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17 Calvert Avenue, Shoreditch, London E2 7JP
 
 
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Tue to Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm
 

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Leila's on Arnold Circus is a legendary coffee spot where they serve Monmouth coffee in an eccentric cafe setting that feels like you're in your own kitchen. Close to Brick Lane in the East End, Arnold Circus is a public garden with its own bandstand which offers a quiet refuge among the concrete blocks. The cafe's owner and founder Leila McAlister may be visiting the markets one day and giving a talk at the ICA on the environmental impact of the food production process the next. And it's this kind of thinking that makes this place such a popular spot - Pixie Geldof and Alexa Chung are among Leila's celebrity fans. Taking the number of food miles your salad has travelled into consideration goes a long way.

 

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Old Street Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Liverpool Street Tube Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
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Great Eastern Street NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Sclater Street Car Park
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  21% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 1 minute from Leila's
Hip US hotel group Ace hotels arrived in Shoreditch in September 2013, expanding from their US sites to add a London outpost. The property has transformed ... More
 
 
 
Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £127  42% off
335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 3 minutes from Leila's
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
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London-City
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £56  33% off
275 Old Street, EC1V | 6 minutes from Leila's
Modern and functional, you get what you pay for at this middle ranking hotel close to the City and the reasonable rates mean that it fills ... More
 
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Mast Brothers
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
19-29 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 3 minutes from Leila's
Michael and Rick Mast, the brothers behind Mast Brothers Chocolate, bring their artisanal chocolates from Brooklyn to London's equivalent district, the original hipster hangout, Shoreditch. They ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Treacle
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
110-112 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 7 minutes from Leila's
Just like its name, this unique establishment sandwiched in the middle of Columbia Road flower market is sweet, sticky and finger-licking good. Full of traditional, essentially ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
A Gold
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 10 minutes from Leila's
As absurd as it may seem, A Gold is one of the only delis in London to specialise entirely in British produce. Touted as "the village ... More
 
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Boxpark
London > Shopping >
Boxpark, Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 2 minutes from Leila's
A quirky alternative to your standard high street store, the Boxpark is a temporary village of stores offering popular designer goods, scrumptious food and unconventional gifts. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The MOO Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
Unit 27, BOXPARK, 2-4 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 | 2 minutes from Leila's
Online print specialists, MOO.com, have opened a bricks and mortar shop at Boxpark, bringing their cool brand of personalised cards and stationary to Shoreditch's quirky shopping ... More
 
 
 
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Labour and Wait
London > Shopping > House and Garden
85 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 3 minutes from Leila's
Shopping for doorstops, dishcloths, dusters and dustpans has taken on a whole new slant thanks to Labour and Wait. Another east London success story, this small ... More
 
 
 
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Freedom Fest
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 25th July 2017 - 5.30pm
Leila's, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 | 3 minutes from Leila's
Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate....More
 
 
 
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Jessie Reyez
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 25th July 2017 - 8pm-11pm
Leila's, 2-4 Hoxton Square, N1 | 5 minutes from Leila's
R&B and soul from the singer-songwriter from Toronto....More
 
 
 
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Go Out Of Tune
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Tuesday 25th July 2017 - 7.30pm
Leila's, 1 Dray Walk, Brick Lane, E1 | 6 minutes from Leila's
A chance for all musicians to perform at this open mic event....More
 
 
 
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Sonos Studio London
London > Entertainment >
21 Club Row, E2 | 2 minutes from Leila's
High-end audio brand Sonos opens the Sonos Studio London, their new permanent cultural space, in late 2015. Building on their space in LA, which has been ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Comedy Cafe
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from Leila's
Don't let the gaudy red and yellow paint that mutilates the exterior of this fantastic comedy club deter you from gracing its hallowed floors. It may ... More
 
 
 
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Rich Mix Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 | 3 minutes from Leila's
Located in one of London's most thriving and art-driven communities Rich Mix does exactly what it says on the tin, presenting visitors of different ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Leila's
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Rivington Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from Leila's
The first newly built public art gallery in London since the Hayward Gallery opened in 1968, Rivington Place is a beautiful glass fronted building designed by ... More
 
 
 
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Iniva
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
8-9 Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from Leila's
Opened on 5th October 2007, this Rivington Place art gallery is a £8m public building dedicated to culturally diverse visual arts. It's a joint venture between ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hoxton Square
London > Attractions >
N1 | 5 minutes from Leila's
Home to some of east London's hottest restaurants and bars. ... More
 
 
 
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Boundary
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, Shoreditch, London E2 | 1 minute from Leila's
This Shoreditch project is the first from Terence Conran since he signed over his well known restaurants - Bluebird, Quaglino's and plenty more besides - to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Albion
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 1 minute from Leila's
This Shoreditch caff, bakery and small shop is the first venture by Terence Conran since he sold his restaurant empire - Quaglino's, Orrery and the rest ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dishoom Shoreditch
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
7 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 1 minute from Leila's
Based on the original Bombay cafes from the 1960s, Dishoom brings Indian cuisine to London and this Shoreditch branch is the second venue to open follow ... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 2 minutes from Leila's
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 5 minutes from Leila's
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 14 minutes from Leila's
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 8 minutes from Leila's
Spread over three floors L!FE is a unique space within The Old Truman Brewery where yoga, food and music sit side-by-side. ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 8 minutes from Leila's
The third of these increasingly popular 1950s retro-America style bowling alleys opened in late 2008 to much critical acclaim. Located in the Old Truman Brewery on ... More
 
 
 
