The Happenstance


The Happenstance sits in the shadow of St. Paul's Cathedral with a beautiful alfresco terrace looking right at the iconic building and over the happening square. 

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, the bar becomes a hive of activity with after work drinks, romantic dinners, and large private parties all enjoying the chic and quirky interiors and excellent drink & food offering.  

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. 


Offer Availability
Company of the Month Offer - Gateley PLC
This month we will be springing into March by thanking all Gateley PLC employees for choosing The Happenstance. You will receive 20% off food and drink when booking for lunch or 20% off your pre-order when ordering in advance for your drinks booking, But... don't forget to provide us with a valid Bank of America email address to receive your offer!


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • London - Christmas Lunch, London - Christmas Dinner, London - Private Hire
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • No Door Charge


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 7:30 23:00
Tuesday 7:30 23:00
Wednesday 7:30 23:00
Thursday 7:30 23:00
Friday 7:30 23:00
Saturday 10:00 23:00
Sunday 10:00 18:00



The Happenstance, 10, Paternoster Square, EC4M 7DX


St Pauls

Nearest Station

St. Pauls (Tube)

Getting there

Citymapper Google Maps Gett £15 off for first riders with code DMNGETT


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves British, Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, International and Grill food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients where possible, The Happenstance boasts a relaxed all-day dining menu from breakfast through to dinner.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Venue Venue Hire 0 550 - - -

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

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