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The Happenstance is one of two new ventures launching in 2013 by the Drake and Morgan group, the company which began with The Refinery on the ground floor of the Blue Fin Building in Southwark in 2008 and which has since expanded to include The Parlour in Canary Wharf, The Anthologist and The Folly, both in the City, and The Drift which opened in Heron Tower on Bishopsgate in July 2011. The Happenstance, a large 8,000 square foot space at No 1 St Paul's Churchyard, has enough room for 238 people to eat and drink, an open kitchen, deli, mixology table, florist, bar and private dining room. Just around the corner at Holborn Viaduct will be The Haberdashery at Sixty London, the second and larger of the two Drake and Morgan projects set to open in 2013.

 

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St. Paul's Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
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City Thameslink Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
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Snowhill NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  26% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 1 minute from The Happenstance
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
 
 
 
Grange St Paul's Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £90  33% off
10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 1 minute from The Happenstance
Perfectly located in the heart of London's financial district, yet moments away from the delights of the West End, the Grange St Paul's mixes contemporary style ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  34% off
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 3 minutes from The Happenstance
Located in the very heart of the Square Mile, Crowne Plaza London The City is a newly renovated hotel set on the site of Henry VIII's ... More
 
 
 
 
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Dirty Martini, St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Bars
130 Wood St, City, London EC2V | 6 minutes from The Happenstance
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
 
 
 
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The Four Sisters Townhouse
London > Nightlife > Bars
5 Groveland Court, Bow Lane, EC4M | 6 minutes from The Happenstance
Falling somewhere between an old curiosity shop and a sumptuous Victorian gentleman's club, The Four Sisters Townhouse is an elegant, intimate cocktail ... More
 
 
 
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 7 minutes from The Happenstance
Following the huge success of the Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, launched in January 2015, the award winning team ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Happenstance clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Humble Grape Fleet Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 St Brides Passage, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 4 minutes from The Happenstance
A wine bar and shop selling wines directly from independent vineyards, Humble Grape opened its first wine bar and shop in Battersea ... More
 
 
 
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The Tipperary
London > Nightlife > Pubs
66 Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from The Happenstance
Visit this pub and you'll soon find out it's really not a long way to Tipperary. In fact it's merely a ten minute walk (stumble) ... More
 
 
 
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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
London > Nightlife > Pubs
145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 5 minutes from The Happenstance
Sprawling 17th century tavern with rabbit-warren of bars and a rich history. Steeped in history, this pub’s story stretches back through the reigns of fifteen monarchs. While ... More
 
 
 
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Multimedia 1900: Experience and Entertainment in Everyday Life - Professor Ian Christie
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 25th September 2017 - 6pm-7pm
The Happenstance, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 7 minutes from The Happenstance
Literary & Education, Lecture....More
 
 
 
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Niall McDiarmid: Here And Now
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th May to 15th October 2017 - 10am-6pm
The Happenstance, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 7 minutes from The Happenstance
Photographic portraits of the people of London, taken over six years....More
 
 
 
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The City Is Ours
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th July 2017 to 2nd January 2018
The Happenstance, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 7 minutes from The Happenstance
More than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even higher in more developed countries. Staging The City is Ours, its ...More
 
 
 
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HMS President
London > Entertainment >
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 7 minutes from The Happenstance
One of the last three surviving warships of the Royal Navy built during the First World War and the first type of warship built specifically for ... More
 
 
 
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Happenstance
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. ... More
 
 
 
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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Happenstance
For the first time since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe has the facilities to present plays throughout the year at The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, a ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Happenstance
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St Paul's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 2 minutes from The Happenstance
Being the cathedral of the capital city, St Paul's is officially the spiritual home of Great Britain. The funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington ... More
 
 
 
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Millennium Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, City, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Happenstance
This sleek, £18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate Modern ... More
 
 
 
