Nightlife near The Black Friar  

 
 
ADDRESS
, 174 Queen Victoria Street, City, London EC4V 4EG
 
 
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Open 11:00-23:00 Mon-Sat | 12:00-22:30 Sun | Food until 22:00
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Humble Grape Fleet Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 St Brides Passage, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 2 minutes walk from The Black Friar
A wine bar and shop selling wines directly from independent vineyards, Humble Grape opened its first wine bar and shop in... More
 
 
 
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The Tipperary
London > Nightlife > Pubs
66 Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 3 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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... More
 
 
 
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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
London > Nightlife > Pubs
145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 4 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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.... More
 
 
 
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Dandelyan
London > Nightlife > Bars
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from The Black Friar
A sumptuous, Art Deco-inspired interior designed by Tom Dixon and views over the South Bank, Dandelyan is no unwanted weed. Instead it's a cut above... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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... More
 
 
 
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Samuel Pepys
London > Nightlife
Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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... More
 
 
 
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Edgar Wallace
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 8 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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Dirty Martini, St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Bars
130 Wood St, City, London EC2V | 8 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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.... More
 
 
 
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The Four Sisters Townhouse
London > Nightlife > Bars
5 Groveland Court, Bow Lane, EC4M | 8 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Falling somewhere between an old curiosity shop and a sumptuous Victorian gentleman's club, The Four Sisters Townhouse is an elegant, intimate... More
 
 
 
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Ye Old Mitre Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Ely Place, Holborn, London EC1N | 9 minutes walk from The Black Friar
This elusive wood panelled old tavern, hidden down an alleyway between 8 and 9 Hatton Garden, dates back to 1547 when it was built for... More
 
 
 
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Bounce Farringdon
London > Nightlife > Bars
121 Holborn, Holborn, London EC1N | 9 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Paddles at the ready! Europe's first social ping-pong club has arrived in London and, quite brilliantly, is built in the exact spot that table tennis... More
 
 
 
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Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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... More
 
 
 
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The Distillery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 10 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Cocktails incorporating homemade aromatics hark back to the heritage of the site of The Distillery , the ... More
 
 
 
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Bleeding Heart Bistro
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1 | 10 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Set in an attractive cobbled courtyard, this candlelit bistro/wine bar is a taste of an older, more civilised world. Uniformed French waiters glide unobtrusively between... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 10 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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... More
 
 
 
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Fabric
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 10 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Built on the site of a Victorian meat cellar, Fabric continues to boast the most sensational line-ups in the capital. Its... More
 
 
 
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Bleeding Heart Tavern
London > Nightlife > Bars
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 10 minutes walk from The Black Friar
As the less formal sister of the Bleeding Heart Restaurant, the Tavern has kept the brand's warm welcome, slick service and top nosh intact while... More
 
 
 
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 10 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Following the huge success of the Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, launched in January 2015, the award winning... More
 
 
 
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Reserve Bar Stock Exchange
London > Nightlife > Bars
46 Gresham Street, City, London EC2V | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Reserve Bar Stock Exchange in the City uses the stock market model to price its drinks - prices change in line with their popularity on... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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... More
 
 
 
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches.... More
 
 
 
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Cittie of Yorke
London > Nightlife > Pubs
22 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Although the site of the Cittie of Yorke has been home to a public house since the 15th century, it has been housed in many... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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... More
 
 
 
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 12 minutes walk from The Black Friar
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella -... More
 
 
 
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Vinopolis Wine Wharf
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 12 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Their extensive wine list is a veritable treat for connoisseurs and aspiring novices alike; there are 100 wines available by the glass and over 300... More
 
 
 
