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TYX Membership Studios opens in London

TYX, a membership-based flexible studio community, opens in London.

TYX is a part of Tileyard, Europe’s largest creative community. TYX is a new purpose-built creative facility which provides affordable, flexible membership-based access to high-specification recording studios, video production rooms and workspace.

From world-class music studios for producers, engineers, bands, and creatives, to the podcast room, photography studio, video and livestream studio, and a co-working space, TYX is London’s one-stop music and content creation space.

On the music studio side, there are 9 identical studios, all the same size and same equipment. Then, the Dolby Atmos studio is the space for your atmos mixes, or to use as a larger music production suite.

The control room and live room are set up as a more traditional recording studio, and are also accessible as a part of the membership. Tileyard X, or TYX, also has a sense of community and inspires creatives to collaborate.

A second TYX will open in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, as a part of Tileyard North. Following this, more locations are set to open worldwide.

Perfect for recording musicians and creative businesses who aren’t in a position to commit to long-term leases or for those who require a more flexible approach to working, TYX memberships start from as little as £199 per month. ​

To get a free tour or to apply for membership visit www.tileyardx.co.uk

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Jazz Café announces their 2022 gig lineup

Jazz Café, the legendary music venue in Camden Town, is welcoming a host of live music performances in the first few months on 2022.

It’s a star studded range of shows featuring the likes of Jay Electronica, 47Soul, Rhythm Section w/ Jas Kayser, Sean Khan w/ Heidi Vogel, Theophilus London, Prínicipe w/ Nidia, MC Yallah and many many more!

For February and March in 2022 The Jazz Cafe have confirmed some of the most distinguished and exciting acts from around the world to appear on their hallowed stage. Legend of the rap game and New Orlean native Jay Electronica hits the stage in February for what will potentially be the show of the decade. Leading Palestinian electronic-rap trio 47Soul are also confirmed for February, bringing with them their very own ‘Shamstep’ genre in what is set to be a standout show as well as their first ever UK performance. 

Also touching down in February is Bradley Zero’s very own Rhythm Section with their first live show of 2022. Set to be an unmissable modern jazz showcase featuring rising star of the jazz scene: London drummer Jas Kayser (Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the year in 2021)who has previously featured in bands for the likes of Jorja Smith and Nubya Garcia, Australian jazz funk party starters Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange, as well as forthcoming Rhythm Section release Tone. 

 

Enigmatic London-based saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Sean Khan joins forces with legendary London label BBE in March for the launch of his brand new album ‘Supreme Love’ – a collection of songs and covers inspired by his love for John Coltrane. He’ll be joined by Cinematic Orchestra front woman Heidi Vogel

 

March will see New York multi-hyphenate Theophilus London return to the UK for the first time in nearly 10 years for two dates at the Jazz Cafe, with the first exceptional live performances of his latest album ‘Bebey’.

Also appearing at the Jazz Cafe throughout February and March are the likes of online bass sensation Fernando Rosa, Dutch disco band YĪN YĪN , infamous Mexican drummer Antonio Sánchez z and his brand new project Bad Hombre, vocal jazz legend Kurt Elling and iconic Lisbon label Príncipe celebrating their 10th anniversary, with the dizzying style of Principe stalwart Nídia heading up proceedings in what is sure to be a spectacular night.

 

Also giving us a sneak peek into what’s to come; the Jazz Cafe have announced prominent East African female rapper MC Yallah with Debmaster for April. Affiliated with the Kampala-based Nyege Nyege crew, MC Yallah plays her biggest show to date following widespread acclaim with performances at Unsound Festival and Nyege Nyege festival in Uganda.

 

As always the Jazz Cafe looks to exceed expectations with its standout programming and bookings providing an inimitable live experience, and the early 2022 line up is no different. With the calendar also featuring exciting shows in the shape of Re:imagine presents: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, A Brief History of King Tubby with Dennis Bovell & Friends, Abstract Orchestra play Dilla, Baduizm – The 25th Anniversary and many more there truly is something for everyone on offer. The Jazz Cafe is kicking off 2022 with a bang – much to the delight of music lovers everywhere.
FULL LINE UP
Friday 28th January
RE:IMAGINE PRESENTS: THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL
19:00 – 23:00

 

Saturday 29th January
JAY ELECTRONICA
19:00 – 23:00
SOLD OUT

 

Thursday 3rd February
GHANA’S GROOVE: A HISTORY OF HIGHLIFE
19:00 – 22:30

 

Friday 4th February
COLECTIVA + RACHEL MARTINS + DJ POLY RITMO
19:00 – 22:30

 

Friday 4th February
CERRONE
22:30 – 03:00

 

Sunday 6th February
A BRIEF HISTORY OF KING TUBBY WITH DENNIS BOVELL & FRIENDS
19:00 – 22:30

 

Monday 7th / Tuesday 8th February
RICHARD BONA
19:00 – 22:30

 

