The Ten Bells  

 
 
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84 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6LY
 
 
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The Ten BellsThe Ten Bells Pub in Spitalfields may be a one-room drinking den for hip young things but it also has a long history - it's been standing on the corner of Commercial Street and Fournier Street since at least 1752. It also has a place in Jack the Ripper history - victims of the Ripper patronized the pub during the Autumn of Terror in 1888 - and for eight years, from 1976, it was known as 'The Jack the Ripper', reverting to its original name, The Ten Bells, in 1988. Today it's a trendy, noisy bar which gets pretty crowded, there are no seats and the toilets are dodgy but if you ignore all of that it is a charming if rough-around-the-edges boozer with a few old school touches including a large panel showing an 18th century London street scene and blue and white tiles dating back to 1900.

 

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Aldgate East Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
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Spitalfields Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
Sclater Street Car Park
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £100  29% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 4 minutes from The Ten Bells
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3 South Place, EC2M | 7 minutes from The Ten Bells
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45 Prescot Street, E1 | 10 minutes from The Ten Bells
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226 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 6 minutes from The Ten Bells
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2 Exchange Square, Appold Street, City, London EC2M | 7 minutes from The Ten Bells
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London > Nightlife > Bars
109 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Ten Bells
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15 Hanbury Street, Ely's Yard, E1 | 2 minutes from The Ten Bells
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21 Widegate Street, E1 | 3 minutes from The Ten Bells
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The Ten Bells, 26 Osborn Street, E1 | 4 minutes from The Ten Bells
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The Ten Bells, 26 Osborn Street, E1 | 4 minutes from The Ten Bells
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The Ten Bells, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | 5 minutes from The Ten Bells
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Bishopsgate Institute
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 4 minutes from The Ten Bells
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The Old Truman Brewery
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91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 4 minutes from The Ten Bells
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Village Underground
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54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 7 minutes from The Ten Bells
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from The Ten Bells
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Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Ten Bells
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
64 Middlesex Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Ten Bells
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Bishops Square, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from The Ten Bells
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London > Shopping >
3 Fournier Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from The Ten Bells
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Gandys
London > Shopping > Menswear
105C Commercial Street, E1 | 2 minutes from The Ten Bells
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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
84 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | Same location as The Ten Bells
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76 Commercial Street, E1 | Same location as The Ten Bells
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8 Horner Square, Old Spitalfield Market, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from The Ten Bells
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 9 minutes from The Ten Bells
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 11 minutes from The Ten Bells
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106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 17 minutes from The Ten Bells
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
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95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 4 minutes from The Ten Bells
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The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 5 minutes from The Ten Bells
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from The Ten Bells
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London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Devonshire Sq, Broadgate, City, London EC2M | 5 minutes from The Ten Bells
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Exhibitions | Until 28th May 2017 

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Contemporary folk-rock with a blues element from the singer-songwriter whose adopted town is Chicago....More

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