The Empress  

 
 
ADDRESS
141 Leman Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 8EY
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday: 12:00-14:30,18:00-23:30. Saturday: 18:00-23:30. Sunday: 18:00-23:59
 
PRICES
Under £25
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Aldgate East Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Shadwell Overground Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Arch Car Parking
 
1 minutes walk
 
City Quay Car Park
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £80  40% off
45 Prescot Street, E1 | 3 minutes from The Empress
The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel combines luxury accommodation and events facilities, making it a great choice for your stay whether it's business or leisure oriented. Within ... More
 
 
 
Grange City Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £80  42% off
8-14 Cooper's Row, EC3N | 7 minutes from The Empress
The Grange City Hotel is a 5 star hotel that's luxury is matched by the superb panoramic views over the city of London. A stone's throw ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  40% off
7 Pepys Street, EC3N | 7 minutes from The Empress
The brand new purpose built DoubleTree Hotel Tower of London is a few minutes walk from Tower Hill and Fenchurch Street stations. With iMac entertainment systems ... More
 
 
 
 
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Red Chilli
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
137 Leman Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | Same location as The Empress
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Cafe Spice Namaste
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
16 Prescot Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Empress
Cafe Spice Namaste is Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala's celebrated landmark Indian restaurant, a short hop away from the Tower of London. Arguably thought of more ... More
 
 
 
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Kasturi Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
57 Aldgate High Street, City, London EC3N | 6 minutes from The Empress
If you run an Indian restaurant in this neck of the woods - even a mid-priced one with an interesting menu - you have to work ... More
 
 
 
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Grange Tower Bridge Knight's Lounge
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
45 Prescot Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Empress
The Knight's Lounge at Grange Tower Bridge is a light, airy space where afternoon tea is served. With inviting sofas and impressive floor-to-ceiling windows, it's also ... More
 
 
 
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Pilpel
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
60 Alie Street, E1 | 3 minutes from The Empress
Named after founder Uri Dinay's childhood nickname, Pilpel (meaning chilli pepper) offers falafels from a recipe developed over 60 years working on a falafel kiosk ... More
 
 
 
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The Dispensary
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
19a Leman Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 4 minutes from The Empress
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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The Ken Campbell Caper Competition Semi-Final 1
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Wednesday 18th January 2017 - 6pm
The Empress, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, E1 | 2 minutes from The Empress
The two improv groups, Grand Theft Impro and Do Not Adjust Your Stage, compete with their spontaneous and unpredictable entertainment....More
 
 
 
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The Ken Campbell Caper Competition Semi-Final 2
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Wednesday 18th January 2017 - 7.30pm
The Empress, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, E1 | 2 minutes from The Empress
The two groups, The Sufferettes and Bristol Improv Theatre, compete with their spontaneous and unpredictable entertainment....More
 
 
 
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The Ken Campbell Caper Competition Grand Final
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Wednesday 18th January 2017 - 9.15pm
The Empress, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, E1 | 2 minutes from The Empress
The winners of the semi-finals go head-to-head in a bid to win the trophy....More
 
 
 
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Wilton's Music Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Empress
In the nineteenth century, Wilton's Music Hall was a great mirrored hall lit by a vast chandelier, with 27,000 crystals and 300 gas jets. Opera, operetta, variety shows ... More
 
 
 
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The Mahogany Bar
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Empress
The famous Mahogany Bar at Wilton's Music Hall has reopened after more than 50 years on the sidelines. Sadly, last orders were called at the bar ... More
 
 
 
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Bishopsgate Institute
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 12 minutes from The Empress
Built in 1891-94 by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Bishopsgate Institute's facade has a theme of arts and crafts. Inside you will find 19th century tiling, a ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Empress
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Whitechapel Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 6 minutes from The Empress
Designed in a distinctive Arts and Crafts architecture style by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Whitechapel, Britain's first purpose-built arts gallery, is renowned both for the beauty ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower Hill, City, London EC3N | 8 minutes from The Empress
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ... More
 
 
 
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Brick Lane
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 9 minutes from The Empress
London's own "Curry Mile", Brick Lane is home to so much more than first-rate spiced food, it also plays host to Jewish bagel shops, Indian sari ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Empress

The best shops and markets near The Empress
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St Katharine Docks World Food Market
London > Shopping > Markets
St Katharine Docks, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 8 minutes from The Empress
Re-launched as the St Katharine Docks World Food Market in 2016, the weekly market now offers a diversified range of street food ... More
 
 
 
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Petticoat Lane Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Between Middlesex and Goulston Streets, Spitalfields, London E1 | 8 minutes from The Empress
Petticoat Lane is London's world famous Sunday market and sells mainly clothes for men, women and children, from street-cred clubwear to over-orders of designer goods and ... More
 
