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Nightlife near The Black Friar

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, 174 Queen Victoria Street, City, London EC4V 4EG
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Open 11:00-23:00 Mon-Sat | 12:00-22:30 Sun | Food until 22:00
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Humble Grape Fleet Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 St Brides Passage, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 2 minutes walk from The Black Friar
A wine bar and shop selling wines directly from independent vineyards, Humble Grape opened its first wine bar and shop in... More
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The Tipperary
London > Nightlife > Pubs
66 Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 3 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Visit this pub and you'll soon find out it's really not a long way to Tipperary. In fact it's merely a ten minute walk... More
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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
London > Nightlife > Pubs
145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 4 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Sprawling 17th century tavern with rabbit-warren of bars and a rich history. Steeped in history, this pub’s story stretches back through the reigns of fifteen monarchs.... More
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Doggett's Coat and Badge
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Blackfriars Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Functional, multi-purpose pub whose saving grace is its excellent Southbank location and views of the river. Doggett's Coat and Badge could hardly be described as... More
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Lyaness
London > Nightlife > Bars
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 6 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Pioneering mixology maestro Ryan Chetiyawardana shook the industry as hard as he shakes his cocktails in 2018 when he announced the closure of... More
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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some... More
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Samuel Pepys
London > Nightlife
Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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Veeno St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1st Floor One New Change, EC2V | 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Italian wine bar Veeno champions Italy's after-work culture of drinking, eating and relaxing, and specialises in family grown Sicilian wine alongside... More
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very... More
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Edgar Wallace
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 8 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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Dirty Martini, St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Bars
130 Wood St, City, London EC2V | 8 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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.... More
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The Four Sisters Townhouse
London > Nightlife > Bars
5 Groveland Court, Bow Lane, EC4M | 8 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Falling somewhere between an old curiosity shop and a sumptuous Victorian gentleman's club, The Four Sisters Townhouse is an elegant, intimate... More
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Oriole Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
East Poultry Avenue, Smithfield Markets, EC1A | 9 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Located underneath London's historic Smithfield Market, Oriole is an underground cabinet of curiosities and a classy cocktail bar with a great atmosphere and... More
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Ye Old Mitre Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Ely Place, Holborn, London EC1N | 9 minutes walk from The Black Friar
This elusive wood panelled old tavern, hidden down an alleyway between 8 and 9 Hatton Garden, dates back to 1547 when it was built for... More
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Bounce Farringdon
London > Nightlife > Bars
121 Holborn, Holborn, London EC1N | 9 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Paddles at the ready! Europe's first social ping-pong club has arrived in London and, quite brilliantly, is built in the exact spot that table tennis... More
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Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Located just behind the Tate Modern is the delightful wine bar Viva Verdi where the prosciutto is served with piles of Palma ham, just like... More
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The Distillery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 10 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Cocktails incorporating homemade aromatics hark back to the heritage of the site of The Distillery , the ... More
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Bleeding Heart Bistro
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1 | 10 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Set in an attractive cobbled courtyard, this candlelit bistro/wine bar is a taste of an older, more civilised world. Uniformed French waiters glide unobtrusively between... More
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 10 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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... More
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Fabric Nightclub
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 10 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Built on the site of a Victorian meat cellar, Fabric continues to boast the most sensational line-ups in the capital. Its... More
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Bleeding Heart Tavern
London > Nightlife > Bars
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 10 minutes walk from The Black Friar
As the less formal sister of the Bleeding Heart Restaurant, the Tavern has kept the brand's warm welcome, slick service and top nosh intact while... More
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 10 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Following the huge success of the Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, launched in January 2015, the award winning... More
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Vinoteca City
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
21 Bloomberg Arcade, EC4N | 10 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Bringing more than 200 wines to Bloomberg Arcade, the covered pedestrian walkway running through Bloomberg's new European Headquarters, ... More
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Reserve Bar Stock Exchange
London > Nightlife > Bars
46 Gresham Street, City, London EC2V | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Reserve Bar Stock Exchange in the City uses the stock market model to price its drinks - prices change in line with their popularity on... More
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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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... More
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Somerset House Terrace
London > Nightlife > Bars
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
For summer 2019 the riverside terrace next to Somerset House is partnering with San Miguel beer to offer a summery menu of Spanish-inspired ... More
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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.... More
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Proud Embankment
London > Nightlife
8 Victoria Embankment, WC2R | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Baz Luhrmann meets Cirque du Soleil at Proud Embankment, an immersive cabaret-dining experience and the largest club of its kind... More
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Simmons Farringdon
London > Nightlife > Bars
105 Charterhouse Street, EC1M | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
The rapidly expanding Simmons Group has cracked the code when it comes to running a successful drinking spot with its bars (13 and counting) opening... More
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Cittie of Yorke
London > Nightlife > Pubs
22 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Although the site of the Cittie of Yorke has been home to a public house since the 15th century, it has been housed in many... More
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'Master Harold'... and the boys
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