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Black Rock Black Rock, a Shoreditch whisky bar which sets out to demystify the spirit has, at its centre, an 18 foot, hollowed-out tree trunk. The bar, made from a 185-year-old European oak tree, (ingeniously) has in-built whisky ageing troughs - one lined with American oak, the other Limousin oak. One contains a seasonal whisky-based cocktail while the next door hollow features a bespoke house blend for £7 a dram. Designed as a modern black-and-grey space with 36 seats, Black Rock brings whisky into the 21st century with a soundtrack of hip-hop and electro funk to go with it. Black Rock has been set up by Thomas Aske and Tristan Stephenson who are also behind Whistling Shop around the corner - if space is limited you can grab a drink there while you wait. Updating the fermented grain drink from a tipple for the slightly older gentleman, Black Rock gives us over 250 whiskies to try and not a single one that's the same.

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Moorgate Tube Station
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Liverpool Street Tube Station
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Hoxton Overground Station
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Finsbury Square NCP
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South Place Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
3 South Place, EC2M | 4 minutes from Black Rock
Located within arms reach of both Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations, is South Place Hotel, a luxury London hotel featuring three swanky bars and two top-notch ... More
196 Bishopsgate Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment † from £99† 23% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 6 minutes from Black Rock
From studio apartments to one and two beds, 196 Bishopsgate offers a full range of self-catering flats that give you more independence than a hotel. Apartments ... More
Holiday Inn Express London-City
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £56† 36% off
275 Old Street, EC1V | 7 minutes from Black Rock
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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London > Nightlife > Bars
63 Worship Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from Black Rock
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London > Nightlife > Bars
2A Worship Street, EC2A | 1 minute from Black Rock
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The Montcalm Royal London House, 22-25 Finsbury Square, EC2A | 1 minute from Black Rock
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Broadgate Quarter, EC2A | 2 minutes from Black Rock
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London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1-5 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from Black Rock
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Black Rock, Broadgate, EC2M | 3 minutes from Black Rock
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Black Rock, 50 Finsbury Square, EC2A | 3 minutes from Black Rock
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38 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 5 minutes from Black Rock
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 6 minutes from Black Rock
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London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Exchange House, 12 Primrose Street, City, London EC2A | 3 minutes from Black Rock
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38 City Road, Shoreditch, London EC1Y | 4 minutes from Black Rock
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Lower Ground G, 123 Clifton St, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from Black Rock
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The Montcalm Royal London House, 22-25 Finsbury Square, EC2A | 1 minute from Black Rock
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London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 5 minutes from Black Rock
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London > Education > Professional Training
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City Road, City, London EC1Y | 3 minutes from Black Rock
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40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Black Rock
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