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The Water PoetIn the heart of the City, just off bustling Bishopsgate, The Water Poet's well-worn charm is a breath of fresh air in an area usually dominated by super slick wine bars. The critically acclaimed Spitalfields pub is a mix of comfortable leather, red walls and gilt-edged mirrors, which create a stylish but laid-back atmosphere. The venue boasts two dining rooms, a barn, basement bar, pool parlour, picturehouse and a pleasant beer garden, which draws in post-work drinkers from all over London. The huge area is smartly decked, awnings and heating are provided when needed, and an outdoor BBQ area serves tempting summer dishes. Head Chef Adrian Southall serves up classic pub grub such as toad in the hole, fish and chips, and shepherd's pie. While the BBQ menu features 28-day aged longhorn beef, slow roasted pork belly and grilled sea bass fillets. The pub also hosts a number of events and offer regular film screenings within its Picturehouse.

 

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Liverpool Street Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
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Whitechapel Overground Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
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Spitalfields Car Park
 
1 minutes walk
 
Great Eastern Street NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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196 Bishopsgate Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £129  27% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 4 minutes from The Water Poet
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3 South Place, EC2M | 6 minutes from The Water Poet
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Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel
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40 Liverpool Street, EC2M | 6 minutes from The Water Poet
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Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Water Poet
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Hawksmoor Spitalfields
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157a Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from The Water Poet
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151 - 153 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from The Water Poet
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230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 3 minutes from The Water Poet
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 4 minutes from The Water Poet
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38 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 5 minutes from The Water Poet
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32 Elder Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from The Water Poet
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4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 5 minutes from The Water Poet
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109 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Water Poet
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1-5 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 4 minutes from The Water Poet
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Christ Church Spitalfields
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2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 4 minutes from The Water Poet
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Museum of London 23 minutes walk from The Water Poet

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Museum of London 23 minutes walk from The Water Poet

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Museum of London 23 minutes walk from The Water Poet

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Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Water Poet

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