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The Water PoetIn the heart of the City, just off bustling Bishopsgate, The Water Poet's well-worn charm is a breath of fresh air in an area usually dominated by super slick wine bars. The critically acclaimed Spitalfields pub is a mix of comfortable leather, red walls and gilt-edged mirrors, which create a stylish but laid-back atmosphere. The venue boasts two dining rooms, a barn, basement bar, pool parlour, picturehouse and a pleasant beer garden, which draws in post-work drinkers from all over London. The huge area is smartly decked, awnings and heating are provided when needed, and an outdoor BBQ area serves tempting summer dishes. Head Chef Adrian Southall serves up classic pub grub such as toad in the hole, fish and chips, and shepherd's pie. While the BBQ menu features 28-day aged longhorn beef, slow roasted pork belly and grilled sea bass fillets. The pub also hosts a number of events and offer regular film screenings within its Picturehouse.

 

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Liverpool Street Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
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Whitechapel Overground Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
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Spitalfields Car Park
 
1 minutes walk
 
Great Eastern Street NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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196 Bishopsgate Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £101  28% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 4 minutes from The Water Poet
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South Place Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
3 South Place, EC2M | 6 minutes from The Water Poet
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100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 6 minutes from The Water Poet
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Canteen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
2 Crispin Place, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Water Poet
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Square Pie
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Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Water Poet
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35 Spital Square, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from The Water Poet
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Hawksmoor Spitalfields
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
157a Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from The Water Poet
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London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
151 - 153 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from The Water Poet
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The Water Poet, 1-5 Curtain Road, EC2A | 4 minutes from The Water Poet
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Hanami Terrace: Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th April to 1st September 2019
The Water Poet, 10-50 Willow Street, EC2A | 7 minutes from The Water Poet
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London > Entertainment > Classical Music
230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 3 minutes from The Water Poet
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Water Poet
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The Old Truman Brewery
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 4 minutes from The Water Poet
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | Same location as The Water Poet
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London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Exchange House, 12 Primrose Street, City, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Water Poet
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 4 minutes from The Water Poet
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32 Elder Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from The Water Poet
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London > Shopping > Markets
1 Crispin Place, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Water Poet
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London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 5 minutes from The Water Poet
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London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 8 minutes from The Water Poet
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London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 13 minutes from The Water Poet
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226 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Water Poet
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2 Exchange Square, Appold Street, City, London EC2M | 4 minutes from The Water Poet
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from The Water Poet
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Goose Island Shoreditch Brewpub
London > Nightlife > Bars
222 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 2 minutes from The Water Poet
Chicago brewery Goose Island, a craft brewery founded by John Hall in the late '80s and bought by Anheuser-Busch in 2011, set up a brewpub ... More
 
 
 
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BOTTLES
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
67 Brushfield Street, E1 | 3 minutes from The Water Poet
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Smiths Spitalfields
London > Nightlife > Bars
109 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Water Poet
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 4 minutes from The Water Poet
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London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Devonshire Sq, Broadgate, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from The Water Poet
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Andaz Liverpool Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from The Water Poet
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