The Happenstance

 
 
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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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Underground Stations

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Blackfriars Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
St. Paul's Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
City Thameslink Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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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 £69  36% 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  39% 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 £78  22% 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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Galadari
London > Nightlife > Bars
Crowne Plaza London - The City Hotel, 19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 3 minutes from The Happenstance
A penthouse-inspired restaurant and bar with a stunning 88 metre rooftop terrace Galadari offers diners Japanese food and show-stopping views of St Paul's, No. 1 Blackfriars, ... More
 
 
 
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Bounce
London > Nightlife > Bars
121 Holborn, EC1N | 8 minutes from The Happenstance
Paddles at the ready! Europe's first social ping-pong club has arrived in London and, quite brilliantly, is built in the exact spot that table tennis was ... More
 
 
 
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Dandelyan
London > Nightlife > Bars
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 8 minutes from The Happenstance
A sumptuous, Art Deco-inspired interior designed by Tom Dixon and views over the South Bank, Dandelyan is no unwanted weed. Instead it's a cut above your ... 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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Samuel Pepys
London > Nightlife >
Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 6 minutes from The Happenstance
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The Priory
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th to 31st Jan 2015 - Various Times
Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from The Happenstance
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Dogugaeshi
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th to 31st Jan 2015 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 10 minutes from The Happenstance
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
 
 
 
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Fade Art Exhibition
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th to 31st Jan 2015 - 10am-6.30pm
Frameless Gallery, 20 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R | 12 minutes from The Happenstance
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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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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 7 minutes from The Happenstance
Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern ... 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 working folk start ... More
 
 
 
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Hush Brasserie St Paul's
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
1 Ludgate Hill, 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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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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The Duke and Duchess
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 - 3 Creed Lane, EC4V | 1 minute from The Happenstance
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers 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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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 16 minutes from The Happenstance
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
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 16 minutes from The Happenstance
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
 
 
 
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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, EC4V | 1 minute from The Happenstance
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Rhadoo, Akufen, Soul Capsule: Baby Ford & Thomas Melchior and guests provide house music....More

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The London Stone 10 minutes walk from The Happenstance

DJs play classic electronic tunes from the 80s....More

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

Barbican Centre 10 minutes walk from The Happenstance

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 10 minutes walk from The Happenstance

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
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Barbican Centre 10 minutes walk from The Happenstance

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

Jongleurs Comedy Club
Comedy | On 31st January 2015 

Sway 16 minutes walk from The Happenstance

Stand-ups Windsor, John Robertson and Rob Deering take to the stage....More

BBC Symphony Orchestra's Total Immersion: Percussion With Guildhall School Musicians
Concerts | On 31st January 2015 

LSO St Luke's 17 minutes walk from The Happenstance

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

Mozart Masterpieces
Concerts | On 31st January 2015 

Southbank Centre 17 minutes walk from The Happenstance

An evening celebrating one of the world's best loved composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with performances by Emma Johnson clarinet, Rhian ...More

Saturday at Topolski Gallery And Bar
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 31st January 2015 

Topolski Century 17 minutes walk from The Happenstance

DJ Tony George spins a mix of urban beats, nu disco and deep house....More

 

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