Most Fridays I move around between Back in 5 Minutes, above, 224 Brick Lane, E1 6SA, 0750 775 4318, disappearingdiningclub.co.uk, our restaurant on Brick Lane, and whatever other dinner parties we are hosting. On a typical weekend we could be serving dinner in a photo studio, an antiques warehouse, in a private home or a launderette. We build our own kitchens, bring in all of our own lights, sound, furniture and staff; I think we can turn anywhere into a great place for a dinner party. I try and go to every dinner we do but it's not always possible.
When I'm done I'll head home to Borough and try and get an unwind beer at one of the many great pubs near where I live like Simon the Tanner, 231 Long Lane, SE1 4PR, 020 7357 8740, simonthetanner.co.uk, The Rose, 123 Snowfields, SE1 3ST, 020 7403 0168, therosepublichouse.co.uk, or my favourite, The Royal Oak, 44 Tabard Street, SE1 4JU, 020 7357 7173, harveys.org.uk.
On Saturdays, if I'm not at the Guardian running one of my Food Start-Up Masterclasses, Kate (my girlfriend) and I eat and drink our way along Maltby Street Market & Ropewalk. My favourite spots are Bar Tozino, Lassco Ropewalk, Maltby Street, SE1 5PA, bartozino.com, Little Bird Gin, 214 Bermondsey Street. London SE1 3TQ, littlebirdgin.com, Monty's Deli, Maltby Street, SE1 3PA, 020 7394 8061, and Lassco, 41 Maltby Street, SE1 3PA, 020 7394 8061, lassco.co.uk. I love how the food stalls take over the arches usually used to restore and sell furniture; I think it's a very DDC kind of thing to do.
On the first Saturday of each month we have our Dinner Dances, 224 Brick Lane, E1 6SA, 0750 775 4318, disappearingdiningclub.co.uk, 150-200 dinner party guests eating drinking and dancing till late in a different unusual or private space in (East) London every time.
Next up is our NYE All-Nighter, with cocktails, canapés, dinner and drinks served to over 700 guests in a two floor gallery between 7pm and 6am, with DJs playing NYE friendly house disco and electronica. I can't wait.
Sundays are a slow day, usually involving a bike ride or a walk. I might head to Greenwich on the Clipper, up to Primrose Hill or down to Brockwell Park to get a bit of head space, or mooch east and end up shopping at Spitalfields, above, or around London Fields. I'm always looking for new ideas for DDC new projects and I like looking at antiques, bric a brac, old buildings, signage, book shops like Material, 3 Rivington Street, EC2A 3DT, 020 7739 1900, materialmaterial.com, and designer furniture I can't afford in SCP, below, 135 Curtain Road, EC2A 3BXT, 020 7739 1869, scp.co.uk. Good ideas come from all kinds of places, and Sunday is a good brain- refresher day.
Stuart Langley is the founder of Disappearing Dining Club, which he set up a few years ago. DDC specialises in innovative drinking and dining events in unusual venues and locations, and this year included Camden Lock Markets recent night market pop up restaurant and Boxparks Boxparty, and three private dinner events in a secret mill They will be ending the year with one of their spectacular dinner dance parties in East London and theres a few tickets still available if youre still deciding what to do.