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Departure offers a restaurant, bar and club under one room in the heart of the City. The Food @ Departure menu features international favourites and lighter snacks.

 

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Tower Hill Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Aldgate Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Shadwell Overground Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Arch Car Parking
 
8 minutes walk
 
City Quay Car Park
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Grange City Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £80  24% off
8-14 Cooper's Row, EC3N | 2 minutes from Departure
The Grange City Hotel is a 5 star hotel that's luxury is matched by the superb panoramic views over the city of London. A stone's throw ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  28% off
7 Pepys Street, EC3N | 2 minutes from Departure
The brand new purpose built DoubleTree Hotel Tower of London is a few minutes walk from Tower Hill and Fenchurch Street stations. With iMac entertainment systems ... More
 
 
 
Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £80  36% off
45 Prescot Street, E1 | 4 minutes from Departure
The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel combines luxury accommodation and events facilities, making it a great choice for your stay whether it's business or leisure oriented. Within ... More
 
 
 
 
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Dining near Departure

Near Departure
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Thai Square - Minories
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
136 - 138 Minories, City, London EC3N | 1 minute from Departure
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Pod
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
5 Lloyds Avenue, City, London EC3N | 1 minute from Departure
The vision of this environment-friendly bunch is to create a new kind of fast food for the workers of London. Pod specialises in delicious, nutritious grub ... More
 
 
 
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Missouri Angel
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
America Square, 14 Crosswall, City, London EC3N | 1 minute from Departure
A converted Victorian pub, Missouri Angel offers chic North American dining in the heart of London. Spread over 2 floors, a soft colour palette is offset ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Departure

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Ongoing
Alicja Kwade
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th September 2016 to 25th June 2017
Departure, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | 7 minutes from Departure
The Berlin-based artist's new installation presents astronomical data exploring our position in the universe....More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Emanuel Almborg: Learning Matter
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th April to 20th August 2017 - Various Times
Departure, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | 7 minutes from Departure
The Swedish artist explores the role technology plays in our everyday lives and relationships, in a multimedia piece developed in collaboration with young schoolchildren from east ...More
 
 
 
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ISelf Collection: Self Portrait As The Billy Goat
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th April to 20th August 2017 - Various Times
Departure, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | 7 minutes from Departure
Physical, psychological and imaginary self-portraits by international artists including Pawel Althamer, Louise Bourgeois, Andre Breton and the Surrealists, Enrico David, Tracey Emin, Gabriel Kuri, Yayoi Kusama, ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Departure

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Curzon Aldgate
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Goodman's Fields, 2 Canter Way, E1 | 6 minutes from Departure
Part of an upmarket development, Goodman's Fields, Curzon Aldgate is a new-build cinema in the East End. Enter through the lounge/bar with its leather sofas ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wilton's Music Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 8 minutes from Departure
In the nineteenth century, Wilton's Music Hall was a great mirrored hall lit by a vast chandelier, with 27,000 crystals and 300 gas jets. Opera, operetta, variety shows ... More
 
 
 
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The Mahogany Bar
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 8 minutes from Departure
The famous Mahogany Bar at Wilton's Music Hall has reopened after more than 50 years on the sidelines. Sadly, last orders were called at the bar ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Departure
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All Hallows by the Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Byward Street, City, London EC3R | 4 minutes from Departure
All Hallows, the oldest church in the City of London, is 1300 years old with a crypt museum, Roman pavement and Saxon and Roman artefacts. There ... More
 
 
 
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The London Underwriting Centre
London > Attractions > Sights
3 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, City, London EC3R | 4 minutes from Departure
Opened in October 1993, The London Underwriting Centre (LUC) at 3 Minster Court is a purpose-built building where the world's leading insurance and reinsurance companies can ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower Hill, City, London EC3N | 5 minutes from Departure
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Departure

The best shops and markets near Departure
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Leadenhall Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Whittington Avenue, off Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 6 minutes from Departure
Leadenhall Market is a restored Victorian covered market that sells traditional game, poultry, fish and meat. Although there has been a forum (market place) on where ... More
 
 
 
