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On the western flank of Gillett Square in Dalston, East London, stands The Dalston Culture House which houses the world famous Vortex Jazz Club on its first floor and has the restaurant/cafe bar Downstairs@TheVortex on its ground floor which opens directly onto Gillett Square and has an outdoor seating area. The square itself reguarly hosts special events like Dance Nation Dalston which brings a carnival atmosphere to this part of East London every summer with live music and dance displays and workshops. Play Days in the square during the summer offer outdoor fun and games for all ages including table tennis, Gillett Square's own weird and wonderful 'Snug' play shapes for kids and giant chess.

 

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Arsenal Tube Station
 
28 minutes walk
 
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Dalston Junction
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London Events 2018

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Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £127  39% off
335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 29 minutes from Gillett Square
Prison cells are VIP booths in the bar at the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, a 128 room hotel in the Old Magistrates Court and Police Station, opposite ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £95  23% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 29 minutes from Gillett Square
The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
 
 
 
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £100  33% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 30 minutes from Gillett Square
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Gillett Square

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Gillett Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shakespeare Walk Adventure Playground
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
69 Shakespeare Walk, N16 | 11 minutes from Gillett Square
A free to use, open access playground in Stoke Newington, Shakespeare Walk Adventure Playground gives children aged 6 to 15 access to indoor and outdoor activities ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Open School East
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Road, Islington, London N1 | 14 minutes from Gillett Square
Open School East opens in September 2013. Open School East is an art school and communal space, commissioned and funded by the Barbican and Create London ... More
 
 
 
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MostArt Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
86 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 | 14 minutes from Gillett Square
An art centre for Hackney where you may find art exhibitions, photography or jazz on a Sunday afternoon. There's a stage and bar in the ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Gillett Square

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Talinka
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 24th January 2018 - 8pm
Gillett Square, 11 Gillett Square, N16 | 1 minute from Gillett Square
A collaboration between singer and actress Tali Atzmon, baroque instrumentalist Jenny Bliss Bennett, the virtuoso bass player Yaron Stavi and the international jazz artist Gilad Atzmon ...More
 
 
 
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Sound Of Yell
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Wednesday 24th January 2018 - 7.30pm
Gillett Square, 18-22 Ashwin Street, E8 | 3 minutes from Gillett Square
Stevie Jones's off-kilter Celtic ensemble is complemented by visual artist Victoria Morton and multi-instrumentalist Georgina McGeown. With support from Delphine Dora And Mocke....More
 
 
 
On Soon
A Man In A Room, Gambling
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 19th January, 26th January and 2nd February 2018 - 7.30pm
Gillett Square, 18-22 Ashwin Street, E8 | 3 minutes from Gillett Square
A collaboration between the Spanish visual artist Juan Munoz and British composer Gavin Bryars, A Man In a Room Gambling comprises ten mesmerising pieces on the ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Gillett Square

Near Gillett Square
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Servant Jazz Quarters
London > Entertainment > Live Music
10a Bradbury Street, N16 | 1 minute from Gillett Square
Despite the name, Servant Jazz Quarters is not strictly a jazz club. Instead you'll find music from many genres at this Dalston music venue which supports ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Vortex Jazz Club
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
11 Gillett Square, N16 | 1 minute from Gillett Square
Though The Vortex has lost a little of its ramshackle charm in the relocation from Stoke Newington to Dalston, it remains the epitome of an underground ... More
 
 
 
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Rio Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
107 Kingsland High Street, E8 | 1 minute from Gillett Square
In 1905, Clara Ludski decided that the new "electric pictures" were the wave of the future, hired an architect, and had her auctioneers' workshop converted into ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Gillett Square

The best shops and markets near Gillett Square
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Prick
London > Shopping >
492 Kingsland Road, E8 | 7 minutes from Gillett Square
Prick, London's first boutique dedicated to cacti and other succulents, is the brainchild of Gynelle Leon, an award-winning photographer with a career in forensic science, finance ... More
 
 
 
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The Peanut Vendor
London > Shopping > House and Garden
133 Newington Green Road, N1 | 9 minutes from Gillett Square
The Peanut Vendors are Barny and Becky who scour bric-a-brac stalls, markets and auctions so you don't have to. Stylish furniture and accessories for the home ... More
 
 
 
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Mint Vintage
London > Shopping > Clothing
71-73 Stoke Newington High Street, Covent Garden, London N16 | 14 minutes from Gillett Square
Mint Vintage specialises in men's and ladies clothing from seventies sheepskin to hidden vintage gems. No musty second hand cast-offs here. Instead you get an extensive ... More
 
 
 
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Somine Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
131 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, E8 | 1 minute from Gillett Square
... More
 
 
 
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Stone Cave
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
111 Kingsland High Street, E8 | 1 minute from Gillett Square
Turkish Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Nando's
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
148 Kingsland High Street, E8 | 1 minute from Gillett Square
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Education near Gillett Square

Near Gillett Square
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Connexions Careers Centre
London > Education > Career Services
27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 4 minutes from Gillett Square
Connexions is a countrywide information and advisory service for 13-19 year olds and people with special learning needs or disabilities under 25. They offer an array ... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 29 minutes from Gillett Square
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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Jenius Social
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 30 minutes from Gillett Square
Islington cafe-cum-deli Jenius Social isn't just a place to enjoy fine food and carefully sourced balsamic vinegar, artisan chocolates and cured meats. It's also a ... More
 
