Fora Recommends: Things to do after work near Brick Lane

October 2019

 

With its colourful street art, warehouse art exhibitions and independent fashion designers, it’s easy to see why Brick Lane is one of London’s creative hubs. Next time you’re looking for something to do after work, check out one of our favourite activities.

 

The Brick Lane Gallery

If you’re in need of some inspiration after a day in the office, head over to The Brick Lane Gallery. It frequently holds exhibitions showcasing cotemporary and urban street. Both British and International artists exhibit at The Brick Lane Gallery, and they tend to be up-and-coming or mid-career. It’s only a five-minute walk from Shoreditch High Street station.

The Old Truman Brewery

What was once London’s largest brewery, The Old Truman Brewery has transformed into the arts and media quarter of the East End. There are 200 small businesses from varying creative industries homed there, including artists and fashion designers. Located just off Commercial Street, it holds frequent events in the evening such as film festivals and vegan feasts.

Ninety One Living Room

One of our top picks at the Old Truman Brewery is Ninety One Living Room. The jazz club holds live performances from some of the city’s most established artists, as well as emerging stars. Unwind after work and grab a bite to eat from the gastro-style menu and sip one of its signature cocktails. It’s within a short walk of Aldgate East station.

All Star Lanes

Perfect for an after work team social is All Star Lanes. It’s the go-to spot for bowling and beers in Brick Lane. The stylish retro American-themed venue puts a quirky twist on the traditional bowling experience. As well as hitting strikes you can indulge in the American-style menu and listen to some lively tunes. All Star Lanes specialises in corporate events, where team members can have their own private event space with unlimited bowling, a cocktail bar and even a party host.

The Rag Factory

Just off Brick Lane is The Rag Factory, which offers exhibition spaces for creatives. They range from theatre to dance and photography to graphic design.  It’s close to Aldgate East and Liverpool Street tube stations.

 

As our Spitalfields coworking space is within walking distance of these top Brick Lane spots, it’s a great place to work hard and then play even harder nearby post 6pm.