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Ziferblat  

 
 
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388 Old Street, Hoxton, London EC1V 9LT
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
10am-11pm daily
 
PRICES
3p per minute
 

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London's first 'pay-while-you-stay' cafe, Ziferblat is a unique place where everything inside is free - except the time you spend there. At Ziferblat (meaning clock face in Russian) you take an alarm clock from the cupboard on arrival and note the time, then keep it with you and sum up how much you've clocked up at the end. Not only is it a novel way to charge your customers but it's also something of a social experiment - the idea is that it becomes a place where you feel at home, somewhere you're "free to be yourself". And judging by the thousand people who turned up daily in its opening months, not to mention the media hype, the experiment has already proved a huge success. Come here to work, do some art, read a book, play piano, get acquainted with like minded people, attend events, drink as much tea or coffee as you want - in other words, do whatever you like as long as you respect the space and the other people in it.

 

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Old Street Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Liverpool Street Tube Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Leonard Street Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
Great Eastern Street NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £155  38% off
335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Prison cells are VIP booths in the bar at the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, a 128 room hotel in the Old Magistrates Court and Police Station, opposite ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £112  32% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 3 minutes from Ziferblat
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  33% off
275 Old Street, EC1V | 3 minutes from Ziferblat
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
 
 
 
 
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Shutterbug
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
1 Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Shutterbug in Shoreditch specialises in crepes with imaginative fillings like red velvet with mascarpone and strawberries and pulled pork with cheese and pickles. The breakfast menu ... More
 
 
 
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Bean & Wheat
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
321 Old Street, EC1V | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Adam Handling's Bean & Wheat coffee shop and deli in Hoxton houses a craft beer library of 280 craft beers ... More
 
 
 
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The Breakfast Club, Hoxton
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
2-4 Rufus Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Following the success of their Soho cafe, opened in 2005, The Breakfast Club opened three more cafes across London. This one comes with a license so ... More
 
 
 
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The Clove Club
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, Hoxton, London EC1V | Same location as Ziferblat
Former Ledbury chef Isaac McHale and restaurateurs Daniel Willis and Johnny Smith - aka the Ten Bells boys - bring The Clove Club, the private dining ... More
 
 
 
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Tapas Brindisa Shoreditch
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
152 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Brindisa, whose flagship Borough Market restaurant is a go-to for quality Spanish food, brings some of that authentic charm to their ... More
 
 
 
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Shish Hoxton
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
313-319 Old Street, Hoxton, London EC1V | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Opening a 'Turkish brasserie' on Old Street among the scores of established take-aways is a bold move by Shish, the original branch of which is a ... More
 
 
 
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Freaky Friday
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 20th and Friday 27th September 2019 - 6pm-3am
Ziferblat, 83 Rivington Street, Kingsland Viaduct, EC2A | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Deepozz, Late At Night and Wade Teo spin commercial garage, R&B and hip hop tracks....More
 
 
 
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Wanderlust
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Saturday 21st and Saturday 28th September 2019 - 5pm-3am
Ziferblat, 83 Rivington Street, Kingsland Viaduct, EC2A | 1 minute from Ziferblat
House, R&B and hip hop from the DJs on the night....More
 
 
 
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Al Murphy: False Advertising
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th September to 17th November 2019
Ziferblat, 100-106 Leonard Street, EC2A | 4 minutes from Ziferblat
The Book Club in Shoreditch will transform into a giant billboard this September thanks to Al Murphy's new exhibition, False Advertising. Decorating the quirky venue with ...More
 
 
 
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Comedy Cafe
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Don't let the gaudy red and yellow paint that mutilates the exterior of this fantastic comedy club deter you from gracing its hallowed floors. It may ... More
 
 
 
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Colours
London > Entertainment > Live Music
2-4 Hoxton Square, N1 | 2 minutes from Ziferblat
On the former site of Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, Mothership Group - the team behind much-loved London venues The Queen of Hoxton and ... More
 
 
 
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Shoreditch Electric Light Station
London > Entertainment >
Coronet Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 2 minutes from Ziferblat
As the name suggests, Shoreditch Electric Light Station began life as an electricity generating station. Now home of Circus Space, the building, which dates back to ... More
 
 
 
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Rivington Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from Ziferblat
The first newly built public art gallery in London since the Hayward Gallery opened in 1968, Rivington Place is a beautiful glass fronted building designed by ... More
 
 
 
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Iniva
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
8-9 Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Opened on 5th October 2007, this Rivington Place art gallery is a £8m public building dedicated to culturally diverse visual arts. It's a joint venture between ... More
 
 
 
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Hoxton Square
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N1 | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Home to some of east London's hottest restaurants and bars. ... More
 
 
 
