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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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
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  29% 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  39% 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

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Thai Square - Minories
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
136 - 138 Minories, City, London EC3N | 1 minute from Departure
... More
 
 
 
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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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Cococure's CirqueduLagos - Afrobeats Special At Proud Cabaret City
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 24th Nov, 1st Dec, 8th Dec, 15th Dec, 22nd Dec and 29th Dec 2017 - 10.30pm-3am
Departure, 1 Mark Lane, EC3R | 3 minutes from Departure
...More
 
 
 
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Meet Andrei Kanchelskis
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 21st November 2017 - 12.30pm
Departure, 1-3 Whittington Avenue, Leadenhall Market, EC3V | 6 minutes from Departure
We are delighted to welcome Andrei Kanchelskis to our Leadenhall Market store where he will be signing copies of his new book Russian Winters....More
 
 
 
Ongoing
ISelf Collection: The End Of Love
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st to 26th Nov 2017 - Various Times
Departure, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | 7 minutes from Departure
An exploration of contemporary portraiture featuring works by Akram Zaatari, Chantal Joffe, Rashid Johnson, Alex Katz, Mary Kelly, Leon Kossoff, Jim Lambie, Maria Lassnig and many ...More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
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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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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.
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Departure clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Rotunda Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
10 Trinity Square, EC3N | 3 minutes from Departure
At the heart of the Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square The Rotunda Bar forms a natural gathering space ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Tower of London Ice Rink
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Exhibitions | On 21st November 2017 

Waterstone's - Leadenhall Market 6 minutes walk from Departure

We are delighted to welcome Andrei Kanchelskis to our Leadenhall Market store where he will be signing copies of his ...More

Coppa Club Winter Igloos
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Seasonal | Until 31st December 2017 

Coppa Club 6 minutes walk from Departure

The instagram hit of last winter, Coppa Club's igloos along the Thames are back and this year they're even better. ...More

 
Leonor Antunes: The Frisson Of The Togetherness
Exhibitions | Until 9th April 2018 

Whitechapel Gallery 7 minutes walk from Departure

Hanging and floor-based sculptures made from materials including metal, leather and rope, illuminated by lights designed by the artist....More

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Whitechapel Gallery 7 minutes walk from Departure

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Thomas Ruff
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Whitechapel Gallery 7 minutes walk from Departure

Photographic prints by the German artist, exploring themes of cosmology, suburbia, nudity, utopianism and catastrophe, continuing an almost four decade-long ...More

Peter Sheppard Skaerved
Concerts | On 21st November 2017 

Wilton's Music Hall 8 minutes walk from Departure

The violinist performs works by Torelli, Marini, Locatelli, Matteis, Lonati, Bassano, Biber, Baltazar, Westhoff, de Machy, Schmelzer, Tartini, Telemann and ...More

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Wilton's Music Hall 8 minutes walk from Departure

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