Cafe Below

 
 
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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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
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
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Bucklesbury House
 
3 minutes walk
 
Thames Exchange NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 4 minutes from Cafe Below
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Thursday at Yager Bar
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Bank of England Museum 4 minutes walk from Cafe Below

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Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

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Museum of London 6 minutes walk from Cafe Below

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A Book That Touches: Workshop
Kids Events | Until 18th April 2014 

Museum of London 6 minutes walk from Cafe Below

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The Malcontent
Theatre | Until 19th April 2014 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 8 minutes walk from Cafe Below

The Malcontent, one of the greatest Jacobean tragicomedies, is performed at the Globe's new Sam Wanamaker indoor theatre by the ...More

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tours
Tours | Until 31st December 2015 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 8 minutes walk from Cafe Below

Founded by actor and director Sam Wanamaker, the Globe as it's seen today is a reconstruction of the original Elizabethan ...More

These New Puritans: TNP Expanded
Concerts | On 17th April 2014 

Barbican Centre 8 minutes walk from Cafe Below

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United Visual Artists: Momentum
United Visual Artists: Momentum
Exhibitions | Until 1st June 2014 

Barbican - Curve Gallery 8 minutes walk from Cafe Below

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The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
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Exhibitions | Until 17th August 2014 

Barbican Centre 8 minutes walk from Cafe Below

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