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The Ten Bells

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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84 Commercial Street, London E1 6LY, England
+44 20 7247 7532
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Wed 12:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this pub a few times over the years, most recently last Friday afternoon. Plenty of real ales which suit me down to the ground and a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere. Been a pub for years and done out in a lovely Victorian style, the place has loads of history. Jack the Ripper used to stalk some of his victims from... More 

Thank Brushmaster85
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just noticed that I think I left my review on an old trip advisor listing so I have duplicated it here!!!! as its excellent and deserves the praise! I visited for a few hours last monday afternoon while my partner was on a business meeting... my partner arrived a few hours later and after i'd had a glass or... More 

Thank steve c
Strabane, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The last part of our Rippervision tour (not part of the tour but an extension of ours). Friendly staff and easy to get to location. Nice and relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Stephen R
Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great London pub opposite Spitalfields Market. Built in the 18th century and originally called The Eight Bells Inn, 2 more were added later thus it became The Ten Bells. During a period in the late 20th century it was renamed The Jack the Ripper due to two of the women who were murdered by Jack the Ripper drinking there. The... More 

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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Pub, situated in a prime location, the atmosphere of the pub is electric, with the dim lightbulbs and candle light, a trip to The 10 Bells is an excellent way to finish a long day or even a jack the ripper tour like we did. Great selection of drinks for reasonable prices would highly recommend

Thank Aaron G
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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500 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met friends by chance in Spitalfields and headed to the Ten Bells to sample their 'ALL DAY IPA' and 'Session IPA', which having one eye on the RBS6N rugby and one ear on my wife's conversation with her friends... Great buzzy pub with good mid range selection of beers. I bet it got messy later on. Not a great amount... More 

Thank Gary S
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every trip I've made to London over the past ten years, I've always stopped in at The Ten Bells. It's been there hundreds of years, and is believed to have been a pub where Jack the Ripper stalked some of his victims. It gets crowded in the evening starting around 5PM (like most London pubs), but the atmosphere is very... More 

Thank Marc R
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is a traditional pub with a great cocktail bar upstairs, also has a private room for hire. The main pub lively, often very busy as it's situated opposite Spitalfield market, Chris Church opposite and on the corner of Fournier Street, a notorious drinking hole for Jack the Ripper (allegedly) and some of the finest examples of houses built around... More 

Luton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great pub with fabulous atmosphere and the cocktails were delicious 👍🍸 We went few couples and had a really good evening here.

Thank corksmorganna
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Recently had my 50th Birthday in the upstairs bar. Bar staff were great and very attentive. Good PA for our DJ to play thru' and a 1.00 a.m finish.Top night with a great atmosphere in one of London most historic pubs, Jack the ripper and all that. Defiantly worth a visit, if your not hiring then downstairs for a pint... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Commercial Street, London E1 6LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
  • Neighbourhood: Spitalfields
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7247 7532
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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