The Book Club

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The Book Club is an all day venue for every taste, crafting masterful cocktails with a good selection of wines and a quite wide range of food. You can have something as cheap as chips or decide to share a platter; however hungry you are, The Book Club will be provide something suitable.

This two floor venue is host to workshops, talks, cultural showcases, parties, Ping Pong matches, speed dating and some fab new music while you do it. Regular events range from 'Tweet Box', in which customers can request what music they want to hear and win a chance for a free cocktail, or the chance to immerse yourself in a world of cardboard boxes, scissors and sticky tape and a band playing in the background. For something a little different, head to The Book Club for something totally out of the ordinary. 

What's on

To see all upcoming events view the full event calendar.

Diary Days - 2 Year Anniversary Show

Diary Days - 2 Year Anniversary Show

Monday 7 November 2016

“I wasn't allowed to go to Fitch's party today coz I got grounded. My dad thinks I'm seeing too much of the guys...


May vary depending on event
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Over 18
Wheelchair Access


Day Open Close Notes
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The Book Club
100 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH

East London

Nearest station:
Old Street (Tube)
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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.50
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.40
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £5.00
Cocktail £8.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £8.10
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £6.20
Bottle of House Wine £19.00
Bottle of Champagne £29.00
Jaeger Bomb £5.00


A word from the chef:
With the freshest of in-season ingredients and home cooked meals, try their Sweet Corn Risotto (£8.5) or the Smoked Salmon Eggs Royale (£8.5).

Our Review

The Book Club London - DJ Bar Review

The Book Club London - DJ Bar Review

Tucked away in the lively heart of East London, The Book Club is not the standard trendy Shoreditch bar. With a vast programme of forward-thinking events, including exhibitions, club nights, video game parties, film screenings and ping-pong...

Read our full The Book Club London - DJ Bar Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Club Room 35 50 £100 hire fee 250 500
Basement Basement Space N/A 150 £3k N/A
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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If you like Shoreditch, you will like this place. It draws large crowds and offers a good night, but I find it suffers from the usual Shoreditch image focus: ie, people think they're too cool to dance. And I can forgive a multitude of sins in a nightclub, but this just is not one of them. So go with a large group of people who are actually, y'know, fun, get to an optimum level of intoxication and dance anyway. Your club-cred will immediately plummet there, but then, we can dance if we want to, we can leave your friends behind, cause your friends don't dance and if they don't dance, well they're are no friends of mine. Ahem.
13 Jul 2015 by zhmg

My favourite bar around Shoreditch! Cocktails are absolutely divine and the staff are incredible! So many different ways to enjoy this place too, either brunch lunch coffee evening drinks or a night out - it's a total one stop shop! All you could want from a bar! Great music constantly playing and not terribly pricey! Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for a great night out that won't break the bank :)
29 May 2015 by indieecindiee

Took my limited edition of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'. THIS IS NOT YOUR TRADITIONAL BOOK CLUB. Impossible to converse and study. Name is misleading, don't think that it is actually a real book club.
12 Apr 2015 by tmoney
1 person people found this helpful

Fun night out. Packed on weekends, took a while to get in but was worth the wait. The basement had a great DJ that had us dancing till it closed. Upstairs is more laid back with table football and a lounge area. The venue holds a lot of exhibitions and events, so regardless of the night, there's something on.
31 Mar 2015 by kulj33t

Very impressed with the Book club. Went here on a saturday night and the place had a great atmosphere, plenty of places to sit but also really good basement bar with people dancing to the house dj!

21 Mar 2013 by nomercy

Book Club is a rare treat in Shoreditch and very different to a lot of the local bars. A cool place to meet friends and they have a pool table too.

18 Mar 2013 by sunshine11

Great place to go with a group. Caters for everyone

16 Mar 2013 by agne

I went here for Gamer Disco, that was pretty awesome! It's really cool how this venue hosts different events..

02 Jan 2013 by missbehave
1 person people found this helpful

went here to chill out one friday and ended up spending all night there - great social place and cool music too!

24 Feb 2012 by thebigpink

Perfect place for creative minds. The Book Club has really kept us entertained and we have been playing around with the little oregamis that we have made for days on end. Most of all, it inspired us to return so we can unleash the beneficial effects of the dyonisiac inspiration.

26 Nov 2010 by jamesdillons

Had a laugh here. Drinks were good so was the music. Loads of people were having a laugh playing ping pong and pool, so there was a real good vibe inside.

21 Sep 2010 by jackburton

Love this place! The book club has everything from a nice dinner place, chilled out drinks to crazy dancing nights. I've been here a couple of times and depending on their events every time is different. It gets very busy at the weekend but the atmosphere is great. Drinks are pretty reasonably priced and the crowd isn't too hipster considering the area. With a ping pong room and pool table its a good place to practice my not so good skills...

07 Aug 2010 by boris_and_his_bike
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