Bird of Smithfield  

 
 
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26 Smithfield Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1A 9LB
 
 
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Bird of SmithfieldWith over 15 years heading the kitchen at one of London's best known restaurants, The Ivy, Chef Alan Bird sets up his own restaurant with Bird of Smithfield. The team behind Bird includes Steve Collins, Georgia Muir and Sian Austin, all of whom have previously worked with the Conran family - the latter two at Tom's Notting Hill eateries. Set over five floors of an old Georgian town house, the venue includes a restaurant, lounge bar, basement cocktail bar, a private dining room with a chef's table and a roof terrace overlooking the towers of Smithfield Market. The food is modern British, exploring the influence of British food both historically and presently, and includes dishes such as lobster, pan fried calves liver and Alan's shepherd's pie, which became a cult dish at The Ivy. While the overall feel is of being in a private members club with Harris Tweed and herringbone fabrics in the dining room, and art and antiques dotted around. After dinner, forgo the taxi and head to The Birdcage basement bar for inviting cocktails overseen by London-based bar consultancy Fluid Movement (Purl, Worship St Whistling Shop and Dach & Sons) and live late-night music and DJs. Or, the rooftop bar serves a potent bourbon, vodka and tequila cocktail that's bottled and served fizzy.

 

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3 minutes walk
 
Barbican Tube Station
 
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Hoxton Overground Station
 
29 minutes walk
 
 
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Snowhill NCP
 
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Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  40% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 6 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £205  31% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 6 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
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  21% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 6 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
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
 
 
 
 
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Hix Oyster and Chophouse
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
After 17 years as chef director Mark Hix left Caprice Holdings, famous for The Ivy, J Sheekey, Daphne's and a few other well known London restaurants, ... More
 
 
 
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The Fable
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
52 Holborn Viaduct, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
Inspired by Aesop's tales, The Fable is a Farringdon bar and restaurant based around story telling; everything from the decor - the vintage typewriter, the library ... More
 
 
 
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S&M Cafe
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
50 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
If you know what you want from a meal and what you want is good old, British sausages and mash then look no further than this ... More
 
 
 
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Blackhouse, Grill on the Market
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
2-3 West Smithfield , City, London EC1A | 1 minute from Bird of Smithfield
Playing tribute to Smithfield's meat-trading traditions - and on the site of the original Smithfield Market butchery - Blackhouse, Grill on the Market offers premium cuts ... More
 
 
 
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Carluccio's
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
12 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 1 minute from Bird of Smithfield
Carluccio's are springing up all over the place, from Bluewater to Brent Cross, spreading the gospel of good fresh superior Italian food. Each restaurant is also ... More
 
 
 
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Smithfield Bar and Grill
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
2-3 West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 1 minute from Bird of Smithfield
On the south side of one London's historic meat market, Smithfields Bar and Grill serves a renowned selection of steaks in a reassuringly elegant British setting. ... More
 
 
 
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London Visions
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th January to 15th April 2018
Bird of Smithfield, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 5 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
See London through a crystal ball. The Museum of London presents London Visions, fantastical future scenarios of the city. Artists, architects and designers have come up ...More
 
 
 
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Pulse
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th November 2017 to 15th April 2018 - 10am-6pm
Bird of Smithfield, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 5 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
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Fatberg!
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th February to 1st July 2018
Bird of Smithfield, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 5 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 7 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
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 | 7 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
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 | 7 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
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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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
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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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern ... More
 
 
 
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New Street Square
London > Attractions >
New Street Square, City, London EC4A | 5 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
Just off New Fetter Lane, New Street Square is a quiet space in Holborn where you can shop and stop off for a bite to eat. ... More
 
 
 
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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 1 minute from Bird of Smithfield
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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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
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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Nicholas James
London > Shopping > Jewellery
16-18 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London EC1N | 4 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
A trip to Hatton Garden is a rite of passage for any newly engaged couple but it can also be a confusing one. With so many ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 7 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 10 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
 
 
 
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B&H Kitchen
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 10 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
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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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 1 minute from Bird of Smithfield
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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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 4 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
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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My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 6 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
Immerse yourself in a world of chocolate with this mouth-watering workshop. You will discover how chocolate is processed from bean to bar. Sample a variety of ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
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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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
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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Jerusalem Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 4 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
It’s teeny-tiny and, no, there aren’t enough seats, but the Jerusalem Tavern still provides a cosy nook to devour a rare breed of delicious ales. London’s ... More
 
 
 
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Fabric
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
Built on the site of a Victorian meat cellar, Fabric continues to boast the most sensational line-ups in the capital. Its global ... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
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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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 3 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
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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Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 1 minute from Bird of Smithfield
Opened by the Queen in 2002 and designed by Sir Michael Hopkins and Partners Haberdashers' Hall was the first new livery hall in the Square Mile ... More
 
 
 
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The Rookery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
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Butchers' Hall
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87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
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