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New Street Square
London > Attractions >
New Street Square, City, London EC4A | 6 minutes from The Happenstance
Just off New Fetter Lane, New Street Square is a quiet space in Holborn where you can shop and stop off for a bite to eat. ... More
 
 
 
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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 6 minutes from The Happenstance
We love the average Ted Baker store but with Ted Baker & Friends the cool fashion label has taken the shopping experience one step further - ... More
 
 
 
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The Natural Kitchen
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
15-17 New Street Square, Fetter Lane, City, London EC4A | 7 minutes from The Happenstance
Organic, wild and artisan food is supplied by the likes of the River Cottage at this food emporium which, is the second Natural Kitchen to open ... More
 
 
 
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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 7 minutes from The Happenstance
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 ... More
 
 
 
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Hush Brasserie St Paul's
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
1 Ludgate Hill, City, London EC4M | Same location as The Happenstance
The design of Hush Brasserie opposite St Paul's Cathedral, opened in June 2013, has been overseen by the same architects behind Jamie Barber's original Hush Mayfair ... More
 
 
 
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Obica St Paul's
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
4 Limeburners lane, 1 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | Same location as The Happenstance
Mozzarella is imported twice a week and served with black truffle or caviar at a dedicated Mozzarella Bar at Obica St Paul's , a ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
19 Ludgate Hill, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from The Happenstance
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 10 minutes from The Happenstance
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 13 minutes from The Happenstance
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 14 minutes from The Happenstance
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 4 minutes from The Happenstance
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 6 minutes from The Happenstance
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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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from The Happenstance
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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The Duke and Duchess
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 1 minute from The Happenstance
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Tipperary
London > Nightlife > Pubs
66 Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from The Happenstance
Visit this pub and you'll soon find out it's really not a long way to Tipperary. In fact it's merely a ten minute walk (stumble) ... More
 
 
 
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Hilliard
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from The Happenstance
... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Happenstance.
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The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 3 minutes from The Happenstance
The self-proclaimed best kept events secret in the City, the newly refurbished Mermaid events and conference centre in Blackfriars boasts a 600-seat theatre-style auditorium and numerous ... More
 
 
 
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Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from The Happenstance
Opened by the Queen in 2002 and designed by Sir Michael Hopkins and Partners Haberdashers' Hall was the first new livery hall in the Square Mile ... More
 
 
 
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Butchers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from The Happenstance
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The Leeds-based multimedia artist who seeks to understand how we identify and situate ourselves within culture and tradition....More

Queer British Art 1861-1967
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2017 

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Featuring works from 1861-1967 relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show marks the 50th anniversary ...More

Rachel Whiteread
Rachel Whiteread
Exhibitions | Until 4th February 2018 

Tate Britain 4 minutes walk from The Happenstance

In autumn 2017, Tate Britain stages the most comprehensive exhibition to date of Rachel Whiteread, the first woman to win ...More

 
BP British Art Displays: A Walk Through British Art
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Britain 4 minutes walk from The Happenstance

Iconic works by artists including Bacon, Constable, Hirst, Hockney, Hogarth, Gainsborough, Lowry, Millais, Spencer, Stubbs and Whiteread, representing 500 years ...More

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 17th December 2017 

The LightBox 7 minutes walk from The Happenstance

Uplifting vocal and upbeat deep house to pumping tech house from resident DJs on a weekly rotation....More

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 18th December 2017 

The LightBox 7 minutes walk from The Happenstance

Underground house and party bangers from The Bakery DJs and Origins Sound....More

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Sporting Events | Until 1st October 2017 

Archbishop's Park 8 minutes walk from The Happenstance

Zip through the skies at up to 50 miles per hour on the fastest zip wire in a big city. ...More

 
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Concerts | On 25th September 2017 

St John's Smith Square 9 minutes walk from The Happenstance

Composer Sally Beamish and screenwriter David Harsent retell the story of the crucifixion from the perspective of Judas Iscariot. This ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 2nd October 2017 

Westminster Abbey 12 minutes walk from The Happenstance

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