 
 
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The Laundry Room
London > Shopping >
3 Fournier Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 11 minutes from The Empress
The Laundry Room presents its very first Christmas Pop-Up Shop, taking place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December 2011 in east London. Housed on the ground floor ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 19 minutes from The Empress
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 21 minutes from The Empress
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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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 26 minutes from The Empress
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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The Empress gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure >
45 Prescot Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Empress
Free to use for all hotel residents, the Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club boasts a range of luxury fitness and spa services. The fully equipped ... More
 
 
 
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 12 minutes from The Empress
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 13 minutes from The Empress
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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Pubs near The Empress

The best pubs near London The Empress.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Leman Street Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Leman Street, E1 | 3 minutes from The Empress
Between Wapping and Aldgate is the Leman Street Tavern , a 1.5 million pound pub that's owned by the Geronimo Inns group ... More
 
 
 
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The Lamb Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 12 minutes from The Empress
Located within the beautiful nineteenth century covered Leadenhall Market, the Lamb Tavern is a traditional British pub that's popular with city workers and tourists. The historical ... More
 
 
 
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The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 13 minutes from The Empress
One of five different restaurants and bars within the confines of the Andaz hotel, the George is a traditional looking pub - not your typical hotel ... More
 
 
 
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The Empress clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Trade Union
London > Nightlife >
Thomas More Square, E1W | 6 minutes from The Empress
The team behind the Grand Union bars have now ventured into new territory with the opening of Trade Union. Located in ... More
 
 
 
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Studio Spaces
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 2, 110 Pennington Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 7 minutes from The Empress
A state-of-the-art photographic studio by day, club by night, Studio Spaces E1 is home to respected electronic clubnight organisers The Hydra. The fully-licensed venue in the ... More
 
 
 
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B.Y.O.C. East
London > Nightlife > Bars
19 Bevis Marks, EC3A | 9 minutes from The Empress
Hidden in the basement of James Cochran's restaurant in EC3, this subterranean parlour is the fifth instalment of the much-loved bring ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Empress.
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Wilton's Music Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Grace's Alley, (Off Ensign Street), Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Empress
In the nineteenth century, Wilton's Music Hall was a great mirrored hall lit by a vast chandelier, with 27,000 crystals and 300 gas jets. Opera, operetta, ... More
 
 
 
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Tower of London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | 8 minutes from The Empress
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ... More
 
 
 
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30 St Mary Axe - Top Floor Restaurant at The Gherkin
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 St Mary Axe, Aldgate, City, London EC3A | 10 minutes from The Empress
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The London Bridge Clay Project
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Broadgate 1.75 miles from The Empress

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Broadgate Ice Rink
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Seasonal | Until 2nd February 2017 

Exchange square 1.76 miles from The Empress

London's longest-running ice rink returns to Exchange Square, only a couple of minutes from Liverpool Street Station so City workers ...More

 
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Searcys at The Gherkin 1.79 miles from The Empress

This January, for six weeks only, Searcys at The Gherkin offers clean eating with a menu from health guru Alice ...More

 
Kick Out The Jams
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 18th January 2017 

The Queen Of Hoxton 1.93 miles from The Empress

Embark on a musical journey as DJs explore their vast physical and digital collections. Expect disco, soul, funk and reggae....More

Winter WigWam: Skye Halla
Winter WigWam: Skye Halla
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 7th April 2017 

The Queen Of Hoxton 1.93 miles from The Empress

On the back of its popular A Tribute to Dr. Strange summer residency, the Queen of Hoxton's rooftop is set ...More

 
Anselm Kiefer: Walhalla
Exhibitions | Until 12th February 2017 

White Cube Bermondsey 2.04 miles from The Empress

Themes of history, politics and landscape feature prominently in a new large-scale exhibition consisting of installations, paintings and sculpture by ...More

Swans, Gloves, Roses And Pancakes: Photos By Martin Parr
Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2017 

Tower Bridge Exhibition 2.11 miles from The Empress

The first major photography exhibition at the Tower Bridge with works by acclaimed British photographer Martin Parr....More

Exhibit A
Exhibitions | Until 29th January 2017 

Rich Mix Centre 2.28 miles from The Empress

Tisdale & Murrell present an exhibition of masks of famous people in a way that discusses ideas of celebrity, nobility, ...More

Guerrilla Girls: Is It Even Worse In Europe'
Exhibitions | Until 5th March 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 2.29 miles from The Empress

The collective revisits its 1986 poster stating 'It's Even Worse in Europe', with the latest campaign including a banner installed ...More

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