More than a year has passed since a stop was put on socialising as we knew it! Following a series of on and off lockdowns, substantial meals, mixing in bubbles and generally having no idea of what is going or when we were going to return to normality, we are now definitively on the roadmap to recovery and just weeks away from socially distanced socials, and a mere few months from touching, hugging and dancing as we knew it!
Al fresco-sit-down partying is set to return from April 12th and that means last year’s go to open air venue, HWK: The Lot, is back, with a weekly programming of the best underground DJs London and the UK has to offer.
Experience the best street food, drinks and DJs every Sunday in Hackney at The Lot. Right next to Hackney Wick station.
Grab your bubble of 4 or 6, select your table type and RESERVE!
Tables are just £5- £10 to reserve for your whole group. Grab them whilst you still can!
Tables can be booked in 2 slots:
1pm – 5pm
or 5:15 – 9:15pm
If you want the table all day, simple book both time slots.
Hackney Wick Flea Market returns to White Post Lane in 2021 after an eight year hiatus!
Shifting away from the street, they have found a lovely community focused spot in HW Underground just opposite us at HWK / The Lot.
Explore Bric-a-brac, home-made objects, free-cycle, live music/ drawing, fortune telling, treasure hunt and many more from the locals between 10am and 4pm
Just a few yards away from the market, The Lot will be open for food, beers and cocktails with table service from 1pm. The Vinyl Pimp record store, who will be hosting the Hackney Wick Flea Market, have booked DJs to play at The Lot all day!
We’re open for walk-ins during the flea market! So, feel free to wonder in and out for food, drink and to hear some tunes in between your perusing across the street.
The Flea Market ends at 4pm. So we suggest you book one of our 5pm – 9pm tables to ensure you get a good seat for the after party at The Lot!
Hackney Wick Flea Market - HW Underground @ 66 - 78 White Post Lane, E9 5EN. Opposite The Lot
Set Times At The Lot
Cornacchia (1pm – 4pm)
Cornacchia is second in command of Vinyl Pimp, local record shop, who will be mixing a blend of electronica, downtempo, ambient on vinyl whilst the Flea Market is in full effect.
Iori and Rothwell (4pm – 7pm)
Two thirds of London based not-for-profit collective, Arts Club, lori and Rothwell are no strangers to a B2B. Together they explore the groovier more downtempo side of their sounds. Come enjoy their set once the flea market ends. Book a table for 5:15 – 9:15pm to avoid disappointment.
Vinyl Pimp (7pm – 9pm)
Luk Man Hon (陸文康) has drawn a fascinating, squiggled line across the globe, through some of the world’s most interesting places. Originally from Hong Kong (Wan Chai), Hon moved to Lincolnshire in the UK at age 15. It was there he learned firsthand the ways of the UK, notably its famed exploits: music and culture. It was here, ensconced in 90’s and 00’s electronic music culture, that he got into buying vinyl. It was in these early days he saw the intrinsic value; both monetary and cultural, of records.
Following his time at The University of Plymouth, Hon spent time in New York and Amsterdam to further his musical interests. Having been drawn to Europe and Th West, Hong Kong called, but it was London that answered.
In pre-recession 2008, London was rife with opportunity. In a time where new release vinyl sales were at an all-time low, Hon seized the moment and started selling second-hand vinyl, using the web platform Discogs. He still had a love for the culture and regularly partied at outdoor raves and in the East End warehouses. Curiously enough, he fused experience with business acumen and set up shop in one of the very warehouses he frequented. His connections in the scene proved vital as DJs, collectors and others, would keep handing him the keys to their collections; with the intent they be sold on commission. Essentially speaking, ‘pimping’ their collection. Thus, a new era began, one aptly named: Vinyl Pimp.
At a time, he boasted being one of the biggest Discogs stores in the UK. He’s definitely one of the longest established! His attention to detail and grading records has led to his store being in the top 5 in the UK when it comes to feedback on vinyl quality.
It’s no surprise then, that in the 11 years of Vinyl Pimp, names such as Ben Sims, Giles Peterson, Doc Scott, and Phil Asher have all flocked to Hon to flog their wares!
Then there’s the names who have DJ’d in store! Vinyl Factory hosted their “Record Sweep” series at The Vinyl Pimp store ( https://thevinylfactory.com/films/record-sweep/ ), where DJs would have 10 minutes to spend £100 in the shop to curate a DJ set. This included none other than Vladimir Ivkovic, Mogwai, San Proper, MCDE, Fatima, Eats Everything, Gilles Peterson, Luke Vibert and TEED!
As a collector, selector, and businessman, the breadth of content passing through his hands broadened his tastes ad infinitum. As the years went by, this expanded further afield into Jazz, Disco, House, Ambient, and Experimental. Hon was a veritable sponge, adapting his tastes and becoming a true master of the art of collecting. And this all shows: Vinyl Pimp is now one of London’s and The UK’s infamous record shops.
While DJing is not his primary aim, in his own words: “that’s not to say I don’t have the ability to move a dancefloor!”.
Need to Know
. All reservations are for between 2 to 6 people max.
. Tickets are priced per table. Not per person. The cost for a whole table is just £5 or £10.
. You can add pre-paid drink and food add-ons with this table booking.
. Bookings are held for a max of up to 30 minutes for late arrivals. We may free up your table if you’re any later and don’t contact the venue.
About This Booking
. This reservation is for a table in The Lot, HWK’s outdoor terrace area. It includes entry, your reserved table for 4 hours and table service from our bar and kitchen. All food and drinks are ordered from your table.
