The Royal Oak  

 
 
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73 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 7RG
 
 
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Pub: Mon 18:00 - 23:00, Tue to Thu 12:00 - 23:00, Fri & Sat 12:00 - 00:00, Sun 12:00 - 23:00. Dining Room: Tue to Thu 19:00 - 23:00, Fri & Sat 19:00 - 00:00, Sun 12:00 - 16:00. Lunch: 12:00 - 16:00
 

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The Royal OakYou might just recognise this pub off the telly - it has featured in the Kray's film, sitcom Good Night Sweetheart and even Blue Peter. The look - like something straight out of the 1940s - hasn't been diminished by any number of refits in the intervening years either. This former gay pub has been transformed into yet another excellent gastropub with more table space in the dining room upstairs. The roasts on Sunday certainly have the LondonTown.com seal of approval.

 

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Bethnal Green Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Whitechapel Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
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Sclater Street Car Park
 
8 minutes walk
 
Great Eastern Street NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  24% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 8 minutes from The Royal Oak
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  24% off
335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 9 minutes from The Royal Oak
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 £53  38% off
275 Old Street, EC1V | 12 minutes from The Royal Oak
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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226 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 12 minutes from The Royal Oak
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The Princess of Shoreditch
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76 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 13 minutes from The Royal Oak
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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London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
93 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Royal Oak
Superior rough-and-ready Spanish restaurant that is always packed. Laxeiro is a tiny place with a hectic pace, especially on the weekends - and Sundays in particular ... More
 
 
 
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Brawn
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
49 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Royal Oak
After the success of Terroirs Wine Bar in Covent Garden, the owners behind it have tried their luck with a second venture, this time in the ... More
 
 
 
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Jones Dairy Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
23 Ezra Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 1 minute from The Royal Oak
A century ago this was a working Welsh dairy, but for some decades now it has been a chirpy cafe attached to an excellent cheese shop. ... More
 
 
 
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The Royal Oak, 136 Kingsland Road, E2 | 6 minutes from The Royal Oak
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The Royal Oak, 44-46 Pollard Row, E2 | 6 minutes from The Royal Oak
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The Royal Oak, 44-46 Pollard Row, E2 | 6 minutes from The Royal Oak
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London > Entertainment >
21 Club Row, E2 | 7 minutes from The Royal Oak
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Rich Mix Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 | 8 minutes from The Royal Oak
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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Rich Mix Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E16LA | 8 minutes from The Royal Oak
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StART Space
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
150 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Royal Oak
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Seamus Ryan Sunday Shoots
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7 Ezra Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 1 minute from The Royal Oak
Like most things on and around Columbia Road, Seamus Ryan's studio is only open on Sundays. The rest of the time Seamus works on high end ... More
 
 
 
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Hackney City Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
1 Goldsmiths Row, Hackney, London E2 | 4 minutes from The Royal Oak
This inner city site next to Haggerston Park was used as a farm as far back as the early 1800s when fresh produce was grown here ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Markets
Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Royal Oak
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One Four Six
London > Shopping > Clothing
146 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Royal Oak
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Bob & Blossom
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
140 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Royal Oak
A Sunday stroll around Columbia Road flower market has always been a pleasant way to spend the Sabbath. A few shops have already popped up, cottoning ... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 5 minutes from The Royal Oak
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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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from The Royal Oak
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 17 minutes from The Royal Oak
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
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L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 11 minutes from The Royal Oak
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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95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 11 minutes from The Royal Oak
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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York Hall Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
5-15 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 13 minutes from The Royal Oak
York Hall Leisure Centre in Bethnal Green includes a gym, day spa, 33-metre swimming pool, Turkish bath and offers a wide range of exercise classes but ... More
 
 
 
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
73 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Royal Oak
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
32 Horatio Street, E2 | 2 minutes from The Royal Oak
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The Old George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
379 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 9 minutes from The Royal Oak
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Sager + Wilde
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
193 Hackney Road, Hackney, London E2 | 4 minutes from The Royal Oak
A wine bar which began as a pop-up hosting wine nights in a former bank vault in Shoreditch, Sager + Wilde is run by husband and ... More
 
 
 
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BrewDog Shoreditch
London > Nightlife > Bars
Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 | 8 minutes from The Royal Oak
The BrewDog bar in Bethnal Green Road caters for the Shoreditch hipsters with BrewDog craft beers and interiors decorated with antique tiles, reclaimed metal and a ... More
 
 
 
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Bar Kick
London > Nightlife > Bars
127 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 8 minutes from The Royal Oak
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
 
 
 
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 9 minutes from The Royal Oak
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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Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 13 minutes from The Royal Oak
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 14 minutes from The Royal Oak
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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