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Vinopolis
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 Bank End, Bankside, London SE1 | 12 minutes walk from The Black Friar
If you like wine, an afternoon spent exploring the alcoholic delights of Vinopolis is an ideal pursuit. This self-guided tour allows visitors to find out... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Bar One Cannon Street
London > Nightlife > Bars
103 Cannon Street, City, London EC4N | 12 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Bright airy chain bars with a good range of beer, wine and spirits offering reasonable gastropub style food. Comfortable, with plenty of tables, leather sofas,... More
 
 
 
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Union Street Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 12 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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... More
 
 
 
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Jerusalem Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 12 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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.... More
 
 
 
 
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Royal Opera: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg
Royal Opera: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg
Concerts | Until 31st March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Black Friar

Kasper Holten ends his tenure as The Royal Opera's Director of Opera with this new production of Wagner's opera about ...More

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

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Black Friar

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

 
42nd Street
Theatre | Until 22nd July 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Broadway comes to the West End in 2017 with classic musical 42nd Street. Replacing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the ...More

Stepping Out
Stepping Out
Theatre | Until 17th June 2017 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson star in Richard Harris' bittersweet comedy drama, Stepping Out, ...More

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

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Black Friar

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

 
99 Club Covent Garden
Comedy | On 24th March 2017 

Strand Palace Hotel 3 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Joe Lycett, Ed Gamble and Zoe Lyons take to the stage to share their latest material....More

The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 10th September 2017 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

New London Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Birdy Nam Nam
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Heaven 6 minutes walk from The Black Friar

The French electronic trio perform tracks from their four studio albums as well as new material....More

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Lupins
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Named after the English garden flower, Lupins is a fusion of British and global flavours ...More

 
Comptoir Cafe & Wine
Comptoir Cafe & Wine
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Smart yet informal all-day cafe, bar and wine shop with around 1,000 wines from all ...More

 
Trawler Trash
Dining 

Originally home to the oldest fish and chip shop in London, Trawler Trash on Islington's Upper Street is re-invigorating the great British tradition....More

Machiya
Dining 

Japanese restaurant Machiya is by the people behind critically acclaimed Kanada-Ya....More

Quartieri
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Kilburn pizza restaurant comes from the guys who set up the famous Trianon Vomero pizzeria ...More

 
Radici
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Dining 

An authentic Italian trattoria in Islington from celebrated chef Francesco Mazzei, chef patron of Sartoria ...More

 
Festival Embassy
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Concerts | On 25th March 

The House Of St Barnabas

In the lead up to Bestival, The House of St Barnabas has partnered with the ...More

 
Mercer & Co
Mercer & Co
Dining 

Serving salt beef and cocktails in Islington's Chapel Market....More

 
Race Horse Company: Around
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Theatre | From 13th April 

Jacksons Lane Theatre

Charming circus show from the Finnish company....More

 
Prosecco Springs
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Oval Space

London already has festivals dedicated to wine, beer and coffee and now it's the turn ...More

 
Your East End
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Kids Events | Until 19th March 

Museum of London Docklands

The Museum of London Docklands invites Londoners to explore what the East End means to ...More

 
Robotics Easter Challenge
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Kids Events | From 17th April 

National Army Museum

This Easter head to the newly reopened National Army Museum and see if you can ...More

 
The Poetry Brothel
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Theatre | On 18th March 

The Betsey Trotwood

Offering more than just poetry, the Poetry Brothel is a unique and immersive event that ...More

 
Pocahontas And After: Cultural Day
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Business Events | On 18th March 

British Library

This March, the British Library explores the historic ...More

 
All About Piano! Festival
All About Piano! Festival
Concerts | From 2nd May 

Institut Francais Du Royaume-Uni

Launched in 2013 following the restoration of the Institut français' grand piano, All About Piano ...More

 
The Piano Brothers
The Piano Brothers
Concerts | On 2nd April 

Cine Lumiere

The closing act of this year's All About Piano! festival....More

 
Betroffenheit
Betroffenheit
Dance | From 12th April 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Crystal Pite and actor-playwright Jonathon Young join forces to examine the ...More

 
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Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
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