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The FollyEscape to The Folly and immerse yourself in a world of wonder and relax in this botanically inspired haven.

Wander through our garden lounge and flower shop, swing by the hanging chairs or simply dine at the chef's table. A sanctuary of calm, our unique private dining room, deli, and collection of private vaults make the perfect retreat for entertaining friends.

Whether you're just in for breakfast on the way to the office, hosting a business meeting over lunch, or joining friends and colleagues for casual drinks and a late bite, there's an array of seating, eating and drinking options to suit your mood regardless of the time of day.

An all day menu sits alongside grape varieties from across the globe (that you can even take away with you), skinny cocktails and a mixology table, for those who enjoy indulging in an unrivalled range of spirits.

 

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Bank Tube Station
 
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Whitechapel Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Bucklesbury House
 
4 minutes walk
 
Thames Exchange NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Club Quarters Gracechurch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  34% off
7 Gracechurch Street, EC3V | 2 minutes from The Folly
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
 
 
 
Apex City of London Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  30% off
1 Seething Lane, EC3N | 5 minutes from The Folly
With Tower of London, London Bridge and St. Paul's just a step away, this hotel has a great location for both business and leisure travellers. It's ... More
 
 
 
Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £86  34% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 6 minutes from The Folly
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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The Don
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
The Courtyard, 20 St Swithin's Lane, City, London EC4N | 3 minutes from The Folly
Modern European cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Vertigo 42
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, City, London EC2N | 5 minutes from The Folly
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Searcys at The Gherkin
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
30 St Mary Axe, Liverpool Street, City, London EC3A | 6 minutes from The Folly
Located in the top three levels of The Gherkin , 180 metres up above The City, Searcys Restaurant and Bar is ... More
 
 
 
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Fengshui Dining
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
1A Pudding Lane, City, London EC3R | 1 minute from The Folly
Chinese Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Sky Garden
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
20 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 2 minutes from The Folly
The free-to-access Sky Garden, occupying the top three floors of Rafael Vinoly's 37 storey, 525ft 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the Walkie Talkie), gives diners several different ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fenchurch Seafood Bar and Grill
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
20 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 2 minutes from The Folly
High up on level 37 of 20 Fenchurch Street (Rafael Vinoly's top heavy building also known as the Walkie Talkie) is the Fenchurch Seafood Bar and ... More
 
 
 
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Tom Vaughan MacAulay - Book signing/launch of debut novel
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 22nd June 2017 - 6.30pm
The Folly, 1-3 Whittington Avenue, Leadenhall Market, EC3V | 3 minutes from The Folly
Meet author Tom Vaughan MacAulay at the launch party for his fantastic new novel Being Simon Haines...More
 
 
 
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Cococure's Lagos Fridays
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 14th April to 29th December 2017 - 10.30pm-3am
The Folly, 1 Mark Lane, EC3R | 4 minutes from The Folly
...More
 
 
 
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The Smitten Summer Sunset Boat Party Cruise
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Saturday 24th June 2017 - 6.30pm-12midnight
The Folly, Tower Pier, EC3N | 8 minutes from The Folly
Upfront house, tech house and vocal, funked up house over five hours from Antonio Pascal, Richie Fingers, Lady T, Dana Down, Mark Mack, Pete Dee, DJ ...More
 
 
 
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Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, City, London EC2N | 5 minutes from The Folly
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Drum Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Folly
100 people in a room, all armed with a large African drum, banging in unison, until reaching a deafening crescendo - that's the premise of Drum ... More
 
 
 
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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from The Folly
The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were discovered, ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Folly
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Walkie Talkie / 20 Fenchurch Street
London > Attractions > Sights
20 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 2 minutes from The Folly
Designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Vinoly, 20 Fenchurch Street, nicknamed the 'Walkie Talkie' made headlines before it even opened when it 'melted' cars parked ... More
 
 
 
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The Monument
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fish Street Hill, City, London EC3R | 2 minutes from The Folly
Following an 18-month closure which began in 2007, The Monument reopened in February 2009 revealing the effects of a £4.5 million renovation. If you're feeling energetic ... More
 
 
 
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St Magnus the Martyr
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Lower Thames Street, City, London EC3R | 3 minutes from The Folly
St Magnus' was built by Sir Christopher Wren between 1671-76, and boasts a steeple dating from 1705. Henry Yevele, Richard II's master mason, is buried here. ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near The Folly
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
150 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 2 minutes from The Folly
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
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Cycle Republic, Fenchurch Street
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
23 Lime Street (off Fenchurch Street), EC3M | 2 minutes from The Folly
After opening its first London site in 2014, Cycle Republic - the cycling-only specialist store from Halfords - now boasts ... More
 
 
 
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Laduree Cornhill
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
14 Cornhill , City, London EC3V3ND | 3 minutes from The Folly
This famous French patisserie dates back to 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée, a miller from southwest France, created a bakery at 16 rue Royale in Paris. ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 18 minutes from The Folly
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 18 minutes from The Folly
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 | 20 minutes from The Folly
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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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from The Folly
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
 
 
 
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 11 minutes from The Folly
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure >
45 Prescot Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 12 minutes from The Folly
Free to use for all hotel residents, the Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club boasts a range of luxury fitness and spa services. The fully equipped ... More
 
 
 
