The Happenstance

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The Happenstance sits in the shadow of the iconic St. Paul's Cathedral and with its large frontage and nice outdoor terrace seating, it isn't surprising that they draw a sizable chunk of City workers in the area.

In the daytime, it offers a great place for client meetings and drinks, with its laid back and friendly atmosphere; as the evening draws in, this City of London bar becomes an after-work melting pot of traders, bankers and property moguls enjoying a drink after a long day thanks to its contemporary decor and bespoke wine selection.

With private rooms available for hire as well as full weekend hire available, it also functions as a very successful party and event venue. Overall, a pleasant oasis away from the hubbub of city life, The Happenstance is another example of a successful bar providing a refreshing venue for city workers looking to let their hair down and relax. 


No Door Charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
St Pauls
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
Smart Casual, Dress to impress


Day Open Close Notes
07:30 23:00
07:30 23:00
07:30 23:00
07:30 23:00
07:30 23:00
10:00 23:00 Private Hire Only
Sunday - -


The Happenstance
10 Paternoster Square, London, EC4M 7DX

Central London

Nearest station:
St. Pauls (Tube)
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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.75
Pint of Real Ale £4.80
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.00
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.95
Cocktail £8.25
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £7.25
Bottle of House Wine £19.95
Bottle of Champagne £44.95


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This venue serves British food.

A word from the chef:
Boasting superior quality ingredients that give a rich flavour to their modern British cuisine, C&B Paternoster Square are humble with simple meals boasting intense flavours. Try their bulgar wheat salad with avocado from £5.95, or a Casterbridge beef burger at £12.95.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Venue Venue Hire 550 £5k £8k
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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great for after work drinks with the office, not the wildest place but definitely not what you'd want anyway after slaving at the desk the whole day. drinks could be cheaper but they're good quality
18 Jun 2014 by

Always good food! Really like this place, outdoor bit is really nice.
29 Aug 2013 by

enjoyed a long lunch here - definitely recommend!
18 Feb 2013 by

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