The Spectator  

 
 
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6 Little Britain, City, The City, London EC1A 7BX
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon-Fri: 10.30-11pm | Weekends: Closed | Food served: 12noon-10pm | Live Comedy: Thu, 7.30pm
 
PRICES
Live comedy: £12.50
 

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The SpectatorA stone's throw from St Paul's Cathedral, The Spectator wine bar is a popular establishment serving up tasty British bar lunch fare to a regular clientele from nearby offices. It is also home to the second venue of London's award-winning boutique comedy club The Funny Side (which is fitting if your establishment is located on a street called Little Britain). Live stand-up is put on once a week (Thurs) in a 100-capacity room downstairs which has its own bar and can be used for other private functions. Upstairs, drinkers will find a vibrant and friendly wine-heavy bar (there is just one draught beer and a few bottled beers) with a strong wine list of over 40 varieties. The kitchen uses fresh local produce, with house specialities including the Spectator Sandwich (chicken fillet, back bacon and melted mature cheddar in a granary bun), ground ribeye burger and chicken peri-peri.

The Funny Side of The City runs weekly on Thursday nights, offering an upmarket yet friendly alternative to the usual London comedy experience. The British Theatre Guide describes the flagship West End venue as "a firmly established favourite on the London comedy circuit an evening of original, laugh-out-loud comedy". Having opened its doors in 2006, the Covent Garden venue won the best small comedy venue category in the Chortle Awards 2007 and this second outlet in the City is already going strong. See www.thefunnyside.info for details and full listings.

? Comedy night every first Thursday of the month
? Live music every Wednesday
? Quiz night every second Tuesday of the month

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
27 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Barbican Centre 22 Legion
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  23% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 5 minutes from The Spectator
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  38% off
10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 6 minutes from The Spectator
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
 
 
 
Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £86  33% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 8 minutes from The Spectator
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50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 3 minutes from The Spectator
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Dirty Martini, St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Bars
130 Wood St, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from The Spectator
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 Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from The Spectator
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Old Red Cow
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71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from The Spectator
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Veeno St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1st Floor One New Change, EC2V | 5 minutes from The Spectator
Italian wine bar Veeno champions Italy's after-work culture of drinking, eating and relaxing, and specialises in family grown Sicilian wine alongside authentic ... More
 
 
 
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from The Spectator
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 24th November 2017 - 2pm
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Spectator
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Spectator
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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Spectator
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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from The Spectator
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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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from The Spectator
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St Paul's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 4 minutes from The Spectator
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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from The Spectator
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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 4 minutes from The Spectator
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Farm Collective
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91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from The Spectator
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London Wall Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from The Spectator
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57 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from The Spectator
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London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 11 minutes from The Spectator
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 11 minutes from The Spectator
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LSO St Luke's
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161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 11 minutes from The Spectator
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from The Spectator
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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London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 4 minutes from The Spectator
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Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 9 minutes from The Spectator
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2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 6 minutes from The Spectator
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87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from The Spectator
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The City Is Ours
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St Giles Church, Cripplegate 4 minutes walk from The Spectator

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Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Barbican Art Gallery 5 minutes walk from The Spectator

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Barbican Centre 5 minutes walk from The Spectator

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Concerts | On 24th November 2017 

Barbican Centre 5 minutes walk from The Spectator

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Guildhall School Of Music And Drama 6 minutes walk from The Spectator

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Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama 7 minutes walk from The Spectator

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