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Top Choice Museum in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Geffrye Museum

If you like nosing around other people's homes, you'll love this museum devoted to middle-class domestic interiors. Built in 1714 as a home for poor pensioners, these beautiful ivy-clad brick almshouses have been co…
Top Choice Steak in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Foxlow

This lovely brasserie builds on the extensive experience of its founders (of Hawksmoor fame), who always put the quality of their ingredients centre stage. You can therefore expect succulent dry-aged steaks from Gin…
Top Choice Market in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Sunday UpMarket

The Sunday Upmarket (which in fact opens Saturdays and Sundays) sprawls within the beautiful red-brick buildings of the Old Truman Brewery . You'll find young designers in the Backyard Market, a drool-inducing array…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Gate

The Gate can probably take a lot of credit for elevating vegetarian cuisine from uninspiring side dishes to starring in its own culinary right. Blending influences from India, the Middle East and Jewish traditions, …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Cocktail Trading Co

In an area famous for its edgy, don't-give-a-damn attitude, this exquisite cocktail bar stands out for its classiness and cocktail confidence. The drinks are truly unrivalled, from the flavours to the presentation –…
Top Choice Italian in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Polpo

Occupying a sunny spot on semipedestrianised Cowcross St, this sweet little place serves rustic Venetian-style meatballs, pizzette (small pizzas) , grilled meat and fish dishes. Portions are larger than your average…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Zetter Townhouse Cocktail Lounge

Tucked away behind an unassuming door on St John's Sq, this ground-floor bar is decorated with plush armchairs, stuffed animal heads and a legion of lamps. The cocktail list takes its theme from the area’s distillin…
Top Choice Pub in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Fox & Anchor

Behind the Fox & Anchor's wonderful art nouveau facade is a stunning traditional Victorian pub that has retained its three beautiful snugs at the back of the bar. Fully celebrating its proximity to Smithfield Ma…
Top Choice Cinema in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Electric Cinema

Run by Shoreditch House, an uberfashionable private member's club, this is cinema-going that will impress a date, with space for an intimate 48 on the comfy armchairs. There's a full bar and restaurant in the comple…
Top Choice Bar in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Queen of Hoxton

This industrial-chic bar has a games room, basement and varied music nights (including oddballs such as dance lessons and ukulele jamming sessions), but the real drawcard is the vast rooftop bar, decked out with flo…