Fizzy Living’s picks for the best al fresco spots in London #eatintheheat

After a woeful English season of sport, thank heavens and its shining rays that we can finally enjoy summer due to a heatwave lasting two weeks. The sun has finally got its hat on, and it’s glorious! With temperatures soaring beyond 30C this weekend who needs to go on holiday? London will be hotter than Hawaii, Seychelles and Barbados!

Did someone say BEER GARDEN? Fizzy Living asked you for your favourite places to eat and drink al fresco in London and this is what you said –

Rachel @rachelbirchmore from @AreBeMarketing recommends @thealbionpub in Islington, @southplacehotel in the City and @eastonpub in Clerkenwell.

Our friends at @Rentonomy suggest @cratebrewery in Hackney Wick. They said you can eat amazing pizza from a moored boat on the canal. We are completely sold.

Fizzy tenant Andy @andybaker05 says head to the Southbank to enjoy al fresco dining. Las Iguanas is good with nice views of Embankment Bridge.

Aceil @aceilhaddad from @twobluepr loves going to the Hilton Double Tree in London Bridge to enjoy great views over London with a glass (bottle) of vino. She also recommends the Spring Tavern in Ewell – a great local for Fizzy Epsom tenants!

Team Fizzy member and Poplar bob Laura tells us @sodopizzacafe in Clapton do great pizzas and has a cute little back garden. Sourdough Pizza Café also does takeout so Laura suggests ordering a takeaway and enjoying it in the nearby park.

Sophie @SophieLau_ from @twobluepr enjoys dinner on terrace at @NorthbankLondon by Millenium Bridge. “Amazing British food with a beautiful view.”

Do you have a favourite al fresco dining spot in London? Let us know, tweet us @fizzyliving using the #eatintheheat or Facebook us 

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Meet the Fizzy Bobs – Ha Doan

One way Fizzy Living delivers exceptional service to all our tenants is by having a dedicated property manager at each of our developments. We call them ‘Bobs’, some tenants call them Fizzy angels and it’s not difficult to see why. In our recent customer survey, a whopping 98% of Fizzy tenants agree that having a Bob improves your rental experience and that you love or like having a dedicated property manager around.

Because we and you love our Bobs, we thought it was best to introduce them. In this blog post, we meet Ha Doan – the pocket rocket Bob from Fizzy Epsom!

What do Bobs do?

We look after our building and everything to do with our building. We are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the property and ensure everything runs smoothly. We find tenants, move tenants in and out, and deal with all their issues. We are here to make their lives easier – so we accept deliveries and give access on tenants’ behalf to handymen for minor repairs, or the SKY installation guy, when they are at work.

What’s the best thing about being a Bob?

I’m the first port of call if tenants need and want help. I like the responsibility in helping people!

What’s the nicest thing a tenant has done for you?

My tenants are so lovely. One tenant cooks lovely homemade meals for me when I’m very busy and have no time for lunch! Another tenant went to Costa coffee and bought me a latte and a Panini when I was rushing around.

Name a example where you have gone the extra mile for a tenant/s?

One tenant left his keys at work. He called me on the way back from work and couldn’t go back to pick them up as his office was shut. I stayed until the evening to let him back into his flat.

What were you doing before Fizzy?

I’ve always worked in housing. Before this I worked for Thames Valley Housing (sister company of Fizzy Living) as a Sales Consultant dealing with Shared Ownership. I’ve been working for Fizzy for one and half years now. Gosh time flies when you’re having fun!

What do you like most about Epsom?

Epsom is great! It’s a lovely area and has the convenience factor. Fizzy Epsom itself is close to everything; 2 minutes from the train station and 2 minutes to the high street.

If you could live in any Fizzy block, which one would it be and why?  

It would have to be Fizzy City (apart from Epsom of course!) The building itself is magnificent and the specification of the flat is top class quality. The location is also great, being so close to the City of London, and also trendy areas like Shoreditch and Hoxton.

When you’re not being Bob, what are your hobbies and interests?

I love travelling, not just because it’s relaxing, but I also like meeting new people and learning new things in life.