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London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 16 minutes from Leila's
Excellent fencing courses for beginners with highly trained coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun and ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Leila's.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Bricklayers Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
63 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 4 minutes from Leila's
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 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Crown and Shuttle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
226 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 6 minutes from Leila's
After serving two queens and a king, surviving The Blitz and enjoying a period as a notorious strip club, The Crown and Shuttle sadly closed its ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Princess of Shoreditch
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
76 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 6 minutes from Leila's
Take the spiral staircase up out of this busy Old Street boozer and you find yourself in a small, chic dining room with big picture windows, ... More
 
 
 
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Leila's clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bar Kick
London > Nightlife > Bars
127 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 2 minutes from Leila's
Fashionable Shoreditch drinkers from all around the globe are attracted to this cellar bar by its rickety old furniture, interesting imported beers, and a pricy, but ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Callooh Callay
London > Nightlife > Bars
65 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from Leila's
Often regarded as one of Shoreditch's best cocktail bars, Callooh Callay is a popular venue with an ambitious, regularly changing cocktail menu. Examples include the Electric ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cargo
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
83 Rivington Street, Kingsland Viaduct, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from Leila's
Cargo were pioneers of the multi-tasking MDF concept (that's Music-Dance-Food, not cheap fibreboard) and boast one of the most imaginative live music line-ups in the capital, ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Leila's.
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 3 minutes from Leila's
Site of the legendary Whirly Gig parties in the nineties, Shoreditch Town Hall lends itself well to any type of gathering. Re-opened in 2005, following a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 10 minutes from Leila's
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The HAC Grounds
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Road, City, London EC1Y | 11 minutes from Leila's
... More
 
 
 
 

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SKNT
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th July 2017 

Cargo 3 minutes walk from Leila's

Resident DJs spin a variety of party jams including forgotten favourites and modern bangers....More

The By Artist Gallery
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2017 

Rich Mix Centre 3 minutes walk from Leila's

The By Artist Gallery is the collaboration between artist Ellis Lewis-Dragstra and Project Phakama UK. The idea of the project ...More

Freedom Fest
Exhibitions | On 25th July 2017 

Rich Mix Centre 3 minutes walk from Leila's

Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate....More

Animated Images
Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2017 

Rich Mix Centre 3 minutes walk from Leila's

Syrian artist Sulafa Hijazi's series of animated images is a response to our ever-increasing relationship with new media....More

James Vincent McMorrow
Concerts | Until 26th July 2017 

Village Underground 4 minutes walk from Leila's

The Irish singer-songwriter performs songs from his first three albums....More

Jessie Reyez
Concerts | On 25th July 2017 

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 5 minutes walk from Leila's

R&B and soul from the singer-songwriter from Toronto....More

Melvin Galapon: A Room For Mistakes
Exhibitions | Until 3rd September 2017 

The Book Club 5 minutes walk from Leila's

Paintings, paper collage and a large-scale mural exploring a fascination with glitches and patterns, reflecting a lifelong obsession with the ...More

Last Days of Shoreditch Riviera
Last Days of Shoreditch Riviera
Foodie Events | Until 16th September 2017 

288 Old Street 6 minutes walk from Leila's

The much-loved Last Days of Shoreditch is back for its seventh year in 2017 with three months of street food, ...More

 
Go Out Of Tune
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th July 2017 

Cafe 1001 6 minutes walk from Leila's

A chance for all musicians to perform at this open mic event....More

The Queen of Hoxton Rooftop: Bangarang
The Queen of Hoxton Rooftop: Bangarang
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 7th October 2017 

The Queen Of Hoxton 7 minutes walk from Leila's

The Queen of Hoxton's seasonal rooftop parties have become a legendary addition to the capital's event calendar and this year ...More

 

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London's biggest Asian foodhall. Over 20 food kiosks, bubble tea and seating for up to ...More

 
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Three Mills Island

After hosting parties in some of London's best clubs over the past five years, the ...More

 
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The team behind The Coal Shed and The Salt Room in Brighton go from coast ...More

 
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From the co-founder of The Art of Dining, Chinese pop-up Lucky & Joy comes to ...More

 
The Grand Cork Experiment
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Renowned for their quirky and immersive events, sensory food experts Bompas & Parr have collaborated with the Portuguese Cork Association to present The Grand Cork Experiment. An immersive wine tasting like no other, it will ...More

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From the owner of Casse-Croûte across the road comes a French cafe style restaurant full of French bistro classics cooked on the rotisserie....More

Shakespeare's Telling Tales
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

This week, Shakespeare's Globe hosts a weekend-long festival celebrating the joy of storytelling. Shakespeare's Telling Tales will include everything from talks with leading children's authors to practical workshops ...More

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Dining 

Brand new for summer 2017, Pitch Stratford is an open air space in the heart ...More

 
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Photographers' Gallery

A new exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery, Food For Being Looked At explores the new ...More

 
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Bonhams

This summer, renowned auctioneers Bonhams present an exhibition ...More

 
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Dining 

Originally part of Peckham Rye's train station in the 1930s Coal Room is a restaurant ...More

 
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Exhibitions | From 26th July 

The Old Truman Brewery

Curated by fashion historian Neal Heard, The Art of the Football Shirt explores the relationship between football and popular culture. In the exhibition, Heard shares his vast knowledge, ...More

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Merchant Square

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Modern development at the heart of Paddington's waterways. Home to Thomas Heatherwick's Rolling Bridge and ...More

 
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Lyric Hammersmith

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Alexandra Palace

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