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The Ten Bells

) #1,609 of 18,157 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ , British,
84 Commercial Street, London E1 6LY, England
+44 20 7247 7532
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
84 Commercial Street, London E1 6LY, England
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Reviewed May 3, 2016

This place cant decide if it wants to be a Ripper pub or not. There's a lot of modern touches but also a rather beautiful old tiled wall. There's also a lot of kitsch and somebody had the bright idea of trying to match the...More

Thank LargelyMonk
Bradley L, General Manager at The Ten Bells, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2016

Hi, many thanks for your feedback and we are glad you liked our beers! With regards to being a Jack The Ripper Pub, this has never been apparent in our venue, as we have no reference to the crimes anywhere in the building and certainly...More

Reviewed April 25, 2016

I often pop in here on the way home from work. Its often very busy, but buzzy with a good atmos as well. Good staff, and a good selection of drinks for a normal pub. However if you go past the point where your going...More

Thank gazza_newman
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I'd been here before & thought it was a comfortable pub with a few 'mementoes' of Jack the Ripper on the walls - after all, his victims would have been regulars & the murders were just round the corner! I was disappointed this time, though....More

1  Thank Caryll Comley
Bradley L, Owner at The Ten Bells, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2016

Many thanks for your feedback and I am sorry you felt you had a bad experience at The Ten Bells. Customer experience is of paramount importance to us so please be assured that your comments have been dully noted and addressed. With regards to our...More

Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

I went here on my own this month, and well what can I say the interior decoration of this place is to die for and the cheese board was so succulent it was mouth watering. (It takes a lot to get my mouth watering.) the...More

1  Thank Ben K
Reviewed March 31, 2016

Very small and packed pub. We were there on a Sunday evening. There are a few lovely signs that remind you to watch your belongings because of the people in the area... 8/. No Jack the Ripper info or anything. Maybe we just hit it...More

Thank Psychogammie
Reviewed March 26, 2016

We popped in for a pint after our Ripper Tour. The pub has so much history to it. We were so engrossed in the Ripper tales we just had to pop into here to soak up some true historic architecture and atmosphere. It's a very...More

1  Thank Keely M
Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Good beer, efficient staff, rugby on the big screen, great atmosphere and free chips!! What's not to like?! Highly recommended for beer and rugby.

Thank NHK13
Reviewed March 13, 2016

I am new to London and this pub is close to my workplace. I visited 4 times and I have to say that this have big potential, but it is very inconsistent in terms of service. Today i had very bad service from italian? gentleman...More

Thank Liam D
Reviewed March 6, 2016

This pub does not cater for local people, by this I mean old school eastenders who have lived and worked in the area all their lives, it does however cater for the affluent who have newly moved into the east end. The staff are unfriendly,...More

Thank 228Dorothy13
Bradley L, Owner at The Ten Bells, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2016

Hi Dorothy, many thanks for your feedback, we are sorry we did not meet your expectations when you came to the pub. We appreciate ourselves that London is an expensive place to drink and work tirelessly to provide quality drinks at affordable prices which are...More

Reviewed January 31, 2016

The Ten Bells has a lot of history behind it, and is a great place to people watch if sitting by the window onto the market. Ultimately however the pub offers average quality beer and average prices (expensive really, but giving allowances for the location)...More

Thank JayDeePreston
For a glimpse of Georgian and Victorian London at its
most pristine, or a peek into what's apt to be the
next big global trend, the hipster zone of
Spitalfields can provide hours of amazement. Around
the clock, this is a haven for early morning bargain
hunters sizing up its street markets, foodie foragers
throughout the day, or late night revelers hitting
some of London's most popular bars and clubs.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Bar, British, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Commercial Street, London E1 6LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
  • Neighborhood: Spitalfields
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7247 7532
  • E-mail
Located smack-bang in the middle of Shoreditch and Spitalfieds lies the institution that is "The Ten Bells" pub. This iconic venue has existed in one guise or another since the middle of the 17th Century. Expect all walks of life in this bustling classic boozer at any time of the day or night. Beyond the listed tile work and villainous history lies a solid and well respected pub with an excellent range of quality beers and decent Bartenders. Jostle in with the crowds downstairs or climb a further floor to find comfortable seating and a unique atmosphere where you watch the world go by on the streets below. Whether you are looking for Beer, Wine or Cocktails, The Ten Bells has it all with a touch of class yet still understated much like its reputation.
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