Hester's Hideout


A subterranean and sexy retreat below the notorious Exmouth Market, Hester’s Hideout is a decadent den that's more than rich in history, where those in the know sip cocktails, while burlesque dancers, musicians and performaners entertain until the early hours of the morning.

If walls could talk, they’d surely whisper tales from the early 1900s, when the guv’nor of the previousl-named Clerkenwell Tavern let his basement become the spot for market traders to store their wares. Shortly after, it became a hangout for market workers who liked a wager or shady deal, concealing their trades from the prying eyes of drinkers upstairs or bobbies on the beat.

With the market traders having moved on, the basement space has been given a new lease of life, now hailed as an immersive cabaret and cocktail destination where mixologists prepare the best of drinks using vintage recipes left by the traders, alongside modern, molecular tipples that arrive smoking and bubbling to the table.


  • Dance floor
  • Minimum Spend Private hire
  • Smart casual
  • 21
  • Jazz
  • No queues normally


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 17:00 0:00 Private Hire Only.
Tuesday 17:00 0:00 Private Hire Only.
Wednesday 17:00 0:00 Private Hire Only.
Thursday 17:00 3:00 Private Hire Only.
Friday 17:00 3:00 Private Hire Only.
Saturday 18:00 3:00 Private Hire Only.
Sunday 12:00 22:00 Private Hire Only.



Hester's Hideout, Basement, 2 Exmouth Market EC1R 4PX



Nearest Station

Farringdon (Tube)

Getting there

Citymapper Google Maps Gett £15 off for first riders with code DMNGETT

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Cocktail bar Basement Space 60 110 - 1000 1500

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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