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Barbican Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Farringdon Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
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Hoxton Overground Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
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Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Cardinal House NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £195  30% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 5 minutes from Essence
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £125  28% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 5 minutes from Essence
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £47  34% off
Central Street, EC1V | 9 minutes from Essence
Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
 
 
 
 
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Pinchito Tapas
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
32 Featherstone Street, City, London EC1Y | 10 minutes from Essence
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Moro
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
34 - 36 Exmouth Market, Finsbury, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 minutes from Essence
Nice, noisy place serving a mixture of Spanish and North African cuisine. A superb, convivial restaurant with a great reputation based on its best-selling cook book ... More
 
 
 
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Morito
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
32 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 minutes from Essence
Tapas & mezze bar next door to sister restaurant Moro on Exmouth Market. Sam and Sam Clark have made Moro a household name with their superb ... More
 
 
 
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Erebuni
London > Restaurants > Russian restaurants
2-5 Carthusian Street, Paddington, London EC1M | Same location as Essence
Hidden away in Clerkenwell is one of the best Russian places in town. The décor is a little eastern bloc, crowned with a TV blasting away ... More
 
 
 
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Malmaison Brasserie
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
18 - 21 Charterhouse Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Essence
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Le Café du Marché
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
22 Charterhouse Mews, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Essence
Le Cafe Du Marche is three restaurants under one roof - Le Cafe, Le Grenier and Le Rendezvous. Le Cafe is an elegent French restaurant on ... More
 
 
 
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How Were The Stars Formed' - Professor Joseph Silk FRS
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 20th September 2017 - 1pm-2pm
Essence, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 4 minutes from Essence
Literary & Education, Lecture....More
 
 
 
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Jim Jarmusch Revisited
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st September 2017 - 7.30pm
Essence, Silk Street, EC2Y | 4 minutes from Essence
Mulatu Astatke, Camille O'Sullivan, Alex Kapranos, Kirin J Callinan, Jolie Holland and more revisit musical highlights from the director's poetic and compelling cinematic oeuvre....More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Lady Lucy: Portraits for Services, Gifts and Favours
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th to 24th Sep 2017 - 10am-6pm
Essence, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 4 minutes from Essence
A participatory art project, asking members of the public to offer a service, gift or favour to another museum visitor in return for a watercolour portrait ...More
 
 
 
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 4 minutes from Essence
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 4 minutes from Essence
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 4 minutes from Essence
In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Essence
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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Essence
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation octagonal ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 4 minutes from Essence
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and design. ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | 4 minutes from Essence
The Barbican is renowned as one of London's top venues for theatre, art and dance. At the Barbican Art Gallery on level 3 you get ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Essence
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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 4 minutes from Essence
Its location opposite Smithfield Market is a very appropriate spot for the Farm Collective to set up shop. Working with select farmers and small producers, this outlet ... More
 
 
 
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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 4 minutes from Essence
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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Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 4 minutes from Essence
Tucked away near the Barbican multi-arts centre and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chimes Music is in illustrious company. Since opening in 1983 ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from Essence
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 7 minutes from Essence
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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B&H Kitchen
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 10 minutes from Essence
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners ... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 4 minutes from Essence
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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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Essence
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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London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 6 minutes from Essence
London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Essence.
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Essence
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Essence
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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The Hat & Feathers
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 4 minutes from Essence
... More
 
 
 
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Essence clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 2 minutes from Essence
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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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Essence
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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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Essence
Wine bars in the UK were given a bad name in the 1980s but places like this show us how it should be done. Both the ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Essence.
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Butchers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 4 minutes from Essence
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The Rookery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 4 minutes from Essence
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Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 4 minutes from Essence
The Barbican Centre is the jewel in London's artistic crown, with its theatres, concert halls, art galleries and cinema providing a year-round programme of ... More
 
 
 
 

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Jim Jarmusch Revisited
Concerts | Until 21st September 2017 

Barbican Centre 4 minutes walk from Essence

Mulatu Astatke, Camille O'Sullivan, Alex Kapranos, Kirin J Callinan, Jolie Holland and more revisit musical highlights from the director's poetic ...More

Interlock: Friends Pictured Within
Exhibitions | Until 7th January 2018 

Barbican Centre 4 minutes walk from Essence

Artist Jonathan Munro and musician Anna Meredith's multimedia installation exploring Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations....More

Less Than Thirteen
Exhibitions | Until 7th January 2018 

Barbican Centre 4 minutes walk from Essence

A large-scale projected artwork, which interprets the movement of Sir Simon Rattle conducting Elgar's Enigma Variations, reducing his form to ...More

Rattle
Exhibitions | Until 22nd December 2017 

Barbican Centre 4 minutes walk from Essence

An exhibition of photos and memorabilia covering Sir Simon Rattle's musical life to date....More

Lady Lucy: Portraits for Services, Gifts and Favours
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

Museum of London 4 minutes walk from Essence

A participatory art project, asking members of the public to offer a service, gift or favour to another museum visitor ...More

My Point Forward
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

Museum of London 4 minutes walk from Essence

Blast Theory present a series of newly commissioned short films in this interactive exhibition....More

The City Is Ours
The City Is Ours
Exhibitions | Until 2nd January 2018 

Museum of London 4 minutes walk from Essence

More than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even higher in more developed countries. ...More

 
How Were The Stars Formed' - Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Exhibitions | On 20th September 2017 

Museum of London 4 minutes walk from Essence

Literary & Education, Lecture....More

Niall McDiarmid: Here And Now
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

Museum of London 4 minutes walk from Essence

Photographic portraits of the people of London, taken over six years....More

Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from Essence

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

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