Play Bar

 
 
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58 Old Street (Corner of Golden Lane), Clerkenwell, London EC1V 9AJ 
 
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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Barbican Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Old Street Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Pear Tree Street NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Barbican Centre 33 Legion
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London Calendar 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Hotels near Play Bar

Near Play Bar
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £55  27% off
Central Street, EC1V | 5 minutes from Play Bar
Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £60  21% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 7 minutes from Play Bar
This boutique hotel in trendy Clerkenwell fits right in with the warehouse chic designer feel of the neighbourhood. Mixing vintage chairs with stark modern prints, there's ... More
 
 
 
Atelier EC1 Apartments By Bridgestreet
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £124  25% off
30 Greville Street, EC1N | 11 minutes from Play Bar
Atelier EC1 by BridgeStreet is a new five star, environmentally friendly apartment development based in the heart of Londons thriving Jewellery Quarter, near the City of ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Comedy Clubs nearest Play Bar

Nearest to Play Bar
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Comedy Cafe
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 14 minutes from Play Bar
Don't let the gaudy red and yellow paint that mutilates the exterior of this fantastic comedy club deter you from gracing its hallowed floors. It may ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, EC2N | 15 minutes from Play Bar
Empty for four years, the building next to Drapers Hall and behind the Bank of England which used to be Throgmortons became Heroes Grotto of Comedy ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 20 minutes from Play Bar
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts on ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near Play Bar

Near Play Bar
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from Play Bar
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from Play Bar
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from Play Bar
In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Play Bar

Near Play Bar
Ends Today
Dogugaeshi
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th to 31st Jan 2015 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from Play Bar
A mixture of video projection, puppetry and imagery are presented in this mime solo piece from theatre artist and puppeteer Basil Twist, who along with collaborator, ...More
 
 
 
Ends Today
Fade Art Exhibition
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th to 31st Jan 2015 - 10am-6.30pm
Frameless Gallery, 20 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R | 8 minutes from Play Bar
...More
 
 
 
Ends Today
The Liz And Dick Show
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th to 31st Jan 2015 - Various Times
The Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, EC1V | 13 minutes from Play Bar
Production based on real-life couple Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, with Lydia Poole playing Taylor and Ken McConnell playing Burton, by writer and director Dhanil Ali....More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near Play Bar

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Play Bar
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Host Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 Honduras Street, City, London EC1Y | 1 minute from Play Bar
Host was established in 2005 by Jon Levy, director of foto8, and Adrian Evans, director of Panos Pictures. Photojournalism - from classical black and white reportage ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Magnum Photos
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
63 Gee Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from Play Bar
The London gallery for renowned photo agency, Magnum. Representing the best in photography, The Magnum Photos selection process for new members is legendary for its toughness. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from Play Bar
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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Shopping near Play Bar

The best shops and markets near Play Bar
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from Play Bar
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 8 minutes from Play Bar
Its location opposite Smithfield Market is a very appropriate spot for the Farm Collective to set up shop. Working with select farmers and small producers, this outlet ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 8 minutes from Play Bar
For tenants of Smithfield Market getting up in the dark is the nothing out of the ordinary; with the market opening at 4am these hard working folk start ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Restaurants near Play Bar

What are the best dining options near Play Bar London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Timberyard
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
61-67 Old Street, EC1V | 1 minute from Play Bar
Attempting to re-invent the coffee shop experience, Timberyard is a modern café that combines speciality tea, coffee and artisan food with the latest technology. Spread across ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Look Mum No Hands!
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
49 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from Play Bar
This cycle repair shop crossed with a cafe is the perfect hang-out for two wheel enthusiasts. Combining coffee and cycling Look Mum No Hands! on Old ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nusa Kitchen
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
9 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from Play Bar
All the food sold from this small but excellent cafe, launched in 2004, is made on-site using natural and organic ingredients. You can tell it's good ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near Play Bar

Near Play Bar
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from Play Bar
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 3 minutes from Play Bar
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 12 minutes from Play Bar
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near Play Bar

Play Bar gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, EC1V | 2 minutes from Play Bar
London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, EC1V | 3 minutes from Play Bar
Excellent fencing courses for beginners with highly trained coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 9 minutes from Play Bar
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near Play Bar

The best pubs near London Play Bar.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hat & Feathers
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Play Bar
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from Play Bar
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Well
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
180 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 6 minutes from Play Bar
Everything about our meal at this superb gastropub in Clerkenwell was brilliant, from the towering pint'o'prawns ordered to start, to the grins plastered over our faces ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near Play Bar

Play Bar clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Artillery Arms
London > Nightlife > Bars
102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 5 minutes from Play Bar
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, EC1M | 7 minutes from Play Bar
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from Play Bar
Wine bars in the UK were given a bad name in the 1980s but places like this show us how it should be done. Both the ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near Play Bar

