Oriole Bar  

 
 
ADDRESS
East Poultry Avenue, Clerkenwell, Smithfield Markets, London EC1A 9LH
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Tue to Sun 6pm until Late, Mon 6pm-11pm
 
PRICES
FREE (Sun, Mon & Tue), £5 (Wed & Thu), £8 (Fri & Sat)
 

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Oriole Bar Located underneath London's historic Smithfield Market, Oriole is an underground cabinet of curiosities and a classy cocktail bar with a great atmosphere and live music. It's more formal and spacious than its sister bar Nightjar , the cocktails are world class and the snacks delicious. If you're looking for relaxed intimacy the Nightjar would have more appeal, but Oriole makes for an upmarket alternative if you fancy putting your glad rags on and making a night if it. Expensive but worth it.

 

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The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £275  24% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 5 minutes from Oriole Bar
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
 
 
 
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49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 6 minutes from Oriole Bar
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24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 6 minutes from Oriole Bar
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18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Oriole Bar
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Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 3 minutes from Oriole Bar
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77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Oriole Bar
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7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Oriole Bar
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Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1 | 3 minutes from Oriole Bar
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Cowcross Street, EC1M | 3 minutes from Oriole Bar
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St John's Lane, EC1M | 5 minutes from Oriole Bar
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2-3 West Smithfield , City, London EC1A | 1 minute from Oriole Bar
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London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 9 minutes from Oriole Bar
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71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Oriole Bar
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1 Fleet Place, Farringdon, EC4M | 3 minutes from Oriole Bar
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Jerusalem Tavern
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55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Oriole Bar
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Haberdashers' Hall
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18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Oriole Bar
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Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Oriole Bar
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