Gillett Square

 
 
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Gillett Square, N16 8AZ 
 
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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.

 

LondonTown.com - Gillett Square Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
 
Arsenal Tube Station
 
28 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Dalston Junction
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hot Dates

Valentine's Night with Barb Jungr The Vortex Jazz Club, N16 8JH 14th February 2012 This annual event is a little Valentine's gift from Dalston jazz club The Vortex...

 
 
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Hotels near Gillett Square

Near Gillett Square
The RE London Shoreditch Hotel London
The RE London Shoreditch Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £62  28% off
419 to 437 Hackney Road, E2 | 25 minutes from Gillett Square
This hotel is modern, clean and very convenient if you want to explore the sights and bright lights of trendy Shoreditch. Although close to the City, ...More
 
 
 
Hilton Islington Hotel London London
Hilton Islington Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £81  21% 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
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment  from £120  28% 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
Open School East London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Open School East
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Road, 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
 
 
 
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art London
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Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 21 minutes from Gillett Square
You'll find a spectacular collection of paintings and sculpture by 20th century Italian artists at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, with a core of ...More
 
 
 
Yinka Shonibare Space London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Yinka Shonibare Space
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Sunbury House, 1 Andrews Street, Hackney, London E8 | 22 minutes from Gillett Square
Turner Shortlisted British artist Yinka Shonibare has bought this former office block, in need of some attention, and hardly changed a thing. While the artist decides ...More
 
 
 
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Events near Gillett Square

Near Gillett Square
Jonas Rathsman All Day & Night Party London
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Jonas Rathsman All Day & Night Party
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 11th July 2014 at 3pm-9pm and 9pm-4am
The Nest, 36 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, N16 | 4 minutes from Gillett Square
Rathsman spins a mix of underground house, throwback disco and 90s R&B....More
 
 
 
Lola Colt London
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Lola Colt
London > Events > Music  Dates: Friday 11th July 2014 - 8pm
Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, E8 | 8 minutes from Gillett Square
...More
 
 
 
Fluffer Records 1st Birthday Party London
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Fluffer Records 1st Birthday Party
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 11th July 2014 - 7pm-2am
Power Lunches Arts Cafe, 446 Kingsland Road, E8 | 10 minutes from Gillett Square
...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Gillett Square

Near Gillett Square
Servant Jazz Quarters London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
The Vortex Jazz Club London
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
 
 
 
Rio Cinema London
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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
The Peanut Vendor London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Of Cabbages & Kings London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Of Cabbages & Kings
London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries
127 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 | 16 minutes from Gillett Square
Of Cabbages & Kings first set up shop in May 2008. Since then they have been establishing creative networks and platforms for designers and makers in ...More
 
 
 
Stoke Newington Farmers Market London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Stoke Newington Farmers Market
London > Shopping > Markets
St Paul's Church, Stoke Newington Road N16 7UY, N16 | 18 minutes from Gillett Square
All the produce at the market is organic, biodynamic or wild - and it was the first farmers' market in the UK to do so. It's ...More
 
 
 
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Somine Restaurant London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Somine Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
131 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, E8 | 1 minute from Gillett Square
...More
 
 
 
Stone Cave London
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Stone Cave
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
111 Kingsland High Street, E8 | 1 minute from Gillett Square
Turkish Cuisine...More
 
 
 
Nando's London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nando's
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
148 Kingsland High Street, E8 | 1 minute from Gillett Square
...More
 
 
 
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Education near Gillett Square

Near Gillett Square
Connexions Careers Centre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Connexions Careers Centre
London > Education > Careers 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
 
 
 
The Making Space London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Jenius Social London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Leisure near Gillett Square

Gillett Square gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden London
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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
 
 
 
London Fields Lido London
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
 
 
 
London Fields London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Martello Road, E8 | 18 minutes from Gillett Square
Located in a bustling, regenerated area of east London, London Fields park has been transformed from a neglected area of common ground into a thriving rich ...More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Gillett Square

The best pubs near London Gillett Square.
Barden's Boudoir London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Prince George London
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
 
 
 
The Alma London
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.
Dalston Roof Park London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 ...More
 
 
 
Prince George London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Prince George
London > Nightlife >
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
 
 
 
Hackney Central London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hackney Central
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Amhurst Road, E8 | 16 minutes from Gillett Square
Hackney’s freshest venue is a converted railway station with a plush bar / restaurant on the ground floor and a nightclub upstairs. The kitchen serves excellent ...More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Gillett Square

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Gillett Square.
Union Chapel London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Union Chapel
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 23 minutes from Gillett Square
...More
 
 
 
Little Angel Theatre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Bistrotheque London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 26 minutes from Gillett Square
...More
 
 
 
 

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Kopparberg Urban Forest
Kopparberg Urban Forest
Foodie Events | Until 3rd August 2014 

Abbot Street Car Park 3 minutes walk from Gillett Square

After the success of their winter forest bar last year, Kopparberg are hosting a summer version this July, the Urban ...More

 
Carousel
Theatre | Until 19th July 2014 

Arcola Theatre 3 minutes walk from Gillett Square

Given five stars by The Telegraph critic Jane Shilling, Luke Fredericks's revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is, "spirited, ...More

Street Feast London
Street Feast London
Foodie Events | Until 27th September 2014 

Dalston Yard 4 minutes walk from Gillett Square

Running from 16th May until 27th September, Street Feast's gastronomic event will provide Londoners with three months of feasts every ...More

 
Jonas Rathsman All Day & Night Party
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 11th July 2014 

The Nest 4 minutes walk from Gillett Square

Rathsman spins a mix of underground house, throwback disco and 90s R&B....More

Unicorn Disco
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 11th July 2014 

Vogue Fabrics 6 minutes walk from Gillett Square

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Autobahn
Concerts | On 11th July 2014 

The Victoria 7 minutes walk from Gillett Square

Aggressive post-punk five-piece from Leeds....More

Lola Colt
Music | On 11th July 2014 

Shacklewell Arms 8 minutes walk from Gillett Square

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Fluffer Records 1st Birthday Party
Concerts | On 11th July 2014 

Power Lunches Arts Cafe 10 minutes walk from Gillett Square

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Hackney Empire Choir
Music | Until 18th July 2014 

Hackney Empire 18 minutes walk from Gillett Square

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