The Happenstance

 
 
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No.1a Ludgate Hill, City, London EC4M 7AA
 
 
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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

Underground Stations

 
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

Car Parks

 
Snowhill NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    15-17 New Street Square, Fetter Lane, City, London EC4A | 7 minutes from The Happenstance
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    Exhibitions | On 28th May 2015 

    Museum of London 7 minutes walk from The Happenstance

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    Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

    Museum of London 7 minutes walk from The Happenstance

    A new pavilion gallery has been built in the courtyard of the Museum of London to house the Cauldron designed ...More

     
    Sonia Delaunay
    Sonia Delaunay
    Exhibitions | Until 9th August 2015 

    Tate Modern 8 minutes walk from The Happenstance

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    The Merchant of Venice
    The Merchant of Venice
    Theatre | Until 7th June 2015 

    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 8 minutes walk from The Happenstance

    Jonathan Pryce "displays a finely textured Shylock" (Financial Times) when he plays the money lender in Shakespeare's uncompromising drama of ...More

     
    Matthias Goerne
    Concerts | On 28th May 2015 

    Barbican Centre 10 minutes walk from The Happenstance

    The German baritone is joined by the pianist Piotr Anderszewski, performing Schumann's Liederkreis Op 39 and a selection of lieder....More

    Flora And Fauna
    Exhibitions | Next performance 28th May 2015 

    Bank of England Museum 10 minutes walk from The Happenstance

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    Ninagawa Company: Kafka on the Shore
    Ninagawa Company: Kafka on the Shore
    Theatre | Until 30th May 2015 

    Barbican Centre 10 minutes walk from The Happenstance

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    Kafka On The Shore
    Theatre | Until 30th May 2015 

    Barbican Centre 10 minutes walk from The Happenstance

    Yukio Ninagawa brings Haruki Murakami's text to the stage adapted by Frank Galati, with an ensemble including the Japanese Academy ...More

    Lindt Excellence Chocolate & Wine Pairing Masterclasss
    Exhibitions | Until 25th June 2015 

    Vinopolis 11 minutes walk from The Happenstance

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    The Making Of A European President: European High Politics And The Lessons For Britain
    Exhibitions | On 28th May 2015 

    London School Of Economics 13 minutes walk from The Happenstance

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