352a Mare Street, London, E8 1HR | Venue Cap. 120 | Website
Vintage boutique by day, bar and music venue by night Paper Dress is a unique space in Hackney, East London. Paper Dress started life as solely a dress shop in Shoreditch in 2007 but, after a few emergency parties to help pay the rent – at one of which Adam Ant famously turned up and performed on our unique shop window stage – we were having so much fun that we started to do it full time. Early shows from bands who have gone on to bigger things such as Public Service Broadcasting, The Fat White Family, Flamingods and many more followed. After 7 years the landlord sought to redevelop the building and we set up shop in our new home in Hackney where we now have 2 floors and a great, intimate live music room which has seen us host big names such as Slow Club, Teleman, Alexis Taylor alongside a whole host of amazing new local talents – as well as birthday parties for Bat For Lashes, Keira Knightley and many others!