The Big Chill Bar  

 
 
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Dray Walk, Spitalfields, off Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
 
 
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Mon-Wed, Sun: 12noon-12midnight; Thu: 12noon-1am; Fri-Sat: 12noon-3am
 

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The Big Chill BarThe Big Chill Festival, held annually in August, is the spiritual home of the ageing raver, and the Big Chill Bar on Brick Lane attempts to recreate its laidback, chat-to-anyone attitude. It's a long low-ceilinged bar with relaxing, unfussy decor and some quirky touches - notably a massive silver buffalo-head next to the door - that distinguish it nicely from the everyday DJ bar. Although there's no dedicated dancefloor, there are plenty of people bouncing around where they stand to a fine mixture of tunes from across the dance music spectrum. Sprawling benches and a raucous atmosphere, lubricated by a decent selection of beers and cocktails, ensure that everyone mingles comfortably and you're practically certain to make a few new friends.

 

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Aldgate East Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

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Whitechapel Overground Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
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Sclater Street Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
Spitalfields Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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196 Bishopsgate Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £89  32% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 7 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  39% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 8 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
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3 South Place, EC2M | 9 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
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The Vibe Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | Same location as The Big Chill Bar
Vibe Bar manages to be both chilled out and cutting edge. Located inside the Truman Brewery on trendy Brick Lane, you can come here to drink ... More
 
 
 
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JuJu's Bar and Stage
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Hanbury Street, Ely's Yard, E1 | 1 minute from The Big Chill Bar
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Smiths Spitalfields
London > Nightlife > Bars
109 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 6th to 25th February 2018 - Various Times
The Big Chill Bar, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 | 5 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
A showcase for Algerian art featuring satirical graphic designer El Moustach, as well as photographers Lola Khalfa and Oualid Khelifi....More
 
 
 
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Four Tet
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd Feb 2018 - 7.30pm-11pm
The Big Chill Bar, 54 Holywell Lane, EC2A | 6 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
The artist plays an intricately woven mix of beautifully warm house music, pulsating techno and sampling....More
 
 
 
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DJs And Cocktails
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 6th January to 25th August 2018 - 8pm-1am
The Big Chill Bar, 26 Osborn Street, E1 | 6 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
Funk, old skool and pop courtesy of resident DJs....More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | Same location as The Big Chill Bar
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Rich Mix Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 | 5 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
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Rich Mix Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E16LA | 5 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
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The Boiler House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from The Big Chill Bar
The Old Truman Brewery's celebrated Old Boiler House, which dates back to the 1830s, a warehouse with spectacular soaring ceilings and houses the landmark Truman Chimney, ... More
 
 
 
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Former Shoreditch Underground Station
London > Attractions >
Pedley Street, off Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
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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Sunday (UP) Market at the Old Truman Brewery
London > Shopping > Markets
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | Same location as The Big Chill Bar
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Rough Trade East
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from The Big Chill Bar
The great stalwart of independent music, Rough Trade in Covent Garden has finally had to close after rents became simply unaffordable. HMV has reported a 73% ... More
 
 
 
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Oh Baby London!
London > Shopping > Baby Care
162 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 1 minute from The Big Chill Bar
Designer baby clothes. Selling garments such as playsuits, bodyvests, t-shirts, jeans, tights, dresses, hats, hoodies and fake fur jackets. They concentrate on offering clothes that are ... More
 
 
 
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Rootmaster
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
Elys Yard, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | Same location as The Big Chill Bar
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London > Restaurants >
67 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | Same location as The Big Chill Bar
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London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 8 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 9 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 17 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
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London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | Same location as The Big Chill Bar
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London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 1 minute from The Big Chill Bar
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
226 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 6 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Exchange Square, Appold Street, City, London EC2M | 9 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
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The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 9 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
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London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Devonshire Sq, Broadgate, City, London EC2M | 8 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
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Andaz Liverpool Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 9 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
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MARSM: Photo & Design Exposition
Exhibitions | Until 25th February 2018 

Rich Mix Centre 5 minutes walk from The Big Chill Bar

A showcase for Algerian art featuring satirical graphic designer El Moustach, as well as photographers Lola Khalfa and Oualid Khelifi....More

Four Tet
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 22nd February 2018 

Village Underground 6 minutes walk from The Big Chill Bar

The artist plays an intricately woven mix of beautifully warm house music, pulsating techno and sampling....More

The Queen of Hoxton Winter Rooftop: The Moroccan Medina
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Foodie Events | Until 30th March 2018 

The Queen Of Hoxton 8 minutes walk from The Big Chill Bar

The Queen of Hoxton presents another seasonal rooftop pop-up this autumn, this time taking inspiration from Morocco for its theme. ...More

 
Glitterbox x Jealous Gallery
Exhibitions | Until 19th February 2018 

Jealous Gallery, Shoreditch 8 minutes walk from The Big Chill Bar

Renowned for mega Ibiza parties, east London collective Glitterbox take over the Jealous Gallery in Shoreditch this February with a ...More

Wicked Mondays
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 24th September 2018 

Cargo 9 minutes walk from The Big Chill Bar

The resident DJs spin a range of commercial R&B and hip hop....More

Igloos at Aviary
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Seasonal | Until 28th February 2018 

Aviary 11 minutes walk from The Big Chill Bar

A high-altitude winter terrace pop-up, 10 floors above the City, Scandi styleigloos appear on the Aviary terrace, promising a rooftop ...More

 
Monday Monday
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 17th December 2018 

XOYO 12 minutes walk from The Big Chill Bar

Underground house and techno dropped by DJ Yasmin....More

Dai And The Rambles
Concerts | On 19th February 2018 

Wilton's Music Hall 15 minutes walk from The Big Chill Bar

The outfit plays Cajun, folk and blues music...More

Stories From The City: The Bank Of England In Literature
Exhibitions | Until 29th June 2018 

Bank of England Museum 17 minutes walk from The Big Chill Bar

Exhibits related to the lives and works of Charles Dickens, T.S. Eliot, Dr Johnson, Robert Browning and George Eliot to ...More

Dream On
Dream On
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

V & A Museum of Childhood 17 minutes walk from The Big Chill Bar

The V&A Museum explores the world of dreams and the unconscious with its new exhibition, Dream On. Playing with the ...More

 

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