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Cheese at Leadenhall
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
4-5 Leadenhall Market, City, London EC3V | 6 minutes from Departure
Dedicated fromageries are rare in London, but with around 100 different British and continental cheeses on offer, they don't come much more dedicated than Cheese at ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Butcher at Leadenhall
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
7 Leadenhall Market, City, London EC3V | 6 minutes from Departure
This excellent butchers within the beautiful Leadenhall Market continues the long tradition at the market where British food has been sold since the 14th century. The ... More
 
 
 
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Near Departure
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 17 minutes from Departure
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 | 20 minutes from Departure
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 | 21 minutes from Departure
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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Leisure near Departure

Departure gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure >
45 Prescot Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 4 minutes from Departure
Free to use for all hotel residents, the Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club boasts a range of luxury fitness and spa services. The fully equipped ... More
 
 
 
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 10 minutes from Departure
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 13 minutes from Departure
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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Pubs near Departure

The best pubs near London Departure.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lamb Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 6 minutes from Departure
Located within the beautiful nineteenth century covered Leadenhall Market, the Lamb Tavern is a traditional British pub that's popular with city workers and tourists. The historical ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Leman Street Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Leman Street, E1 | 6 minutes from Departure
Between Wapping and Aldgate is the Leman Street Tavern , a 1.5 million pound pub that's owned by the Geronimo Inns group ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 8 minutes from Departure
One of five different restaurants and bars within the confines of the Andaz hotel, the George is a traditional looking pub - not your typical hotel ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Departure

Departure clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Proud Cabaret City
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Mark Lane, City, London EC3R | 3 minutes from Departure
Just as you used to be in a 1920s speakeasy, at Proud Cabaret you're entertained while you dine. A lively mix of cabaret, jazz and burlesque ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Swingers
London > Nightlife >
Brown's Buildings, Bury Street, EC3A | 4 minutes from Departure
It started out in 2015 as a pop up in Shoreditch but a year later Swingers gets a permanent bigger and better home at Brown's Buildings, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
B.Y.O.C. East
London > Nightlife > Bars
19 Bevis Marks, EC3A | 4 minutes from Departure
Hidden in the basement of James Cochran's restaurant in EC3, this subterranean parlour is the fifth instalment of the much-loved bring ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Departure

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Departure.
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30 St Mary Axe - Top Floor Restaurant at The Gherkin
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 St Mary Axe, Aldgate, City, London EC3A | 4 minutes from Departure
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Tower of London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | 5 minutes from Departure
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ... More
 
 
 
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Old Billingsgate
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 7 minutes from Departure
A magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, ... More
 
 
 
 

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The Smitten Summer Sunset Boat Party Cruise
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Tower Millennium Pier 7 minutes walk from Departure

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Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 7 minutes walk from Departure

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Emanuel Almborg: Learning Matter
Exhibitions | Until 20th August 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 7 minutes walk from Departure

The Swedish artist explores the role technology plays in our everyday lives and relationships, in a multimedia piece developed in ...More

A Handful Of Dust
Exhibitions | Until 3rd September 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 7 minutes walk from Departure

This exhibition traces a visual journey through the motif of dust from aerial reconnaissance, wartime destruction and natural disasters, featuring ...More

Artists' Film International
Exhibitions | Until 30th July 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 7 minutes walk from Departure

Films by Adrian Paci, Cengiz Tekin, Laura Horelli, Nina Lassila, Agnese Luse, Angela Melitopoulos, Eleonore De Montesquiou, Tanja Ostojic, Meggie ...More

ISelf Collection: Self Portrait As The Billy Goat
Exhibitions | Until 20th August 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 7 minutes walk from Departure

Physical, psychological and imaginary self-portraits by international artists including Pawel Althamer, Louise Bourgeois, Andre Breton and the Surrealists, Enrico David, ...More

The Masonic Masquerade
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Andaz London 8 minutes walk from Departure

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The Remains Of Tom Lehrer (Performed By Adam Kay)
Theatre | Until 24th June 2017 

Wilton's Music Hall 8 minutes walk from Departure

From pigeon poisoning to masochistic tangoing via the periodic table, Tom Lehrer's satirical songs are revisited and reimagined by award-winning ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2017 

London Riviera 11 minutes walk from Departure

London Riviera is a pop-up food and drink experience bringing Miami beach and the French Riviera to More London Riverside ...More

 
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Unicorn Theatre 11 minutes walk from Departure

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