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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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Whitechapel Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
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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 £124  29% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 8 minutes from The Royal Oak
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335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 9 minutes from The Royal Oak
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275 Old Street, EC1V | 12 minutes from The Royal Oak
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London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
93 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Royal Oak
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Brawn
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
49 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Royal Oak
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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 Royal Oak, 31-35 Coate Street, E2 | 6 minutes from The Royal Oak
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21 Club Row, E2 | 7 minutes from The Royal Oak
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Rich Mix Centre
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35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 | 8 minutes from The Royal Oak
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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
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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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Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Royal Oak
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146 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Royal Oak
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140 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Royal Oak
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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
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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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London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 17 minutes from The Royal Oak
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4 Ebor Street, E1 | 9 minutes from The Royal Oak
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The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 11 minutes from The Royal Oak
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
73 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as The Royal Oak
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32 Horatio Street, E2 | 2 minutes from The Royal Oak
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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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397 Geffrye Street, E2 | 6 minutes from The Royal Oak
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The Star Of Bethnal Green
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359 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London 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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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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