The Retreat  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 12TH AUGUST 2012

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, Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y 4SD
 
 
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Dates:
  until 
 
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17 days £2,500 + VAT or 1 day membership £245 + VAT
 

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The RetreatThe former Whitbread Brewery has a long history of entertaining Londoners (262 years to be precise). Now they reopen their historic doors for an exclusive 17 day festival, offering members access to six luxury escapes and a chance to enjoy the excitement of the Olympic season in true British style.  This pop up entertainment venue aims to provide city dwellers and visitors with a haven of tranquillity, in which they can party, relax and enjoy what looks set to be London's most hectic summer to date. The Retreat will feature six areas, all specially designed to fulfil whatever whim or desire may take your fancy - Get swept away from the urban grind in the peaceful park area. Feast on hearty British grub in the old school style diner. Indulge in a little sofa time in the vintage cinema (complete with popcorn, classic British movies and a state of the art supersized screen). Take stock of it all in the comfort of the Country Club, where traditional outdoor pursuits are enhanced by modern technologies. And as the cocktail hour quickly approaches, head to the nightclub for afterhours partying and live DJ sets. Finally, restore a little serenity in the Backstage Theatre, an all encompassing pampering station with on site artists and beauty professionals. The fortnight long celebrations come with a bill of live music, performances and all the latest drama from the Olympic Games, which will be projected onto large screens throughout the venue. With easy access to the East London Olympic site, it's an extremely desirable place to indulge in a little play time, and the perfect place to do business in comfort. But expect to dig deep if you want a taste of this particular high life, tickets cost a cool 2,500 pounds, although they are transferable between multiple members, making this ideal for organisations looking for a luxury London hideout to use over the busy period. 

 

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Moorgate Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Barbican Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Barbican Centre 22 Legion
 
2 minutes walk
 
Barbican Centre 33 Legion
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Citadines London Barbican Apart-Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £80  31% off
7-21 Goswell Road, EC1M | 5 minutes from The Retreat
Just North of the city, these well-appointed family apartments offer an idyllic little spot for parents with children. At the weekend, the city is a wonderfully ... More
 
 
 
Malmaison London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £50  29% off
18-21 Charterhouse Square, EC1M | 7 minutes from The Retreat
Malmaison London has been stunningly converted into the finest boutique hotel in London. Right on the edge of trendy Clerkenwell and within the sound of bow ... More
 
 
 
Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £82  37% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from The Retreat
In the heart of the financial district and close to the Bank of England, the newly opened Apex London Wall Hotel, is within walking distance of ... More
 
 
 
 
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London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Monday 30th May 2016 - 12noon-4.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 2 minutes from The Retreat
Enjoy tea and a selection of handmade patisserie and savoury delights....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Sunday 29th and Monday 30th May 2016 at 12.30pm and 2.30pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Retreat
Create a silhouette of a London feature....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Monday 30th May 2016 at 11am and 1.30pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Retreat
A chance to become an archaeological detective....More
 
 
 
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Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
1 Milton Street, Barbican, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from The Retreat
Milton Court, opened in September 2013, provides the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with state-of-the-art performance and teaching facilities. The £89 million building on Silk ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from The Retreat
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from The Retreat
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from The Retreat
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and design. ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | 2 minutes from The Retreat
The Barbican is renowned as one of London's top venues for theatre, art and dance. At the Barbican Art Gallery on level 3 you get ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Conservatory
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from The Retreat
Home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, the Barbican's Conservatory is a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city. So it ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from The Retreat
Tucked away near the Barbican multi-arts centre and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chimes Music is in illustrious company. Since opening in 1983 ... More
 
 
 
Barbican Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from The Retreat
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Flittner
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M | 5 minutes from The Retreat
An old-fashioned barber’s patronised by city gentlemen and established in 1904. As well as a shampoo and cut you can also have the traditional hot towel ... More
 
 
 
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Chiswell Street Dining Rooms
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
56 Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 1 minute from The Retreat
The brainchild of Tom and Ed Martin of ETM Group, responsible for award-winning London venues including The Gun, The Botanist, The Cadogan Arms and The White ... More
 
 
 
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Jugged Hare
London > Restaurants >
49 Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 1 minute from The Retreat
Brothers Ed and Tom Martin, the duo behind well-loved London eateries The Gun, The Botanist and The Empress of India, opened their tenth London pub, The ... More
 
 
 
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Searcy's Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
The Barbican Centre, Level 2, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from The Retreat
Modern European cuisine. Booking advised. Dress smart casual. ... More
 
 
 
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Guildhall School Of Music And Drama
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from The Retreat
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 5 minutes from The Retreat
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 6 minutes from The Retreat
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Fitness Exchange
London > Leisure > Fitness
1 Lamb's Passage, Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 2 minutes from The Retreat
A relatively new player in the health and fitness market, the Exchanges offer well equipped gyms, as well as classes, beauty therapy and swimming. New members ... More
 
 
 
Lambs Health and Fitness
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
1 Lambs Passage, Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 2 minutes from The Retreat
Squash ... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 7 minutes from The Retreat
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 7 minutes from The Retreat
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
 
 
 
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from The Retreat
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
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Jerusalem Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 9 minutes from The Retreat
It’s teeny-tiny and, no, there aren’t enough seats, but the Jerusalem Tavern still provides a cosy nook to devour a rare breed of delicious ales. London’s ... More
 
 
 
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Corney & Barrow
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 Ropemaker Street, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from The Retreat
An elegant chain of city wine bars, attracting thirsty crowds from the capital’s financial district. Tend to have comfortable, intimate interiors with an extensive wine list. ... More
 
 
 
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Artillery Arms
London > Nightlife > Bars
102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 4 minutes from The Retreat
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Flight Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
2A Worship Street, EC2A | 6 minutes from The Retreat
Following on from the likes of Bounce and Swingers, social entertainment venue Flight Club continues the theme of sports within London bars, elevating the classic pub ... More
 
 
 
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The Brewery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | Same location as The Retreat
While the City of London is not short of modern, flexible event-spaces, not many can claim to be located in a Grade II listed building, or ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from The Retreat
The Barbican Centre is the jewel in London's artistic crown, with its theatres, concert halls, art galleries and cinema providing a year-round programme of ... More
 
 
 
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Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 5 minutes from The Retreat
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