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The Distillery Cocktails incorporating homemade aromatics hark back to the heritage of the site of The Distillery , the bar within the Hilton London Bankside hotel, which used to be a renowned essence factory in 1800s. Located on the spot where Stevenson & Howell's Standard Works previously stood, The Distillery honours their fragrant work with cocktails made with infusions and bitters. Gins and local craft beers are also served at the Bankside bar, a buzzy meeting point for locals and residents where sharing platters and bar snacks are prepared by the Hilton's OXBO Bankside restaurant. Light bites include chick pea and tahini hummus with warm garlic khobez bread and five spice dusted crisp fried pork belly with chilli, lime and soy dressing. The colour scheme - all greens, mustard yellows and browns - matches the seltzer bottles decorating the bar and the large, modern copper sheet sculpture on the stairs to the ballroom. Special guests can make their own contribution by adding their pennies to the Penny Wall in the entrance of the bar - made with coins dating back to the 1860s.

 

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Southwark Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Borough Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Waterloo Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
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Union Car Park
 
1 minutes walk
 
Union Car Parks
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £106  21% off
2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | Same location as The Distillery
The Hilton London Bankside is a purpose built hotel with a four-storey glass atrium, 292 rooms and fitness centre, complete with swimming pool, and an opulent ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £66  34% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Distillery
Located in the bustling heart of London's arts scene, with the capital's finest theatres, concert halls and cinemas just a short stroll away, this is a ... More
 
 
 
CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £95  25% off
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Distillery
From comfy king sized beds and an international plug system to free movies and complimentary WiFi, the citizen London Bankside hotel promises to offer its guests ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Bars nearest The Distillery

Nearest to The Distillery
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Union Street Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Distillery
A local urban living room found beneath Union Street Cafe in Borough, Union Street Bar is Gordon Ramsay's first destination bar. Open until 2am on Thursday, ... More
 
 
 
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Devonshire House
London > Nightlife > Bars
64 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Distillery
Within the Flat Iron Square site, an area encompassing six railway arches and filled with restaurants, street food and a live music venue, is Devonshire ... More
 
 
 
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Lyaness
London > Nightlife > Bars
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Distillery
Pioneering mixology maestro Ryan Chetiyawardana shook the industry as hard as he shakes his cocktails in 2018 when he announced the closure of his ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Distillery clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Mc & Sons
London > Nightlife > Pubs
160 Union Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Distillery
Very much a family affair, with roots in Ireland, Mc & Sons is an Irish boozer serving Thai food. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Distillery
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 in ... More
 
 
 
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Doggett's Coat and Badge
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Blackfriars Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Distillery
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 a ... More
 
 
 
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Jerwood Makers Open 2019
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th June to 18th August 2019 - Various Times
The Distillery, 171 Union Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Distillery
Works by Mark Corfield-Moore, Forest + Found, Lucie Gledhill, Bethan Lloyd Worthington and Tana West. The artists, chosen from 300 applications, are all UK-based and in ...More
 
 
 
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Artist Rooms: Jenny Holzer
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd July 2018 to 31st July 2019 - Various Times
The Distillery, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Distillery
New works by the political artist which depict recurring themes of violence, power, war, sex and money....More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower: The Lillet Terrace
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: 8th July to 18th August 2019
The Distillery, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from The Distillery
The outdoor terrace at the OXO Tower Bar brings a little corner of France to the South Bank this summer, with French wines and fruit infusions ...More
 
 
 
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The Union Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
229 Union Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Distillery
The Union Theatre was set up by actor/producer Sacha Regan in 1998 in an old paper warehouse and with the help of a Prince's Youth Business ... More
 
 
 
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Menier Chocolate Factory
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Distillery
Housed in a former chocolate factory, this innovative theatre has rapidly established itself as one of London's best. Since opening in 2004, it has had half-a-dozen ... More
 
 
 
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Omeara
London > Entertainment > Live Music
6 O'Meara Street, Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Distillery
Mumford and Sons band member Ben Lovett, co-founder of independent record label Communion, bucks the trend for closing down ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Distillery

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Distillery
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Contemporary Applied Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
89 Southwark Street, Fitzrovia, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Distillery
Founded in 1948 to promote and champion British craft, Contemporary Applied Arts operates a modern gallery space at 89 Southwark Street as a showcase of the ... More
 
 
 
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The Wapping Project Bankside
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
65a Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Distillery
Dr Jules Wright, founder and owner of The Wapping Project, has opened up a second gallery space - the Wapping Project Bankside. Located next to Tate ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Distillery
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Distillery

