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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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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 £78  40% 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 £99  21% 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 £91  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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The City Is Ours Lunchtime Sessions: Guerrilla Gardening
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 27th July 2017 - 1pm-2pm
The Happenstance, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 7 minutes from The Happenstance
Literary & Education, Talk....More
 
 
 
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Lady Lucy: Portraits for Services, Gifts and Favours
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th May to 24th September 2017 - 10am-6pm
The Happenstance, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 7 minutes from The Happenstance
A participatory art project, asking members of the public to offer a service, gift or favour to another museum visitor in return for a watercolour portrait ...More
 
 
 
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My Point Forward
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th May to 24th September 2017 - 10am-6pm
The Happenstance, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 7 minutes from The Happenstance
Blast Theory present a series of newly commissioned short films in this interactive exhibition....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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Volupte Lounge
London > Entertainment > Theatres
9 Norwich Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 8 minutes from The Happenstance
Quirky, alternative cabaret club. From cream teas to secret organic cocktails, cabaret and comedy, Kuki La-Belle and Delores von Cotier’s cheeky club combines the naughty with the ... 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 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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The best shops and markets near The Happenstance
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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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Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 2 minutes walk from The Happenstance

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

The City Is Ours
The City Is Ours
Exhibitions | Until 2nd January 2018 

Museum of London 7 minutes walk from The Happenstance

More than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even higher in more developed countries. ...More

 
The City Is Ours Lunchtime Sessions: Guerrilla Gardening
Exhibitions | On 27th July 2017 

Museum of London 7 minutes walk from The Happenstance

Literary & Education, Talk....More

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
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Exhibitions | Until 22nd October 2017 

Tate Modern 8 minutes walk from The Happenstance

Tate Modern hosts landmark exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, shining a bright light ...More

 
Alberto Giacometti
Alberto Giacometti
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

Tate Modern 8 minutes walk from The Happenstance

Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti, "one of the most highly regarded and distinctive artists of the last century" (The Guardian) "wowed ...More

 
Fahrelnissa Zeid
Fahrelnissa Zeid
Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2017 

Tate Modern 8 minutes walk from The Happenstance

One of the first female artists to exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London in the late ...More

 
Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing
Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 8 minutes walk from The Happenstance

Matthew Dunster, Associate Director at Shakespeare's Globe, revives Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing in 2017. The fresh interpretation sees the ...More

 
Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
Theatre | Until 5th August 2017 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 8 minutes walk from The Happenstance

With her short-lived time as artistic director coming to an end, Emma Rice directs one of her final productions at ...More

 
Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction
Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2017 

Barbican Centre 10 minutes walk from The Happenstance

This June, the Barbican Centre presents Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction. The genre-defying exploration of art, design, ...More

 
Trajal Harrell: Hoochie Koochie
Exhibitions | Until 13th August 2017 

Barbican Centre 10 minutes walk from The Happenstance

Step into a dreamlike word with these inventive performance pieces by the American dancer and choreographer. Contains nudity, as well ...More

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