388 Old Street, Hoxton, London EC1V 9LT
10am-11pm daily
3p per minute


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London's first 'pay-while-you-stay' cafe, Ziferblat is a unique place where everything inside is free - except the time you spend there. At Ziferblat (meaning clock face in Russian) you take an alarm clock from the cupboard on arrival and note the time, then keep it with you and sum up how much you've clocked up at the end. Not only is it a novel way to charge your customers but it's also something of a social experiment - the idea is that it becomes a place where you feel at home, somewhere you're "free to be yourself". And judging by the thousand people who turned up daily in its opening months, not to mention the media hype, the experiment has already proved a huge success. Come here to work, do some art, read a book, play piano, get acquainted with like minded people, attend events, drink as much tea or coffee as you want - in other words, do whatever you like as long as you respect the space and the other people in it.

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Old Street Tube Station
7 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Hoxton Overground Station
8 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Leonard Street Car Park
4 minutes walk
Great Eastern Street NCP
4 minutes walk

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    100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 3 minutes from Ziferblat
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    Holiday Inn Express London-City
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    275 Old Street, EC1V | 3 minutes from Ziferblat
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    South Place Hotel
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    3 South Place, EC2M | 12 minutes from Ziferblat
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    Greg Wohead: The Ted Bundy Project
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    Soul Sacrifice
    Concerts | Until 24th June 2015 

    The Blues Kitchen 1 minute walk from Ziferblat


    Wednesday Night Comedy Show
    Comedy | On 6th May 2015 

    Comedy Cafe 1 minute walk from Ziferblat

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    Rad Orchestra
    Dance | On 6th May 2015 

    The Bedroom Bar 1 minute walk from Ziferblat

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    The Away Days
    Concerts | On 6th May 2015 

    Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2 minutes walk from Ziferblat

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    Kate Lyddon - Mark Tanner Sculpture Award
    Exhibitions | Until 30th May 2015 

    Standpoint Gallery 2 minutes walk from Ziferblat


    Tobias Jesso Jr
    Concerts | Until 7th May 2015 

    The Courtyard Theatre 3 minutes walk from Ziferblat

    The Canadian songwriter performs songs from his debut album, Goon....More

    Eureka Live
    Concerts | Until 6th May 2015 

    Trapeze Bar 4 minutes walk from Ziferblat


    The Urban Food Fest
    The Urban Food Fest
    Foodie Events | Until 19th December 2015 

    Euro Car Parks 4 minutes walk from Ziferblat

    The Urban Food Fest returns this March, running every Saturday night at the Euro Car Parks in Shoreditch. The ...More

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