iBasin signals the transformation of City Road into one of London's most dynamic new quarters for living, working, shopping and dining.

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Shoreditch Grind

The original in the popular Grind series of coffeehouses, Shoreditch Grind has been serving espresso from Old Street roundabout since 2011 - these days, they can also mix you a cocktail.

nhow Hotel

After finding a home in Berlin, Rotterdam and Milan (pictured), the nhow hotel finally arrives in the UK. With 190 bedrooms, a restaurant, bar and fitness suite, this 4* hotel will blend international style with local cosmopolitan character.

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The Bar With No Name

A tiny speakeasy specialising in experimental cocktails from master mixologist, hidden in the backstreets of Islington.

Victoria Miro gallery

This former factory features two floors of exhibition space, a garden overlooking Regent's Canal and an ever-changing programme of innovative installations.

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Sadler's Wells Theatre

Host to international and local dance talent, this venue is built on the site of the original seventeenth-century theatre. From ballet and classical to tango and hip hop, Sadler's Wells has something for everyone.

The Narrowboat

The one and only pub situated directly on Regent's Canal in Islington this is a hidden gem you need to make the most of.

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Stevie Parle partners with head chef Alex Jackson bring you a small but perfectly formed restaurant. With a focus on seasonal, ingredient-led cooking, Sardine creates wholesome and pleasing dishes that embrace the rich culinary history of the South of France.

Jamie Oliver - Fifteen

Another superb offering from Jamie Oliver, Fifteen has a wide selection of dishes made from British ingredients with a global influence. This Hoxton restaurant also trains disadvantaged young people to become professional chefs.

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Zetter Townhouse

A 13-bedroom boutique hotel set in an opulently restored Georgian townhouse, the Zetter is renowned for its eclectic interiors, sumptuous dining room and quirky cocktails.

The Modern Pantry

Peter Gordon alumni Anna Hansen gives fusion cooking an update at Modern Pantry, where you can enjoy formal dining, a bite at the café, or takeout from the deli.

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Old-school glamour rules the night at this fashionable subterranean speakeasy. Expect live jazz and blues, refined revelry and a luscious cocktail list.

Berber & Q Shawarma Bar

Carnivores, rejoice: East London's favourite grillhouse Berber & Q has expanded. Slow-cooked lamb on the spit and rotisserie chicken are the stars of the show at these new Exmouth Market premises.

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Old Street Records

Based in the bustling heart of Shoreditch's nightlife, this venue thrives on live music and great atmosphere, but the pizzas and cocktails are worth the trip alone.


Famously featuring an installation by Damien Hirst, Tramshed is the creation of celebrated restaurateur Mark Hix: a chicken-and-steak restaurant housed in a Grade II listed former tram-generator building.

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