Be careful. Its changed a lot.
Browns is still there, not been for an age - so I'd expect the worst (expensive/flash). Metropolis is still there on Cambridge Heath Rd - full of pierced Eastern Europeans, but old style pubs round its, not so much.
Lots of gay bars down Cambridge Heath Road and also round the Hoxton bit where the A10 one way bit is. And loads of metrosexual lovies out and about as well.
Pubs round the market - the Gun next to Spitalfields is old style as are a few on Commercial St. And the ones on Middlesex St are alright as well. Fair few Nicholsons pubs. Not sure what they're like on a weekend.
I'm strictly a commuter drinker round there, so I'm a 5-9 man generally.
Good for a curry though. Spitalfields has loads of decent places to eat. Not many old style cafes left either. So its either the italian one at the top of Liverpool st station - Ponti's Opposite the Hamiliton Hall in the station or the Bishopsgate Kitchen - which is just over the road by the big RBS building (which is twice the price, flash but very nice. £5 v £10 for full English). Or one of the pubs.
And a few more expensive if thats your thing.
alternatives....Borough Market/Tooley St (Jubilee line to Wembley) or round Clerkenwell (Farringdon Met to Wembley)
Last edited by gore (Fri 24 Aug 2012 8:47 am)
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