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

 
  • Visitor Information

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

 

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
 
Snowhill NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 6 minutes from The Spectator
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, EC1M | 5 minutes from The Spectator
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Bleeding Heart Tavern
London > Nightlife > Bars
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 8 minutes from The Spectator
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Galadari
London > Nightlife > Bars
Crowne Plaza London - The City Hotel, 19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 9 minutes from The Spectator
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from The Spectator
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115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from The Spectator
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London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from The Spectator
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd December 2014 to 24th January 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Spectator
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Henry IV (Part I)
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th November 2014 to 24th January 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Spectator
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Spectator
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Spectator
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Spectator
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Sights and Attractions near The Spectator

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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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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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Shopping near 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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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from The Spectator
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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
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57 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from The Spectator
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34 Foster Lane, EC2V | 3 minutes from The Spectator
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London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 11 minutes from The Spectator
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London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 11 minutes from The Spectator
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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
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London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 4 minutes from The Spectator
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London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 9 minutes from The Spectator
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The Duke and Duchess
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 - 3 Creed Lane, EC4V | 6 minutes from The Spectator
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Butchers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from The Spectator
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London > Business > Venue Hire
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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Exhibitions | Until 12th April 2015 

Museum of London 2 minutes walk from The Spectator

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

Museum of London 2 minutes walk from The Spectator

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Museum of London 2 minutes walk from The Spectator

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Tours | On 21st November 2014 

Museum of London 2 minutes walk from The Spectator

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Concerts | On 21st November 2014 

Barbican Centre 5 minutes walk from The Spectator

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Exhibitions | Until 8th February 2015 

Barbican Centre 5 minutes walk from The Spectator

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Barbican Centre 5 minutes walk from The Spectator

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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 21st November 2014 

Fabric 5 minutes walk from The Spectator

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