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


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.

Ziferblat events

Cut & Paste & RepeatCut & Paste & Repeat3rd December 2014Wednesday 17th December 2014 Where:
Ziferblat, 388 Old Street EC1V 9LT
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Cut & Paste & Repeat
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions|PRICING Free
DATES 3rd, 10th and 17th December 2014 - 7pm-10.30pm
Reverb* LiveReverb* Live5th December 2014Friday 5th December 2014 Where:
Ziferblat, 388 Old Street EC1V 9LT
Category: event
On Soon
Reverb* Live
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Guitar
DATES Friday 5th December 2014 - 7.30pm-10pm

LondonTown.com - Ziferblat Location Map

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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Hotels near Ziferblat

Near Ziferblat
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
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100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 3 minutes from Ziferblat
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Holiday Inn Express London-City
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel from 49 42% 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 38% off
3 South Place, EC2M | 12 minutes from Ziferblat
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Max & Ivan and Friends
Comedy | Until 3rd December 2014 

Shoreditch Town Hall

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DSD Sessions
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 8th December 2014 

Trafik 1 minute walk from Ziferblat

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Open Mic Mondays
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 21st December 2014 

The Bedroom Bar 1 minute walk from Ziferblat


Open Mic
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 24th November 2014 

The Bedroom Bar 1 minute walk from Ziferblat

Share your talents and seize the mic or simply enjoy the other performers over a drink....More

Xylouris White
Concerts | On 24th November 2014 

Cargo 1 minute walk from Ziferblat

The pairing of Giorgos Xylouris and Jim White performs experimental music with a Cretan flavour....More

Miss Kimberley And The K.O.s
Concerts | On 24th November 2014 

Zigfrid von Underbelly 2 minutes walk from Ziferblat

The three-piece band plays soul music....More

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard
Concerts | On 24th November 2014 

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2 minutes walk from Ziferblat

The seven-piece band plays energetic rock music....More

99 Red Baloons With Trekstock
Exhibitions | Until 29th November 2014 

Kemistry Gallery 3 minutes walk from Ziferblat

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Night Tales Street Food Market
Night Tales Street Food Market
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 19th December 2014 

Red Market 3 minutes walk from Ziferblat

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Charlie's Monday Blues Jam
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 15th December 2014 

Charlie Wrights International Bar 4 minutes walk from Ziferblat

Open stage hosted by Andrew Knightley & CJ Beats....More

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