Who are you supporting in the World Cup now that England is out?


Follow Ha Doan on Twitter – @Hadoan121 

“The new way to live for London’s young professionals”

We’re featured in the Evening Standard in an article on London’s new villages built for renters, and WOW Fizzy City has made front cover of Homes and Property!

“With tens of thousands of people in the 20-40 age bracket priced out of home ownership in the capital — and lifestyle changes boosting the number of private renters looking for decent-quality, fair-priced accommodation from a landlord they can trust — developers are switching their focus from building homes to sell to building them to let, with the help of Treasury cash. ”

“Fizzy Living, another young rental company, with developments in Poplar, Stepney, Canning Town and Epsom, targets the Facebook generation and markets properties through social media rather than estate agents. ”

Read the full article here


Original source – Evening Standard, Wednesday 18th June 2014 

Fizzy On Demand

Our new infographic video – Fizzy on Demand – shows how we’re making renting easy for rentysomethings.

It’s got flying ‘bobs’, a PACMAN style game of Landlord Run 2, an interactive interface… what more could you want?

Don’t forget to share it with your friends!

Meet Fizzy Tenants: Gareth & Hannah

At Fizzy, we’re reinventing renting in 5 ways:

1. We’re committed to delivering exceptional service to tenants

2. We offer Fizzy tenants long term commitment and short term flexibility

3. Our prices are fair and won’t suddenly go up

4. There are no middlemen or agency fees

5. Fizzy is a straightforward, reliable landlord you can trust


It’s always best to hear it straight from the source, so here’s what our tenants have to say about how we’re revolutionising your rental experience….

Meet Gareth and Hannah, a lovely couple from Fizzy Poplar. They’ve been renting with Fizzy from the beginning of May.  In their mid and late 20s, and both full-time working professionals, they’ve found the Fizzy concept to be great in removing much of the hassle that comes with traditional renting.

 Gareth & Hannah 502 Poplar

What do you think of the Fizzy flats, and of the service – free WiFi, online billing, TV and media packages?

The flat itself is spacious, clean, and inviting. There is a ‘wow’ factor as soon as you walk through the front door.

The ability to purchase internet/Sky TV on a month-by-month basis is perfect for young professionals. Many subscriptions are now 18 months +, which means your contract could outlive your tenancy. The process through StudentCom is easy – just a phone call away.


What made you choose to rent with Fizzy?

The thought of not having to deal with an unscrupulous landlord was the big sell. Also, the flats were finished to a high spec, are spacious, and have dedicated concierge.  The on-site gym is also a massive plus for me.


How have you found your ‘Bob’, Fizzy’s on-site property manager?

Bob is such a huge help – thanks Laura! Having all my deliveries taken care of while I’m at work really gives me peace of mind. There’s no worrying about missing deliveries and ‘collecting from a Royal Mail office’ when I’m not at home.

Bob arranged for all my bills to be set up – another weight off my shoulders that I haven’t had to deal with as a professional working 50 hours a week.

More than that, Bob is always quick to respond to any queries I may have, unlike my experience of landlords!


So you’re a fan of the Fizzy concept?

As a renter, I will find it difficult to move away from this concept of living. I am a busy professional, and often don’t have the time to deal with residential problems. Renting with Fizzy has made this really manageable. To give a recent example, Bob has been in my flat today fixing a blind while I’m out at work – cheers Bob!


What is your favourite thing about living in Poplar?

The green space! It’s great in and around Fizzy Poplar – our front view is of the local park, while our balcony has panoramic views of Canary Wharf.


 Would you recommend Fizzy to your friends?

Definitely – lots of friends who have visited expressed their desire to move into a Fizzy property!


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Lewisham gets Fizzy

Fizzy, the leader in the PRS continues to storm the sector, as it announces its fifth acquisition in Lewisham. Fizzy is acquiring 136 units of one and two bedroom flats in two adjoining landmark buildings from Muse Developments at its gateway scheme in Lewisham town centre. The acquisition takes Fizzy’s portfolio to 382 apartments and moves it closer to its target of 1000 units.

