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Best Bars

Here's the ever-growing selection of bars and pubs around the borough that have already signed up to the Best Bar None scheme.

28 West | Backyard Cinema | Big Chill bar | Cafe 1001 | East London Liquor companyHawkmoor Spitafields | Henry Addington | Hilton Canary Wharf | Horn of Plenty | Ivory Vaults | Manjal | Old George | QMUL Griff Inn | Silver Sturgeon | The Ten Bells |    


28 West

28 West Bar insideWhether it's laid back drinks after a long day in the office, or a full blown corporate party for up to 300 guests, we've done it all. From casual business drinks with colleagues, to product launches, private parties, weddings and even filming TV shows...You name it, we've done it, and we've done it with style.


Backyard Cinema

Backyard cinema Russell HowardThe Backyard Comedy Club has been one of London’s top professional comedy venues for the past twenty years; providing East London with the very best in stand-up comedy and entertainment. Regularly hosting the biggest names in the business, including recent appearances from Harry Hill, Russell Howard, Jo Brand, Alan Carr, Frankie Boyle, Reg D Hunter, Sara Pascoe, Dara O’Briain to name just a few.


Big Chill bar

Big-Chill-Brick-Lane-Seating Area 2Big Chill Brick Lane is a destination to drink, eat work and play in the heart of East London. Providing quality craft drinks, tasty bar snacks, friendly service and DJs every Thursday – Sunday




Cafe 1001

Dancing Cafe 1001Café 1001 is a combined café and club, intrinsic to the Brick Lane area and a focal point for most.

 Though an established entertainment venue, we see ourselves as a creative playground for both well-known and up & coming artists. We put acts on every night in two rooms ranging from live bands and DJs to all night raves



East London Liquor company

ELLC Restaurant_Bottle ShopOriginally a glue factory in Bow Wharf, we found our home in the disused industrial space and repurposed the venue to begin distilling in July 2014, producing and importing a range of spirits, including gins, vodka, rum and whisky.  For those who want to know more, our passionate team at East London Liquor Company are on hand for any questions about the distillation process of our exceptional spirits, more details about the producers we work with and to offer spirit tastings.



Hawkmoor Spitafields

Interior Hawksmoor SpitafieldsHawksmoor Spitalfields has now reopened on Commercial Street, following a major refurbishment. The restaurant was the original site of Will Beckett and Huw Gott’s British steak restaurant and cocktail bar.

Just over a decade ago, in 2006, Will and Huw launched Hawksmoor with the aim of sourcing the best British ingredients they could find and cooking them simply over charcoal.  The restaurant was an almost instant hit at a time when the London restaurant scene was dominated by fine dining establishments.  The simplicity and quality of the food, wine and cocktails along with the casual professionalism and hospitality of the staff saw Hawksmoor at the forefront of a big change in how London ate. 


Henry Addington

Bar area Henry AddingtonThe Henry Addington is located right in the heart of Canary Wharf, and is just a short three-minute walk from Canary Wharf Underground Station on the Jubilee Line, West India Avenue, and One Canada Square.

This popular Canary Wharf pub can be found near to many of London’s finest attractions, including the The O2 Arena, Olympic Park, Sky Ride, Greenwich Village, Stratford Westfield, Canary Wharf, and West Ham United’s football ground at their new home the London Stadium, which was converted following the London Olympics in 2012.

 For a quieter way to spend the day, there are also a whole host of river and canal walks near you.

Hilton Canary Wharf

Hilton Lounge AreaSet in the heart of London's commercial centre and only 15 minutes from the city centre via transportation links, Hilton London Canary Wharf is the ideal venue for business and leisure stays. Enjoy easy connections to London's main attractions, ExCel Exhibition Centre, The O2 and the Olympic Park. Our hotel offers stylish rooms and suites, fantastic dining options, onsite fitness centre with gym, steam room and sauna.

Horn of Plenty

Main pub area'Best Pub in Whitechapel and Stepney' Time Out Love London Awards 2015 and 2016.  Quiz night:  A quiz with a difference. The winners can gamble for our super jackpot. If they lose the gamble question it rolls over to next week.   Birthday Drinks:   Book a table to celebrate your birthday and we will spoil you with a free bottle of bubbly.   Rock, Paper Scissors:   On Friday's beat the bartender at Rock Paper Scissors and get your drinks half price 6-7pm. Sunday Roast:  Sunday's for us mean two things. Roasts and bloody Mary's

Ivory Vaults

LSMB Table View (Hall)The Ivory Vaults is an exclusive location situated within the historic vaulted cellars of the Grade II listed Ivory House at St Katharine Docks.

Sitting between the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, Ivory Vaults are close to the city and benefit from fantastic transport links to central London, Excel, London City Airport, the 02 and London’s newest quarter, the East Village.

The 10,000 sq ft venue is available for private hire for groups of 100 – 450, devised of nine intimate vaulted private dining areas, interlinked by a vast open passageway.

The 200 year old structure exudes charm and individuality, perfect for a bespoke event unique to your company.

Our on site events and theatrical production team are experienced in delivering interactive and memorable events to a wide range of clientele. 


Manjal dining spaceManjal is a fine dining restaurant specialising in authentic North and South Indian cuisine of the best quality and extreme care to use the very best ingredients by our chefs who has experience of more than 35years.

Old George

Inside Old GeorgeLocated near Bethnal Green Underground station and a short walk from Shoreditch Overground station, in the heart of Bethnal Green Road, The Old George is a beautifully restored London pub, dating back to the 1700s.

Reopened by Antic in the summer of 2013, we are a friendly and charming local, boasting five real ale taps, two t-bars as well as a wide selection of craft cans and bottles, offering something to suit every drinker. We serve an ever-changing selection of Cask Marque certified local and regional ales, fine spirits and bottled beers.


QMUL Griff Inn

Hall spaceThe Griff Inn Bar & Kitchen provides a relaxed and easy-going environment to socialise with friends and colleagues. Pop-in for a morning coffee or enjoy lunch with our new food menu options. We also offer numerous choices for those with special dietary requirements. The Griff Inn is also home to our monthly Griff Inn Pub Quiz, special events and our regular Final Whistle, Poundstretcher and Tables club nights. 

Silver Sturgeon

Silver Sturgeon - Upper Deck -  Bar furnitureSilver Sturgeon's interiors and decks have been created by leading British designers and architects as light, luxe, relaxing spaces in warm, natural colours featuring pure white, oak, grey bird's eye maple & chestnut. Offering the perfect venue for 50 to 550 guests.

The Ten Bells

Downstairs BarSmack-bang in the middle of Spitalfields lies the institution that is The Ten Bells. Alive with history this bustling candle lit boozer still serves as a social hub for an ever-changing community. Beyond the listed tile work lies a well curated selection of quality beers, a handsome wine list, a serious gin menu and the promise of a good time. Venture up the creaky, candle-lit staircase to make the most of long, balmy evenings and grab a refreshing glass in our very own botanical oasis that feels a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the city streets.

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to escape the midsummer drizzle for post-work drinks or cool down during a hot date: we can’t wait to see you!