The Espresso Room  

 
 
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31-35 Great Ormond Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3HZ
 
 
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Mon to Fri 7.30am-5pm
 

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The Espresso RoomA small but perfectly formed independent coffee shop, The Espresso Room has just got room enough to house coffee, tea, sandwiches, cakes and whole beans by the bag as well as seating for a few - maybe four - customers. Across the road from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children this is a welcome place to stop (especially if you're working the late shift) for on-the-go coffee. British owner Ben Townsend has set up this artisan coffee shop to bring the people of Bloomsbury a delicious cup of coffee using beans by Square Mile, the barista's supplier of choice, made using La Marzocco - the rolls royce of espresso machines. Whole beans sold by the bag are supplied by Has Bean and Square Mile, and tea - posh and builders - is also available. On the food menu they have sandwiches substantial enough for lunch - the ham and mustard roll is good - and a selection of cakes, muffins and meringues for those of a sweet tooth.

 

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Brunswick Square NCP
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £87  25% off
92 Southampton Row, WC1B | 2 minutes from The Espresso Room
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50-60 Southampton Row, WC1B | 3 minutes from The Espresso Room
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The Espresso Room, Great Russell Street, WC1B | 6 minutes from The Espresso Room
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The Espresso Room, Great Russell Street, Bankside, London WC1B | 6 minutes from The Espresso Room
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25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1R | 3 minutes from The Espresso Room
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252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 6 minutes from The Espresso Room
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94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from The Espresso Room
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1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from The Espresso Room
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7 Roger Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from The Espresso Room
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63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from The Espresso Room
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Scarfes Bar
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252 High Holborn, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 5 minutes from The Espresso Room
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The American Bar at The Savoy
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The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 8 minutes from The Espresso Room
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The Foundling Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from The Espresso Room
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 6 minutes from The Espresso Room
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London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 7 minutes from The Espresso Room
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Composed by Robert Hugill, with libretto by Joanna Wyld, this enduring modern opera sees tensions rise between three generations of ...More

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The Foundling Museum 5 minutes walk from The Espresso Room

The Cornish artist uses both print and painting to evoke 18th-century broadside ballads, complementing the main exhibition Hogarth & The ...More

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The Foundling Museum 5 minutes walk from The Espresso Room

Explore the use of sound in William Hogarth's art as the Foundling Museum stages the first exhibition dedicated to the ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 4th August 2019 

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To mark 350 years since Rembrandt's death, the British Museum presents Rembrandt: Thinking on Paper. The museum holds one of ...More

 
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