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Hoxton Overground Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
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Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
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3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £195  36% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 5 minutes from Essence
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £125  38% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 5 minutes from Essence
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £54  23% off
Central Street, EC1V | 9 minutes from Essence
Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
 
 
 
 
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Pinchito Tapas
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
32 Featherstone Street, City, London EC1Y | 10 minutes from Essence
... More
 
 
 
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Moro
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
34 - 36 Exmouth Market, Finsbury, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 minutes from Essence
Nice, noisy place serving a mixture of Spanish and North African cuisine. A superb, convivial restaurant with a great reputation based on its best-selling cook book ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Morito
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
32 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 minutes from Essence
Tapas & mezze bar next door to sister restaurant Moro on Exmouth Market. Sam and Sam Clark have made Moro a household name with their superb ... More
 
 
 
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Erebuni
London > Restaurants > Russian restaurants
2-5 Carthusian Street, Paddington, London EC1M | Same location as Essence
Hidden away in Clerkenwell is one of the best Russian places in town. The décor is a little eastern bloc, crowned with a TV blasting away ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Malmaison Brasserie
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
18 - 21 Charterhouse Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Essence
... More
 
 
 
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Le Café du Marché
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
22 Charterhouse Mews, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Essence
Le Cafe Du Marche is three restaurants under one roof - Le Cafe, Le Grenier and Le Rendezvous. Le Cafe is an elegent French restaurant on ... More
 
 
 
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Jesus Christ Superstar
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th July to 24th August 2019 - Various Times
Essence, Silk Street, EC2Y | 4 minutes from Essence
Timothy Sheader directs Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, which traces the last seven days of Jesus' life through the eyes of Judas....More
 
 
 
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AI: More Than Human
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th May to 26th August 2019
Essence, Silk Street, EC2Y | 4 minutes from Essence
A major centre-wide exhibition presented in a festival style at the Barbican Centre, AI: More than Human delves into our relationship with artificial intelligence, exploring how ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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Fentimans Secret Spritz Garden
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 7th to 30th August 2019
Essence, St John's Lane, EC1M | 4 minutes from Essence
Ever dreamt of finding a doorway to your very own secret garden? Then get yourself to Farringdon this summer, where the Fentimans Secret Spritz Garden will ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Essence

Near Essence
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 4 minutes from Essence
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 4 minutes from Essence
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 4 minutes from Essence
In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Essence
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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Essence
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation octagonal ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 4 minutes from Essence
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and design. ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | 4 minutes from Essence
The Barbican is renowned as one of London's top venues for theatre, art and dance. At the Barbican Art Gallery on level 3 you get ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Essence
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 4 minutes from Essence
Its location opposite Smithfield Market is a very appropriate spot for the Farm Collective to set up shop. Working with select farmers and small producers, this outlet ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 4 minutes from Essence
For tenants of Smithfield Market getting up in the dark is the nothing out of the ordinary; with the market opening at 4am these hard ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 4 minutes from Essence
Tucked away near the Barbican multi-arts centre and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chimes Music is in illustrious company. Since opening in 1983 ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Essence

Near Essence
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from Essence
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 7 minutes from Essence
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 10 minutes from Essence
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners ... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 4 minutes from Essence
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Essence
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 6 minutes from Essence
London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Essence

The best pubs near London Essence.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Essence
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Essence
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hat & Feathers
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 4 minutes from Essence
... More
 
 
 
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Essence clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 2 minutes from Essence
Following the huge success of the Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, launched in January 2015, the award winning team ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Simmons Farringdon
London > Nightlife > Bars
105 Charterhouse Street, EC1M | 2 minutes from Essence
The rapidly expanding Simmons Group has cracked the code when it comes to running a successful drinking spot with its bars (13 and counting) opening up ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Essence
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Essence.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Butchers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 4 minutes from Essence
... More
 
 
 
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The Rookery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 4 minutes from Essence
... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 4 minutes from Essence
The Barbican Centre is the jewel in London's artistic crown, with its theatres, concert halls, art galleries and cinema providing a year-round programme of ... More
 
 
 
 

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Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
Theatre | Until 24th August 2019 

Barbican Theatre 4 minutes walk from Essence

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's seminal musical comes to the Barbican following two sell-out seasons at Regent's Park Open ...More

 
AI: More Than Human
AI: More Than Human
Exhibitions | Until 26th August 2019 

Barbican Centre 4 minutes walk from Essence

A major centre-wide exhibition presented in a festival style at the Barbican Centre, AI: More than Human delves into our ...More

 
Lee Krasner: Living Colour
Lee Krasner: Living Colour
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2019 

Barbican Art Gallery 4 minutes walk from Essence

One of the pioneers of Abstract Expressionism, Lee Krasner, is the subject of a solo exhibition at the Barbican Art ...More

