The Islander for London City Island
The Islander is a new editorial platform for London City Island, an award-winning residential development in E14.
This digital journal, newsletter and Instagram channel were created to explore the vibrant creative community at the heart of London City Island, and to draw out the stories of why this neighbourhood has been voted the best new place to live in the capital.
The Islander features original storytelling by leading journalists and commentators as well as original photography and compelling illustration. For The Islander, author, broadcaster and popular philosopher Matthew Syed has explored the importance of community and why it’s vital to the development of London City Island. We spoke to MasterChef champion Sven-Hanson Britt about why he opened his restaurant, Homestead, on the island; Theresa Harold explores why living by water is so appealing; stop-motion animator Tim Allen, who has worked with Wes Anderson and Tim Burton, shares why he put down roots as an ‘Islander’; and music producer Dantae Johnson, founder of the island’s Woods Studio, shares his Uplift playlist for pure springtime escapism.
The Islander will continue to be updated on a weekly basis with news and features about London City Island and its inhabitants. Find out more about the capital’s exciting new neighbourhood, read all of the latest from The Islander and sign up to the newsletter on the London City Island website. You can also follow @londoncityislandlife on Instagram for regular updates from London City Island and The Islander.
Illustration: Abbey Lossing