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140 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1BT
Michelin-starred chef Agnar Sverrisson (of Texture fame) has created a neat little sideline in the shape of 28º-50º – a casual ‘wine workshop and kitchen... more »
121 Holborn, London EC1N 2TD
By accident rather than design, ‘Europe’s first purpose-built social ping-pong club’ occupies the vast basement site where the game was trademarked... more »
59 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9DS
Lovers of all things Gallic and vinous (with the occasional bargain thrown in) should swing by Club Gascon's ‘annex' – a specialist bar dealing in the... more »
82 Leather Lane, London EC1N 7TR
There can't be too many City boozers with a full-on beer list (plus a glossary), but this offshoot of Pimlico's Craft Beer Co. seems to have the lot... more »
55 Britton Street, London EC1M 5UQ
By rights, The Jerusalem Tavern should be full to bursting with camera-wielding American tourists, but this higgledy-piggledy historic pub remains proudly... more »
85 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AE
The silver and black suits of Fleet Street’s upper echelons blend seamlessly with the art-deco, monochrome interior of this swish bar – an appendage... more »
50-52 Long Lane, London EC1A 9EJ
The name is inspired by a Beastie Boys track, but a Michael Jackson album is your clue to uncovering this Smithfield diner’s hidden secret – an ‘off the... more »
42 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HU
Buoyed by the success of the original Bourne & Hollingsworth and Rev J Simpson bars in Fitzrovia, the owners have targeted Clerkenwell with their boldest... more »
22-24 Bride Lane, London EC4Y 8DT
The City was awash with London gin in the 18th century, but local supplies dried up until the Square Mile's only working distillery launched in 2012. Burnished... more »
33 Blackfriars Lane, London EC4V 6EP
Owner Richard Bigg is on a mission to re-educate Brits whose view of Cava has been tainted by the stuff peddled in tourist-trap bodegas. He’s a persuasive... more »
69-73 St John Street, London EC1M 4AY
Hawksmoor’s younger, hipster cousin bears all the admirable hallmarks of its parent group: terrific British-reared steaks, punchy cocktails, “informative,... more »
Check out the top bars in both Clerkenwell & Blackfriars with Square Meal’s fantastic list of the best bars in Clerkenwell & Blackfriars. Sitting on the edge of the north east of the City, hip and trendy Clerkenwell is home to an abundance of design studios and creative practices and therefore plays host to a cool crowd. Neighbouring Shoreditch and Islington, Clerkenwell is a popular drinking destination for after workers and local trendsters. Bordering the south side of the City, Blackfriars boasts stunning views over the Thames and scenic riverside walks. Blackfriars train station sees hundreds of passengers coming through every day, from City workers to those visiting the nearby landmarks such as the Millennium Bridge, St Paul’s and the Tate Modern.
Both Clerkenwell & Blackfriars offer a superb selection of bars, all included here in Square Meal’s list of the best bars in Clerkenwell & Blackfriars. Whether it’s the hip atmosphere of Clerkenwell or the riverside beauty of Blackfriars you prefer, you are certain to find the perfect bar in either area with this Square Meal guide. You may also want to take a look at Square Meal’s guide to the best bars in the neighbouring City and Southbank & Shad Thames just across the river.
Every one of the top bars in Clerkenwell & Blackfriars featured in Square Meal’s list of the best bars in Clerkenwell & Blackfriars have been tried and tested by critics and our own customers so check out the reviews with Square Meal today. Each Square Meal listing features an independent review, as well as reviews from those who have visited, together with unique special offers such as free drinks and discounts.