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Weekdays: 7:30-23:30 (Fri Midnight) | Weekends: 8:30-22:30 (Sat Midnight)
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Queen's Head
London > Nightlife > Pubs
44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | At S&M Cafe
A gorgeous antique interior, a delicious menu and some top DJs at weekends. The Old Queen's Head opened with a fantastic recipe for success in... More
 
 
 
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | At S&M Cafe
If the Government want to encourage more of a European café culture, they should send someone down to Colebrookes to take a look. Colebrookes takes... More
 
 
 
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Dirty Martini, Islington
London > Nightlife > Bars
74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals.... More
 
 
 
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Hoxley & Porter
London > Nightlife > Bars
153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
Let the train take you on an exotic night out without actually leaving Islington as you enter Hoxley & Porter, a bar and restaurant which... More
 
 
 
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Pisco Embassy
London > Nightlife > Bars
176 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
The 12 cocktails on the menu at Pisco Embassy all offer a twist on classics like the pisco sour. Drinks are expertly served by head... More
 
 
 
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Anam
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
Retro-trendy, infectiously popular, and staunchly pioneering London's first Irish cocktail bar is a welcome addition to Islington's portfolio of drinking venues. A heady mix of... More
 
 
 
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Cafe Kick
London > Nightlife > Pubs
43 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 15 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
The original Kick bar and a local landmark, Cafe Kick is a tiny continental-style cafe bar with terrace tables and an endearingly insalubrious interior, has... More
 
 
 
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Smithy's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
16-17 Leeke Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 16 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
An unexpected surprise, located in a King’s Cross backstreet you never knew existed, yet still only a five-minute walk from the tube, this wine-bar-cum-restaurant offers... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Nightjar Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
129-131 City Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 18 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
For live jazz and adventurous signature cocktails in a subterranean speakeasy setting try The Nightjar Bar in Shoreditch. Taking its cue from the illicit anti-Prohibition... More
 
 
 
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Good & Proper Tea Shoreditch
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Bower, EC1V | 18 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
Good & Proper Tea are on a mission to change the way people think about and drink the humble cuppa. Having driven their crowd-funded... More
 
 
 
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Scala
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 18 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
Housed inside the old King's Cross Cinema, the Scala might be a bit tattered around the edges but this only adds to its battered charm.... More
 
 
 
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Crown Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
43 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 18 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
Hideaway snugs where Stalin and Lenin held secret meetings and real ales make the Crown Tavern a... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Big Chill House
London > Nightlife > Bars
257-259 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, King's Cross, London N1 | 18 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
From the outside, The Big Chill House building looks spectacular, a floodlit white townhouse that puts the grimy environs of King's Cross to shame. The... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Three Kings
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 18 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
Tucked away down a Clerkenwell backstreet next to the graveyard of St James Church, The Three Kings is popular with the locals and a real find... More
 
 
 
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VOC
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Varnishers Yard, Regents Quarter, King's Cross, London N1 | 18 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
VOC is a 17th Century-inspired Punch House from Fluid Movement, the people behind speakeasy bars The Whistling Shop and Purl. Taking its name from Vereenigde... More
 
 
 
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Ghost Farringdon
London > Nightlife
113-117 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 19 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
Most people's gripe about South Ken's graffiti chic venue Ghost INC is that it would be better suited to the edgier East End than the... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bounce Old Street
London > Nightlife > Bars
239-241 Old Street, EC1V | 19 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
With 14 ping pong tables, a gin palace of a cocktail bar and open counter pizza restaurant, Bounce is a stylish place to enjoy table... More
 
 
 
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Artillery Arms
London > Nightlife > Bars
102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 20 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
... More
 
 
 
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Happiness Forgets
London > Nightlife > Bars
8-9 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, Hoxton, London N1 | 20 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
Embracing the new wave of drinking habits in London, Happiness Forgets is a quaint underground bar that provides drinkers with decent cocktails and a place... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
EGG
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
200 York Way, King's Cross, London N7 | 20 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
Spread out over three floors with each one providing its own distinct look and feel, Egg London is a venue like no other. The ground... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
288 Old Street
London > Nightlife > Bars
288-299 Old Street, Hoxton, London EC1V | 20 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
Combining street food, music, art and crazy golf, 288 Old Street is host to a hip, summer-long pop-up where you can sip on cocktails, enjoy... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
7 Tales
London > Nightlife > Bars
64 Turnmill Street, EC1M | 20 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
"Restaurateurs the world over could learn a thing or two from Jason Atherton when it comes to what makes a great restaurant bar,"... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vinoteca King's Cross
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
One Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 20 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
Ten years after Vinoteca founders Charlie Young and business partner Brett Woonton opened their first restaurant, wine bar and shop in Clerkenwell the pair bring... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 21 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
Originally built in the 1880s by Samuel Harrison to refresh the workers in his shoe factory, The Harrison pub's current building dates back to 1934.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jerusalem Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 21 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
It’s teeny-tiny and, no, there aren’t enough seats, but the Jerusalem Tavern still provides a cosy nook to devour a rare breed of delicious ales.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Trapeze Bar
London > Nightlife
89 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 21 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
Set over two levels at 89 Great Eastern Street, Trapeze Bar occupies the space that was previously home to East Village for over five years... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hat & Tun
London > Nightlife > Pubs
3 Hatton Wall, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 21 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
There's a return to tradition with the takeover of The Hat & Tun pub by Tom and Ed Martin (owners of nearby pubs The Well... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
GNH Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Great Northern Hotel, King's Cross, London N1C | 21 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
The GNH Bar takes up almost the entire ground floor of the Great Northern Hotel and opens directly onto the western concourse of King's Cross... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 21 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella -... More
 
 
 
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Old Street Records
London > Nightlife > Bars
350-354 Old Street, EC1V | 21 minutes walk from S&M Cafe
Having won over the masses south of the river with their record store-inspired venues, Venn St. Records and Northcote Records, the vibe continues... More
 
 
 
 
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MC Barry Ferns invites favourite comics to perform longer sets....More

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Victoria Miro 10 minutes walk from S&m Cafe

Paintings by the artist in an exhibition which focuses on a five decade period in which the artist lived and ...More

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Victoria Miro 10 minutes walk from S&m Cafe

Large-scale and silver gelatin photographic works and archival material inspired by Julien's seminal work....More

Common And Kind: International Collaborative Fundraiser
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Union Chapel 10 minutes walk from S&m Cafe

The international group performs in aid of Musicians without Borders, Music Action International and Amnesty International....More

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Sadler's Wells Theatre 11 minutes walk from S&m Cafe

Latin dance telling a passionate tale of unrequited love in which Argentinian port worker Lorenzo meets Giselle, a young French ...More

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Hen & Chickens Theatre 13 minutes walk from S&m Cafe

The work by My Mate Dave, asks what does it mean to be a modern man...More

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