Located in the heart of trendy Shoreditch, McQueen is as cool as the actor but is still as fresh as a daisy on the London bar scene.
Visitors can admire the funky shops, bars as well as restaurants that can all be found in the local area. There are several venues to explore which has really revitalised this tired area. Shoreditch and Old Street are now considered to be two of the most up and coming areas in the capital. You are just 20 minutes away from the financial heartbeat which sees a number of different types of banks and corporate institutions.
Be sure to not miss out on seeing the Gherkin which is a structural feat of genius. If you are after a bit of culture then why not indulge in the Barbican Theatre which is within close proximity of this particular venue.
It is home to a number of different acts from music and dance to opera. It plays to host a wide variety of acts throughout the year which will no doubt keep you entertained on your stay in the capital. Meanwhile, another area to enjoy is Hoxton which also provides a wide range of shops, bars as well as trendy restaurants that will have you out and about until the small hours.
You are not too far away from Bethnal Green and the real heart of East London which is another upcoming area that has been transformed over the last couple of years.
Opened less than two years ago, McQueen in Shoreditch is a tribute to the legendary actor and oozes style and charm. It is sleek and attractive with plenty of dark tones and neutral contemporary colours being used not to mention exposed brickwork.
The music keeps in line with the overall theme thanks to plenty of funky tunes and house beats that are subtle and blend perfectly into the background. The cocktail list is overwhelming and will have you firmly propped on your seat for a while.
Highlights include the Clover Club which uses Beefeater gin, lemon juice and sugar while the other contenders ensure this venue takes its drinks very seriously. There are more than 30 to choose from with plenty of historical information when it comes to what you are sipping on such as the classic Fish House Punch which goes right back to the 1730’s.
There is also draught beer which is available on tap as well as numerous wines by the bottle.
To sample the delights of McQueen, you will need to arrive directly at Old Street. This is the closest tube station and lies in Zone 1 of the underground system. It is served by the Northern line. The nearest rail station is also Old Street or Shoreditch High Street which can be found on the London Overground service. Opening hours are from Monday to Wednesday between noon and 1am, Thursdays to Fridays between midnight and 2:30am and on Saturdays between 6pm and 2:30am, McQueen is closed on Sundays.
Monday 12:00 – 22:30
Tuesday to Thursday 12:00 – 2:00
Friday 12:00 – 02:30
Saturday 19:00 – 02:30
Tuesday to Thursday 12:00-15:00 / 17:30-22:30
Friday 12:00 – 15:00 / 17:30 – 23:00
Saturday 18:00 – 23:00
Thursday to Saturday 22:30 – 03:00
51-56 Tabernacle Street
London EC2A 4AA
T: 020 7036 9229