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St Mary-le-Bow Church, City, Cheapside, London EC2V 6AU
 
 
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Cafe BelowIn the atmospheric, mediaeval crypt of St Mary le Bow Church, the Cafe Below is a City institution. A quiet oasis from the hectic world above, serving a short menu of British and European dishes, with the occasional curry, the cafe has an ever changing seasonal menu. Being beneath the Bow Bells, naturally we are dedicated to all things London, so we source as locally as possible; our coffee is roasted in Hackney and our beer brewed in the East End. For breakfast, we are the perfect place for a moment of quiet before the day begins or a small or large business meeting, all with Homemade rye toast, River Farm smoked salmon, Brioche French toast and our own granola.

Jay Rayner hailed the cafe as being the "kind of restaurant any hectic city needs"; a quality driven, friendly place where you can meet mates, clients or colleagues, all in the unique setting of a Christopher Wren crypt!

 

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Mansion House Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
St. Paul's Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
27 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Bucklesbury House
 
3 minutes walk
 
Thames Exchange NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  25% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 6 minutes from Cafe Below
In the heart of the financial district and close to the Bank of England, the newly opened Apex London Wall Hotel, is within walking distance of ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  21% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 6 minutes from Cafe Below
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Gracechurch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £63  33% off
7 Gracechurch Street, EC3V | 7 minutes from Cafe Below
The location of Club Quarters Gracechurch in the heart of the City has made it a favourite with business travellers. A cheerily macho atmosphere permeates from ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Anthologist
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
58 Gresham Street, City, London EC2V | 3 minutes from Cafe Below
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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The Telegraph
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
11 Telegraph Street, Moorgate, City, London EC2R | 4 minutes from Cafe Below
A great choice for hearty cuisine near Moorgate, The Telegraph offers a daily changing menu using fresh and seasonal ingredients. The fare ranges from traditional British ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurant at St Paul's Cathedral
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
St Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from Cafe Below
In the basement of Sir Christopher Wren's grandest architectural achievement is burial place of St Paul's Cathedral, where those who have made an outstanding contribution to ... More
 
 
 
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The Place Below
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
St Mary-le Bow, Cheapside, City, London EC2V | Same location as Cafe Below
Shielded from the rampant capitalism and relentless wheeling and dealing above ground in the City, The Place Below is a calm haven below the streets. The ... More
 
 
 
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Bow Wine Vault
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
10 Bow Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from Cafe Below
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
47 Bow Lane, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from Cafe Below
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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325 Years, 325 Objects
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd July 2019 to 15th May 2020 - 10am-5pm
Cafe Below, Bartholomew Lane, EC2R | 4 minutes from Cafe Below
The bank celebrates its 325th anniversary with a display of 325 items selected from the vast collections amassed since the Bank was founded in 1694....More
 
 
 
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The Cato Street Conspiracy, 1820: A Study in Terrorism
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 20th February 2020 - 6pm-7pm
Cafe Below, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 6 minutes from Cafe Below
Literary & Education, Lecture....More
 
 
 
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The Fancy Fork
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 23rd July 2019 to 23rd July 2020
Cafe Below, 24-32 King William Street, EC4R | 7 minutes from Cafe Below
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Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, City, London EC2N | 6 minutes from Cafe Below
Empty for four years, the building next to Drapers Hall and behind the Bank of England which used to be Throgmortons became Heroes Grotto of Comedy ... More
 
 
 
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Guildhall School Of Music And Drama
London > Entertainment > Arts and Drama
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 8 minutes from Cafe Below
Part of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama , this is Grade II-listed building on Silk Street houses the Silk Street ... More
 
 
 
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Cafe Below
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. ... More
 
 
 
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Church of St Mary Aldermary
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Watling Street, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from Cafe Below
A church rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren, approximately 1680, in the Gothic style after it was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. It is, in ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions >
3 Queen Victoria Street, EC2R | 2 minutes from Cafe Below
Running through the site of Bloomberg's new European headquarters, the covered pedestrian Bloomberg Arcade is home to a ... More
 
 
 