The best shops and markets near The Distillery
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O W Loeb
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
3 Archie Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Distillery
Specialists in fine German wine, this shop has moved to larger premises and taken its customers with it - they have a deserved reputation for excellence ... More
 
 
 
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Burnt Lemon Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Distillery
Founded by chef and baker Matthew Dryden in early 2016, Burnt Lemon Bakery is serious about sourdough breads, made exclusively with organic flours milled in the ... More
 
 
 
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Evans Cycles
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
77 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Distillery
With over 80 years experience in selling bikes, Evans brings something special to the cycle scene. This shop is the original Evans bike shop. ... More
 
 
 
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OXBO Bankside
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | Same location as The Distillery
Using British produce from nearby Borough Market, Paul Bates (formerly of The Beaumont and Intercontinental Park Lane hotels, executive chef of OXBO ... More
 
 
 
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Mar I Terra
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
14 Gambia Street, Southwark, SE1 | 1 minute from The Distillery
Set not too far off from the Thames, Mar I Terra is like a little slice of Spain to be found in London. Spanish food, Spanish ... More
 
 
 
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The Table
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
83 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Distillery
On the ground floor of the offices of award-winning architects Allies and Morrison The Table makes an excellent staff canteen (a bit like The River Cafe ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Distillery

Near The Distillery
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 14 minutes from The Distillery
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 15 minutes from The Distillery
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 | 18 minutes from The Distillery
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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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Distillery
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
 
 
 
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Distillery
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
 
 
 
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Leake Street Pocket Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lower Marsh, SE1 | 10 minutes from The Distillery
Located at the entrance to one of the most well known graffiti hotspots in London, Leake Street Pocket Park is an urban oasis of shrubs, ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London The Distillery.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Distillery
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Mc & Sons
London > Nightlife > Pubs
160 Union Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Distillery
Very much a family affair, with roots in Ireland, Mc & Sons is an Irish boozer serving Thai food. ... More
 
 
 
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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Distillery
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Distillery.
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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Distillery
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Distillery
This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More
 
 
 
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The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 9 minutes from The Distillery
The self-proclaimed best kept events secret in the City, the newly refurbished Mermaid events and conference centre in Blackfriars boasts a 600-seat theatre-style auditorium and numerous ... More
 
 
 

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Jerwood Makers Open 2019
Exhibitions | Until 18th August 2019 

Jerwood Space 2 minutes walk from The Distillery

Works by Mark Corfield-Moore, Forest + Found, Lucie Gledhill, Bethan Lloyd Worthington and Tana West. The artists, chosen from 300 ...More

Takis
Exhibitions | Until 27th October 2019 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from The Distillery

Takis, born Panayiotis Vassilakis, displays his forests of Signal sculptures and magnetic objects inspired by radar....More

Natalia Goncharova
Exhibitions | Until 8th September 2019 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from The Distillery

The first retrospective of the Russian painter's work in the UK, best known for her experimental and avant-garde approach to ...More

Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life
Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from The Distillery

This summer, Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, whose 2003 weather project flooded the Turbine Hall with fake sunlight, returns to Tate ...More

 
Yinka Shonibare: The British Library
Exhibitions | Until 17th November 2019 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from The Distillery

An installation which reflects on the impact of immigration on all aspects of British culture while creating a space for ...More

Artist Rooms: Ellen Gallagher
Exhibitions | Until 17th November 2019 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from The Distillery

Contemporary artworks of multiple disciplines by the American artist who uses found images and references to historical events in her ...More

Artist Rooms: Jenny Holzer
Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2019 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from The Distillery

New works by the political artist which depict recurring themes of violence, power, war, sex and money....More

The Pimm's Garden
The Pimm's Garden
Seasonal | Until 31st August 2019 

Flat Iron Square 6 minutes walk from The Distillery

Pimm's and summer go hand-in-hand so it makes perfect sense that the drinks brand is taking over Flat Iron Square ...More

 
Henry V Or Harry England
Theatre | Until 11th October 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 6 minutes walk from The Distillery

The King leads his troops in war against the French as he lays claim to parts of France in the ...More

The Comedy Of Errors
Theatre | Until 23rd August 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 6 minutes walk from The Distillery

The Lord Chamberlain's Men present Shakespeare's most riotous and farcical play, in which merchants, masters, parents, servants and a long-suffering ...More

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