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The Spiral Staircase

A description from Dan who worked there in the 90s.

On the corner of Shoreditch High Street and Rivington Street at 138-139 Shoreditch High Street.

Was part of the 90’s ‘gayditch’ scene along with the Joiners Arms, George and Dragon et al.

Slightly ‘upmarket’ wine bar atmosphere to the ground floor, with a spiral staircase taking you to the basement level which was often given over to Karaoke.

Usual DJ nights & cabaret.

Worked there in 97-98. Not sure when it closed.

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