Ziferblat

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

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  • Visitor Information

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.

 

LondonTown.com - Ziferblat Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Old Street Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Liverpool Street Tube Station
 
14 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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Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £90  31% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 3 minutes from Ziferblat
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
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London-City
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £51  39% off
275 Old Street, EC1V | 3 minutes from Ziferblat
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
 
 
 
South Place Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £113  22% off
3 South Place, EC2M | 12 minutes from Ziferblat
Located within arms reach of both Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations, is South Place Hotel, a luxury London hotel featuring three swanky bars and two top-notch ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shutterbug
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
1 Rivington Place, EC2A | 1 minute from Ziferblat
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The Breakfast Club
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
2-4 Rufus Street, N1 | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Following the success of their Soho cafe, opened in 2005, The Breakfast Club opened three more cafes across London. This one comes with a license so ... More
 
 
 
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Apostrophe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
42 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from Ziferblat
Apostrophe are a fast expanding chain of boulangerie / patisseries with a reputation for superb coffee which is their main stock in trade. Proprietor Amir Chen ... More
 
 
 
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Dining near Ziferblat

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The Clove Club
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, EC1V | Same location as Ziferblat
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Tramontana Brindisa
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
152 Curtain Road, EC2A | 1 minute from Ziferblat
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Shish Hoxton
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
313-319 Old Street, Hoxton, London EC1V | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Opening a 'Turkish brasserie' on Old Street among the scores of established take-aways is a bold move by Shish, the original branch of which is a ... More
 
 
 
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Zombie Soundsystem
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Sunday 20th April 2014 - 2pm-5am
Cargo, 83 Rivington Street, Kingsland Viaduct, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Danny Howells spins house and techno, with support from Shane Watcha, Clint Lee, Dan 'Cat' Gerrett, DJ Nobody, Virustage, Rob Willey and Belle & Bex....More
 
 
 
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Tokyobikes and Ace Hotel London Bike Tours
London > Events > Tours  Dates: Third Saturday of the month 10am-1pm
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch, 100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 3 minutes from Ziferblat
Starting on 19th April 2014, Ace Hotel and cult bike brand tokyobikes are running monthly bike tours exploring the scenic and hidden parts of the surrounding ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Music  Dates: Sunday 20th April 2014 - 2pm-4am
Horse And Groom, 28 Curtain Road, EC2A | 6 minutes from Ziferblat
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Comedy Cafe
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from Ziferblat
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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Shoreditch Electric Light Station
London > Entertainment >
Coronet Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Ziferblat
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The Old Blue Last
London > Entertainment > Live Music
38 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 4 minutes from Ziferblat
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Sights and Attractions near Ziferblat

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Rivington Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from Ziferblat
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 | 1 minute from Ziferblat
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
 
 
 
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20 Hoxton Square
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
20 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London N1 | 2 minutes from Ziferblat
This spacious gallery strategically situated opposite White Cube in Hoxton Square opened in 2007 and is run by co-directors Richard Graham, Adam Waymouth and Alex Dellal. ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Ziferblat

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Murdock
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
46 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E27DP | 1 minute from Ziferblat
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The MOO Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
Unit 27, BOXPARK, 2-4 Bethnal Green Road, E1 | 1 minute from Ziferblat
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Sh! Women's Erotic Emporium
London > Shopping > Specialists
57 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London N1 | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Tea and sex, how very British! This friendly boutique in Hoxton Square offers girlies the chance to seek out kinky playthings, books and erotica, in a ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 4 minutes from Ziferblat
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 4 minutes from Ziferblat
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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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 11 minutes from Ziferblat
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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Ziferblat gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 | 10 minutes from Ziferblat
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 10 minutes from Ziferblat
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London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, EC1V | 13 minutes from Ziferblat
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 Bricklayers Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
63 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from Ziferblat
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
 
 
 
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The Princess of Shoreditch
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
76 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 4 minutes from Ziferblat
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Fox
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
28-30 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 6 minutes from Ziferblat
Ideally located away from the chaos of the City and in the trendy and thriving Shoreditch area, The Fox is a stylish gastropub offering food and ... More
 
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bar Music Hall
London > Nightlife > Bars
134 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A3AR | 1 minute from Ziferblat
We couldn't help smiling at the idea of Bar Music Hall in Shoreditch, and headed down prepared for a truly soulless night of trendy tapas and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Plastic People
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
147-149 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Don't come to Plastic People expecting a stylish bar and the latest trendy cocktails. There's nothing fancy about this basement club, but what it does offer ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Callooh Callay
London > Nightlife > Bars
65 Rivington Street, EC2A | 1 minute from Ziferblat
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
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Ziferblat

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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | Same location as Ziferblat
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
 
 
 
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The HAC Grounds
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Road, City, London EC1Y | 9 minutes from Ziferblat
... More
 
 
 
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 12 minutes from Ziferblat
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
 
 
 
 

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Grimm Tales (Over 8s)
Theatre | Until 24th April 2014 

Shoreditch Town Hall

A collection of familiar and dark tales will be revealed in front of you, in this immersive adaptation of Philip ...More

Monday Mornings
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th June 2014 

Mother Bar 1 minute walk from Ziferblat

Phloss plays house, hip hop, garage, drum'n'bass and classics....More

Phloss
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th June 2014 

Mother Bar 1 minute walk from Ziferblat

Resident DJs play house, hip hop, garage and drum'n'bass....More

Phloss
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 15th June 2014 

333 Mother 1 minute walk from Ziferblat

An eclectic party selection, spanning through house, hip hop, garage, drum'n'bass and other classics....More

Zombie Soundsystem
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 20th April 2014 

Cargo 1 minute walk from Ziferblat

Danny Howells spins house and techno, with support from Shane Watcha, Clint Lee, Dan 'Cat' Gerrett, DJ Nobody, Virustage, Rob ...More

Fellowship Church London
Music | Until 25th May 2014 

Cargo 1 minute walk from Ziferblat

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Fashbashsoundclash
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 20th April 2014 

The Hoxton Pony 2 minutes walk from Ziferblat

Bass, hip hop, trap, house, garage and drum'n'bass courtesy of DJ NIKKI Beatnik....More

Black Boogie Presents
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 20th April 2014 

The Basing House 2 minutes walk from Ziferblat

House music from Youandewan, Rob Amboule, Ario and Nick Gabriel....More

Poetry & Music
Exhibitions | Until 29th June 2014 

Charlie Wrights International Bar 4 minutes walk from Ziferblat

An Evening Of Poetry, Live Music & Food....More

 
 
 
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