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Spend an Evening at Piano Smithfield, London

If you’re staying at our Amba Hotel Charing Cross, you’re ideally placed to enjoy the vibrant nightlife that London has to offer. Just a short trip from your hotel door, you’ll find Piano Smithfield bar nestled in the Southwark area of London. Here’s everything you need to know about Piano Smithfield Bar, where to find it and what you’ll find.

About Piano Smithfield

Piano Smithfield is a vibrant cocktail bar in the heart of London. Alongside a wide range of expertly crafted cocktails, the bar hosts an array of top-name piano acts. Taking to the stage until the early hours of the morning, it sets the perfect mood and ambience for a relaxing evening of drinks and entertainment in the capital.

The bar was founded by irrepressible pianist and late-night London personality institution, Bazz Norton. Bazz is a highly regarded musician in his own right, establishing his trio around the same time he opened the first bar. His main reason for doing so was that there were no good piano bars in London that pianists wanted to go and drink in after work; so he opened one himself.

The bar is open daily from Tues - Wed 5pm - 12am, Thurs 5pm - 1am, Fri 5pm - 2am & Sat 6pm - 2am.

What Can I Expect at Piano Smithfield?

Piano Smithfield offers live entertainment at its down-played but overstated best, and the surroundings certainly don’t let the general ambience down either: black and white photos, a majestic grand piano taking centre-stage, champagne, classic or creative but always expertly mixed cocktails round off an evening of exclusive-feeling, inclusively-spirited fun.

If you’re lucky you might catch Bazz and his band playing on the night you stop by, or even get to hear Bazz’s wife Moya crooning out soul and jazz numbers while he accompanies her on the ivories.

Piano Bar Smithfield – How to Get There

Piano Smithfield Bar can be found at 14 Long Lane, London EC1A 9PN. If you’re travelling from our Amba Hotel Charing Cross, you can walk to Piano Smithfield. At just over a mile and a half, it makes for the perfect early evening stroll through central London.

Walking to Piano Smithfield

  1. Leave our hotel and turn right onto Strand
  2. Follow Strand for just over 1km before turning left onto Fetter Lane
  3. After around 400m, take a slight right onto Holborn Circus and almost immediately another slight right onto Holborn Viaduct
  4. Take a left down the stairs and onto Farringdon Street
  5. Turn right onto West Smithfield and follow for 500m until you arrive

Getting to Piano Smithfield by Tube

If you plan to use the tube to get to Piano Smithfield, the fastest journey is as follows:

  1. Walk to Embankment Tube Station by turning right upon leaving our hotel and walking down Villiers Street
  2. Take the District Line to Blackfriars
  3. Upon leaving the station, take a slight right on to Queen Victoria Street
  4. Turn left on to Black Friars Lane
  5. After around 200m, turn right on to Ludgate Hill before soon turning left on to Old Bailey
  6. Follow for around 500m before turning right on to Cloth Fair
  7. Keep walking for just over 100m and turn left on to Hayne Street
  8. Take a short walk then turn right on to Long Lane

Getting to Piano Smithfield by Bus

  1. Turn right onto Strand upon leaving the hotel
  2. Follow for 500m before taking a slight left and following Aldwych for 120m
  3. Take the 76 bus to Little Britain and alight at St. Paul’s Station
  4. Turn left onto Albion Way before turning right onto Bartholomew Street
  5. Follow for 240m before turning right onto Long Lane

Piano Smithfield is a true representation of London’s fantastic nightlife scene, offering a classy and fun evening out with top-class musicians and expertly made cocktails. If you’re staying with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross or are considering a visit, an evening at Piano Smithfield could make your trip that extra bit special.

If you’re staying at our Amba Hotel Charing Cross, you’re ideally placed to enjoy the vibrant nightlife that London has to offer. Just a short trip from your hotel door, you’ll find Piano Smithfield bar nestled in the Southwark area of London. Here’s everything you need to know about Piano Smithfield Bar, where to find it and what you’ll find.

About Piano Smithfield

Piano Smithfield is a vibrant cocktail bar in the heart of London. Alongside a wide range of expertly crafted cocktails, the bar hosts an array of top-name piano acts. Taking to the stage until the early hours of the morning, it sets the perfect mood and ambience for a relaxing evening of drinks and entertainment in the capital.

The bar was founded by irrepressible pianist and late-night London personality institution, Bazz Norton. Bazz is a highly regarded musician in his own right, establishing his trio around the same time he opened the first bar. His main reason for doing so was that there were no good piano bars in London that pianists wanted to go and drink in after work; so he opened one himself.

The bar is open daily from Tues - Wed 5pm - 12am, Thurs 5pm - 1am, Fri 5pm - 2am & Sat 6pm - 2am.

What Can I Expect at Piano Smithfield?

Piano Smithfield offers live entertainment at its down-played but overstated best, and the surroundings certainly don’t let the general ambience down either: black and white photos, a majestic grand piano taking centre-stage, champagne, classic or creative but always expertly mixed cocktails round off an evening of exclusive-feeling, inclusively-spirited fun.

If you’re lucky you might catch Bazz and his band playing on the night you stop by, or even get to hear Bazz’s wife Moya crooning out soul and jazz numbers while he accompanies her on the ivories.

Piano Bar Smithfield – How to Get There

Piano Smithfield Bar can be found at 14 Long Lane, London EC1A 9PN. If you’re travelling from our Amba Hotel Charing Cross, you can walk to Piano Smithfield. At just over a mile and a half, it makes for the perfect early evening stroll through central London.

Walking to Piano Smithfield

  1. Leave our hotel and turn right onto Strand
  2. Follow Strand for just over 1km before turning left onto Fetter Lane
  3. After around 400m, take a slight right onto Holborn Circus and almost immediately another slight right onto Holborn Viaduct
  4. Take a left down the stairs and onto Farringdon Street
  5. Turn right onto West Smithfield and follow for 500m until you arrive

Getting to Piano Smithfield by Tube

If you plan to use the tube to get to Piano Smithfield, the fastest journey is as follows:

  1. Walk to Embankment Tube Station by turning right upon leaving our hotel and walking down Villiers Street
  2. Take the District Line to Blackfriars
  3. Upon leaving the station, take a slight right on to Queen Victoria Street
  4. Turn left on to Black Friars Lane
  5. After around 200m, turn right on to Ludgate Hill before soon turning left on to Old Bailey
  6. Follow for around 500m before turning right on to Cloth Fair
  7. Keep walking for just over 100m and turn left on to Hayne Street
  8. Take a short walk then turn right on to Long Lane

Getting to Piano Smithfield by Bus

  1. Turn right onto Strand upon leaving the hotel
  2. Follow for 500m before taking a slight left and following Aldwych for 120m
  3. Take the 76 bus to Little Britain and alight at St. Paul’s Station
  4. Turn left onto Albion Way before turning right onto Bartholomew Street
  5. Follow for 240m before turning right onto Long Lane

Piano Smithfield is a true representation of London’s fantastic nightlife scene, offering a classy and fun evening out with top-class musicians and expertly made cocktails. If you’re staying with us at Amba Hotel Charing Cross or are considering a visit, an evening at Piano Smithfield could make your trip that extra bit special.

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