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

Car Parks

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

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £50  40% off
18-21 Charterhouse Square, EC1M | 4 minutes from The Spectator
Malmaison London has been stunningly converted into the finest boutique hotel in London. Right on the edge of trendy Clerkenwell and within the sound of bow ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  30% 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
 
 
 
Citadines London Barbican Apart-Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £80  36% off
7-21 Goswell Road, EC1M | 6 minutes from The Spectator
Just North of the city, these well-appointed family apartments offer an idyllic little spot for parents with children. At the weekend, the city is a wonderfully ... More
 
 
 
 
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
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50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 3 minutes from The Spectator
Following the huge success of the Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, launched in January 2015, the award winning team ... More
 
 
 
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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
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from The Spectator
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
 
 
 
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Fabric
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from The Spectator
Built on the site of a Victorian meat cellar, Fabric continues to boast the most sensational line-ups in the capital. Its global reputation is founded on ... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from The Spectator
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Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Spectator
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 27th May 2016 - 6pm-7.30pm
Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, 1 Milton Street, Barbican, EC2Y | 7 minutes from The Spectator
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Grosvenor Light Opera Company: Pirates Of Penzance
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 25th to 28th May 2016 - Various Times
Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 8 minutes from The Spectator
The company performs Gilbert and Sullivan's comedy about a lowly pirate who falls in love with the Major-General's daughter....More
 
 
 
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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
For tenants of Smithfield Market getting up in the dark is the nothing out of the ordinary; with the market opening at 4am these hard ... More
 
 
 
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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
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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Club Gascon
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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, City, London EC2V | 3 minutes from The Spectator
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London > Education > Evening Classes
London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from The Spectator
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London > Education > Cookery Courses
10 Foster Lane, City, London EC2V | 3 minutes from The Spectator
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Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 6 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
 
 
 
LA Fitness
London > Leisure > Fitness
20 Little Britain, City, London EC1A | 1 minute from The Spectator
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 4 minutes from The Spectator
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... 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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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from The Spectator
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The Duke and Duchess
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2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 6 minutes from The Spectator
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Butchers' Hall
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87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from The Spectator
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Plaisterers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
One London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from The Spectator
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Haberdashers' Hall
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18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from The Spectator
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The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 11th September 2016 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Spectator

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 22nd October 2016 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Spectator

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Theatre | Until 29th October 2016 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Spectator

Marc Bruni directs the London transfer of the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which ...More

 
The Threepenny Opera
Theatre | Until 1st September 2016 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 9 minutes walk from The Spectator

Rufus Norris directs Rory Kinnear as the notorious London criminal and cutthroat Macheath in Simon Stephens' darkly comic translation of ...More

Les Blancs
Les Blancs
Theatre | Until 2nd June 2016 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 9 minutes walk from The Spectator

It may be lesser known than A Raisin in the Sun, but Les Blancs was considered ...More

 
Wifi Wars
Comedy | Until 1st July 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Spectator

An alternative live comedy game show hosted by Steve McNeil....More

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KERB Does Alchemy
Foodie Events | Until 30th May 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Spectator

KERB, the London street food specialists, are back at the Southbank Centre this summer to add some spice to this ...More

 
Asian Dub Foundation
Concerts | On 27th May 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Spectator

The group who originate from London performs its melange of reggae, rock and world influences, mixed with electronica. With support ...More

Sarah Sarhandi: Both Universe
Concerts | On 27th May 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Spectator

The London-based, British-Pakistani violist explores her mixed heritage through music, dance and visuals....More

Across, Not Over
Dance | Until 29th May 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Spectator

Chennai-based choreographer and dancer Preethi Athreya collaborates with soloist Vikram Iyengar to create a simple, focused piece that questions ideas ...More

 
 
 
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