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Circa Waves

Hi, we’re Circa Waves.

Let us show you some of our favorites places in London!

Indie rock band Circa Waves was formed in Liverpool in May 2013 by guitarist and singer Keiran Shuddall. After recruiting second guitarist Joe Falconer, bassist Sam Rourke, and drummer Sian Plummer, the band took on a few short tour runs of the U.K. and Europe. Their melodic rock sound, heavily inspired by the Strokes and often compared to the Vaccines, has since been well-received by audiences, with worldwide tours and Billboard charting singles.

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city guide:
London, UK
food
OSTERIA WOLF
"WOLF in Stoke Newington is a great neighbourhood Italian restaurant with a constantly changing seasonal menu. I always have whatever vegetarian pasta they have on the menu as well as the burrata and some truffle potatoes." - Circa Waves
110 Stoke Newington High St, Clapton, London N16 7NY, UK
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Dishoom
"Dishoom has some of the most delicious and interesting Indian food in the whole of London. There's a few of them around and make sure to check out the black Daal." - Circa Waves
7 Boundary Street, London E2 7JE, UK
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Pho Mile
"If you're in Shoreditch, head to the Viet Mile for a hearty bowl of Pho. Plenty of the restaurants there are BYOB, too, which should set you up nicely for a night out around the bars of East London. BunBunBun and LoongKee are solid bets." - Circa Waves
134 Kingsland Rd, Hackney, London E2 8DY, UK
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The Best Turkish Kebab
125 Stoke Newington Rd, Stoke Newington, London N16 8BT, UK
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Mangal 2 Restaurant
"Mangal 2 in Dalston is an east London staple. Amazing food for a great price in one of the most lively parts of town." - Circa Waves
4 Stoke Newington Rd, London N16 8BH, UK
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Max’s Sandwich Shop
"Not a Schwarma but the best Sandwich in London is at Max's Sandwich Shop in Crouch Hill. There's only a small menu but it's enough to make you change the way you think about Sandwich's forever." - Circa Waves
19 Crouch Hill, Stroud Green, London N4 4AP, UK
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bar
The Scolt Head
"The Scolt Head in De Beauvoir is a great neighbourhood pub, always rammed on a Sunday with people watching football and eating their delicious Roast Dinners." - Circa Waves
107A Culford Rd, London N1 4HT, UK
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The Chandos
"It's a treat to find any Sam Smith's pub in central London. Stumbling on the Chandos in Trafalgar square can give you the perfect place to break up your sightseeing in a classic Victorian style pub at the best prices you'll find in Central London. Or check out ye olde Cheshire cheese." - Circa Wave
29 St Martin's Ln, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4ER, UK
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The Old Blue Last
"The Old Blue Last is a true rock and roll pub. Operated by Vice it has gigs on almost every night and quite often for free. Lot's of up and coming bands get there start in the sweaty room on the first floor. Always start with a couple of pints of Bitter (preferably Tribute) and see where things go after that." - Circa Waves
38 Great Eastern St, Hackney, London EC2A 3ES, UK
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Lion Coffee + Records
"Lion Coffee in Clapton - Browse records whilst you drink good coffee, also you might be lucky to find a band there crammed in doing an intimate performance." - Circa Waves
118 Lower Clapton Rd, Clapton, London E5 0QR, UK
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Pavilion Cafe & Bakery
"Pavilion Cafe & Bakery in Victoria Park - Excellent coffee and bread in the heart of East London's biggest park. They also have a branch on Broadway Market if you find yourself around that part of town." - Circa Waves
Victoria Park Pavilion, Old Ford Rd, London E9 7DE, UK
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outdoors
Stoke Newington
"Stoke Newington - Excellent pubs, cafe's and parks and populated by lots of musicians and dogs." - Circa Waves
Stoke Newington, London, UK
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London Fields
"London Fields - In the summer this park turns becomes ones of the busiest; full of dogs and BBQs it backs onto Broadway Market which has some of the best street food, pubs and restaurants around." - Circa Waves
London Fields, London, UK
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The Lexington
"The Lexington in Angel is a great intimate venue to catch up and coming bands from all over the world. Sat on top of a great boozer, if there's no show's try iconic indie disco night White Heat." - Circa Waves
96-98 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB, UK
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Royal Albert Hall
"There's something special about the Royal Albert Hall. The decadent interior always provides an extra element of occasion to any show that happens there." - Circa Waves
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP, UK
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The Bill Murray
"Go watch some comedy at the Bill Murray. It's a tiny pub in Angel that often plays host to successful comedians trying out new material in an intimate setting." - Circa Waves
39 Queen's Head St, Islington, London N1 8NQ, UK
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Joshua Kane
"Joshua Kane is a superb young tailor working out of his flagship store on Great Portland street. All of the fabrics he uses are woven in England, a visit there and you're sure to find the suit to suit you." - Circa Waves
68 Great Portland St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7NG, UK
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SEARCH & DESTROY
Jesse likes to hit up Search and Destroy to find one-of-a-kind punk-rock pieces.-Prelow
25 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003, United States
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