The Spectator

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

Nearby

 

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

 

The Spectator events

 
The Road Headed West - Talk And Book LaunchThe Road Headed West - Talk And Book LaunchAdventurer Leon McCarron will be celebrating the launch of his first book - The Road Headed West - with a talk about his expeditions around the world, giving special focus to the journey across North America on bicycle that inspired the book.10th July 2014Thursday 10th July 2014 Where:
The Spectator, 6  Little Britain  The City    EC1A 7BX
Category: event
Today Only
The Road Headed West - Talk And Book Launch
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Thursday 10th July 2014 - 7pm-9.30pm
Adventurer Leon McCarron will be celebrating the launch of his first book - The Road Headed West - with a talk about his expeditions around the world, giving special focus to the journey across North America on bicycle that inspired the book.
St Paul's Finance NetworkingSt Paul's Finance Networking29th July 2014Tuesday 29th July 2014 Where:
The Spectator, 6  Little Britain  The City    EC1A 7BX
Category: event
On Soon
St Paul's Finance Networking
event > Business Events > Conferences
DATES  Tuesday 29th July 2014 - 6.30pm-9.30pm
 

Opening and closing times for The Spectator

Today (Thursday) The Spectator closes at 23.00

Monday:

9.00
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23.00
 
 

Tuesday:

9.00
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23.00
 
 

Wednesday:

9.00
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23.00
 
 

Thursday:

9.00
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23.00
 
 

Friday:

9.00
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23.00
 
 

Saturday:

Closed
 
 

Sunday:

Closed
 
 

LondonTown.com - The Spectator Location Map

 
 
 
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

Car Parks

 
Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Barbican Centre 4/55 Legion
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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121 Holborn, EC1N | 9 minutes from The Spectator
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Gravity 3D + Q&A
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 4th to 10th Jul 2014
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Spectator
Commander Matt Kowalski, a veteran of the space program on his final mission, provides encouragement to fellow astronaut Shariff and specialist Dr Ryan Stone, who is ...More
 
 
 
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Iestyn Evans
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 10th July 2014 - 1.05pm
St Mary-Le-Bow Church, Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 6 minutes from The Spectator
A recital of works for the organ....More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from The Spectator
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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 Tickets
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 4 minutes from The Spectator
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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
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
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Club Gascon
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
57 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from The Spectator
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Haz St Pauls
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
34 Foster Lane, EC2V | 3 minutes from The Spectator
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London > Education > Careers Services
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London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 11 minutes from The Spectator
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 4 minutes from The Spectator
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 9 minutes from The Spectator
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London > Business > Venue Hire
87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from The Spectator
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18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from The Spectator
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Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Spectator
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The Road Headed West - Talk And Book Launch
Exhibitions | On 10th July 2014 

The Spectator

Adventurer Leon McCarron will be celebrating the launch of his first book - The Road Headed West - with a ...More

Christina Broom
Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2014 

Museum of London 2 minutes walk from The Spectator

A selection of Christina Broom's photography, highlighting Broom's images of the military in London and kick-starting a programme of events ...More

Bob Collins: Observing The Crowd
Exhibitions | Until 13th July 2014 

Museum of London 2 minutes walk from The Spectator

Explore a display of work by photographer Bob Collins, who captured the spirit of London and Londoners in the 1950s ...More

Our Londinium 2012
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Museum of London 2 minutes walk from The Spectator

Contemporary works and historical artefacts exploring parallels between Roman London and the modern capital, selected by young people from the ...More

Nash Ensemble
Concerts | On 10th July 2014 

Goldsmiths' Hall 3 minutes walk from The Spectator

The group performs Milhaud's Creation Du Monde For Piano And String Quartet, Ravel's Piano Trio and Franck's Piano Quintet....More

Strike!
Theatre | Until 10th July 2014 

Paternoster Square 3 minutes walk from The Spectator

Directed by Keziah Serreau, five highly skilled performers use intense physicality and humour, innovative aerial structures, straps, slack rope and ...More

John Donne: One Equal Light
Exhibitions | Until 20th July 2014 

St Giles Church, Cripplegate 4 minutes walk from The Spectator

Works in various media by the artist....More

Bill Viola: Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water)
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2015 

St Paul's Cathedral Tickets 4 minutes walk from The Spectator

The first moving-image artwork to be installed in a British cathedral or church on a long-term basis comprises four colour ...More

Digital Revolution
Digital Revolution
Exhibitions | Until 14th September 2014 

Barbican Centre 5 minutes walk from The Spectator

The Barbican's big summer exhibition tackles the impact of digital technology in the arts since 1970 and considers how it ...More

 
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Exhibitions | Until 17th August 2014 

Barbican Centre 5 minutes walk from The Spectator

The first major exhibition of the work of fashion's most theatrical of designers, Jean Paul Gaultier. More than 140 pieces ...More

 
 
 
 
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