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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

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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 £82  26% 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 £71  30% 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
 
 
 
Grange St Paul's Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  30% off
10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 6 minutes from Cafe Below
Perfectly located in the heart of London's financial district, yet moments away from the delights of the West End, the Grange St Paul's mixes contemporary style ... More
 
 
 
 
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Barbecoa
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
20 New Change Passage, City, London EC4M | 2 minutes from Cafe Below
Described as "a celebration of the relationship between fire and food" Barbecoa is a joint venture between Jamie Oliver and American chef and barbeque expert Adam ... 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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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
Bistro ... More
 
 
 
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Taberna Etrusca
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
9 - 11 Bow Churchyard, Off Bow Lane, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from Cafe Below
Italian cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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The City Garden by Rebecca Louise Law
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th April to 25th September 2016
The City Centre, 80 Basinghall Street, EC2V | 3 minutes from Cafe Below
For the first exhibition at The City Centre artist Rebecca Louise Law, who works from a studio on Columbia Road, has created 'The City Garden', a ...More
 
 
 
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We Are London
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st March to 31st May 2016 - 10am-6pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 6 minutes from Cafe Below
A small display of commissioned photographs, in collaboration with press agency TNR, depicting the hustle and bustle of London crowds. From Londoners shopping for flowers at ...More
 
 
 
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Under London
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st March to 3rd July 2016 - 10am-6pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 6 minutes from Cafe Below
Object-focused photographs taken by world-renowned landscape photographer, Simon Norfolk which capture ten objects found at archaeological digs across the capital since the late 20th century....More
 
 
 
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The City Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
80 Basinghall Street, EC2V | 3 minutes from Cafe Below
Learn about the square mile, the area's 800 year history, its people and its architecture, at The City Centre, where exhibitions, public events ... More
 
 
 
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Mansion House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
City of London, City, London EC4N | 3 minutes from Cafe Below
Mansion House, the Palace of the London Mayor, was originally for the Lord Mayor to represent the City in appropriate style, Sir Crispin Gascoigne was the ... More
 
 
 
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Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R | 4 minutes from Cafe Below
Sorry, no free samples here but you can get your hands on a real gold bar. Housed within the Bank of England, the Bank of England ... More
 
 
 
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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 2 minutes from Cafe Below
We love the average Ted Baker store but with Ted Baker & Friends the cool fashion label has taken the shopping experience one step further - ... More
 
 
 
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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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L'Atelier des Chefs St Paul's
London > Education > Cookery Courses
10 Foster Lane, City, London EC2V | 3 minutes from Cafe Below
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Pitman Training Centre
London > Education > Professional Training
Warnford Court, 29 Throgmorton Street, City, London EC2N | 6 minutes from Cafe Below
Secretarial, clerical and IT training... More
 
 
 
Museum of London Access & Learning
London > Education > Evening Classes
London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from Cafe Below
Courses in history, archaeology and creative writing... More
 
 
 
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Cannons Health Club and Spa
London > Leisure > Fitness
Cousin Lane, City, London EC4R | 4 minutes from Cafe Below
Cannons Health Clubs are a growing collection of private members' health clubs focusing on adult and family orientated health, fitness and relaxation facilities. They offer the ... More
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Fitness
Cousin Lane, City, London EC4R | 4 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
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... 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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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 11 minutes from Cafe Below
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
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The Tipperary
London > Nightlife > Pubs
66 Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 11 minutes from Cafe Below
Visit this pub and you'll soon find out it's really not a long way to Tipperary. In fact it's merely a ten minute walk (stumble) ... 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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Reserve Bar Stock Exchange
London > Nightlife > Bars
46 Gresham Street, City, London EC2V | 2 minutes from Cafe Below
Reserve Bar Stock Exchange in the City uses the stock market model to price its drinks - prices change in line with their popularity on the ... 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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Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 5 minutes from Cafe Below
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Dr Johnsons Houses
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Dr Johnson's House 13 minutes walk from Cafe Below

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Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr
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Blue/Orange
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The Young Vic 18 minutes walk from Cafe Below

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Theatre | Until 11th June 2016 

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Jekyll & Hyde
Theatre | Until 28th May 2016 

Old Vic Theatre 19 minutes walk from Cafe Below

Matthew Warchus, the new artistic director of T he Old Vic , is bringing different forms ...More

 
The McOnie Company: Jekyll & Hyde
Dance | Until 28th May 2016 

Old Vic Theatre 19 minutes walk from Cafe Below

Drew McOnie directs and choreographs an energetic and highly physical dance thriller inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case ...More

 
 
 
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