The first phase of the regeneration scheme is already underway and is aimed to be completed within two years. The two new buildings which will come on stream in Q4 2015 and Q4 2016 respectively, have been designed by the award winning PRP Architects. The 15 storey residential buildings are situated in the heart of the town centre and are conveniently located next to the DLR and Lewisham mainline station. The purchase of the two buildings is the second deal to have been completed between Fizzy and Muse Developments, the first having been at English Cities Fund (ECf)’s iconic Vermilion in Canning Town.

Harry Downes, Managing Director of Fizzy commented, “We are very excited about this project in Lewisham Gateway. The new initiative enables Lewisham to have even better transport links than before which make it a great choice for our target market of young professionals looking for a quick commute to Canary Wharf and the City. This area is a property hotspot and, with prices locally now achieving in excess of £500 per square foot, we are delighted to have secured this acquisition.”

Michael Auger, regional director for Muse, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Fizzy Living again, after the extremely successful Vermilion development at ECf’s Canning Town scheme. This is a really exciting project for Lewisham Borough and is going to deliver huge improvements to Lewisham town centre, building on the regeneration that has already been achieved over recent years.”

The regeneration scheme will vastly improve the open land close to the town centre and the space created will allow for high quality homes and pedestrian friendly shops to be set within an environment that residents and visitors can enjoy.

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Festivals In East London

Festivals in East London

Hello all! Welcome back to the latest instalment of our blog series on Stepney Green. My apologies for the delay in blogging. This week we are focusing on 5 festivals that are coming up in East London and not to be missed! These festivals vary in size, some feature worldwide A List music celebrities, and others are secret, bohemian gems! The amount of variety is something that East London is celebrated for.

1.       Field Day 2014, Victoria Park

    Saturday 7th/ Sunday 8th June

                                  Distance from Fizzy Stepney Green:  25 minutes walk, 16 minutes by bus

Field Day is the festival for those who are hip and in the know, and prefer their music to be alternative, so expect to find  indie rock bands and underground dance acts. Previously FieldDay was a one day event, but this year it is returning as a bigger and better two day weekend. Field Day is moving on from previous years when it was a bit darker and more provocative to a more ambient event featuring cool up-and-coming alternative artists and village fete activities like egg and spoon races.

Don’t Miss: Temples

Prices start from £38.50 for a day ticket, and cost £78 for the 2 day event.
Best for discovering new artists.

Best for discovering new music arts.

2. LoveBox Festival July 18th – 19th 2014 Victoria Park

Distance from Fizzy Stepney Green: 25 minutes walk, 16 minutes by bus.

Described in the past as the most hedonistic of all London festivals, this year LoveBox is returning with a slight facelift: changing its previous format from a 3 day event to a 2 day music festival. No worries because this year’s line-up looks as jam packed as before. This popular festivals mixes a combination of popular, iconic acts with lesser known artists. Headlining this year are MIA, Nas and Katy B.

Don’t Miss: Banks

Best if you want a mix of big artists and lesser known bands.

Tickets start from £44.75

3.       Found festival

Saturday 14th June 2014

Haggerston Park, Shoreditch, London

11AM- 9PM

This is the festival for you if you love clubbing and wish for the opportunity to party during the day time too. This daytime dance party is organised by innovative London club night Found, who know how to have a good time,  and have put on fantastic events in the past. For fans of clubbing that might be a bit miffed that it ends at 9pm, fear not – the legendary after party takes off straight after the festival ends, the location is still a tightly kept secret.

Must for those who never want the party to end.

Don’t miss: Shadow Child

Tickets start for the festival start from £30.

4.       East End Film Festival

13th- 25th June

Location not confirmed as of yet.

The East End Film Festival is one of the largest UK’s film festival. It has a history of attracting rich and diverse programme of international films, as well as showcasing great local talent.  Each year it attracts an audience in excess of 30,000. The East End Festival has established itself as a major international film event and is a great platform to promote independent films. Previously, film  directors as Danny Boyle have been in attendance. Apart from showing film, this festival also hosts exhibitions and live music.

Must for those who love independent cinema and live events.

