The Zetter is located in one of London's most fashionable
neighbourhoods, Clerkenwell & Farringdon, which boasts some of
London's best restaurants and bars, and a vibrant cultural scene.
Take a peek at our local Map Of Fun Stuff.
Literally opposite The Zetter’s entrance you can take a tour around the ancient Priory of the Knights Hospitallers with its Tudor Gate House, 16th century Church and 12th century Crypt. The setting for both Shakespeare's and Dr Johnson's place of work, Hogarth's childhood home, and Dickens's Club, St John's Gate has many literary and artistic associations to explore.
A five minute stroll north will take you to Exmouth Market, a vibrant pedestrianised street flanked on either side by a colourful mixture of small independent design boutiques and long-standing traditional shops. There are also many bars, cafés and restaurants for which it is well known, most notably the award-winning Moro (booking is essential!)
St Bartholomew the Great is an active Anglican Church, founded in 1123. The church survived the Great Fire of 1666 and two World Wars and is known for its wonderful architecture, and its appearances in recent films Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love and The End of the Affair.
Discover over 2000 years of the capital's history from prehistoric to modern times. The Museum of London brings alive all aspects of London living through the ages. Highlights include the Roman gallery, reconstructed Victorian walk including shops, Newgate prison, the Great Fire Experience and a display of Elizabethan jewellery.
St Paul's, with its world-famous Dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline, but there is so much more to Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece than its impressive facade. The interior and its glittering mosaics, intricate stone carving, famous Whispering Gallery and breathtaking vantage points, are just a few reasons why a visit to St Paul’s is a must.
Sir John Soane's Museum is partly a bewitching house and partly a small museum brimming with surprising effects and curios, representing the taste of celebrated architect and hoarder extraordinaire, Sir John Soane (1753-1837). The candlelit night-time tours are enchanting, with the light flickering off busts, old coins and dark paintings.
One of the world's largest and most comprehensive collections of objects, originating from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginning to the present. Most famously the collection includes: the Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles and the largest collection of Egyptian Mummies outside Egypt.
Passing beneath the arch towards this Palladian masterpiece, it's hard to believe that the splendid courtyard before you, with its 55 dancing fountains, was a car park for tax collectors up until a spectacular refurbishment in 2000! William Chambers designed the house in 1775 for royal societies and it now contains three fabulous museums.
The brainchild and life’s work of American artist, Dennis Severs (1944-2000), this house in Spitalfields is a time capsule from the early 18th century. The ground floor furnishings date to 1900 and as you ascend, each floor leaps back 50 years into the past, ending at the early 18th century attic garrett where water drip-drips into a rusty bucket.
Housed in the Bankside Power Station, the hugely popular Tate Modern contains Britain's collection of international 20th-century and modern art. On display are high-quality works by Picasso, Matisse, Cézanne, Pollock, Rothko, Warhol and many more, arranged by theme rather than chronologically or by artist.
Nestled in the heart of the city, Old Spitalfields Market offers the perfect antidote to out-of-town shopping malls. Sundays are busiest, with over 200 stalls operating, including a specialist organic market; weekdays are generally quieter except at lunchtime, when the choice of eating places attracts a young City crowd.
The Geffrye Museum depicts the quintessential style of English middle-class living rooms. Its collections of furniture, textiles, paintings and decorative arts are displayed in a series of period rooms from 1600 to the present day. A wonderfully quirky and unusual museum, giving real insight into the English personality through the ages.
Open every Sunday, this quaint little street in the East End comes alive with traders from around the UK selling the most gorgeous varieties of flowers and plants, as well as garden fittings and equipment. A visual delight for anyone with (or without) a green thumb!
Founded by Sir Quentin Blake, the House of Illustration is the only public gallery dedicated solely to illustration. It's full of wonderful exhibitions and housed in a gorgeous building on Granary Square - very close to our sister restaurant, Grain Store!