 
Fentimans Secret Spritz Garden
Fentimans Secret Spritz Garden
Foodie Events | Until 30th August 2019 

St John's Cloister Garden 4 minutes walk from Essence

Ever dreamt of finding a doorway to your very own secret garden? Then get yourself to Farringdon this summer, where ...More

 
Beasts of London
Beasts of London
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Museum of London 4 minutes walk from Essence

From the soaring eagle to the infectious bacterium, Beasts of London shows the history of London, seen from the perspective ...More

 
Any Given Bank Holiday: Bottomless Aperol Spritz Brunch
Any Given Bank Holiday: Bottomless Aperol Spritz Brunch
Foodie Events | Until 26th December 2019 

The Piano Works 9 minutes walk from Essence

For bottomless brunch with a side of live music, head to The Piano Works. Both the West End and Farringdon ...More

 
The Residence on the Roof, Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square
The Residence on the Roof, Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square
Seasonal | Until 1st September 2019 

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square 13 minutes walk from Essence

Escape to the rooftop at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square this summer for a cocktail or ...More

 
Hanami Terrace: Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch
Hanami Terrace: Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2019 

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch London 14 minutes walk from Essence

To celebrate the Japanese Cherry Blossom, or Sakura, the terrace at Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch has been transformed into a ...More

 
Queen of Hoxton Rooftop: Las Mexicanas
Queen of Hoxton Rooftop: Las Mexicanas
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 4th October 2019 

The Queen Of Hoxton 14 minutes walk from Essence

Tacos, tequila and giant frozen margaritas are the order of the day at the Queen of Hoxton Rooftop, which takes ...More

 
The Fancy Fork
The Fancy Fork
Foodie Events | Until 23rd July 2020 

Farmer J 16 minutes walk from Essence

As the afternoon rolls into evening Israeli chef Shuli Wimer joins Farmer J in Monument to give us The Fancy ...More

 

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Colours
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Mothership Group, the team behind the Queen of Hoxton and The Book Club, gives us ...More

 
Foragers Of The Foreshore
Exhibitions | From 24th September 

Bargehouse

An expansive exhibition at the Bargehouse on mudlarking on the River Thames, Foragers of the Foreshore is curated by Florence Evans and features photographic portraits of mudlarkers taken by Hannah Smiles. Meet Mudlarker in Residence ...More

Royal Docks
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The biggest enclosed docks in the world, with around 250 acres of water, the Royal Docks encompass three docks....More

Ophelia Rewound
Theatre | From 22nd August 

Camden People's Theatre

Antigoni Spanou's solo performance weaves projection mapping, the story of Shakespeare's Ophelia and her own lived experience to examine the stereotypes around women and mental health. Highlighted as one of the best Camden Fringe shows ...More

Oddball
Oddball
Theatre | From 20th August 

Upstairs At The Gatehouse

Musical Comedy Awards 2019 finalist Francesca Forristal has been tipped by the Evening Standard as ...More

 
One Day At The Disco
One Day At The Disco
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Three Mills Island

A massive ten hours of disco and house are certainly one way to put the ...More

 
Thabiso Sekgala: Here Is Elsewhere
Thabiso Sekgala: Here Is Elsewhere
Exhibitions | From 28th August 

Southbank Centre

Fifty works by the late South African photographer, ...More

 
Astana Ballet
Astana Ballet
Dance | From 12th September 

Linbury Theatre

The Republic of Kazakhstan's leading ballet company performs four one-act ballets at the Royal Opera ...More

 
Electric Soul Festival
Electric Soul Festival
Concerts | On 7th September 

The O2 Arena

A brand new one day only festival that's music to the ears of soul fans,the ...More

 
What Girls Are Made Of
What Girls Are Made Of
Theatre | From 9th September 

Soho Theatre

Actor, musician and playwright Cora Bissett used her own diaries to document her life from ...More

 
The Fishermen
Theatre | From 3rd September 

Trafalgar Studios

New Perspectives' award-winning staging of Chigozie Obioma's powerful allegory of brotherhood based on the Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel. Adapted for the stage by Gbolahan Obisesan, The Fishermen tells the powerful story of four brothers ...More

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
Theatre | From 21st September 

Trafalgar Studios

Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner (best known for ...More

 
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The Espresso Room, Holborn
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The Espresso Room, Southampton Row
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The Espresso Room, Covent Garden
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Starting life as a small kiosk in Helsinki, Fafa's brings street food from Finland to ...More

 
Westwood Sports Pub and Kitchen
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Popular Portuguese restaurant and wine bar Bar Douro adds to its Flat Iron Square original ...More

 
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