This cool lifestyle concept in Hackney is housed under railway arches by London Fields. Dreamt up by locals Elena Mackey and Rachel Munro-Peebles, FountLondon is home to a nursery, family Italian restaurant Il Cudega and a medley of exciting and creative start-ups.

Nursery at FountLondon

Fount Nursery is a chic urban nursery, just the type of nursery owners Elena and Rachel wish they’d had when they were young! Cool Canvas have created an amazing garden for the kiddies to play in and arts and music workshop providers Artburst and kids yoga company Tatty Bumpkin are regular visitors to entertain and inspire little minds.

FountNursery also runs customised kids birthday parties. If you would like to register your interest for FountNursery or book a tour, email:

Restaurant at FountLondon

Il Cudega is an Italian restaurant and deli, dedicated entirely to the dishes and produce of the country’s northernmost region, Lombardy. Showcasing the best of the region’s cheeses, charcuterie and wines, many of which will not be available anywhere else in the UK, the family-friendly eatery features a focaccia bar, where fresh flat oven-made breads are cooked throughout the day and served Genovese-style, either plain or with crescenza (creamy cheese), a thin layer of melting lardo, or with bits of salciccia (sausage).

Open seven days a week from 8am until 6pm, Il Cudega serves as both a café for sit-down meals and as a deli for take away produce and freshly-prepared meals to enjoy at home.

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Browse a range of exciting start-ups and creative brands including affordable art from East End Prints; kids fashions and furniture from Molly Meg and great gifts and curiosities from creative independent natural history shop Eastern Biological.

The shared outdoor area at Fount London provides a vibrant community hub, with gardens, bistro style seating, a gelato stall, bike racks and a greenhouse growing vegetables for the restaurant.

FountLondon – Further Information

Address: 358-360 Arches, Westgate Street, E8 3RN.

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