It just wouldn't be right to start anywhere else. The Ten Bells is the neighbourhood's classic boozer; a three-floored watering hole that comes steeped in history. Pop by to go for a drink in one of London's most famous pubs, there's a great range of beer, ale, fine wine and cocktails for you to ponder.
Bars and Pubs Near Spitalfields
With the city to one side and Shoreditch the other, there's a thriving hotbed of Spitalfields bars, pubs and restaurants just waiting to be discovered. Whether you want drinks at an historic boozer, cocktails in a world-beater of a basement bar or something somewhere in between, there's a drinking den for you in this eclectic neighbourhood. Read on for all the info on our recommended picks for the best bars and pubs near Spitalfields.
Looking to track down a rooftop bar in Shoreditch? Hello, Queen of Hoxton. From live music events in the club space to seasonal pop-ups on the roof, this place is here to cater to your every partying need - and it's just a few minutes walk away from Spitalfields Market. They also front a revolving rooftop pop-up theme; and this summer? Head over for your taste of Neverland...
A short walk from Spitalfields, this gorgeous basement bar on Brushfield Street offers a stunning selection of curious cocktails and some equally stunning interiors. From tequila and green tea to milk and whisky, its certainly one for the more adventurous drinkers.
Found right in the centre of Spitalfields, The Star By Liverpool Street is a slinky drinking destination boasting botanical walls and neon-lit interiors. Pop by to wet your whistle with banging bevvies, as well as enjoy sports screenings, karaoke nights and private functions.
A no-brainer for a fun time, Be At One is serving up tasty cocktails and party vibes at their Spitalfields bar. Head here for one of their happy hours and watch as your mixologists whip up a storm whilst busting some moves.
Situated right at the centre of the city's social scene, this classic cocktail bar brings a touch of west London sophistication to its basement bolthole. Locate the Arbitrager and head downstairs into a luxurious and seductive world, the atmosphere is refined but remains relaxed, and is the perfect spot to unwind with a drink or two after work.
Due to its popularity, speakeasy-style cocktail bar The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, is now one of the worst kept secrets in London, but it's still one of the best bars in Spitalfields Market. Hidden beneath the Breakfast Club on Artillery Lane, you enter through a fridge door and head down into a swinging throwback to the 1920s, serving prohibition style cocktails and laced fruit punches. It's fun, quirky and definitely cool. Just tell them you're there to see the Mayor!
“Spirited sophistication” is the vibe at Dirty Martini, an elegant cocktail bar just down the road in Bishopsgate. The signature martinis are a must-try, happy hour discounts run well into the evening and DJs play a mix of commercial tracks and classic party hits until late. A sleek basement venue well-suited to a girls night out in Spitalfields.
Tucked away in Spitalfields Market, you'll find Players Social fronting ping pong, table football and shuffleboard for you to get stuck into with your mates. As for the food and booze, expect a full cocktail menu, draft lagers, burgers, pizza, salads or small plates.
Just a five-minute walk from Spitalfields Market, Kill The Cat is cool taproom and bottle shop that beer lovers should be making a beeline for. The Brick Lane venue boasts over 150 different brews in the fridges, alongside three draught taps pouring up a rotating selection.
Spitalfields is a playground of stalls and shopping, so why not grab a bite to eat and a bottle of something boozy before you head on over? Just shy of Liverpool Street Station, take to Dirty Dicks for a true slice of London life in this authentic, British styled pub.