The Last Tuesday Society

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars South Hackney
  • 5 out of 5 stars
(11user reviews)
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Venue says Join us for aperitivo east London style! Sample Broadway Market's finest cheeses and meats, free with each cocktail order. Every Thursday!

A weird and wonderful cocktail bar on Mare Street located above The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History. Expect oddities, bones and books in a nod to downstairs, as well as a gallery space and a full-sized taxidermied lion named Leonora at one of the tables. 

Inspired by the prohibiton era, TLTS have a menu devoted to Absinthe, as well as two pages of cocktails and a handful of beers and wines. Bar nibbles include a cheese board, kalamata tapenade and roasted cashews.

Regular events are held here, too, including workshops in taxidermy or cocktails, lectures, literary launches and more.

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The Last Tuesday Society says
East London's most curious cocktail bar hidden within the weird and wonderful world of the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities!

With a rotating menu of eclectic cocktails inspired by the Prohibition era speakeasy classics and a full range of traditional Absinthe inspired by recipes dating back a century old, it is easy to lose one's self in the alternative world that is The Last Tuesday Society.

Sip on a cocktail with their top hat wearing taxidermy lioness (named Leonora!) Or visit for their monthly petting zoo filled with boas and pythons and bullfrogs, galore. Sample from their edible insect platter if feeling inspired. And join them every Tuesday for their programme of events, lectures, tastings and Last Tuesday parties.
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Venue name: The Last Tuesday Society
Address: 11 Mare St
E8 4RP
Transport: Cambridge Heath/London Fields Overground. Bethnal Green Tube.
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4.5 / 5

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Annette G

Absolutely loved this place! The atmosphere, museum, and not to mention the cocktails were all amazing! Most unique bar I've ever been to. Can't wait to go back.

Anna B

Always feel so welcome in this cosy little bar on Mare Street - big ups whoever decided coffee infused campari / peanut butter whiskey was a thing <3 

Bob M

This place is wavy, they do the best cocktails in hackney, particularly the bartender who always wears a hat he is fit

Anita G

Weird and unique would be not enough to describe this absolutely fantastic bar in the heart of East London. Definitely one of my favourites in the hole area. It's definitely not only the uniqueness of the decoration and the intimate vibe that makes it so special, but without a doubt, their always eclectic cocktails and drinks menu together with a very friendly and excellent service. Being a regular customer and a cocktail bartender myself I can also say they put effort and interest in changing the menu and adding new spirits regularly, which only shows the dedication and creativity of the team. Well done and keep up the good work! See you very soon!

Polly B

I had my 21st birthday party at Victor Wynd's Museum of Curiosities and it was so much more than I could have imagined, and that was all thanks to Ali and her team! The table decorations looked really good and the staff were all so friendly :)

My friends and I had a great time and I keep receiving messages from them about how much they loved the museum.

I also want to thank Ali for recommending the Indian restaurant Tiffin Tin as everything on the buffet was delicious and it catered to my friends nut allergies and the vegetarians abundantly. The cocktails were really yummy and the staff were happy to give recommendations. After we finished eating the staff cleaned up everything for us, there was nothing they wouldn't do to make the evening perfect.

The petting zoo was unbelievable and my friends clearly enjoyed it, everyone held an animal, even the ones who were scared!

I can't wait to come visit again!

Laura S

Cool place but it markets itself as a cocktail bar and when we went it said they were out of cocktails. Grossly understaffed. Different and cool venue but the poor service means I will never go again.


I am sure the only place in the world where one can sip on a cocktail, sat next to a top hat-donning taxidermy lioness whilst trying to control an over active boa constrictor called Delilah. The Last Tuesday Society and the adjoining Viktor Wynd's Museum of Curiosities, have given me faith that my days as a London-dwelling-London-tourist are not yet over!

Imagine if you will a bar; now to that bar add a natural history decor of animal taxidermy and skeletons, a vast menu of delectable cocktails, incredible service, some of Viktor Wynd's curious collection spilling out of his downstairs museum and to top all of that off, a reptile petting zoo doing the rounds at the tables.

It sounds manic but I found myself feeling totally relaxed and welcome in a place I wish I had found years ago. The ambience and mobile petting zoo made for easy small talk between tables (something you rarely see in London) and the staff, who were more than willing to pull up a pew and talk us through the menu and surrounding curated pieces, made us feel like one of the clan. 

With an impressive-cum-bizarre upcoming roster of lectures, events, parties and exhibitions, there is no doubt that this should be added to everyone's must-visit London list immediately.

The Man on the Street

Love, Love, Love this bar.

Somewhere between brilliant and bonkers 

Serves awesome cocktails, but if you get bored you can pay a fiver and go downstairs to visit the museum of curiosities.

Its halfway between Bethnal Green and Hackney

If you want to try a GREAT cocktail bar crawl try this for size - in order as they are all close.

1. Satans Whiskers

2. The Natural Philosopher

3. The Last Tuesday Society ( Here ! )

4. Behind this Wall

If you are still standing after that lot, you really have not tried hard enough.

Nathan V

Easily the best bar I have been to in London. Good service, tons to do and drinks are on point


Definitely a cooky/crazy place. Those with sensitive dispositions may be a bit weirded out by some of the exhibits. The museum is in the basement and has items like celebrity faeces, erotica, and taxidermic animals. Like I said... interesting. I really enjoyed the live animal petting zoo, hanging out with chameleons, bearded lizards, and snakes. The couple who 'managed' the zoo are super friendly and love to answer questions about them. Well worth the £4. 

Stick around after and head upstairs to the bar for a drink-- they are quite delicious and if you are lucky you can hang out with the lion in the top hat ^_^

Adrian H

A wonderful café with an attached museum of curiosities that will shock and surprise. The fee is now £4 but includes a free tea or coffee.

Also well worth a visit for one of their special events, such as a taxidermy demonstration / beginners course, or a petting zoo of exotic animals, such as lizards, snakes, and spiders.