Adventurous – be it the setting, the history of the place or the food itself!
If you are looking for something local and with a certain dose of history, head over to The Ten Bells. The pub is inexplicably linked to the Victorian era and the infamous Jack the Ripper, making it a great place to go if you wish to have a drink in an environment where that old Victorian charm is still very much alive. In recent years the Ten Bells has become a trendy watering hole with a lively atmosphere.
What makes the pub particularly special (or creepy) is that its the spot where several victims of Jack the Ripper enjoyed their last drink. Not only has it been around for several centuries (it was opened in 1752), but it has also kept lots of its historic features.mTo enhance your Ten Bells experience, there are several reminders of the era to feast your eyes on with original tiling that tells a story of its own.
The bar offers a worthy selection of craft beers and tasty wines.For that extra cosy feel head upstairs where you’ll find a nice lounge area with a further selection of drinks to ponder over – from fine wine to a mixture of cocktails each with its own punch! Grab a freshly made concoction and sip away in this hidden nook.
The service is what I would call truly efficient. If you are lucky enough, you might even be able to have a historically overloaded chat with a knowledgeable staff member while enjoying your drink! For the sake of clarity, I should also add that it is not just the Jack-the-Ripper-talks that make the service remarkable – they are really great in serving their primary purpose too!
Where: Address: 84 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London, E1 6LY.