Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings


Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings is a Modern All-day Brasserie and Bar in Clerkenwell.

With varied eating and drinking spaces, welcoming service and all-day flexibility, Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings offers a creative hub for all those who enjoy the brand’s signature style, day and night. B&H Buildings offers the consistent quality and friendly service of a member’s club, but without any of the membership fees or contrived exclusivity.

Situated just off Exmouth Market, Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings features a large bar serving the brand’s famous cocktails, a 70-cover restaurant and greenhouse, a relaxed café area and characterful private rooms. Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings is the ideal venue for all your celebrations and functions, being the perfect size for a small-medium event and occasionally available for full private hire.


We have a soft spot for small, intimate basements. The history of nightlife is filled with legendary places no bigger than a living room. In such places, traditionally, there is nothing more than somewhere comfortable to sit, small tables, extremely forgiving light, great drinks, charming, cool service and, naturally, amazing music. The best of these places exist as a well-kept secret. They have to. Remember, they are very small. They are the cool opposite of cavernous clubs with queues being marshalled by “security”. Ours is a hazy secret. It is a place for when you don’t feel like winding down the night just yet. Elegant misbehaviour has a place in everyone’s life we think. The Basement is also ideal for a number of different projects. We’ve hosted exhibitions, pop-ups, product launches, cocktail classes, life drawing classes, yoga classes, screenings, literary salons, talks and Q&As.



Walk through the bar, past the Café, and you find yourself in the Garden Room, amongst a verdant expanse of greenery. 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 Garden Room and Greenhouse makes up the largest restaurant space. 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 relaxed and charming dining experience.


Light and airy, and mixing faded grandeur with lush greenery, the Greenhouse is picture-perfect and can take most of the credit for making B&H Buildings one of the most Instagram-worthy venues in London. Sunny and bright during the day, the Greenhouse springs to life at night, as low lighting from the festoons streams through the palms, casting shadows against the white-washed walls.  Beautiful and atmospheric, the Greenhouse provides a stunning setting for larger private dining parties, catering for up to 22 seated guests.


Featuring bentwood mahogany and wicker booths, the café area offers a cosy median between bustling bar and more formal restaurant. This versatile space is perfect for casual dining, catch-up drinks and informal meetings. During the day the café works well for those looking to escape the confines of the office. Equipped with free wifi, endless pots of tea, comfortable seating and large tables, this area is a favourite amongst those who prefer to go about their business in a more relaxed but efficient manner. In the evening, this light and airy space is transformed, lit up by beautiful hanging lights and can be hired for dinner or drinks parties for up to 30 guests.


Occupying the sunny west-facing side of the building, The Bar at B&H Buildings opens onto the street and the leafy park beyond via huge windows and doors.   The bar is ideal for daytime coffees, after-work drinks and informal gatherings. Influenced by those typically seen in a Grand Café, the beautiful marble mosaic bar top itself offers a generous and informal perch for guests wishing to sit closer to the action.  A bar menu is available for bookings, although guests are also very welcome to order from the a la carte restaurant menu.   The bar stocks a range of beers and fine wines, as well as an exhaustive selection of spirits; the star of the show, of course, is Bourne & Hollingsworth’s trademark cocktails, with a list featuring both classics and new creations. 

What's on


Offer Availability
Lunch Set Menu
We appreciate that everyone's pushed for time, so we've created a delightful lunch menu that's pretty nifty and won't break the bank. Enjoy two courses for £15 or three courses for £18 all week from 12pm - 3pm
Monday 12:00 – 15:00
Tuesday 12:00 – 15:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 15:00
Thursday 12:00 – 15:00
Friday 12:00 – 15:00
Supper Special
It's nice to be looked after once in a while, so why not let B&H Buildings take care of you with a delightful supper menu available weekdays from 5-6.30pm, and 9.30-10.30pm
Thursday Steak + Wine Night
Thursday Steak & Wine Night - every Thursday, join us at B&H buildings for your choice of cut and get a free glass of wine. Wines will change every week and your server will let you know on the day what special wines we have on offer.
Thursday 17:00 – 22:00


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


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 11:00 0:00
Tuesday 11:00 0:00
Wednesday 11:00 0:00
Thursday 11:00 0:00
Friday 11:00 1:00
Saturday 10:00 1:00
Sunday 10:00 18:00

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Tuesday 24th December 2019 11:00 17:00
Thursday 26th December 2019 - -
Wednesday 25th December 2019 - -
Wednesday 1st January 2020 10:00 17:30
Tuesday 31st December 2019 11:00 15:00
Saturday 25th January 2020 11:00 17:00



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



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Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Venue Hire Venue Hire 0 210 - - -
Below & Hidden Basement Space 0 45 - - -
The Bottle Room Private Room 12 0 - - -
The Greenhouse Private Room 20 0 - - -

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

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