We are kicking off 2021 with the launch of our Pillars of the Community campaign! This project aims to shine a spotlight on the unsung heroes and cornerstones of our local community. Every month we will feature a noteworthy institution and an everyday hero from East London, and beyond.
It’s difficult to think of a more fitting institution to kick off our Pillars of the Community campaign. We had the absolute pleasure of chatting with Eat or Heat’s co-founder, Gary Nash, to find out a little bit more about this outstanding local service.
Our second installment of Pillars of the Community is an eccentric Homerton hotspot, which is known and loved across the city of London: The Kenton. If you don’t know it, then where have you been hiding? Read on and get to know it!
The Kenton is best described as a traditional British pub with a Scandinavian twist. Egil, the landlord of The Kenton, is inextricably linked with the pub’s appeal and rich character. Hailing from a hamlet of just 55 people in West Norway, Egil is a warm, interesting guy with an almost tangible passion for his business. He is a licensed drone operator, who films and edits his own social media videos, has lived in cities all over the world, and performs local beer deliveries on his cargo bike: We could have extended the interview by hours just to listen to his stories!