Type: Local Picks, Pub, Pub Crawl
Sitting on the corner of Spitalfields Market, The Ten Bells is a firm Shoreditch favourite packed full of local drinkers most nights of the week. A historic pub dating back to the 18th-century, the... Read More
Sitting on the corner of Spitalfields Market, The Ten Bells is a firm Shoreditch favourite packed full of local drinkers most nights of the week. A historic pub dating back to the 18th-century, the owners have kept many of the original Victorian details such as the ornate tiling and weathered facade. But they've filled it with shabby sofas, cinema seats and mismatched furniture to appeal to the new trendy clientele. This hasn't detracted from the friendly neighbourhood feel though. They serve a decent selection of beers on tap, as well as more interesting brews by the bottle such as Früli and Brooklyn. A pop-up restaurant on the first floor from the Young Turks and the Clove Club went permanent after excellent reviews - known as Upstairs at the Ten Bells - serving modern British fare in sumptuous settings.
- East London's Best Historic Pubs: "Check out the 19th century mural on the north wall, 'Spitalfields in ye Olden Time - visiting a Weaver's Shop,' for a depiction of what this area would have been like centuries ago."
- Best for East London's Best Historic Pubs Because: The Ten Bells is famous for its association with Jack the Ripper – this is where he met victims Annie Chapman and Mary Jane Kelly.