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Murdock
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
46 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E27DP | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Well groomed gentlemen come to Murdock's for an old fashioned wet shave, a hair cut and - for the more discerning - a manicure and shoe ... More
 
 
 
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KK Outlet
London > Shopping > Art and Design
42 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London N1 | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Just the kind of hip, happening 'multifunctional' space you'd expect on Hoxton Square, KK Outlet is not just a shop and gallery it's also the offices ... More
 
 
 
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Boxpark
London > Shopping >
Boxpark, Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 1 minute from Ziferblat
A quirky alternative to your standard high street store, the Boxpark is a temporary village of stores offering popular designer goods, scrumptious food and unconventional gifts. ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 4 minutes from Ziferblat
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 4 minutes from Ziferblat
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
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 11 minutes from Ziferblat
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
 
 
 
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London Shuffle Club
London > Leisure >
4 Ebor Street, E1 | 5 minutes from Ziferblat
After three years of pop ups in places like the Truman Brewery, the shuffleboard experts, the London Shuffle Club, have a permanent home in Shoreditch from ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 10 minutes from Ziferblat
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
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 10 minutes from Ziferblat
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
 
 
 
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The Bricklayers Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
63 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from Ziferblat
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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The Princess of Shoreditch
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
76 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 4 minutes from Ziferblat
Take the spiral staircase up out of this busy Old Street boozer and you find yourself in a small, chic dining room with big picture windows, ... More
 
 
 
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The Fox
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
28-30 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 6 minutes from Ziferblat
Ideally located away from the chaos of the City and in the trendy and thriving Shoreditch area, The Fox is a stylish gastropub offering food and ... More
 
 
 
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Bar Music Hall
London > Nightlife > Bars
134 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A3AR | 1 minute from Ziferblat
We couldn't help smiling at the idea of Bar Music Hall in Shoreditch, and headed down prepared for a truly soulless night of trendy tapas and ... More
 
 
 
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Plastic People
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
147-149 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Don't come to Plastic People expecting a stylish bar and the latest trendy cocktails. There's nothing fancy about this basement club, but what it does offer ... More
 
 
 
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Old Street Records
London > Nightlife > Bars
350-354 Old Street, EC1V | 1 minute from Ziferblat
Having won over the masses south of the river with their record store-inspired venues, Venn St. Records and Northcote Records, the vibe continues East ... More
 
 
 
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | Same location as Ziferblat
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
 
 
 
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The HAC Grounds
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Road, City, London EC1Y | 9 minutes from Ziferblat
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 12 minutes from Ziferblat
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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Al Murphy: False Advertising
Al Murphy: False Advertising
Exhibitions | Until 17th November 2019 

The Book Club 4 minutes walk from Ziferblat

The Book Club in Shoreditch will transform into a giant billboard this September thanks to Al Murphy's new exhibition, False ...More

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

The Queen Of Hoxton 7 minutes walk from Ziferblat

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

 
"Don't Quote Me": Uncovering The Voices Of The Future
Exhibitions | Until 19th September 2019 

StolenSpace Gallery 9 minutes walk from Ziferblat

An immersive, audio experience by Seen Displays, exploring the motivating forces behind the modern consumer....More

Daniel Silver: Human Activity
Exhibitions | Until 11th January 2020 

Bloomberg SPACE 11 minutes walk from Ziferblat

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Lhasa
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Barbican Centre 15 minutes walk from Ziferblat

Andrew Barr, Bryce Dessner, Clarice Jensen, Dustin O'Halloran, Emma Broughton, Joel Shearer, Leslie Feist, Melissa Laveaux, Pauline DeLassus and Todd ...More

Geoff Dunbar: Art Into Animation
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2019 

Barbican Centre 15 minutes walk from Ziferblat

Original animation artwork from a selection of films including Rupert The Bear, The World Of Peter Rabbit and The Frog ...More

Eileen Simpson And Ben White (Open Music Archive): Once Heard Before
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Whitechapel Gallery 17 minutes walk from Ziferblat

Beat-makers and emcees mutate hit records from the 1950s and 1960s into new sounds, plus a screening of the film ...More

Sense Sound/Sound Sense
Exhibitions | Until 2nd February 2020 

Whitechapel Gallery 17 minutes walk from Ziferblat

With works by John Cage, Philip Corner, Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, George Maciunas, Claes Oldenburg and Yoko Ono, the exhibition ...More

Artists' Film International
Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2019 

Whitechapel Gallery 17 minutes walk from Ziferblat

A series of films by various artists, featuring Dun by Senem Gokce Ogultekin, I Need This In My Life by ...More

325 years, 325 objects
Exhibitions | Until 15th May 2020 

Bank of England Museum 19 minutes walk from Ziferblat

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