The Thirsty Bear  

 
 
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62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 9LX
 
 
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Mon-Wed: 12noon-12midnight; Thu-Sat: 12noon-1am; Sun: 12noon-11pm
 

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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 busy bar, The Thirsty Bear could well become your new favourite place. Not only do you place your order on the computerised screen on your table, you can also then dispense beer from the tap on your table. No trip to the busy bar needed. Created by the aptly named Robot Pub Group, you can also place orders for food, surf the internet, and select tracks on the bar's Jukebox from your touch screen. Food options include homemade soups, slow-cooked BBQ ribs, sliders, fresh beer-battered haddock and, if beer's not your thing, there's a cocktail list too. The Robot Group also have a second high tech pub, The Lazy Fox, in Fulham, complete with the UK's first self-serve beer wall.

 

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Sea Containers London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
London landmark Sea Containers House, situated between the OXO Tower and Blackfriars Bridge on the South Bank, was transformed into the Mondrian London in 2014 before ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £82  32% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
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
 
 
 
Hilton London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £120  35% off
2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
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
 
 
 
 
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Doggett's Coat and Badge
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1 Blackfriars Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
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King's Arms
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25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
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London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
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 classy ... More
 
 
 
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Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
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12th Knot
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Upper Ground, Sea Containers London, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
Found on the top floor of Sea Containers London the 12th Knot is the crowning glory of the glamorous riverside hotel. ... More
 
 
 
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Roy's Art Fair
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Sep 2020
The Thirsty Bear, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
Following on from the success of its previous fairs, Roy's Art Fair returns for its biggest ever event this September. Taking place at the Bargehouse on ...More
 
 
 
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Summer At Bankside Gallery
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th July to 27th August 2020 - 11am-6pm
The Thirsty Bear, 48 Hopton Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
A group show of artworks by members of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers....More
 
 
 
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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
Situated within Mondrian London, Curzon Mondrian is a 56-seat cinema run by the independent cinema company from Friday evenings through to Sunday. Screenings include new releases, ... More
 
 
 
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Rambert
London > Entertainment > Theatres
99 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
Founded by Marie Rambert in 1926, who was heavily influenced by her work with Diaghilev, Stravinsky and the Ballet Russes, Rambert dance company is one of ... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, , South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best productions. From intimate character studies in the ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
Originally a power station, later a reprocessing plant owned by the Oxo Company, the bold, Art Deco Oxo Tower was marked out as ripe for demolition ... More
 
 
 
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Gabriel's Wharf
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Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
Situated just 2 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf, this paved area becomes an oasis of outdoor eating as soon as the sun comes ... More
 
 
 
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One Blackfriars
London > Attractions > Sights
1-16 Blackfriars Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
Shortlisted for the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards before it was even completed, One Blackfriars - or 'The Vase' - ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
 
 
 
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Konditor
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
Konditor specialises in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, the first ... More
 
 
 
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Evans Cycles
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
77 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
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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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
58 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Thirsty Bear
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
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58 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Thirsty Bear
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Camino Bankside
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
5 Canvey Street, The Blue Fin Building, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Thirsty Bear
Camino tapas bar in the Blue Fin Building on Bankside - serving jamon, tapas, and brunch on weekends - comes from a small stable of Spanish ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 9 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
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 | 13 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
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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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 14 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
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Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Spa within Sea Containers London. Bringing a new concept ... More
 
 
 
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 7 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
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Tate Modern
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Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Thirsty Bear
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Summer At Bankside Gallery
Exhibitions | Until 27th August 2020 

Bankside Gallery 5 minutes walk from The Thirsty Bear

A group show of artworks by members of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers....More

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Exhibitions | Until 8th November 2020 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from The Thirsty Bear

A large-scale installation by the New York-based artist, entitled Fons Americanus, transforming the Turbine Hall to reflect her concerns regarding ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2020 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from The Thirsty Bear

Tate Modern's 64-metre-long gallery in the Blavatnik Building will be filled with Magdalena Abakanowicz's giant woven sculptures this summer in ...More

 
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Zanele Muholi
Exhibitions | Until 18th October 2020 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from The Thirsty Bear

This April, Tate Modern presents the UK's first major mid-career survey of South African visual activist Zanele Muholi. With a ...More

 
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2020 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from The Thirsty Bear

Explore themes of faith, fame, immigration and mortality in the first major Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern for close ...More

 
Dora Maurer
Exhibitions | Until 24th January 2021 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from The Thirsty Bear

A year-long exhibition brings together some 35 works by the Hungarian artist, including graphic works, photographs, films and paintings created ...More

Local Hero
Theatre | Until 22nd August 2020 

Old Vic Theatre 7 minutes walk from The Thirsty Bear

Bill Forsyth's 1980s comic drama, Local Hero, receives a stage adaptation at the Old Vic Theatre in 2020. The musical ...More

Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 27th September 2020 

Underbelly Festival 8 minutes walk from The Thirsty Bear

The unrivalled Underbelly Festival presents over 70 shows for five months of comedy, cabaret and children's shows. In a temporary ...More

 
Among The Trees
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2020 

Southbank Centre 8 minutes walk from The Thirsty Bear

Artworks from the late 1960s up to present day that highlight and explore our relationships with trees and forests, with ...More

Mushrooms: The Art, Design And Future Of Fungi
Exhibitions | Until 16th September 2020 

Somerset House 9 minutes walk from The Thirsty Bear

Contributing artists Haroon Mirza, Hannah Collins, Adham Faramawy, Annie Ratti, Simon Popper, Jae Rhim Lee, Graham Little, Seana Gavin, Perks ...More

 
 
 
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