Honourable mention:

Wireless Festival

4th- 6th July 2014

Finsbury Park

Distance from Fizzy Stepney Green: 40 minutes on the tube.

Hang on a minute, I hear you proclaim, Finsbury Park isn’t in East London! Well in my defence, Wireless was held in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Straford last year.  I felt that Wireless definitely needed an honourable mention on the list, because the line up is HUGE. This year the festival will be held in London and Birmingham.  Headlining the three day event is Kanye West, Drake and Bruno Mars.  This is a must see for any self-respecting R ‘n’B and hip hop fan.

Day tickets vary in price for Birmingham (£68.75) and London (£71.50) respectively. Last time I checked, day tickets for Kanye West had already sold out. If you are a diehard Yeezus fan, there are still weekend tickets left for the whole 3 days, costing £210.

Must see for a hip-hop fan.

Don’t miss: Outkast

Easter Treat


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Flat-hunting rather than egg-hunting this weekend?

Fizzy is open throughout the long Easter weekend for viewings at our wonderful new schemes at Stepney Green and Poplar. To celebrate Easter, we have an EGG-cellent offer for you… if you reserve a Fizzy flat this weekend you pay no admin fees and get two weeks FREE rent…saving you over £500!

Fizzy Stepney Green is perfect for young professionals who want a quick and simple commute to the City for both work and play. Fizzy flats are located within the award-winning VIVO development, offering high quality flats equipped with private balconies in the heart of thriving East London. The covetable E1 postcode means that Liverpool Street is only 12 minutes away and trendy Boxpark in Shoreditch is a ten minutes cycle down the road. All Fizzy flats come with a on-site property manager, free WIFI, and TV packages.

Fizzy Poplar is ideal for those working in Canary Wharf as it’s a mere 15 minutes walk away.  There are also great transport links to Bank, Stratford and The O2. In addition to all the Fizzy perks that come with our flats, Fizzy Poplar also has a free gym.

To take advantage of this great offer, come down to our open weekend and make yourselves at home!

For more information, email



Top 5 Fashion Shops in East London

1.Wandering Minds

Unit 9, Boxpark

2-4 Bethnal Green Rd

E1 6GY

Distance from Fizzy Stepney Green: 24 minutes.

Wandering Minds is a fashion start up company created by founder Eliza. The concept is a simple one really, she goes travelling round the world  and sources cool independent labels.  Clothes are sourced from Seoul, Berlin, Paris and Sydney. Cities which are known for their distinctive style.  Shopping here is effortless, it is almost like flicking through a wardrobe of a fashion editor. Elisa has a great eye for design, and each piece that features in Boxpark is carefully approved and selected by the team. No fashion faux-pas here. A benefit of shopping here is that all these pieces are carefully selected around the world, meaning that when people with envious gazes ask where you got that jacket, you can say smugly: it’s an independent label from Berlin, darling.

Must buy: Bang on trend Sports Luxe bomber jacket by Korean label Rocket X Launch.


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Source: [ Wandering Minds]


2. Tusch & Egon

2-4 Bethnal Green Rd

E1 6GY

                                                          Distance from Stepney Green: 24 minutes.


Tusch & Egon is an anagram of German words meaning beautiful and good. Entering Tusch & Egon feels a bit like entering a modern day Aladdin’s cave. Instead of gold figurines find brightly coloured statues of Karl Marx, Smurf’s and pugs. Tusch & Egon showcases unique pieces of art from contemporary artists around the world. Unusual and quirky designs is what Tusch & Egon is about, and well, the definition of East London really.

Must Buy: This handsome pug.




3. Nordic Poetry

Hall Cottage

Hall Road

Belchamp Walter Co10 7AT

Distance from Fizzy Stepney Green: 30 minutes

 Nordic poetry provides vintage clothing with a contemporary Scandinavian twist. Nordic Poetry always makes sure its vintage collection is up to date by monitoring future trends. All garments are carefully selected to make sure that they are ethical, unique and bang on trend. You are sure to find something that suits your style.

Must Buy: These pastel pink trousers are perfect for brightening up a dull office outfit.



