Imbibe  

 
 
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173 Blackfriars Road, SE1 8ER
 
 
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ImbibeFrom the outside, Imbibe looks fairly unpromising - a brash wash of colour frames a series of large modern, windows. Inside, a strong 70s retro theme (psychedelic prints, bright orange plastic chairs, muddy brown sofas) battles against the occasional traditional touch (bare bricks walls, open fireplaces, wooden floorboards). Ok if you like that sort of thing but definitely an acquired taste. The main draw of this place is, undoubtedly, its pretty, and surprisingly large, garden. Spread over different levels, laced with decking and dotted with flowers, shrubs and the kind of delicately dangling tendrils only a budding Titchmarsh could produce, you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd stepped into one of the more successful Ground Force makeovers. Popular in the summer when the bbq hots up it's a worthy contendor for an al fresco drink if you're in the area.

 

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Southwark Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Lambeth North Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
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Library Street NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Union Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £66  39% off
157 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
Situated just a five minute walk from London Waterloo Station, the Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo is nearby to many central London locations, with the London ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £87  39% off
2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
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
 
 
 
H10 London Waterloo Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  41% off
284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
The H10 London Waterloo is a recently-built hotel providing comfortable and well-lit rooms and an ideally-located base from which to get around central London. The hotel ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Bars nearest Imbibe

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The Ring
London > Nightlife > Bars
72 Blackfriars Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Imbibe
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Union Street Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
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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The Distillery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
Cocktails incorporating homemade aromatics hark back to the heritage of the site of The Distillery , the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Imbibe

Imbibe clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Bar Citrus
London > Nightlife > Pubs
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
Pub ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imbibe
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Imbibe
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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Events near Imbibe

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Jasmine Johnson: Upright
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 7th to 10th Dec 2016 - Various Times
Imbibe, 171 Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
A new-wall based installation of large-scale cut-outs depicting a watering hole scene in the African savannah. This commission has been developed after a period of research ...More
 
 
 
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Jerwood Open Forest
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 7th to 11th Dec 2016 - Various Times
Imbibe, 171 Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
Installations, multimedia, performative sculpture and text by the five artists selected for the R&D stage of Jerwood Open Forest in 2016, Rebecca Beinart, Magz Hall, Keith ...More
 
 
 
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The 2016 London Potters Exhibition At The Morley Gallery
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 7th to 10th and 12th to 14th Dec 2016 - Various Times
Imbibe, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 7 minutes from Imbibe
Exhibitions & Art, Crafts....More
 
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Union Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
229 Union Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
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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The Young Vic
London > Entertainment > Theatres
66 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
Knocked together out of breeze blocks for a minimal budget in 1970, Lawrence Olivier's experimental theatre was intended to last for five years, and provide an ... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre Studio
London > Entertainment > Theatres
83-101 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
The National Theatre Studio is home to the National Theatre's Archive, open to anyone with an interest in the theatre's history. The archive includes every stage ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Imbibe

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Imbibe
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Alma Enterprises
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
38-40 Glasshill Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
After five years at 1 Vyner Street Alma Enterprises, the project-space which began as a base for successful young artists' collective 'Land', moved to this new ... More
 
 
 
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Contemporary Applied Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
89 Southwark Street, Fitzrovia, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imbibe
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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St George's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imbibe
One of two cathedrals in Southwark, St George's Cathedral opened in 1848 as the first Catholic cathedral in the UK after the Reformation. The impressive building ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Imbibe

The best shops and markets near Imbibe
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Evans Cycles
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
77 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
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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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imbibe
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, ... More
 
 
 
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Mercato Metropolitano
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 7 minutes from Imbibe
At 45,000 square foot, new Italian market Mercato Metropolitano has no shortage of artisanal talent. Housed in a disused paper factory, it brings together bakers, fishmongers, ... More
 
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Imbibe
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
173 Blackfriars Road, SE1 | Same location as Imbibe
American Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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The Laughing Gravy
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
154 Blackfriars Road, Southwark, SE1 | 1 minute from Imbibe
International cuisine. Booking advised for lunch. Separate room for parties. Tables on patio. ... More
 
 
 
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Baltic
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
74 Blackfriars Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Imbibe
From the stunning décor and mysterious setting to the comfortable glass-topped restaurant and attentive, stylish service, everything about Baltic is designed to create a special evening. ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Imbibe

Near Imbibe
Southwark College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Imbibe
... More
 
 
 
Southwark College
London > Education > English Language Courses
Waterloo Centre, The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Imbibe
No beginners accepted. £200 per week. Maximum class size 25.... More
 
 
 
London Executive Schools
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
5 Westminster Bridge Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Imbibe
... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Imbibe

Imbibe gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Colombo Centre
London > Leisure > Fitness
34 Colombo Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Imbibe
Public Fitness Club ... More
 
 
 
Topnotch
London > Leisure > Fitness
117 Brad Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Imbibe
Fitness Club ... More
 
 
 
South of England Athletics Association
London > Leisure >
4th Floor, Marathon House, 115 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imbibe
... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Imbibe.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Imbibe
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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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imbibe
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Imbibe.
London Development Agency
London > Business > Venue Hire
197 Blackfriars Road, | 2 minutes from Imbibe
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Old Vic Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
Can accomodate for up to 1255 people.... More
 
 
 
Jerwood Space
London > Business > Venue Hire
171 Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Imbibe
The Jerwood name is synonymous with investing in the arts. Thanks to the tireless work of charitable organisation the Jerwood Foundation, large funds have been raised ... More
 
 
 
 

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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Imbibe

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2017 

Covent Garden Piazza 1 minute walk from Imbibe

The Royal Opera Chorus and The Royal Ballet fill Covent Garden's famous Piazza with song and dance before the Sugar ...More

 
The Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Imbibe

Verdi's "muddled masterpiece" (Telegraph) begins mid-way through the story of a gypsy, Azucena, who plans to avenge the Luna family's ...More

Royal Opera: Manon Lescaut
Concerts | Until 12th December 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Imbibe

Jonathan Kent's staging of Puccini's opera in four acts about a man who plans to marry his sister to an ...More

The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Imbibe

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Imbibe

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Imbibe

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
Dead Funny
Dead Funny
Theatre | Until 4th February 2017 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Imbibe

An all-star cast which includes Katherine Parkinson (famous for The IT Crowd and Humans), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two ...More

 
99 Club Covent Garden
Comedy | On 9th December 2016 

Strand Palace Hotel 3 minutes walk from Imbibe

Top stand-up and one-liners from Mike Gunn, Mark Maier and Charlie Baker....More

The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Imbibe

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

 
 
 
 
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