An East London Bar Business & Premises For Sale

Ezra Street | E2


For Sale

Business | Premises With Long Lease

printers and stationers bar
Fancy a complete change? A unique lifestyle opportunity presents itself with Printers and Stationers bar on Ezra Street, E2 – one of the most Instagrammed corners of the capital. Firmly established as a go-to hangout  for cool & casual East London hospitality, this successful and popular business is now available to purchase as a going concern.  

Architecture & Interior

There’s very lovely laid back casualness about the ground floor premises which started out its life as a Victorian workshop at Printers & Stationers. Distinctive decorative tones and a bohemian ambience conjure up images of backstreet Parisian cafes. The reworking of the place over the decades had yielded something akin to a small warehouse than family home.

A series of interconnected rooms start with the main bar at the front with warehouse doors that open onto the street. These are periodically decorated with illustrations from invited local artists.

Beyond the bar is a kitchen/prep area that leads through to a rear salon with chairs and tables. Private dining events have been hosted here and it’s also a warmer place to sit for a drink during the cooler months.


A small open terrace from the kitchen could accommodate a few more seats when required, and also provides access to the customer WC.

And perhaps the piece de resistance is the licence for pavement seating at the front, making a wonderful spot to enjoy a drink with friends on one of East London’s most iconic corners.

In The neighbourhood

You’d be hard pressed to find another community like Shoreditch. It’s fun, vibrant and full of thoroughly interesting and creative types who love their neighbourhood. This exuberance is no better reflected in the colourful list of coffee shops, bars, clubs and restaurants rubbing shoulders with Printers & Stationers.

The highly-visible location just off Columbia Road provides a steady stream of eager customers, from loyal locals to those making the pilgrimage from Spitalfields and Brick Lane to Broadway Market, most notably at weekends.

And with exceptional public spaces, pocket parks, galleries and independent retailers, the footfall to this highly desirable pocket of the city fringe is always assured.

Transport & Connections

Excellent public transport has been another factor in the extraordinary growth of this destination neighbourhood. Two branches of the London Overground provide four nearby stations at Shoreditch High Street, Hoxton, Bethnal Green and Cambridge Heath, while London’s busiest interchange, Liverpool Street, has the tube, Elizabeth Line, national rail services.

It’s that’s not enough, multiple bus routes stop close by on Hackney Road, Kingsland Road and Bethnal Green Road.

It’s remarkable that this property still stands. Large swathes of the East End suffered heavy losses during the Blitz, both personally and architecturally, yet Ezra Street escaped relatively unscathed. Its cobbled streets and Victorian buildings remain much as they were when first constructed.

The bar’s name, Printers and Stationers, has a legacy of its own. When the current owner took over what was once a wholesale printers and stationers, conservation area rulings restricted changes to signage. Embracing the historical charm, the name remained, following the trend set by Dream Bags & Jaguar Shoes on Kingsland Road in the early 2000s.

Ezra Street | E2



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Leasehold over 980 Years Remaining

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Local Authority:

Tower Hamlets

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Rates TBC

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Please Note

This is the sale of a ground floor commercial premises and business. The current use is A1 retail assuming know Class E. To discuss in more detail, please contact, Simon Stone, [email protected].

Commercial EPC – C. A full report with recommendations available on request.

* Property construction: Traditional Brick
* Utilities: Gas, Electricity, Water Supply, Broadband
* Gas Supply: Not currently supplied to the ground floor but available to the building.
* Electricity supply: Independently supplied
* Water supply: Mains connected
* Sewerage: Mains connected
* Broadband: Standard Download speed – 16mps; Upload Speed: 1mps (Ultrafast currently unavailable)
* Mobile signal/coverage:

Provider Voice Data
EE Likely Likely
Three Likely Likely
O2 Likely Limited
Vodafone Limited Limited

* Restrictions: Conservation area.
* Flood risk:  Surface water – high risk. River and Sea – low risk
* Planning permission: for the property itself and its immediate locality:
* Flight path: Heathrow/City

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