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The Happenstance is one of two new ventures launching in 2013 by the Drake and Morgan group, the company which began with The Refinery on the ground floor of the Blue Fin Building in Southwark in 2008 and which has since expanded to include The Parlour in Canary Wharf, The Anthologist and The Folly, both in the City, and The Drift which opened in Heron Tower on Bishopsgate in July 2011. The Happenstance, a large 8,000 square foot space at No 1 St Paul's Churchyard, has enough room for 238 people to eat and drink, an open kitchen, deli, mixology table, florist, bar and private dining room. Just around the corner at Holborn Viaduct will be The Haberdashery at Sixty London, the second and larger of the two Drake and Morgan projects set to open in 2013.

 

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St. Paul's Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
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City Thameslink Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
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Snowhill NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £75  40% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 1 minute from The Happenstance
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
 
 
 
Grange St Paul's Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  39% off
10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 1 minute from The Happenstance
Perfectly located in the heart of London's financial district, yet moments away from the delights of the West End, the Grange St Paul's mixes contemporary style ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  21% off
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 3 minutes from The Happenstance
Located in the very heart of the Square Mile, Crowne Plaza London The City is a newly renovated hotel set on the site of Henry VIII's ... More
 
 
 
 
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Drake's on Carter Lane
London > Nightlife > Bars
62 Carter Lane, City, London EC4V | 1 minute from The Happenstance
Bar ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dirty Martini, St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Bars
130 Wood St, City, London EC2V | 6 minutes from The Happenstance
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. There ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Four Sisters Townhouse
London > Nightlife > Bars
5 Groveland Court, Bow Lane, EC4M | 6 minutes from The Happenstance
Falling somewhere between an old curiosity shop and a sumptuous Victorian gentleman's club, The Four Sisters Townhouse is an elegant, intimate cocktail ... More
 
 
 
 
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Humble Grape Fleet Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 St Brides Passage, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 4 minutes from The Happenstance
A wine bar and shop selling wines directly from independent vineyards, Humble Grape opened its first wine bar and shop in Battersea ... More
 
 
 
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The Tipperary
London > Nightlife > Pubs
66 Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from The Happenstance
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 (stumble) ... More
 
 
 
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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
London > Nightlife > Pubs
145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 5 minutes from The Happenstance
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. While ... More
 
 
 
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The Ritual Slaughter Of Gorge Mastromas
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th Sep to 1st Oct 2016 - Various Times
The Happenstance, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 3 minutes from The Happenstance
Dennis Kelly's dark and brooding tale....More
 
 
 
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Never The Same
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th September to 7th October 2016 - 1pm-1.45pm
The Happenstance, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 3 minutes from The Happenstance
Liz and Sarah reunite for the first time in seven years and ghosts of the past torment them in Lily Lowe-Myers' drama, directed by Matt Costain....More
 
 
 
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Goldsmiths' Fair
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th September to 9th October 2016 - Various Times
The Happenstance, Foster Lane, EC2V | 5 minutes from The Happenstance
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Bridewell Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bride Lane, Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from The Happenstance
Lunchbox Theatre performances at the Bridewell are a great alternative to a limp sandwich at your desk. These short plays start at 1pm prompt and are ... More
 
 
 
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HMS President
London > Entertainment >
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 7 minutes from The Happenstance
One of the last three surviving warships of the Royal Navy built during the First World War and the first type of warship built specifically for ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Happenstance
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St Paul's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 2 minutes from The Happenstance
Being the cathedral of the capital city, St Paul's is officially the spiritual home of Great Britain. The funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington ... More
 
 
 
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Millennium Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, City, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Happenstance
This sleek, £18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate Modern ... More
 
 
 
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New Street Square
London > Attractions >
New Street Square, City, London EC4A | 6 minutes from The Happenstance
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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De Gustibus
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
53 Carter Lane, City, London EC4V | 1 minute from The Happenstance
Café and delicatessens ... More
 
 
 
Marks & Spencer - Simply Food
London > Shopping > Department Stores
Retail Unit 1 Juxon House, Avemaria Lane, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from The Happenstance
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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 6 minutes from The Happenstance
We love the average Ted Baker store but with Ted Baker & Friends the cool fashion label has taken the shopping experience one step further - ... More
 
 
 
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Hush Brasserie St Paul's
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
1 Ludgate Hill, City, London EC4M | Same location as The Happenstance
The design of Hush Brasserie opposite St Paul's Cathedral, opened in June 2013, has been overseen by the same architects behind Jamie Barber's original Hush Mayfair ... More
 
 
 
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Obica St Paul's
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
4 Limeburners lane, 1 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | Same location as The Happenstance
Mozzarella is imported twice a week and served with black truffle or caviar at a dedicated Mozzarella Bar at Obica St Paul's , a ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
19 Ludgate Hill, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from The Happenstance
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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L'Atelier des Chefs St Paul's
London > Education > Cookery Courses
10 Foster Lane, City, London EC2V | 5 minutes from The Happenstance
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International University of America
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Temple Chambers, Temple Avenue, Holborn, London EC4Y | 6 minutes from The Happenstance
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Museum of London Access & Learning
London > Education > Evening Classes
London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 7 minutes from The Happenstance
Courses in history, archaeology and creative writing... More
 
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 4 minutes from The Happenstance
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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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 6 minutes from The Happenstance
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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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from The Happenstance
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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The Duke and Duchess
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 1 minute from The Happenstance
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Tipperary
London > Nightlife > Pubs
66 Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from The Happenstance
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 (stumble) ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hilliard
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from The Happenstance
... More
 
 
 
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The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 3 minutes from The Happenstance
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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Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from The Happenstance
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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Butchers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from The Happenstance
... More
 
 
 
 

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The Lion King
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The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Happenstance

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th September 2016 

Sway 4 minutes walk from The Happenstance

Residents and guests supply an eclectic mix of house, chart remixes and club classics....More

Heraldic Badges: From Miniature To Monumental: 1300-1500
Business Events | On 29th September 2016 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 6 minutes walk from The Happenstance

Talks, discussions and more regarding the symbolism of these codes....More

Below Stairs
Exhibitions | Until 4th March 2017 

Sir John Soane's Museum 7 minutes walk from The Happenstance

The end of the seven-year restoration project at Sir John Soane's Museum is celebrated with Below Stairs, an exhibition which ...More

Classical Yoga To Classical Music
Sporting Events | Until 6th October 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Happenstance

Outdoor yoga with a live classical soundtrack....More

Architecture Tour
Tours | Until 29th September 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Happenstance

Discover the creative design of the building....More

BBC Radio 3s Drama On 3
Leisure | On 29th September 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Happenstance

Experience live radio drama as The Present Experiment is broadcast during Radio 3's In Tune programme. The broadcast is made ...More

Philharmonia Orchestra: Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex
Concerts | On 29th September 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Happenstance

A semi-staged production of Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex, a chilling retelling of the tragic myth, with tenor Joseph Kaiser taking the ...More

At Home In Language'
Kids Events | On 29th September 2016 

Free Word Centre 19 minutes walk from The Happenstance

Literary & Education, Language Workshop....More

In Conversation: Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Exhibitions | On 29th September 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Happenstance

The artist discusses her work with Zoe Whitley, Adjunct Research Curator....More

 
 
 
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