The Ten Bells is a pub that serves a variety of beers, wines and spirits as selection of pub snacks.
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Venue Details & Map
The Ten Bells
84 Commercial RoadSpitalfieldsLondonE1 6LY
- +44 (0)20 7366 1721
- Public transport:
- Aldgate, Underground
Mention has been made in previous reviews of the history of this pub. Well, for the benefit of future yelpers I can add a little to what has been said already. The Ten Bells was one of a number of pubs which mostly served the porters, tanners and slaughter men who lived or worked in Spitalfields. On the night of her death, Jack the Ripper's final victim, Mary Kelly, was seen drinking in here....more
Interesting little pub. The first I visited whilst in London. Supposedly a couple of Jack The Ripper's victims somehow met up there prior to being murdered. Maybe this was a popular pub during those times. It seemed pretty busy the afternoon we went.
It's across the street from the Spitalfields so we warmed up here with a couple of beers. The place seemed kinda creepy but I don't know why...more
If you need to go to the bathroom here, I'd recommend you just hold it. Yep, until you get home. It's for the best.
Otherwise this place is a decent enough boozer. It's seen better days, we sat on a table that was literally diagonal as it was on a bit of a hill so we sloped downward, which isn't the worst if you've already had a few.more
A morbid historical tie to Jack the Ripper and a prime location on the shoreditch scene this bar does have, but not much more than that. It is mostly crowded, which I don't mind and usually expect. The drinks are mediocre, I also don't mind this under the right conditions/circumstances. The food is only so-so, leaning more toward the unforgettable.
In short its a whole string of slight let...more
Being a complete and utter history "nerd", I have wanted to go to The Ten Bells since I read about it in a book about Jack the Ripper. A lot of the internal parts of the pub have been largely untouched since it was built (original tiles, original columns, etc.), so it really does ooze history. And I have to say, apparently stopping in on a Monday afternoon is the way to go, as there were very...more