Friday 11th February 
LOWKEY
19:00 – 22:30

 

Saturday 12th February
THE REAL THING (Album Launch)
19:00 – 22:30

 

Monday 14th February
ABSTRACT ORCHESTRA PLAY DILLA
19:00 -22:30

 

Tuesday 15th / Thursday 17th February
BADUZIM – THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY
19:00 -22:30

 

Friday 18th / 19th February
47SOUL
19:00 – 22:30

 

Wednesday 23rd February
KURT ELLING SUPERBLUE
19:00 – 22:30

 

Thursday 24th February
ERIK TRUFFAZ
19:00 – 22:30

 

Friday 25th February
JAM BAXTER
19:00 – 22:30

 

Saturday 26th February
KANDA BONGO MAN
19:00 – 22:30

 

Monday 28th Feb – Weds 2nd March
FERNANDO ROSA
19:00 – 22:30

 

Thursday 3rd March
RHYTHM SECTION LIVE
19:00 – 22:30
Tickets – TBA

 

Friday 4th March
YĪN YĪN 
19:00 – 22:30

 

Friday 4th March 
Glenn Underground
22:30 – 03:00

 

Saturday 5th March 
THE LEGEND OF WILLIAM ONYEABOR
19:00 – 22:30

 

Tuesday 8th March
SEAN KHAN
19:00 – 22:30

 

Thursday 10th March
K.O.G
19:00 – 23:30

 

Friday 11th March
DJ MARKY: ORIGINS SET
22:30 – 03:00

 

Saturday 12th March
YOLANDA BROWN
19:00 – 22:30

 

Thursday 17th March
AMON DÜÜL II
19:00 – 22:30

 

Friday 18th March 
ANTONIO SÁNCHEZ & BAD HOMBRE
19:00 – 22:30

 

Saturday 19th March
LIV WARFIELD
19:00 – 22:30

 

Sunday 20th March
KASSA OVERALL
19:00 – 22:30

 

Monday 21st / Tuesday 22nd March
HENRIK SCHWARZ & ALMA QUARTET
19:00 – 22:30

 

Friday 25th March
LEVITATION ORCHESTRA
19:00 – 22:30

 

Friday 25th March
10 YEARS OF PRÍNCIPE 
22:30 – 03:00
Tickets – TBA

 

Saturday 26th March
KWAME YEBOAH
19:00 – 22:30

 

Sunday 27th March
AHMED FAKROUN
19:00 – 22:30

 

Monday 28th / Tuesday 29th March
THEOPHILUS LONDON
19:00 – 22:30

 

Wednesday 30th March 
KURT ROSENWINKEL TRIO
19:00 – 22:30

 

Thursday 31st March
OMAR & QCBA (ALBUM LAUNCH) 
19:00 – 22:30

 

Thursday 7th April
MC YALLAH & DEBMASTER
19:00 – 22:30
Tickets TBA

 

Amy Winehouse Music Walk of Fame plaque unveiled

Camden Town is home to the Amy Winehouse Music Walk of Fame plaque, in honour of the Queen of Camden.

The plaque was unveiled in front of many fans and celebrities. Her parents, Janis and Mitch Winehouse, were in attendance too.

Amy Winehouse passed away in Camden Town in 2011 aged 27.

The singer is considered by many to be the Queen of Camden, having lived in the area, worked at the market, and performed many of her early concerts there.

The Amy Winehouse statue can be found in the Stables market. In her name the Amy Winehouse Foundation has been set up.

amy_statue_camden

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Best pubs in Camden Town

Camden Town is blessed with some of the best pubs in London. Historic, welcoming, and with energy.

In no particular order, here are some of the must-visit pubs in Camden Town.

  1. The World’s End

Two bars, a mezzanine level, and a huge selection of beers, The World’s End is the largest pub in Camden with one of the longest histories.

Worlds End Camden

174 Camden High St, Camden Town, London NW1 0NE

  1. The Hawley Arms

A fantastic pub close to the famous Camden Lock bridge, and best known as the ‘Amy Winehouse pub’, the Hawley Arms has good drinks, a food menu, and live music.

Hawley Arms gig

2 Castlehaven Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 8QU

  1. The Lock Tavern

Now under the management of East London Pub Co., Lock Tavern has an even more impressive bar and food menu than before. A huge beer garden at the back is a must-visit in the summer months, and there are regularly live music performances.

Lock Tavern server

35 Chalk Farm Rd, Chalk Farm, London NW1 8AJ

  1. The Elephant’s Head

Elephant’s Head is always a favourite among visitors to Camden. A perfect location, choice of drinks, and a fine history – it dates back to 1832!

Elephant's Head Camden Town pub

224 Camden High St, Camden Town, London NW1 8QR

  1. The Golden Lion

If you’re after good pub food, this one should be at the top of the list. Friendly owners, great service, and possibly the best Sunday Roast anywhere in London.

