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173 Blackfriars Road, SE1 8ER
 
 
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ImbibeFrom the outside, Imbibe looks fairly unpromising - a brash wash of colour frames a series of large modern, windows. Inside, a strong 70s retro theme (psychedelic prints, bright orange plastic chairs, muddy brown sofas) battles against the occasional traditional touch (bare bricks walls, open fireplaces, wooden floorboards). Ok if you like that sort of thing but definitely an acquired taste. The main draw of this place is, undoubtedly, its pretty, and surprisingly large, garden. Spread over different levels, laced with decking and dotted with flowers, shrubs and the kind of delicately dangling tendrils only a budding Titchmarsh could produce, you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd stepped into one of the more successful Ground Force makeovers. Popular in the summer when the bbq hots up it's a worthy contendor for an al fresco drink if you're in the area.

 

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Southwark Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Lambeth North Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
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Library Street NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Union Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Discover what's on in London 2019 with our comprehensive guide to the best events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London 2019 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £74  29% off
157 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
Situated just a five minute walk from London Waterloo Station, the Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo is nearby to many central London locations, with the London ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £106  28% off
2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
The Hilton London Bankside is a purpose built hotel with a four-storey glass atrium, 292 rooms and fitness centre, complete with swimming pool, and an opulent ... More
 
 
 
H10 London Waterloo Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £92  36% off
284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
The H10 London Waterloo is a recently-built hotel providing comfortable and well-lit rooms and an ideally-located base from which to get around central London. The hotel ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Bars nearest Imbibe

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Union Street Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
A local urban living room found beneath Union Street Cafe in Borough, Union Street Bar is Gordon Ramsay's first destination bar. Open until 2am on Thursday, ... More
 
 
 
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The Distillery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
Cocktails incorporating homemade aromatics hark back to the heritage of the site of The Distillery , the ... More
 
 
 
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Bar Elba
London > Nightlife > Bars
Rooftop, Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from Imbibe
The first of its kind in the area, Bar Elba is a brand new rooftop cocktail bar in Waterloo. ... More
 
 
 
 
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Imbibe clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Mc & Sons
London > Nightlife > Pubs
160 Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
Very much a family affair, with roots in Ireland, Mc & Sons is an Irish boozer serving Thai food. ... More
 
 
 
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The Duke of Sussex
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Baylis Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from Imbibe
Part of Hippo Inns, The Duke of Sussex overlooking Waterloo Millennium Green gives locals a warm and welcoming place to enjoy ... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imbibe
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
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Tree
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th July to 24th August 2019
Imbibe, 66 The Cut, SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
Taking you on a musical journey in search of the soul and the spirit of contemporary South Africa, Tree is a collaboration between Idris Elba, whose ...More
 
 
 
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Dogfight
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th to 31st August 2019 - Various Times
Imbibe, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 8 minutes from Imbibe
An amateur adaptation of the film of the same name....More
 
 
 
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Once On This Island
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th to 31st August 2019 - Various Times
Imbibe, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 8 minutes from Imbibe
An amateur adaptation of The Little Mermaid fable made into a musical....More
 
 
 
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The Union Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
229 Union Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
The Union Theatre was set up by actor/producer Sacha Regan in 1998 in an old paper warehouse and with the help of a Prince's Youth Business ... More
 
 
 
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The Young Vic
London > Entertainment > Theatres
66 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
Knocked together out of breeze blocks for a minimal budget in 1970, Lawrence Olivier's experimental theatre was intended to last for five years, and provide an ... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre Studio
London > Entertainment > Theatres
83-101 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
The National Theatre Studio is home to the National Theatre's Archive, open to anyone with an interest in the theatre's history. The archive includes every stage ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Imbibe
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Alma Enterprises
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
38-40 Glasshill Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
After five years at 1 Vyner Street Alma Enterprises, the project-space which began as a base for successful young artists' collective 'Land', moved to this new ... More
 
 
 
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Contemporary Applied Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
89 Southwark Street, Fitzrovia, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imbibe
Founded in 1948 to promote and champion British craft, Contemporary Applied Arts operates a modern gallery space at 89 Southwark Street as a showcase of the ... More
 
 
 
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St George's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imbibe
One of two cathedrals in Southwark, St George's Cathedral opened in 1848 as the first Catholic cathedral in the UK after the Reformation. The impressive building ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Imbibe

The best shops and markets near Imbibe
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Evans Cycles
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
77 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
With over 80 years experience in selling bikes, Evans brings something special to the cycle scene. This shop is the original Evans bike shop. ... More
 
 
 
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Konditor
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imbibe
Konditor specialises in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, the first ... More
 
 
 
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Lower Marsh Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imbibe
On weekdays a street food market runs along Lower Marsh displaying a diverse range of global food for all tastes, from Italian ... More
 
 
 
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Imbibe
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
173 Blackfriars Road, SE1 | Same location as Imbibe
American Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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The Laughing Gravy
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
154 Blackfriars Road, Southwark, SE1 | 1 minute from Imbibe
International cuisine. Booking advised for lunch. Separate room for parties. Tables on patio. ... More
 
 
 
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Baltic
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
74 Blackfriars Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Imbibe
From the stunning décor and mysterious setting to the comfortable glass-topped restaurant and attentive, stylish service, everything about Baltic is designed to create a special evening. ... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 11 minutes from Imbibe
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 16 minutes from Imbibe
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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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 20 minutes from Imbibe
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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Leake Street Pocket Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lower Marsh, SE1 | 6 minutes from Imbibe
Located at the entrance to one of the most well known graffiti hotspots in London, Leake Street Pocket Park is an urban oasis of shrubs, ... More
 
 
 
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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Imbibe
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
 
 
 
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Imbibe
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
 
 
 
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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
 
 
 
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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
... More
 
 
 
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Mc & Sons
London > Nightlife > Pubs
160 Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
Very much a family affair, with roots in Ireland, Mc & Sons is an Irish boozer serving Thai food. ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Imbibe
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
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Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Imbibe
This museum of 20th-century warfare offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life was like for both citizens and soldiers in the two world wars. The ... More
 
 
 
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 10 minutes from Imbibe
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More
 
 
 
 

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Tree
Tree
Theatre | Until 24th August 2019 

The Young Vic 3 minutes walk from Imbibe

Taking you on a musical journey in search of the soul and the spirit of contemporary South Africa, Tree is ...More

 
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John Crowley directs the world premiere staging of Lucy Prebble's bold reimagining of the events behind the 2006 death of ...More

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Contemporary artworks of multiple disciplines by the American artist who uses found images and references to historical events in her ...More

Dora Maurer
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Exhibitions | Until 5th July 2020 

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The playful works of Dora Maurer come to Tate Modern this summer in what will be the first UK survey ...More

 
Yinka Shonibare: The British Library
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An installation which reflects on the impact of immigration on all aspects of British culture while creating a space for ...More

Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life
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This summer, Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, whose 2003 weather project flooded the Turbine Hall with fake sunlight, returns to Tate ...More

 
Ed Ruscha
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Works by Nebraska-born painter and printmaker, now resident in Los Angeles, which illustrate his love of dissonance, irony and humour....More

Natalia Goncharova
Exhibitions | Until 8th September 2019 

Tate Modern 8 minutes walk from Imbibe

The first retrospective of the Russian painter's work in the UK, who is best known for her experimental and avant-garde ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 27th October 2019 

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Takis, born Panayiotis Vassilakis, displays his forests of Signal sculptures and magnetic objects inspired by radar....More

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