Ziferblat  

 
 
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388 Old Street, Hoxton, London EC1V 9LT
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
10am-11pm daily
 
PRICES
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

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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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Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £127  23% off
335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 1 minute from Ziferblat
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
 
 
 
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  32% 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 £48  37% 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
 
 
 
 
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Shutterbug
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
1 Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Shutterbug in Shoreditch specialises in crepes with imaginative fillings like red velvet with mascarpone and strawberries and pulled pork with cheese and pickles. The breakfast menu ... More
 
 
 
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The Breakfast Club, Hoxton
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
2-4 Rufus Street, Hoxton, London 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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Chriskitch Hoxton
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
5 Hoxton Market, N1 | 3 minutes from Ziferblat
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The Clove Club
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, Hoxton, London EC1V | Same location as Ziferblat
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Tapas Brindisa Shoreditch
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
152 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Brindisa, whose flagship Borough Market restaurant is a go-to for quality Spanish food, brings some of that authentic charm to their ... More
 
 
 
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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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Catherine Story: Shadow
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th November 2017 to 3rd February 2018 - 12noon-6pm
Ziferblat, 99 Hoxton Street, N1 | 4 minutes from Ziferblat
Story's first solo exhibition featuring works inspired by North African architecture and early cinema....More
 
 
 
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Dash Cafe: Lviv On The Borders Of Europe
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 24th January 2018 - 7.30pm
Ziferblat, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 | 6 minutes from Ziferblat
An evening of imagery, live music and conversation exploring the Ukrainian city of Lviv and the wider region. With Dr Uilleam Blacker, artist Asya Gefter and ...More
 
 
 
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New Variety Lives Presents Natys: New Act Of The Year 2018 - Comedy Selection
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 16th Jan, 23rd Jan, 30th Jan and 6th Feb 2018 - 7.30pm
Ziferblat, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 | 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, Hoxton, London N1 | 2 minutes from Ziferblat
As the name suggests, Shoreditch Electric Light Station began life as an electricity generating station. Now home of Circus Space, the building, which dates back to ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Blue Last
London > Entertainment > Live Music
38 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 4 minutes from Ziferblat
The Old Blue Last is a legendary pub and live music venue in Shoreditch, East London brought to you by the people at Vice - a ... More
 
 
 
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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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Hoxton Square
London > Attractions >
N1 | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Home to some of east London's hottest restaurants and bars. ... More
 
 
 
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Murdock
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
46 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E27DP | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Well groomed gentlemen come to Murdock's for an old fashioned wet shave, a hair cut and - for the more discerning - a manicure and shoe ... More
 
 
 
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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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KK Outlet
London > Shopping > Art and Design
42 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London N1 | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Just the kind of hip, happening 'multifunctional' space you'd expect on Hoxton Square, KK Outlet is not just a shop and gallery it's also the offices ... 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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L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 10 minutes from Ziferblat
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 | 10 minutes from Ziferblat
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 | 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
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Old Street Records
London > Nightlife > Bars
350-354 Old Street, EC1V | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Having won over the masses south of the river with their record store-inspired venues, Venn St. Records and Northcote Records, the vibe continues East ... More
 
 
 
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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
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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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Fried Sugar
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th March 2018 

Cargo 1 minute walk from Ziferblat

The finest resident DJs spin hip hop and R&B each week....More

Catherine Story: Shadow
Exhibitions | Until 3rd February 2018 

Peer 4 minutes walk from Ziferblat

Story's first solo exhibition featuring works inspired by North African architecture and early cinema....More

Dash Cafe: Lviv On The Borders Of Europe
Concerts | On 24th January 2018 

Rich Mix Centre 6 minutes walk from Ziferblat

An evening of imagery, live music and conversation exploring the Ukrainian city of Lviv and the wider region. With Dr ...More

Kick Out The Jams
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 24th January 2018 

The Queen Of Hoxton 7 minutes walk from Ziferblat

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The Queen of Hoxton Winter Rooftop: The Moroccan Medina
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Foodie Events | Until 30th March 2018 

The Queen Of Hoxton 7 minutes walk from Ziferblat

The Queen of Hoxton presents another seasonal rooftop pop-up this autumn, this time taking inspiration from Morocco for its theme. ...More

 
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Seasonal | Until 28th February 2018 

Aviary 9 minutes walk from Ziferblat

A high-altitude winter terrace pop-up, 10 floors above the City, Scandi styleigloos appear on the Aviary terrace, promising a rooftop ...More

 
Re:Solutions Festival
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Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2018 

JuJu's Bar and Stage 11 minutes walk from Ziferblat

The month-long Re:Solutions Festival invites wellness warriors to celebrate their love of health and wellbeing. Taking place at Juju's Bar ...More

 
American Black And White
Exhibitions | Until 23rd February 2018 

Magnum Photos 15 minutes walk from Ziferblat

Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More

Basquiat: Boom for Real
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Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Barbican Art Gallery 15 minutes walk from Ziferblat

This September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom ...More

 
Peeping Tom: Mother
Dance | Until 27th January 2018 

Barbican Centre 15 minutes walk from Ziferblat

Gabriela Carrizo and her performers present a non-narrative piece, taking the audience into recognisable spaces to trigger disquieting reflections on ...More

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