a city she can only really describe as wildly "diverse." Having lived in the city so long, she has seemingly experienced London's many layers, and has over time found the underground culture and niche spots that attract likeminded people.
From queer clubs to vegan Caribbean spots, we caught up with Shy One at Peckham's Gala Festival over this weekend to uncover many of her favourite event spaces, bars, restaurants and music venues -- some of which have a particular focus on celebrating the LGBTQ+ and Black community.
In this Guide
“I love TOLA on Peckham High Street. It's in the heart of Peckham and has a great rooftop.”More Info
“My friends do cute stuff at Ridley Road Market Bar -- it has a jazzy soul vibe.”More Info
“An LGBT+ space which is a club, cafe and gallery. A great meeting spot for friends and having a night out.”More Info
“Rye Wax is one of the favourite spots, definitely a place I’d pass by if I’m in Peckham just to see what’s going on.”More Info
“This is an indoor spot just off Rye Lane, you can get amazing food. Any food stalls that aren't dressed up -- those are the ones you wanna go into as that's really where you find the best food.”More Info
“Vegan and run by Rastas. I love it! I get a bit of everything when I go there. Love the tofu.”More Info
“They've got bangin' cocktails, natural wines, they do coffee in the day time. The staff they've got there are wonderful.”More Info
“Another Black-owned venue. It's in Hackney Wick, there's a lot of amazing people who play in there. Amazing staff, security, everything! Has a great sound system and is a wonderful programme.”More Info