Lily and her partner Rob run the bar at Observer Building, the old newspaper offices in Hastings. It’s a beautiful old building with peeling, tired walls spruced up with art and weird sculptures. They’ve made a really homely space out of a cavernous room. The bar has mismatched furniture, tables that are doors, a pool table, a little stage and cinema out the back. Upstairs is a huge gallery space and studios (brilliant recent show curated by Chris Winters – pics on site somewhere).
Frank’s Café and Bar in Peckham. Escaping the heat of the street and up on the roof of a multi-storey car park. Bold Tendencies put on installation art in the dystopian car park spaces. This is ‘proper’ London.
Lovely staff. Great food. Amazing views.
Meanwhile, outside the Holy Drinker, an old Morris Minor Police panda car, in a disabled parking bay. Captions, please!