4.Luna & Curious

24-26 Calvert Avenue


                                                                                   E2 7JP

 Distance from Fizzy Stepney Green: 28 minutes.

Luna & Curious are run by trio of designers that champion British design. Expect to find beautiful one off items here that are skilfully handcrafted. Luna and Curious is a great place for finding a unique gift for a loved one… or yourself. If you’re one that likes to be ahead of the curve, then head on over, because Luna & Curious have a showcase of the best up and coming designers. Expect to find a carefully selected collection of clothes, jewellery and teapots.

Must Buy: This minimalistic Short Drop necklace by Henriette Lofstrom




5. Lost Laundry

28 Cheshire Street


E2 6EH

                             Distance from Fizzy Stepney Green: 25 minutes.

Lost Laundry started out as an online boutique sourcing hard to find runway pieces for women and men. However in 2012, due to popular demand it opened up on Cheshire Street. And the rest they say, is history. Find beautiful one off designer pieces that you thought were fashion urban legends.  Lost Laundry have a delightful collection of Alexander McQueen and all your favourite designers. This one is also good for guys who are looking for excellent quality and fit.  Well tailored clothes that never go out of style.

Must Buy:  Band of Outsiders double breasted tailored jacket





Best Restaurants in East London

Hi all and welcome back to our blog series focusing on East London. This week we will be focusing on the best places to eat in East London. If you are looking for a good cocktail bar for after work drinks, check out last week’s blog post here: Cocktails

Lets get on with our list. Introducing ten fantastic  restaurants, ten different international cuisines all in East London.


1.Best Chinese

HKK Broadgate West, 88 Worship Street, Broadgate West, London EC2A 2BE, England

Distance from Fizzy Stepney  Green:  24 minutes.

HKK restaurant is the latest concept developed by the Hakkasan group which offers a unique Chinese fine dining experience.  HKK opened its doors in December 2012, and since then has been awarded a Michelin star- proving its credentials.

The menu has some old favourites, Crispy Taro Puffs,  Peking duck and Dim Sum to name a few. Everything was cooked to perfection, a delicate balance of flavours and texture. The staff patiently explain the concept of each dish and what condiments to use to enhance the flavours of the dish.. HKK’s duck was cooked using a traditional cherry wood oven which allowed the duck to be infused with a deep, smoky flavour with a subtle taste of sweetness.

Fizzy Recommends: The wagyu beef  and the Chilean sea bass.



2.Best Breakfast
The Breakfast Club, 12-16 Artillery Lane, E1 7LS

Distance from Fizzy Stepney Green: 20 minutes.


The Breakfast Club references the iconic John Hughes movie which defined the 80’s, and like its film counterpart is effortlessly cool.  Don’t expect anyone to be wearing Barry Mannilow’s wardrobe here though, because it is strictly skinny jeans only. This branch of the breakfast club is not painted in the customary yellow hue, which makes it looks a bit harder to find but it’s worth the effort, believe me. The best part about the breakfast club apart from obviously the breakfast, is that it is available all day!

I am not a breakfast person customarily, but this is because I find it a  struggle to wake up on time. Going to Breakfast Club is a dream come true, the only tough choice is deciding what to have.

Fizzy recommends:  A traditional English fry up or the American counterpart: Pancakes and Bacon drizzled with sweet, sticky maple syrup.


3.Best Italian

Distance from Stepney Green: 23 Minutes

Polpo Smithfield,  Italian tapas style.


Polpo mixes traditional Italian style home cooking with tapas. Delightful morsels of goodness is better when you can share that experience with a friend.  Polpo style is rustic and simple, focusing on fresh ingredients dashed with a generous sprinkle of fennel. Overall, a refreshing take on Italian cuisine.

Fizzy recommends: the rabbit ragu,served with black olives and gnocchi.


4.Best Middle Eastern

Ariana Afghan and Persian Food

Distance from Fizzy Stepney Green:  12 Minute walk.

