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The ClarenceJust a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and tourists alike; the PM himself may well drop in after a tiring day at nearby Number 10. With the kitchen open all day, the pub is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat away from the busy hustle and bustle of London's West End, and, being opposite Trafalgar Studios, it's the perfect opportunity to get a pre-theatre nibble before a show. Tourists in search of traditional British fish and chips or bangers and mash will find it here, while locals popping out from the office will no doubt appreciate the daily changing specials. Real ales are given prime position in the intimate downstairs bar while the quieter Tin Belly Dining Room upstairs, available to hire for private lunches or dinners, business meetings and more, focuses more closely on the impressive wine list The Clarence has to offer.

 

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Charing Cross Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Embankment Underground Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
3 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £159  40% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 1 minute from The Clarence
Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  22% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from The Clarence
A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
 
 
 
The Grand at Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  29% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from The Clarence
A visually stunning building, The Grand at Trafalgar Square is a quintessential London hotel, located within the restored landmark Northumberland House - formerly the Victoria Hotel. ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from The Clarence
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Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London SW1H | 9 minutes from The Clarence
Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number of ... More
 
 
 
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 10 minutes from The Clarence
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
1 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from The Clarence
Pret a Manger sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome ... More
 
 
 
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Corinthia Afternoon Tea
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
The Lobby Lounge, Corinthia Hotel London, 10 Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from The Clarence
Served in the grand Lobby Lounge while music is played on a Steinway piano, afternoon tea at the Corinthia is a classy affair and one of ... More
 
 
 
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Watatsumi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
7 Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from The Clarence
Watatsumi is a high end Japanese restaurant at the prestigious Club Quarters Hotel, located just off Trafalgar Square right in the heart of London. Tradition Japanese ... More
 
 
 
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Rosmersholm
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th April to 20th July 2019
The Clarence, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 5 minutes from The Clarence
Tom Burke, the actor who plays detective Cormoran Strike in the BBC series based on JK Rowling's crime novels, and Hayley Atwell (a familiar face from ...More
 
 
 
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Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th February to 22nd June 2019
The Clarence, Haymarket, SW1Y | 5 minutes from The Clarence
Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan bring John Sullivan's much-loved sitcom to the London stage with Only Fools and Horses The Musical. Staged at the Theatre Royal ...More
 
 
 
Home, I'm Darling
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th January to 13th April 2019
The Clarence, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 5 minutes from The Clarence
The IT Crowd's Katherine Parkinson reprises her lead role in Home, I'm Darling, a dark comedy written by Laura Wade (who penned Posh) about sex, cake ...More
 
 
 
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Clarence
A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of Charing ... More
 
 
 
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Boat Show Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from The Clarence
The Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has consistently good line-ups and has played host to some of the finest comedy acts on the ... More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from The Clarence
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Clarence
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Cenotaph
London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from The Clarence
Standing solemnly in the middle of Whitehall, visitors could be forgiven for passing the Cenotaph by unnoticed. But every November it becomes the focus of Britain's ... More
 
 
 
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Horse Guards Parade
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from The Clarence
Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At the ... More
 
 
 
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Household Cavalry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from The Clarence
Visitors to the Household Cavalry Museum can watch troopers working with their horses in the original 18th century stables (via a glazed screen) and hear accounts ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near The Clarence
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from The Clarence
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
 
 
 
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Dover Street Market
London > Shopping > Department Stores
18-22 Haymarket, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 6 minutes from The Clarence
A department store but not as we know it, Dover Street Market is Harvey Nics for the hip. A haven for high end fashion brands like ... More
 
 
 
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from The Clarence
Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 10 minutes from The Clarence
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 10 minutes from The Clarence
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 14 minutes from The Clarence
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from The Clarence
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from The Clarence
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from The Clarence
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | Same location as The Clarence
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
 
 
 
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Clarence
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from The Clarence
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Walkers Of Whitehall
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Craig's Court, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from The Clarence
Built in 1694 on Craig's Court, just south of Trafalgar Square, Walkers of Whitehall was originally ... More
 
 
 
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from The Clarence
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
 
 
 
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The Rooftop St. James
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 3 minutes from The Clarence
The Trafalgar Hotel was treated to a major upgrade in 2017, reopening as The Trafalgar St. James, and as a result, the rooftop bar was also ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Clarence.
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Banqueting House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from The Clarence
The only surviving section of Whitehall Palace. In its heyday the largest royal palace in Europe, this historic venue is the only surviving section of Whitehall Palace ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Directors - IOD
London > Business > Venue Hire
116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from The Clarence
... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from The Clarence
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
 

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A Hundred Words For Snow
Theatre | Until 30th March 2019 

Trafalgar Studios 1 minute walk from The Clarence

Lucy Jane Atkinson directs the West End transfer of Tatty Hennessy's heartwarming and witty coming of age story about a ...More

Fiddler On The Roof
Fiddler On The Roof
Theatre | Until 15th June 2019 

Playhouse Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Clarence

Proud father Tevye struggles to maintain his family's Jewish traditions in turn of the 20th century Imperial Russia in the ...More

 
Violet
Theatre | Until 6th April 2019 

Charing Cross Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Clarence

Multi-award-winning musical based on the short story The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts about a facially -disfigured young woman who ...More

Bridget Riley: Messengers
Bridget Riley: Messengers
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2019 

National Gallery 4 minutes walk from The Clarence

The artist presents coloured discs painted directly onto the surface of the National Gallery's Annenberg Court. This small, free exhibition ...More

 
Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light
Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light
Exhibitions | Until 7th July 2019 

National Gallery 4 minutes walk from The Clarence

In spring 2019 the National Gallery stages the first exhibition in the UK for over a century of the work ...More

 
Only Human: Photographs by Martin Parr
Only Human: Photographs by Martin Parr
Exhibitions | Until 27th May 2019 

National Portrait Gallery 5 minutes walk from The Clarence

Britain in the time of Brexit is seen through the lens of Martin Parr, a photographer famous for his wry ...More

 
Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver
Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver
Exhibitions | Until 19th May 2019 

National Portrait Gallery 5 minutes walk from The Clarence

Small is beautiful and nowhere more so than at this National Portrait Gallery display, the first major exhibition on Tudor ...More

 
Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt
Comedy | Until 30th April 2019 

Garrick Theatre 5 minutes walk from The Clarence

Adam reads aloud unsettling entries from his diary as a junior doctor and intersperses the anecdotes with songs....More

Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
Theatre | Until 22nd June 2019 

Haymarket Theatre Royal 5 minutes walk from The Clarence

Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan bring John Sullivan's much-loved sitcom to the London stage with Only Fools and Horses The ...More

 
Home, I'm Darling
Home, I'm Darling
Theatre | Until 13th April 2019 

Duke of York's Theatre 5 minutes walk from The Clarence

The IT Crowd's Katherine Parkinson reprises her lead role in Home, I'm Darling, a dark comedy written by Laura Wade ...More

 

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