Bourne & Hollingsworth


Welcome to B&H Buildings

Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings is a multi-faceted clubhouse in Clerkenwell, just off Exmouth Market, featuring a restaurant, greenhouse, cocktail bar, cookery school and late-night underground drinking and dancing den. 

Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings is easy elegance. Think of it as the communal hall at the centre of a very special village. This village hall serves delicious food, beautiful drinks and is an oasis of informal charm. Who wouldn’t want to live in a village like that? It is for your special dinner, easy weekend brunch, the quick pint after work, late afternoon coffee or a lazy refreshing cocktail. Whatever you come for, whenever you drop in: we’re here for you.



Dinner & Drinks: Wednesday - Saturday from 4pm

Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday from 10am - 4pm


What's on


Gift Voucher
On sale until 1st Mar 2025
£25 - £100


  • Taking Bookings
  • Dance floor
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • No Door Charge
  • None


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 8:00 0:00 Private Hire Only.
Tuesday 8:00 0:00 Private Hire Only.
Wednesday 16:00 0:00
Thursday 16:00 0:00
Friday 16:00 1:00
Saturday 10:00 1:00
Sunday 10:00 18:00



Bourne & Hollingsworth, Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R 0HU


Central London

Nearest Station

Farringdon (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Brunch, British, Pub Food, Breakfast, Vegan Friendly and Vegetarian Friendly food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Exclusive Hire Venue Hire 110 210 - From £3,000 From £10,000

We’ve put a lot of effort and love into making B&H Buildings a truly special place for all occasions. From cocktail fuelled after parties, album showcases and product launches, to long, impressive client lunches and boozy brunches, private meetings or raucous parties, B&H Buildings is our playground created for those who, like us, crave a space to eat, drink and be merry from dawn to dusk.

Featuring seven distinct areas with varied eating, drinking and dancing spaces, B&H Buildings takes its inspiration from the faded grandeur of a stately home. We’ve combined unusual textures and modern shades with trailing plants and rich fabrics to produce a highly original space perfect for anyone wanting to impress clients to those of you who just want to sink into a beautiful armchair with a bloody good mary.

ENTIRE VENUE 220 standing reception or 110 seated

The Private Dining Room Private Room 14 0 - 400 700

This delightful room is light and airy with beautiful plants hanging from the ceiling. Antique display cabinets full of plants and bottles line the room and a beautiful fireplace takes centre stage. The five tables come together to make one long large and comfortable dining table, surrounded by stunningly upholstered chairs.

With beautiful plantation shutters, guests have the option of keeping them closed to retain an intimate setting, or opening them onto the bar and capturing the buzzing atmosphere whilst preserving a sense of privacy. Perfect for meetings and private parties alike, The Private Dining Room provides a relaxed and intimate setting for up to 14 guests.


The Greenhouse Private Room 22 30 - 500 1000

Capturing the impression of an abandoned country house, where the gardens and state-rooms have slowly grown into one another and gone to seed, The Restaurant and Greenhouse make up the main restaurant. Mixing soft furnishings and armchairs with cane garden furniture and wrought iron benches,
the whole space is filled with hanging baskets, fully grown trees and trailing creepers, effectively bringing the outside in and offering a relaxing but decorous dining experience.

With the low romantic lighting from the festoons, the Greenhouse springs to life at night, as the light streams through the palms and casts shadows
against the white washed walls. The fire is lit and the whole space transforms into a cosy and intimate dinner party setting.

B&H Kitchen Private Room 16 0 - 200 500

The B&H Kitchen is a perfect example of functional beauty, our hub of culinary knowledge. It also moonlights as a grand and atmospheric private dining room, complete with personal chef cooking everything in front of you and your own bartender – or honesty bar if you prefer. The dining table is a beautiful bespoke piece of London Plane which comfortably accommodates up to 16 diners and in its simple charm provides a lucrative conversation starter. Tucked away from the rest of the building, the Kitchen transforms effortlessly from bright and airy daytime retreat, all clean lines and creeping plants, to the warm intimacy of a candlelit dining room, perfect for private parties and special events.

Garden Restaurant Room and Greenhouse Private Room 80 210 - - -
Studio Venue Hire 120 200 - - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings - London Restaurant Review

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