Ximena. Age: 29.
Its spacious bar area boasts scruffy furniture, edgy artwork and a huge tattered Union Jack above the bar. Downstairs there are squishy sofas and big chunky wooden tables as well as more intimate corners to retire to. Plus the pub also has a private, bookable karaoke room.
Isla. Age: 21.
W.F.E.2? Sat-11th Jun @ The Pleasure Unit - London
The gentrification of Shoreditch has been seeping further east, meaning Bethnal Green has seen an upturn in its fortunes of late. In the same way the Hoxton squalor spawned a brand new slew of bars and clubs, the arrival of some residents with a bit of cash and their mates in search of something a bit differentmeans that Bethnal Green's after hours fun is making a mark. The Working Men's Club might be the name on everybody's lips, but if you don't have the patience for their queues remember the Pleasure Unit
Montserrat. Age: 20.
Star of Bethnal Green, Function Room
What more could you want? We have a number of excellent spaces perfect for any event and occasion. The first floor function room is ideal for birthdays, engagements, baby showers or any other celebration. Furthermore, we can also offer private dining.
This sentiment sums up the ethos of another ritzily moustached patriot, "Wild" Billy Childish, who was on manoeuvres in Bethnal Green on New Year's Day with The Buff Medways, his small but tightly drilled platoon of reservist punk rockers. A totemic English eccentric, the year-old musician, painter, poet and novelist is most famous for his ongoing spat with former lover Tracey Emin, his founding of the anti-Britart "Stuckist" movement and the regard in which he is held by a roll-call of rock and pop stars, including Kurt Cobain, The White Stripes, Andy Weatherall, Cornershop, P J Harvey and REM. His autobiographical novel, My Faultis also an ongoing filmic work-in-progress for Kids director Larry Clark.