Golden Lion owners drinks

88 Royal College St, London NW1 0TH

  1. The Devonshire Arms

You’ve not fully experienced Camden if you’ve not been to ‘The Dev’, Camden’s most metal bar. A place with attitude, you’ll soak up the environment.

devonshire arms the dev

33 Kentish Town Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 8NL

  1. Spread Eagle

This beautiful pub off Parkway, just past Jazz Café, has a real community feel. A place to sit down and enjoy a drink, delicious food, and enjoy the conversation.

spread eagle pub

141 Albert St, Camden Town, London NW1 7NB

  1. The Edinboro Castle

A comfy gastropub with plenty of space. The beer garden is one of the best places to be in the summer months. Always a good time at The Edinboro Castle. Definitely one of the best pubs in Camden Town.

eninboro castle camden

57 Mornington Terrace, London NW1 7RU

  1. The Dublin Castle

Skip over to The Dublin Castle to see what the hype is about. Legendary bands have played shows at the music venue at the back. So much history all in one venue, make sure to add it to your Camden list of things to see.

dublin castle pub camden

94 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7AN

  1. Monarchy

Building on the history of The Monarch, the new Monarchy pub in Camden has beer, food, and lots of screens.

42-44 Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8BG

  1. Camden Assembly

You might remember this as Camden Barfly. The Assembly still has the impressive music venue upstairs, regularly hosting local and international bands. The food from Burger & Beyond is worth the visit alone.

camden_assembly_bar

49 Chalk Farm Rd, Chalk Farm, London NW1 8AN

  1. The Grafton

The homely pub is spacious, warm, and has a good wine and beer menu, and serves food. It’s child and dog-friendly and the upstairs bar and roof terrace is a good place to chill.

the grafton drinks

20 Prince of Wales Rd, Kentish Town, London NW5 3LG

There are, of course, many more pubs in Camden Town. Want to leave us a suggestion as to which pubs we should add to this list? Head over to our Facebook page to comment and let us know which Camden pub is your favourite.

Camden Town London Facebook Page.

Opening Times of Camden Market

What are the opening times of Camden Market?

Camden Market is open every day of the year, including bank holidays. Apart from Christmas Day, you’ll be able to visit and explore Camden Market.

Camden Market opening times: 10am – late, 7 days a week.

To get there use the post code NW1 8AF.

The best bus routes: 24, 214, 274, 134, and 393. The closest underground stations are Camden Town and chalk Farm, both on the Northern Line.

amy_statue_camden

Grab some food, buy some gifts, and absorb the history that Camden Market and Camden Town has to offer.

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It’s 2 Minutes From Euston Station. Is It Better Than Brick Lane?

Drummond Street is London’s most famous restaurant street, in particular Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants. We went for lunch, took some photos, and had a look around. It’s been said that it’s “Better than Brick Lane”, so we put it to the test.

Drummond Street is a 2 minute walk from Euston station, and as you enter the street you’re greeted by the incredible Indian Spice shop. They opened in 1981 and the owner, Harish, is delighted to tell people which ingredients they need to make their own Indian foods. For those of you handy in the kitchen, this is a must visit. Take a look at the Drummond Street website.

For lunch we quite fancied some Indian food, which on a hot day didn’t seem like the best idea at first. We went to Diwana Bhel Phoori House, the UK’s first vegetarian Indian restaurant, and they had a beautiful looking buffet set out. For those who work in the area, not only do they get an extremely tasty meal, you can arrive eat all you can, and be out in just a few minutes. The food was spectacular.

Drummond Street Curry

Ravi Shankar, and the famous Chutney’s, along with the other restaurants, offer a weekly lunchtime buffet.

Ravi Shankar Drummond Street
Ravi Shankar vegetarian restaurant on Drummond Street

To finish off the visit we went to Ambala, the well-known Indian sweet shop and saw their huge selection of traditional Indian sweets. Fortunately, their staff explained to us the different flavours and types, so we of course choose the one with the coolest name and prettiest colour… and took a few with us for the week too.

We heard the laughter coming from Brizzi’s Italian restaurant, so dipped in to get a coffee. The wonderful and flamboyant Mr Brizzi himself made one of the best (and cheapest!) cups of coffee we’ve ever had, and showed us the downstairs restaurant. What a gem of a place! He’s been there since 1984, and his regular customers include Bono and Diego Maradona.

The shop that caught our attention, Bio-Organix, sells health products and supplements. Healthy tea, natural products to keep us in shape. What a great store. The owner is also happy to advise on healthy living.

Bio Organix Drummond Street
Bio Organix in Drummond Street

To put it simply, Drummond Street has the best Indian food in London. It’s historic and the restaurants keep to the original recipes – many of these restaurants still have the same chefs from many decades ago.

See more about the restaurants on shops on Drummond Street.

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