The Royal Oak  

 
 
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73 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 7RG
 
 
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Pub: Mon 18:00 - 23:00, Tue to Thu 12:00 - 23:00, Fri & Sat 12:00 - 00:00, Sun 12:00 - 23:00. Dining Room: Tue to Thu 19:00 - 23:00, Fri & Sat 19:00 - 00:00, Sun 12:00 - 16:00. Lunch: 12:00 - 16:00
 

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The Royal OakYou might just recognise this pub off the telly - it has featured in the Kray's film, sitcom Good Night Sweetheart and even Blue Peter. The look - like something straight out of the 1940s - hasn't been diminished by any number of refits in the intervening years either. This former gay pub has been transformed into yet another excellent gastropub with more table space in the dining room upstairs. The roasts on Sunday certainly have the LondonTown.com seal of approval.

 

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Underground Stations

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Bethnal Green Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Whitechapel Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

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Sclater Street Car Park
 
8 minutes walk
 
Great Eastern Street NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  25% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 8 minutes from The Royal Oak
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
 
 
 
Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £127  34% off
335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 9 minutes from The Royal Oak
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
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London-City
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £48  29% off
275 Old Street, EC1V | 12 minutes from The Royal Oak
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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The Cat & Mutton
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226 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 12 minutes from The Royal Oak
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76 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 13 minutes from The Royal Oak
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Laxeiro
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
93 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Royal Oak
Superior rough-and-ready Spanish restaurant that is always packed. Laxeiro is a tiny place with a hectic pace, especially on the weekends - and Sundays in particular ... More
 
 
 
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Brawn
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
49 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Royal Oak
After the success of Terroirs Wine Bar in Covent Garden, the owners behind it have tried their luck with a second venture, this time in the ... More
 
 
 
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Jones Dairy Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
23 Ezra Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 1 minute from The Royal Oak
A century ago this was a working Welsh dairy, but for some decades now it has been a chirpy cafe attached to an excellent cheese shop. ... More
 
 
 
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The Ultimate Chrismukkah Party
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Friday 15th December 2017 - 7.30pm-1.30am
The Royal Oak, 31-35 Coate Street, E2 | 6 minutes from The Royal Oak
Socialising, Games Night....More
 
 
 
Benedict Benjamin
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 13th January 2018 - 7.30pm-11pm
The Royal Oak, 31-35 Coate Street, E2 | 6 minutes from The Royal Oak
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Hak Baker
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 8th March 2018 - 7pm
The Royal Oak, 44-46 Pollard Row, E2 | 6 minutes from The Royal Oak
The singer-songwriter and musician, formerly of grime collective B.O.M.B Squad, performs his self-penned alt-indie tracks....More
 
 
 
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Sonos Studio London
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21 Club Row, E2 | 7 minutes from The Royal Oak
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Rich Mix Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 | 8 minutes from The Royal Oak
Located in one of London's most thriving and art-driven communities Rich Mix does exactly what it says on the tin, presenting visitors of different ... More
 
 
 
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Rich Mix Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E16LA | 8 minutes from The Royal Oak
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StART Space
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
150 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Royal Oak
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Seamus Ryan Sunday Shoots
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7 Ezra Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 1 minute from The Royal Oak
Like most things on and around Columbia Road, Seamus Ryan's studio is only open on Sundays. The rest of the time Seamus works on high end ... More
 
 
 
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Hackney City Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
1 Goldsmiths Row, Hackney, London E2 | 4 minutes from The Royal Oak
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London > Shopping > Markets
Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Royal Oak
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One Four Six
London > Shopping > Clothing
146 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Royal Oak
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Bob & Blossom
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
140 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Royal Oak
A Sunday stroll around Columbia Road flower market has always been a pleasant way to spend the Sabbath. A few shops have already popped up, cottoning ... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 5 minutes from The Royal Oak
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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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from The Royal Oak
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 17 minutes from The Royal Oak
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L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 11 minutes from The Royal Oak
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
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95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 11 minutes from The Royal Oak
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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York Hall Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
5-15 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 13 minutes from The Royal Oak
York Hall Leisure Centre in Bethnal Green includes a gym, day spa, 33-metre swimming pool, Turkish bath and offers a wide range of exercise classes but ... More
 
 
 
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The Royal Oak
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
73 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Royal Oak
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Fanny Nelsons
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32 Horatio Street, E2 | 2 minutes from The Royal Oak
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The Sebright Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31-35 Coate Street, Hackney, London E2 | 6 minutes from The Royal Oak
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Sager + Wilde
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193 Hackney Road, Hackney, London E2 | 4 minutes from The Royal Oak
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Alcotraz: Prison Cocktail Bar
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212 Brick Lane, E1 | 7 minutes from The Royal Oak
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TT Liquor
London > Nightlife > Bars
17B Kingsland Road, E2 | 7 minutes from The Royal Oak
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 9 minutes from The Royal Oak
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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Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 13 minutes from The Royal Oak
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 14 minutes from The Royal Oak
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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The Bubble Bros Christmas Pop Up
The Bubble Bros Christmas Pop Up
Foodie Events | Until 16th December 2017 

134 Columbia Road

This December, Bubble Bros, who usually pedal prosecco from their fleet of five Piaggio Ape vans, is going off-road and ...More

 
It's Like A Jungle Sometimes
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 22nd February 2018 

Cargo 9 minutes walk from The Royal Oak

R&B, hip hop and club classics from resident DJ Daniel Pozzebon....More

Music Room 7
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 14th December 2017 

Cafe 1001 10 minutes walk from The Royal Oak

Vlad G is behind the decks supplying his top house and techno tracks....More

Not Waving
Concerts | On 14th December 2017 

The Pickle Factory 10 minutes walk from The Royal Oak

London-based musician Alessio Natalizia is the source of self-penned electronica tunes....More

Last Days Of Shoreditch Winter La La Land
Last Days Of Shoreditch Winter La La Land
Foodie Events | Until 17th December 2017 

288 Old Street 11 minutes walk from The Royal Oak

The Last Days of Shoreditch pop-up returns with a seasonal makeover, transforming into Winter La La Land. Taking place in ...More

 
Giants
Concerts | On 14th December 2017 

The Old Blue Last 11 minutes walk from The Royal Oak

The band plays alt rock with support from Pints and Goblins....More

Junkyard Golf Club
Junkyard Golf Club
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

The Old Truman Brewery 11 minutes walk from The Royal Oak

Getting a refresh for its second year, Junkyard Golf Club in the loading bay of the Old Truman Brewery gets ...More

 
Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories
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Exhibitions | Until 25th February 2018 

V & A Museum of Childhood 12 minutes walk from The Royal Oak

The original puppet from War Horse will be on display at a free Museum of Childhood exhibition documenting the life ...More

 
Dennis Severs' House: Silent Night
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Seasonal | Until 4th January 2018 

Dennis Severs' House 13 minutes walk from The Royal Oak

The atmospheric Silent Night candle-lit tours of Dennis Severs' House are particularly fun at this time of year. The house ...More

 

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