 
 
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Gillett Square gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Dalston Lane, E8 | 4 minutes from Gillett Square
Prior to the creation of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, which first opened in July 2010, the land was a derelict site where an old railway ... More
 
 
 
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Newington Green
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Newington Green, N1 | 8 minutes from Gillett Square
Marking the border between Islington and Hackney, Newington Green is an area in north London named after the small green ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Fields Lido
London > Leisure > Activities
London Fields, Westside, E8 | 15 minutes from Gillett Square
London's only Olympic sized heated outdoor swimming pool, the luxurious London Fields Lido was re-opened amid much excitement in October 2006 after almost 20 years of ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Gillett Square

The best pubs near London Gillett Square.
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Barden's Boudoir
London > Nightlife > Pubs
38-44 Stoke Newington Road, N16 | 4 minutes from Gillett Square
A late licence, DJ decks, P.A., stage for live bands, two bars and friendly bar staff selling bottled drinks and beers on tap plus an extensive ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Prince George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Parkholme Road, E8 | 9 minutes from Gillett Square
The gentrification of Dalston means that the Prince George is now less of an old man's backstreet local and more of a skinny-jeans-and-ironic-haircut establishment filled with ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Alma
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
59 Newington Green Road, N1 | 9 minutes from Gillett Square
Movie themed pub in Islington offering Popcorn, Craft Beer (Bottled and Draft), fine wine, a very long list of Bourbon whiskeys, Thai Grill, Pop up Sunday ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Gillett Square

Gillett Square clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Dalston Roof Park
London > Nightlife > Bars
18 Ashwin Street, E8 | 3 minutes from Gillett Square
On the roof of The Print House, a former factory for catalogues, crayons and pencils, sits Dalston Roof Park, an urban oasis four floors up over ... More
 
 
 
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The Nest
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, N16 | 4 minutes from Gillett Square
Opened in 2010, The Nest has become one of London's top clubbing experiences, showcasing the best new dance music talent from around ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ruby's Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
76 Stoke Newington Road, N16 | 6 minutes from Gillett Square
It may look like a cinema from the sign outside but Ruby's on the Stoke Newington/Dalston border is an intimate subterranean drinking den serving expertly mixed ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Gillett Square.
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Union Chapel
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 23 minutes from Gillett Square
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 24 minutes from Gillett Square
A teeny, tiny and wonderful puppet theatre located in a hidden side road backing onto a green church yard ideal for spontaneous picnics with goodies from ... More
 
 
 
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Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 26 minutes from Gillett Square
... More
 
 
 
 

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Talinka
Concerts | On 24th January 2018 

The Vortex Jazz Club 1 minute walk from Gillett Square

A collaboration between singer and actress Tali Atzmon, baroque instrumentalist Jenny Bliss Bennett, the virtuoso bass player Yaron Stavi and ...More

Sound Of Yell
Dance | On 24th January 2018 

Cafe OTO 3 minutes walk from Gillett Square

Stevie Jones's off-kilter Celtic ensemble is complemented by visual artist Victoria Morton and multi-instrumentalist Georgina McGeown. With support from Delphine ...More

Dalston Roof Park Winter Season
Dalston Roof Park Winter Season
Seasonal | Until 28th April 2018 

Dalston Roof Park 3 minutes walk from Gillett Square

The neighbourhood's first winter rooftop, Dalston Roof Park is open to public on select dates throughout winter. Every Wednesday the ...More

 
SLAM Soaps
Theatre | Until 10th February 2018 

Arcola Theatre 3 minutes walk from Gillett Square

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The crossover vocalist from Mansfield, who regularly performs with classical luminaries Andreas Bocelli and Jose ...More

 
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Kensington Central Library

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Before closing its doors to make way for ...More

 
Kaleidoscope Festival
Concerts | On 21st July 

Alexandra Palace

This summer, Alexandra Palace presents brand new music and arts festival, Kaleidoscope. The details are still vague but it's billed as the first festival of its kinds at the venue, with live music from an ...More

Great British Bab Off
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Le Bab

Stephen Tozer and Ed Brunet, founders of Soho's gourmet kebab restaurant Le Bab, present the ...More

 
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Seasonal | From 10th February 

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This Valentine's, enjoy 2for1 admission at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. The venue is offering the deal to anyone who brings date between February 10th to ...More

St. Valentine's Day at The Zetter
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Zetter Hotel

The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell invites you and your better half to indulge in a decadent seven-course tasting menu this Valentine's Day. Being served in Club Zetter, the ...More

Tidy Up
Tidy Up
Theatre | From 16th February 

Southbank Centre

A work by the charming Peutetre Theatre company about chaos and order for children....More

 
Arabic Poetry of Love and Lust
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Queen Of Hoxton

Head to the cosy Moroccan WigWam sitting atop The Queen of Hoxton this Valentine's Day for Arabic Poetry of Love and Lust. Celebrating feminine wit and desire, the ...More

The CentrE17
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CentrE17 is a vibrant performance venue in Walthamstow, run by the community, for the community....More

The Coach Makers Arms
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The Coach Makers Arms from Cubitt House combines a bar, first floor dining room, and ...More

 
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An historic 19th Century public house in Clerkenwell taken over by the people who brought ...More

 
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