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Play Bar.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Symphony Orchestra St Luke's
London > Business > Venue Hire
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from Play Bar
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Brewery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 5 minutes from Play Bar
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from Play Bar
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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BBC Symphony Orchestra's Total Immersion: Percussion With Guildhall School Musicians
Concerts | On 31st January 2015 

LSO St Luke's 2 minutes walk from Play Bar

The ensemble performs Brian Ferneyhough's Fanfare For Klaus Huber, Steve Reich's Music For Pieces Of Wood and Kagel's Rrrrrrr....More

Total Immersion: Percussion!
Concerts | On 31st January 2015 

Barbican Centre 6 minutes walk from Play Bar

Kent Nagano conducts Wolfgang Rihm's highly percussive orchestral piece Tutuguri, or poeme danse, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra....More

David Russell
Concerts | On 31st January 2015 

Barbican Centre 6 minutes walk from Play Bar

The guitarist performs Giuliani's Rossiniana No 3, Scarlatti's Sonatas, Granados's Valses Poeticos, JS Bach's Partita I For Violin, Allemanda - ...More

Total Immersion: Percussion!: Talk
Exhibitions | On 31st January 2015 

Barbican Centre 6 minutes walk from Play Bar

An introduction to a work by German composer Wolfgang Rihm....More

The Boomtown Swingalings
Concerts | On 31st January 2015 

The Nightjar Bar 8 minutes walk from Play Bar

The ensemble performs a mix of classic jazz and swing....More

Ewan Bleach
Concerts | Until 22nd February 2015 

The Nightjar Bar 8 minutes walk from Play Bar

The jazz multi-instrumentalist specialises in blues and jazz pieces from the 1920s and 1930s....More

Shiva
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 31st January 2015 

McQueen 8 minutes walk from Play Bar

Soul Avengerz, Liam D, Steve Feelgood, David Penn, Disappear Hear and more play various shades of house across two floors....More

Fabric
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 31st January 2015 

Fabric 8 minutes walk from Play Bar

Rhadoo, Akufen, Soul Capsule: Baby Ford & Thomas Melchior and guests provide house music....More

Skream
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 31st January 2015 

XOYO 9 minutes walk from Play Bar

Skream, DJ EZ, Slimzee, Wookie and Heartless Crew spin house, garage and techno....More

Carwash
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 31st January 2015 

Club Aquarium 9 minutes walk from Play Bar

Miss Jo Lively, Calvin Deklein, Annie O, Steve Altman, Charlie Angel, Dexter and Special K spin retro, disco and pop ...More

 

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From traditional suppers to comedy extravaganzas, London provides a number of options for celebrating Burns Night. So, grab a ...More

 
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This February half-term, from Monday 16th until Friday 20th February 2015, children can meet the animal actors of the ...More

 
Valentine's Day at The View From The Shard
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Attraction | 10th February 2015 - 14th February 2015 

The Shard

Opening hours are extended until midnight on Valentine's Day at The View From The Shard giving lovers the most ...More

 
The Candlelight Club's St Valentine's Day Ball
The Candlelight Club's St Valentine's Day Ball
Theatre | On 14th February 2015 

Secret Location

Clandestine pop-up cocktail bar the Candlelight Club is hosting a special Valentine's Day ball. Taking place in a 1920s ballroom, ...More

 
Why Opposites Attract
Exhibitions | On 14th February 2015 

School of Life

Do you like to curl up in front of the TV while you other half wants to go out till ...More

Harry Potter Animal Actors: Hedwig and Crookshanks
Harry Potter Animal Actors: Hedwig and Crookshanks
Kids Events | 13th February 2015 - 25th February 2015 

Warner Bros Studio Tour London

This half-term a menagerie of animals - owls, cats and a toad - will return to the Harry Potter sets ...More

 
FKA Twigs
Concerts | 19th February 2015 - 20th February 2015 

Roundhouse

Following her Mercury Music Prize nomination for debut album LP1, FKA Twigs, the London-based artist, Tahliah Barnett, performs her experimental ...More

The Tommy Tucker
The Tommy Tucker
Opened January 2015 

Award-winning chef Claude Compton, together with Jim Morris and George McCabe - the team behind critically acclaimed neighbourhood restaurant Claude's ...More

 
The Cocktail Trading Company Development Bar and Table
The Cocktail Trading Company Development Bar and Table
Opened Mid-January 2015 

Situated in the basement below Central & Co, on Great Marlborough Street, The Cocktail Trading Co Development Bar & Table, ...More

 
Fenchurch Seafood Bar and Grill
Fenchurch Seafood Bar and Grill
Opened 5th January 2015 

High up on level 37 of 20 Fenchurch Street (Rafael Vinoly's top heavy building also known as the Walkie Talkie) ...More

 
 
 
 
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