The Flea Pit

 
 

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ADDRESS
49 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 7RG 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Tue to Fri 17:00 - 23:00, Sat 12:00 - 23:00, Sun 9:30 - 14:00. Closed Mon
 

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The Flea PitCafe with a selection of light organic vegetarian dishes and cakes. While you settle down to a bite to eat you can also enjoy poetry and script readings, knitting circles, film screenings and art exhibitions that change every two to four weeks in The Pit - the bit down the back. On Sundays, this laid back artsy place offers a welcome break - as well as a good selection of micro brewed beers - away from the busy Columbia Road flower market.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Sclater Street Car Park
 
8 minutes walk
 
Great Eastern Street NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.

 
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Hotels near The Flea Pit

Near The Flea Pit
The RE London Shoreditch Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £23  30% off
419 to 437 Hackney Road, E2 | 6 minutes from The Flea Pit
This hotel is modern, clean and very convenient if you want to explore the sights and bright lights of trendy Shoreditch. Although close to the City, ... More
 
 
 
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £90  27% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 8 minutes from The Flea Pit
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 £53  36% off
275 Old Street, EC1V | 12 minutes from The Flea Pit
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jones Dairy Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
23 Ezra Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 1 minute from The Flea Pit
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
E Pellicci
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
332 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E2 | 6 minutes from The Flea Pit
Pellicci's is a classic example of fifties post-war cafe and a slice of East End history. The art-deco interior with wood-panelled walls which date back to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Grocery Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
54-56 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, E2 | 6 minutes from The Flea Pit
This Shoreditch cafe on Kingsland Road is a great spot for the full English. You can breakfast on poached eggs, cooked tomatoes and succulent sausages while ... More
 
 
 
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Dining near The Flea Pit

Near The Flea Pit
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Laxeiro
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
93 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Flea Pit
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Royal Oak
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
73 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Flea Pit
You 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 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brawn
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
49 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Flea Pit
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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Events near The Flea Pit

Near The Flea Pit
Ends Today
Green Candle Senior Dancers: Workshop
London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: Tuesday 29th July 2014 - 10.30am-12.30pm
Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, E2 | 8 minutes from The Flea Pit
Take part in a leisurely dance class....More
 
 
 
Today Only
Performing Arts Taster Day
London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: Tuesday 29th July 2014 - 10am-4pm
Circus Space, Coronet Street, N1 | 11 minutes from The Flea Pit
Free one-day event for young people interested in the performing arts. Try out a range of different areas, including Drama, Dance, Circus, and Backstage (Technical Theatre) ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
On Soon
Broadway Market
London > Events > Shopping  Dates: 2nd August 2014 to 26th December 2015 - 9am-5pm
Broadway Market, East London, Hackney, London E8 | 12 minutes from The Flea Pit
Broadway is a great little market that is expanding rapidly and enjoys a tremendous reputation. Hidden gems are the Marissa V clothing stall and Kate Garwood ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Flea Pit

Near The Flea Pit
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rich Mix Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 | 8 minutes from The Flea Pit
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rich Mix Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E16LA | 8 minutes from The Flea Pit
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 interests with ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Aubin Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
64-66 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 8 minutes from The Flea Pit
Housed in the Aubin & Wills concept store, the Aubin Cinema is a intimate 47-seat theatre with velvet chairs and sofas, plumped up with Aubin & ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Flea Pit

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Flea Pit
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
StART Space
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
150 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Flea Pit
Art gallery on Columbia Road. You can also pick up a cup of coffee here from 9am till 3pm each Sunday so you can enjoy a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Seamus Ryan Sunday Shoots
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7 Ezra Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 1 minute from The Flea Pit
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hackney City Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
1 Goldsmiths Row, Hackney, London E2 | 4 minutes from The Flea Pit
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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Shopping near The Flea Pit

The best shops and markets near The Flea Pit
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Columbia Road Flower Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Flea Pit
Lined with chic boutiques, every Sunday this historic street fills with a bright patchwork of hundreds of flower stalls. Columbia Road is the capital's most colourful ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bob & Blossom
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
140 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Flea Pit
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Treacle
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
110-112 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Flea Pit
Just like its name, this unique establishment sandwiched in the middle of Columbia Road flower market is sweet, sticky and finger-licking good. Full of traditional, essentially ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Flea Pit

Near The Flea Pit
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 5 minutes from The Flea Pit
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from The Flea Pit
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 17 minutes from The Flea Pit
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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The Flea Pit gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 | 11 minutes from The Flea Pit
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 11 minutes from The Flea Pit
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
York Hall Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
5-15 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 13 minutes from The Flea Pit
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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Pubs near The Flea Pit

The best pubs near London The Flea Pit.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Royal Oak
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
73 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Flea Pit
You 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 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
379 Bethnal Green Road, E2 | 9 minutes from The Flea Pit
Sitting at the heart of Bethnal Green Road, The Old George is a beautifully restored London boozer, originally built in the 1700s. With a large emphasis ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Bricklayers Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
63 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 11 minutes from The Flea Pit
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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Nightlife near The Flea Pit

The Flea Pit clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sager + Wilde
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
193 Hackney Road, E2 | 4 minutes from The Flea Pit
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
BrewDog Shoreditch
London > Nightlife > Bars
Bethnal Green Road, E1 | 8 minutes from The Flea Pit
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bar Kick
London > Nightlife > Bars
127 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 8 minutes from The Flea Pit
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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Meeting venue hire near The Flea Pit

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Flea Pit.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 9 minutes from The Flea Pit
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 13 minutes from The Flea Pit
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 14 minutes from The Flea Pit
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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Karaoke
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th September 2014 

Joiners Arms 3 minutes walk from The Flea Pit

Open stage for aspiring singers....More

Voga
Sporting Events | Until 30th September 2014 

Bethnal Green Working Men's Club 6 minutes walk from The Flea Pit

A dynamic fusion of yoga and vogueing....More

Neon Waltz
Concerts | On 29th July 2014 

The Sebright Arms 6 minutes walk from The Flea Pit

This Caithness-originating six-piece performs indie-rock....More

Useful + Beautiful: Contemporary Design For The Home
Exhibitions | Until 25th August 2014 

Geffrye Museum 6 minutes walk from The Flea Pit

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Reflections Of War
Exhibitions | Until 30th August 2014 

Flowers, Kingsland Road 6 minutes walk from The Flea Pit

Commemorative works to mark 100 years after the start of the First World War....More

Sur-EAL
Concerts | On 29th July 2014 

Rich Mix Centre 8 minutes walk from The Flea Pit

The eclectic ensemble fuses electronic, folk, rock and blues to create their own innovative blend of music....More

Street Art
Exhibitions | Until 29th August 2014 

Rich Mix Centre 8 minutes walk from The Flea Pit

Brazil has become renowned for its progressive street art and imaginative DIY art ethos....More

Change Exhibition By ThinkArts
Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2014 

Oxford House 8 minutes walk from The Flea Pit

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Cajon Beginners Course
Exhibitions | Until 29th July 2014 

Oxford House 8 minutes walk from The Flea Pit

A complete course covering all you need to know to get started on the cajon. This intensive course combines essential ...More

 
 
 
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