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The best bars and clubs in East London near urbanest Tower Bridge
East London is one of the most exciting and vibrant parts of the city, renowned for its thriving multiculturalism, its cool neighbourhoods and most importantly, the nightlife. Enjoying yourself is an important aspect of student life, and with some of the best pubs, clubs and bars in London, this part of the capital guarantees you a good night out. Here is a list of some of the best that the area around Tower Bridge has to offer. This list is just a few of the good ones selected on my personal preference, but the best part about this city is there is always something new to try-out and always a new street to explore, get to know the city you’re studying in and have fun!
The Water Poet
Cheapest beer – £3.90
This is the dictionary definition of a fashionable East London pub. Locally brewed beers, comfortable and weathered leather sofas and one of the best Sunday Roasts in London really make The Water Poet stand out amongst the hundreds of other pubs in the area. But what really earns this pub a spot on this prestigious list is the fantastic Beer Garden, which has a massive seating area, fairy lights and outside bar, that attracts some of London’s most bright and beautiful people. It’s impossible to not be happy sitting with a cold drink in the sunshine, and this is without a doubt the only place to do it.
Address: 9-11 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6BX
16 minute walk from urbanest Tower Bridge
Draft House Tower Bridge
Cheapest Beer- £3.50
Located just the other side of Tower Bridge with brilliant views of the river, Draft House Tower Bridge is the place to be for all the beer lovers amongst you. These people are passionate about beer, serving up some of the finest ales, pilsners and craft beers in the world for the price of your average high-street pint of larger. Draft House have the aim “to do for beer what our culture has done for food and wine over the past twenty years” and in my opinion they deliver on this aim. A trendy hang out it may not be, but if you appreciate beer as much as they do (and as much as I do…) that really doesn’t matter.
Address: 206-208 Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UP
13 minute walk from urbanest Tower Bridge
London Cocktail Club
Cheapest Cocktail – £9
Cocktail drinking is never a cheap, and London Cocktail Club is by no means the cheapest, but it is the most fun. It’s one of the few cocktail bars with a genuine atmosphere, helped by the energetic bar staff, loud early 00’s pop hits and strong cocktails (Their Long Island Iced Tea is particularly good). It’s rare to see people dancing and genuinely enjoying themselves this much outside of a club environment, but something about this place brings out the fun in East London’s self proclaimed cool kids. Oh, I almost forgot the most important part, its Happy Hour every day 17:00-20:00.
Address: 29 Sclater Street, London E1 6HT
17 minute walk from urbanest Tower Bridge
Entry Charge: £10-15
With an unapologetically simple layout, friendly bar staff and one of the best sound systems south of the river, Corsica Studios is one of the most consistently brilliant nights out in London. Run as a not-for-profit organisation, Corsica Studios is an art space/venue/club that only puts on the best of the undiscovered and the underground. So whilst it’s unlikely that you’re going to see the big names you recognise performing onstage, you may just come away with a new favourite act. Drinks are reasonably priced, the crowd is friendly and the music’s loud. You can’t really ask for more!
Address: 4/5 Elephant Road, London SE17 1LB
23 minute tube journey from urbanest Tower Bridge
Entry fee: £10-20
Arguably one of the most famous clubs in the world, fabric has been on the forefront of dance music and culture for the past 16 years and continues to bring the best acts on the planet to the people of London. Split over three rooms, one of which has a vibrating floor, there is a night for every musical taste. From Hip-Hop to House, Drum and Bass to Dub, if you’re into it, they put it on. Entry is expensive, drinks are too, but this isn’t a normal night out. Fabric is the nightclub equivalent of dinner and theatre together, it is a special occasion, and one that never disappoints.
Address: 77A Charterhouse Street, London EC1M 6HJ
15 minute tube journey from urbanest Tower Bridge