The Ten Bells is located, very handily, right in the centre of Spitalfields and numbers among Londonist's after work/pre-dinner boozers of choice. With a strong selection of beers, a pleasing wine list and dangerously moreish cocktails, this is a pub that caters for all.
Hosting a variety of regular events — such as quiz and comedy nights — with an eye-catching Victorian bar space, there's plenty of reasons to go. The recent launch of the Milano Bar upstairs, only adds to the allure. Aperol-themed cocktails, and platters of authentic Italian meats and cheeses in abundance, this is a pub that’s going the extra mile.
Smart and modern it may be, but it wasn't always the case. The Ten Bells dates back to the middle of the 18th century and gets its name from the peel of bells in the neighbouring Christ Church. The pub is often pointed out on Jack the Ripper tours as a favourite drinking haunt of two of the victims. To cap it all, the landlord around that time was Jamie Oliver's great, great grandfather.
It's this mix of history with a modern flair that keeps us going back to this famous old pub.
Last updated June 2017