. All online reservations are in blocks of 4 hours. If you would like to keep the table for longer (all day on Sunday for example), then please make two separate reservations (for 1pm – 5pm and 5:15 – 9:15pm for example).
. You can make reservations for groups of 2, 4 or 6 with a single transaction covering the cost of the table. So, grab your crew in advance and buy a ticket for your appropriate group size and ensure you pick the appropriate table type. Your group must be from a maximum of two households.
. There are 6 table types that cater for groups of 2, 4 and 6 and are in three distinctive areas of the space: covered (on the dancefloor area, more in the thick of things and heated); in a gazebo (a bit quieter, more private and heated) and uncovered tables (open air).
. COVID rules mean that capacity is limited. So, we advise that you reserve a table in advance to guarantee your desired table for a guarantee of 4 hours. Walk-ins are accepted during these slots if tables are free and come without welcome drinks.
. All guests must arrive together with the ticket buyers, where that person will have their tickets scanned and escorted to their seat for their 4-hour slot.
❤️ ADDITIONAL INFO & SAFETY ❤️
This venue has committed to taking certain safety measures to provide a safe, comfortable experience during these times.
It’s important for us all to follow government guidelines and to minimise transmission of COVID-19. The local licensing authority have made it clear that they will be closing down venues that ignore government guidelines. Getting closed down is no good to us, you, the artists, our staff or the music community. This is a unique opportunity to socialise and see DJs that we love, in an intimate, friendly and safe setting.
In line with UK Government guidance — there will be a number of measures in place to keep everyone safe. Please read below:
We kindly ask you not to shout, run or dance whilst at the venue.
- Please do not attend if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been asked to self-isolate.
- Please wear a mask when travelling to, from and queuing for the venue or toilet.
- All guests will be asked to sign into the Government Track & Trace app.
- Hand washing facilities are in all toilets and there are several sanitiser stations set up around the venue – please make use of them!
- All food and drink will be ordered at your table via our floor staff and delivered to you. There will be no service at bars.
- Payments will be card and contactless only.
- There are several table types. Some are covered and some uncovered. We might not be able to move tables in the event of adverse weather. So, if you wanted a covered table, please assemble your group of 4 or 6, and book one in advance for a time slot of your choice. Booking slots are in blocks of 4 hours only.
- Tables have been separated by at least 1m back to back and 2m side to side for your safety and to comply with Government guidance.
- Please don’t arrange to meet in larger groups than your table allows. Keep to your own table area. We cannot allow tables to join together.
- We are unable to offer refunds or transfers of bookings less than 24 hours before your booking starts.
- There is also a grace period for your table reservation. You must arrive no later than 30 minutes after the start of your booking. We will free the table if you are any later. Please contact the venue firstname.lastname@example.org if you think that you are going to be any later and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please try and work with us on this. Whilst we would like to be as flexible as possible, we are working with a limited capacity and rely on the bar sales from tables we have to stay afloat. Due to high staffing costs, no-shows are extremely costly for an operation like this.
Please be aware of others and conform with our social distancing guidelines when at the venue.
★ Location ★
We are located next to Hackney Wick station.
★ The Venue ★
There are two distinct spaces within HWK: “HWK Bar and Restaurant” and “The Lot”. Both are suitable for mixed households. HWK was originally a small cocktail and DJ bar that launched in Summer 2019 with an intimate interior courtyard that serves as an oasis in the industrial landscape of Hackney Wick.
As the bar itself was too small to comply to social distancing measures post lockdown, we initially focused on the interior courtyard and converted it into a restaurant and drinks area with seating. Professional sound was installed, providing drinks and diners with surround sound from the DJs in the bar.
The Lot is the space next door. A small parking lot that we converted over Summer 2020 to Hackney Wick’s best outdoor venue, which has hosted plenty of DJs and parties, including REVIVEHER, Nick The Record, James Priestley, Red Rack’em, Kiwi, Ray Many, Grace Sands, Kristy Harper and Eliza Rose. Expect the best underground DJs from talented upcoming producers to legendary selectors, encompassing all manner of genres.
Last Autumn, a roof was added over half of the space with heating below. We also installed a brand-new, custom built, high fidelity sound system from East London Audio.
The Lot is fully COVID compliant, with plenty of seating all around, from the dance floor, to the front terrace and gazebos. There is table service for drinks and food from our outdoor kitchen.
Both spaces have their own unique atmosphere and DJs. If you prefer intimacy and the music a little quieter, book a table for free in HWK Bar & Restaurant for when we reopen via https://resy.com/cities/ldn/hwk , where you can enjoy flavours from So Cal and Baha Mexico, alongside some seriously excellent music selected by a varied roster of acclaimed record collectors.
And If you want the next best thing to a proper party in these strange times, book a table in The Lot!
WHAT TO EXPECT
An open air venue in the heart of Hackney Wick, serving a wide selection of drinks and delicious street food every Thursday – Sunday.
When arriving at HWK – The Lot, you and your ‘Bubble’ will be seated on a table for just you and your group to enjoy for the afternoon or evening at a safe distance!
We have DJs every Friday evening and all-day Saturday. Expect the best underground DJs from talented upcoming producers to legendary selectors, encompassing all manner of genres. Check the listings on our website and Skiddle, for special events, as well as for when we have DJs on Thursdays and Sundays.
Oh… and if it rains, we will have you covered… Literally! We have a covered area and dancefloor with tables too!
Please note: The event information above has been added by the organiser. Whilst we try to ensure all details are up-to-date we do not make any warranty or representation as to the accuracy or completeness of the information shown.