The Joker of Penton Street, Angel

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7 Tales. Japanese drinking in the basement of Jason Atherton’s Sosharu.

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Pull back the slitted curtain – or ‘noren’ to Japanophiles – in the basement of Jason Atherton’s Sosharu restaurant and you’

The English Restaurant. This family-owned restaurant is located in a 17th century heritage building just across Spitalfields Market. If it weren’t for car horns and cellphones, it would have felt as though I’d traveled back in time and entered a Dickensian-era pub, thanks to a perfectly recreated decor and classic British dishes (made from locally-sourced ingredients, because I believe overnight delivery wasn’t a thing in the 18th century).

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The Old Queen's Head. Bar in Islington serving the best cocktails and food, with London's best DJ's and live music.

The Old Queen’s Head is a traditional pub in Islington. With a Karaoke room, club room & booths for parties & a fine selection of cocktails, food & drink.

Three Kings of Clerkenwell. This popular pub is decorated with an eclectic selection of bric-a-brac, which includes a fibreglass rhino head, a plaster Egyptian dog, an autographed photo of Dennis Bergkamp and old maps of Islington. It’s kitsch but cosy – particularly if you opt for a pint of traditional ale and a strategic position by the crackling coal fire.

The Three Kings Pub, Clerkenwell Green - Roland the rhino is great company for a solo lunchtime pint.


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