Nightlife near The Black Friar  

 
 
ADDRESS
, 174 Queen Victoria Street, City, London EC4V 4EG
 
 
OPENING TIMES
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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7 Tales
London > Nightlife > Bars
64 Turnmill Street, EC1M | 13 minutes walk from The Black Friar
"Restaurateurs the world over could learn a thing or two from Jason Atherton when it comes to what makes a great restaurant bar,"... More
 
 
 
 
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Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 5 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

Bill Viola
Exhibitions | Until 11th August 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 5 minutes walk from The Black Friar

The internationally-acclaimed artist displays a second permanent large-scale installation, titled Mary, the first moving-image artworks to be installed in a ...More

BRITISH LANDSCAPE: Art Collectors Preview - Above and Beyond
Exhibitions | Until 2nd July 2017 

Bankside Gallery 6 minutes walk from The Black Friar

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George Condo
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Works by the American artist, encompassing both abstraction and figuration through painting and sculpture....More

Marcel Duchamp: Fountain 1917
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar

A replica from 1964 of the artist's iconic readymade, considered one of the most influential works of the 20th century....More

Expanded Painting
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Works by artists including Pinot Gallizio, Shozo Shimamoto, Niki de Saint Phalle, Sam Gilliam, Richard Smith and Frank Bowling, providing ...More

Sam Francis And Brett Weston
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Compare and contrast the work of the two American artists who each explored the relationship between landscape and abstraction....More

Torn Papers And Walls Paper
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Works by contemporary and abstract artists in response to the theme of Cities, featuring pieces by Mark Bradford, Gordon Matta-Clark ...More

Alberto Giacometti
Alberto Giacometti
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti, "one of the most highly regarded and distinctive artists of the last century" (The Guardian) "wowed ...More

 
Fahrelnissa Zeid
Fahrelnissa Zeid
Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2017 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar

One of the first female artists to exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London in the late ...More

 

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Modern brasserie in Camden Market with Lee Andrews, formerly of Chiltern Firehouse, as head chef ...More

 
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Arts Theatre

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Haymarket Theatre Royal

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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

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Museum of London

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Whitechapel Gallery

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Eid Festival 2017
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