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The City Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
80 Basinghall Street, EC2V | 3 minutes from Cafe Below
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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 2 minutes from Cafe Below
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Beau Gems
London > Shopping > Jewellery
26 Royal Exchange, City, London EC3V | 5 minutes from Cafe Below
A high-class repair service for all varieties of damaged items. Antique jewellery and second-hand designer watches are on offer.... More
 
 
 
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Penhaligon's
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
8 Royal Exchange, City, London EC3V | 5 minutes from Cafe Below
130-year-old scent emporium with royal warrants. For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon’s has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston ... More
 
 
 
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Mimo London
London > Education > Cookery Courses
1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 | 10 minutes from Cafe Below
In a historic building next to Borough Market, husband and wife team Jon and Nicole Warren have set up the second branch of Mimo, their cookery ... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 14 minutes from Cafe Below
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 15 minutes from Cafe Below
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Golf
1 Poultry, Bank, EC2R | 2 minutes from Cafe Below
Putting a swing into your social life, Puttshack brings crazy golf into the 21st century with high tech equipment, blinging ... More
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
The Ned London, 27 Poultry, EC2R | 2 minutes from Cafe Below
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 6 minutes from Cafe Below
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 6 minutes from Cafe Below
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The Lamb Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 9 minutes from Cafe Below
Located within the beautiful nineteenth century covered Leadenhall Market, the Lamb Tavern is a traditional British pub that's popular with city workers and tourists. The historical ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 9 minutes from Cafe Below
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
 
 
 
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The Four Sisters Townhouse
London > Nightlife > Bars
5 Groveland Court, Bow Lane, EC4M | 1 minute from Cafe Below
Falling somewhere between an old curiosity shop and a sumptuous Victorian gentleman's club, The Four Sisters Townhouse is an elegant, intimate cocktail ... More
 
 
 
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Dirty Martini, St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Bars
130 Wood St, City, London EC2V | 2 minutes from Cafe Below
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
 
 
 
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Veeno St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1st Floor One New Change, EC2V | 2 minutes from Cafe Below
Italian wine bar Veeno champions Italy's after-work culture of drinking, eating and relaxing, and specialises in family grown Sicilian wine alongside authentic ... More
 
 
 
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Guildhall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | 3 minutes from Cafe Below
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 2000 people.... More
 
 
 
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Skinners' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 4 minutes from Cafe Below
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Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 5 minutes from Cafe Below
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The Fancy Fork
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As the afternoon rolls into evening Israeli chef Shuli Wimer joins Farmer J in Monument to give us The Fancy ...More

 
Voices In The Dark: Notes To The Forgotten She Wolves
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Notes To The Forgotten She-Wolves
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Over five nights, 20 writers shine a light on or pay tribute to women and non-binary people, who have been ...More

Jubel Ski Lodge
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Foodie Events | Until 27th March 2020 

The Conductor 9 minutes walk from Cafe Below

Escape the London winter without leaving the city by visiting a lively, warm apres ski bar, the Jubel Ski Lodge ...More

 
Dora Maurer
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Exhibitions | Until 5th July 2020 

Tate Modern 10 minutes walk from Cafe Below

The playful works of Dora Maurer come to Tate Modern this summer in what will be the first UK survey ...More

 
Steve McQueen
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Exhibitions | Until 11th May 2020 

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He's the only UK artist to have won both the Turner Prize and an Oscar, and in spring 2020 '12 ...More

 
Dora Maar
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The Surrealist artist and photographer Dora Maar, lover to Pablo Picasso for eight or nine years, is celebrated as an ...More

 
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
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Theatre | Until 30th August 2020 

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Jeff Wayne's epic 1978 musical version of War of the Worlds has been brought to life as an immersive VR ...More

 
The Boy Friend
Theatre | Until 7th March 2020 

Menier Chocolate Factory 12 minutes walk from Cafe Below

Young ladies attending Madame Dubonnet's finishing school in the south of France burst into song in the first major London ...More

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Aviary 13 minutes walk from Cafe Below

The sky-high igloos return to the Aviary terrace this year, taking the theme Skye-line Igloos in partnership with award-winning spirit ...More

 

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