Hidden Gems of London
We are sure you will have your fill of fun on our fantastic tours, but when the tour is over here are a few hidden gems we have put together to make your trip complete
Restaurants & Cafes
Cafe Naz – Brick Lane
46/48 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 6RF
The flagship restaurant of the award-winning Cafe Naz group, the Brick Lane branch is one of the oldest and most loved cafes in the area.
Sheraz Bangla Lounge
13 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 6PU
Outside of Asia itself there’s nowhere more famous to enjoy a curry than East London’s Brick Lane, home to the Sheraz Bangla Lounge.
Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX
Angela Hartnett, a former protégé of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey, takes the reins at the Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room
Upstairs at the Ten Bells
84 Commercial St, Spitalfields, London E1 6LY
The New York Times described the previous incarnation as, “less like a pub than a dinner party thrown in a tastefully frayed town house”.
Sichuan-Folk Chinese Restaurant
32 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6QR
A reasonably authentic Chinese restaurant with a focus on Sichuan cuisine and with a few intriguing dishes to tempt the punter.
Le Bouchon Breton
8 Horner Square, Spitalfields, London E1 6EW
Located in the busy Spitalfields Market Le Bouchon Breton is an all-day French brasserie, champagne and shellfish bar with an impressive pedigree.
27 Spital Square, Spitalfields, London E1 6DZ
Carluccio’s are springing up all over the place, from Bluewater to Brent Cross, spreading the gospel of good fresh superior Italian food.
Brick Lane Brasserie
67 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 6QL
The Brick Lane Brasserie restaurant offers you a superb dining experience in the heart of Brick Lane Curry House with great tasting Indian food with a comfortable, contemporary surrounding in the heart of Brick Lane.
Pubs & Bars
The Bricklayers Arms
63 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PE
This bohemian boozer was an integral part of the Shoreditch explosion. Tucked away down a cobbled East End alley it was originally a mecca for local artists.
Fox & Anchor
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 6AA
his renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years.
The Ten Bells
84 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6LY
The Ten Bells Pub in Spitalfields may be a one-room drinking den for hip young things but it also has a long history – it’s been standing on the corner of Commercial Street and Fournier Street since at least 1752
George & Dragon
2 Hackney Road, Shoreditch, London E2 7NS
A refurbished venue in Shoreditch, the George & Dragon mixes East End earthiness with hip, Hoxton bohemia and the result is a relaxed mix of 70s / 80s retro with a down-to-earth decor. A CD juke box and a DJ in the evenings provide a lively, yet comfortable feel.
The Old Red Cow
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A 9EJ
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, the old drinking inn has been sympathetically done up.
Butcher’s Hook & Cleaver
61 West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A 9DY
The Butcher’s Hook & Cleaver is a lively pub next to London’s Smithfield Market, close to Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital and the Norman Church of St Bartholomew the Great.
39a Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London N1 6NN
This place gets its name from its former function, in the 1920s, as a place to buy toasters, Hoovers and gramaphones – the neon sign outside dates back to that time too.
The George Inn Yard
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 1NH
Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation and refreshment to weary pilgrims, merchants and travellers on their way up from Canterbury to the City.