The Book Club


Spread over two spacious floors of a former Victorian warehouse on Leonard Street, The Book Club is a Shoreditch bar & club serving up cocktails, beers on tap and local DJs. She's iconic for her outrageous parties and dirty basement club nights.

The ground floor of the venue has recently been given a distinctly fresh overhaul – with an incredible new Brooklyn-style loft feel and a newfound look. And then downstairs, an iconic smoky basement space with a secret room just off the back of it. Some say the venue has a cosy second-home feel, especially as she features constantly evolving exhibitions that adorn the walls. 

Currently open Wednesdays-Sundays, the venue offers up some juicy days / nights:

Wednesdays: £5 on all pizzas 

Thursdays: G&T Social Club - £5 double Gin and Tonics all night

Fridays: The Get Down - DJs playing the best Hip Hop and RnB to keep you bopping in your seat all night long.

Saturdays: By day, there is their brand new bottomless 'Not Another Drag Brunch', running 11:30am-4pm. Grab tickets HERE. By night, you can catch the best local eclectic DJs playing the best in, well... everything. 

If you didn't fancy any of the above then why not pop in for a cocktail or three, and maybe one of our juicy pizzas (rated no.5 best slice in London by Elle Mag). The staff would love to see you <3

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Not Another Drag Brunch
The Book Club presents: Not Another Drag Brunch 💋  Every Saturday daytime, we're here for it!  Join the gang at The Book…

Saturday 15th June 2024 and 15 other Saturdays

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Offer Availability
£5 @ 5pm - All house drinks & pizzas
All house drinks & pizzas £5 on weekdays 5pm-8pm - spirits, wine, all beers
Monday 17:00 – 22:00
Tuesday 17:00 – 20:00
Wednesday 17:00 – 20:00
Thursday 17:00 – 20:00
Friday 17:00 – 20:00


  • Private Hire, Christmas Dinner, Christmas Lunch
  • Taking Bookings
  • Dance floor
  • May vary depending on event


Day Open Close Notes
Monday - -
Tuesday 17:00 0:00
Wednesday 17:00 0:00
Thursday 17:00 2:00
Friday 17:00 2:00
Saturday 12:00 3:00
Sunday 12:00 17:00



The Book Club, 100 – 106, Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH



Nearest Station

Old Street (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Breakfast, Brunch, British and Vegetarian Friendly food.

  • A word from the chef:

    With the freshest of in-season ingredients and home cooked meals.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Basement Basement Space 100 250 - 2000 -

The basement of The Book Club boasts a top-of-the-range sound system, a large bar, a spacious seating area located under our infamous 2,200 lightbulb ceiling and, of course, a DJ booth and dance floor. It also has a cloakroom, toilets and a photo booth so is a great self-sufficient space.

The Den Basement Space 0 60 £150.00 - 500

The Den is located in the basement of the venue and would be the perfect space from a work social or a birthday party! It holds up to 60 people and comes with its own dedicated bar space within the room.

Ping-Pong Room Private Room 12 20 £170.00 - -

Hire this self-contained ping pong room for a number of events - meetings, team away days, arts and crafts workshop or of course, a good game of ping pong!

The Ping Pong room is available to hire Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm.

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

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Customer Reviews (283)

Our 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 tournaments, this is a unique spot in London, so I headed down…

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