Kench & Bibesy  

 
 
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50-52 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A 9EJ
 
 
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Mon to Fri 11am-00.30am, Closed Sat & Sun
 

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Kench & Bibesy is the Farringdon bar and restaurant by the team behind Evans & Peel Detective Agency with Michael Harrison leaving Chelsea to head up the Kench & Bibesy kitchen. During the day it serves sandwiches, soup and salad, and by night it's a great place for a cocktail and small plates of tapas style food. Furnished with recycled and recovered material, there's old mahogany parquet flooring and tables from a disused hospital. The menus are brought on old clipboards along with fresh bread rolls while you decide which small dishes to sample, from steak tartare to "rare breed" carrots, served with sorrel hollandaise, buttermilk and black pepper. Cocktails are a must - once you've found the 'hidden' speakeasy cocktail bar downstairs you'll be tempted by a blend of Redemption Rye - whisky stirred with Angostura, Peychaud, sugar and smoked salt and served in an absinthe rinsed glass - or the ginger-based The Buck Stops Here, all served by the knowledgeable barman who clearly has a lot of love and enthusiasm about this place.

 

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Barbican Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Farringdon Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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Hoxton Overground Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
 
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Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Cardinal House NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £175  25% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 5 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Hotel London
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St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 6 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £75  39% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 7 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
 
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S&M Cafe
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
50 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | Same location as Kench & Bibesy
If you know what you want from a meal and what you want is good old, British sausages and mash then look no further than this ... More
 
 
 
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St John
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
26 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
This gory Michelin-starred restaurant often slips into those "Best 50 restaurants in the World" lists - and it's not hard to see why. Although picky eaters ... More
 
 
 
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Hix Oyster and Chophouse
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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Dose Espresso
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
69 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | Same location as Kench & Bibesy
Using organic milk and responsibly sourced coffee supplied by the Square Mile Coffee Roasters, Dose offers a welcome pit stop if you're in the vicinity of ... More
 
 
 
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Il Boteglio Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
60 Long Lane, Barbican, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | Same location as Kench & Bibesy
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Amico Bio
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
44 Cloth Fair, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 1 minute from Kench & Bibesy
Head chef Pasquale Amico and his two cousins bring to you the first vegetarian-organic-Italian restaurant in London. The menu at Amico Bio is 100% vegetarian-organic, with ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: 3rd to 23rd December 2016 - 10am-5.15pm
Kench & Bibesy, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 3 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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Cymbeline
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 10th and 15th to 17th Dec 2016 - Various Times
Kench & Bibesy, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
Shakespeare's erotic and politically charged study of marital discord and deception. Directed by Melly Still with Gillian Bevan as the first woman to play Cymbeline in ...More
 
 
 
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King Lear
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 10th November to 23rd December 2016 - Various Times
Kench & Bibesy, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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 | 5 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 1 minute from Kench & Bibesy
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation octagonal ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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London > Education > Evening Classes
London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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Gate House, St John's Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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2nd Floor, 145-147 St John St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 6 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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London > Leisure >
18-21 Charterhouse Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 3 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | Same location as Kench & Bibesy
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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 | 4 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | Same location as Kench & Bibesy
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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
 
 
 
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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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Butchers' Hall
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87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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The Rookery
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Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Kench & Bibesy

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Kench & Bibesy

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
99 Club Covent Garden
Comedy | On 10th December 2016 

Strand Palace Hotel 3 minutes walk from Kench & Bibesy

The cheeky voice of Love Island Iain Stirling performs his hilarious one-liners plus Paddy Lennox, Jo Caulfield and MC Tom ...More

The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Kench & Bibesy

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Theatre | Until 18th February 2017 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from Kench & Bibesy

Marc Bruni directs the London transfer of the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which ...More

 
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 11th March 2017 

Savoy Theatre 4 minutes walk from Kench & Bibesy

A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony ...More

 
The Snowman
The Snowman
Theatre | Until 1st January 2017 

Peacock Theatre 5 minutes walk from Kench & Bibesy

This staging of Raymond Briggs's The Snowman by Sadlers Wells, suitable for children aged 4 and over, staged in the ...More

 
Rodin And Dance: The Essence Of Movement
Exhibitions | Until 22nd January 2017 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 6 minutes walk from Kench & Bibesy

A series of experimental sculptures known as the Dance Movements which offer a rare glimpse into Rodin's unique working practices ...More

A Civic Utopia: Architecture And The City In France, 1765-1837
Exhibitions | Until 8th January 2017 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 6 minutes walk from Kench & Bibesy

An exhibition of architectural drawings of public building and public space in France....More

 
 
 
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