Chiswell Street cuts through some of the nicest areas in London with plenty to keep you out and busy all night. Poised as it is between Bank and Old Street; a casual stroll around the neighbourhood will see some of the best night life London has to offer. There’s plenty to do whether you’re travelling on business and looking to unwind, or here for pleasure and wanting to keep your schedule packed; so if you are wandering what to do around London Tech City than look no further, we’ve got the venues for you.
The Barbican Theatre or the Silk Street Theatre
Dinner and a show at one of London’s many renowned theatres is the perfect way to spend an evening. Just off from Chiswell Street lies the Barbican with its two theatres; both showing some of the best plays to be had off the West End. Currently, you can find an incredible showing of To Kill a Mocking Bird and a very brilliant performance of Hamlet that stars Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch as the lead. Two exceptional shows in two beautiful theatres; without doubt it’s a fantastic way to spend an evening on your holiday. Of course, if theatre is the focus of your trip, maybe consider staying at the Montcalm at the brewery London city which is a short stroll through a lovely area away from the West End itself.
Chiswell Street Dining Rooms
In the original home of the old Whitbread Brewery (c. 1748) are the lovely Chiswell Street Dining Rooms. This bar and restaurant combo comfortably evokes the atmosphere of the old brewery and the good times that it represents. The wood panelled dining room is smart and fetching with literary inspired art and typography adorning the walls. When combined with the leather tub chairs and the greens and golds of the colour palate, an atmosphere of vintage class and culture is established. The sophisticated menu matches the mood perfectly with exquisite dishes courtesy of the highly experienced head chef. The leather clad chestnut bar is the perfect place for after dinner drinks to help prepare you to head out and enjoy more of the excellent nightlife.
The Jugged Hair
Another exceptional place to wine and dine while on Chiswell Street is the nearby Jugged Hare, formerly known as the King’s Head Pub and also a part of the old Whitbread Brewery.The atmosphere in the pub is rich and comforting, with vaulted ceilings and oak wood floors. Proper traditional English food and drink is available; prepared using traditional cooking methods. Wine drinkers will appreciate the wide selection of boutique wines and the walk-in wine room that allows you to handpick your favourite bottles. If you are looking for a traditional English meal with the best comfort and luxury London can provide, be sure to head to the Jugged Hare.