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One of those great local finds, unassuming from the outside but bursting in character inside. Ariana hosts outdoor seating which makes this place even more popular in the summer.  The food is lovingly prepared before you, and the flatbread is freshly made every day.  Get the Panir O Sabzi- delicious flat bread with tarragon, mint radishes and walnut.  It’s the large selection of Afghan and Persian food that make this place so special.  Don’t go away without trying their grilled meats which are expertly cooked.

Fizzy recommends:  the grilled lamb- slightly chargrilled on the outside, succulent and tender on the inside.


5.Best Vietnamese

Song Que Cafe

134 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DY

Distance from Stepney Green: 27 Minutes


It can be difficult to pick out a good Vietnamese restaurant in Kingsland Road since the street is full of them! Song Que stands above the rest, in the evening expect to find a crowd of people queuing to get in. What you want is authentic Vietnamese cuisine and that’s what you get at Song Que. The pho is outstanding, the broth is well seasoned and full of flavour.

Fizzy recommends: the most traditional Vietnamese dishes to get a sense of what Song Que is about so fresh spring rolls, and beef brisket pho.


6.  Best Japanese

Tsuru Spitalfields

Distance from Stepney  Green: 26 minutes


Tsuru is something I always fall back to, it offers a decent selection of sushi  -the salmon and avocado rolls hit the spot. I always find myself going for the slightly unhealthy option at Tsuru, the decadent 8 hour katsu curry.  Sweet, creamy and comforting with the crackle in your mouth of the fried pork. The chicken teriyaki is good too, and I like that they use chicken thigh instead of breast which just adds more depth into the dish.

Fizzy recommends: 8 hour Chicken Katsu curry.


7. Best  Traditional  English

The Clove Club, 28 minutes.

Distance from Fizzy Stepney Green:  28 minutes


The Clove Club celebrates the best of British cuisine and as result their menu changes every day to promote British seasonal produce.  Everything is painstakingly thought out even in the way that the dish is artfully presented.  Expect to find their dishes on instagram under the  hashtag , #foodporn .

Fizzy recommends: the slow cooked beef.


8. Best Mexican

Boho Mexica, 151-153 Commercial Street, London, E1  6BJ

Distance from Fizzy Stepney Green: 23 minutes.


You can’t help but notice that there is Mexican cuisine is everywhere these days. Mexican chains are popping up left, right and centre and yet my quest for the absolute burrito continues. Boho Mexica steps in to fill in the divide, and it feels like a labour of love. The staff know their Mexican food and is one of the few places in London that offers a cactus salad.  Did I find the perfect burrito? No but only because my needs were met by the pulled pork enchiladas,  which was heavenly.

Fizzy recommends: Pulled Pork enchiladas and Chicken Fajjitas.


9. Best Thai

Kinkao, 176 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU

Distance from Fizzy Stepney Green:  21 minutes. 


A often overlooked little Thai restaurant, almost hidden along the many Indian restaurants on Brick Lane. Kinkao is by far the best Thai restaurant in East London. You will find the traditional  dishes,  including Thai green curry  and Tom Yum soup and they are cooked to an excellent standard. I always order Tom Yum soup to test the authenticity of a Thai restaurant. Kinkao did not disappoint. Now, I can handle my spice, but in one Thai restaurant I had a mouth numbingly spicy prawn that  meant I spent most of that night crying into my rice bowl. It was with nervous anticipation then, that I tried the “crying tiger”  but it was a fantastic dish -the steak was tender and the slight kick of the chilli sauce was a win.

Fizzy Recommends: the Thai green curry.


10. Best Indian


7 Boundary St, London E2 7JE

Distance from Fizzy Stepney Green:  25 minutes.



Dishoom plays homage to  original Bombay cafes that have disappeared from the scene. Dishoom brings a touch of glamour to Indian cuisine.  It might play on traditional but the interiors of Dishoom feels very contemporary. Some of the concepts seem bizarre for Indian cuisine, Bacon Naan roll  and Bombay sausages to name a few.  Having tried them, I believe Dishoom is light years ahead of us all.  I can’t wait to try more.

Fizzy recommends : The Lamb Raan bun washed down with a cup of milky Chai tea.