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The Lamb Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 3 minutes from The Folly
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 9 minutes from The Folly
One of five different restaurants and bars within the confines of the Andaz hotel, the George is a traditional looking pub - not your typical hotel ... More
 
 
 
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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from The Folly
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
 
 
 
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The Folly clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Dirty Martini, Monument
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Lovat Lane, City, London EC3R | 2 minutes from The Folly
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bedales at Leadenhall
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
55 Leadenhall Market, EC3V | 2 minutes from The Folly
A hidden wine bar and vault found beneath the cobblestone alleys of Leadenhall Market. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Bar One Cannon Street
London > Nightlife > Bars
103 Cannon Street, City, London EC4N | 3 minutes from The Folly
Bright airy chain bars with a good range of beer, wine and spirits offering reasonable gastropub style food. Comfortable, with plenty of tables, leather sofas, polished ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Folly.
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Old Billingsgate
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 5 minutes from The Folly
A magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, ... More
 
 
 
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Skinners' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 5 minutes from The Folly
... More
 
 
 
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Gibson Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 5 minutes from The Folly
... More
 
 
 
 

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Tom Vaughan MacAulay - Book signing/launch of debut novel
Exhibitions | On 22nd June 2017 

Waterstone's - Leadenhall Market 3 minutes walk from The Folly

Meet author Tom Vaughan MacAulay at the launch party for his fantastic new novel Being Simon Haines...More

The Tempest
Theatre | Until 2nd July 2017 

Rose Theatre 9 minutes walk from The Folly

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Borough Talks
Borough Talks
Foodie Events | Until 12th September 2017 

Borough Market 9 minutes walk from The Folly

Borough Market launches a new series of talks and debates in 2017, inviting some of the most well respected names ...More

 
Tristan & Yseult
Tristan & Yseult
Theatre | Until 24th June 2017 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 10 minutes walk from The Folly

Kneehigh Theatre's Tristan & Yseult, which catapulted the company to international success more than a decade ago, is revived at ...More

 
Romeo And Juliet
Romeo And Juliet
Theatre | Until 9th July 2017 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 10 minutes walk from The Folly

Commencing Emma Rice's Summer of Love season, which will be her final season as Artistic Director, Shakespeare's Globe stages a ...More

 
King Of Ghosts
Concerts | Until 22nd June 2017 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 10 minutes walk from The Folly

Sarod star Soumik Datta performs a double bill of classical and contemporary music with special guest Talvin Singh OBE plus ...More

Double Double Act (Ages 8-11)
Theatre | Until 9th July 2017 

Unicorn Theatre 10 minutes walk from The Folly

Two children attempt to perform a comedy routine, directed by Dominique Collet....More

Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 11 minutes walk from The Folly

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

Bill Viola
Exhibitions | Until 11th August 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 11 minutes walk from The Folly

The internationally-acclaimed artist displays a second permanent large-scale installation, titled Mary, the first moving-image artworks to be installed in a ...More

London Riviera
London Riviera
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2017 

London Riviera 11 minutes walk from The Folly

London Riviera is a pop-up food and drink experience bringing Miami beach and the French Riviera to More London Riverside ...More

 

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At the heart of Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, this stunning 240-seat restaurant is the place to ...More

 
VQ Aldgate
VQ Aldgate
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Famous for staying open 24 hours VQ is a great spot, day or night, for ...More

 
Shikumen Aldgate
Dining 

Shikumen at Dorsett City follows in the footsteps of its flagship restaurant at Dorsett Shepherds Bush, which has received Bib Gourmand from the Michelin guide inspectors....More

The Ivy Tower Bridge
The Ivy Tower Bridge
Dining 

Part of the Ivy's brasserie style restaurants, this one has a rather good riverside location ...More

 
Tom Simmons
Tom Simmons
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Tom Simmons, a former star of MasterChef: The Professionals, dishes up cockle popcorn, laverbread mayonnaise ...More

 
Rola Wala
Rola Wala
Dining 

After the success of Street Feast residencies Rola Wala serves up authentic, healthy, every day ...More

 
Tibits Bankside
Dining 

Displaying over vegetarian 40 dishes, tibits retains its showcase centrepiece at its second London restaurant....More

The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen
The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen
Dining 

The Oystermen, aka Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton, ...More

 
Duddell's
Duddell's
Dining 

A sibling to Duddell's in Hong Kong, akin to walking into the home of a ...More

 
Gabeto
Gabeto
Dining 

Modern brasserie in Camden Market with Lee Andrews, formerly of Chiltern Firehouse, as head chef ...More

 
Hampstead Beach
Hampstead Beach
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JW3

Summer's coming to Hampstead with an urban beach at JW3 with golden sand, free entry, ...More

 
Waiting for Godot
Theatre | From 5th September 

Arts Theatre

Samuel Beckett's controversial Waiting for Godot comes to the Arts Theatre in September. The show sees Didi and Gogo and their aching feet pass the time playing games near a tree while they wait for ...More

Venus In Fur
Venus In Fur
Theatre | From 6th October 

Haymarket Theatre Royal

David Ives' hit Broadway show Venus in Fur opens in the West End this August, ...More

 
The Majority
The Majority
Theatre | From 11th August 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

Writer and performer Rob Drummond follows on from his acclaimed production Bullet Catch with another ...More

 
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Serpentine Pavilion 2017: Designed by Francis Kere
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Serpentine Gallery

The award-winning architect Diebedo Francis Kere brings his ...More

 
The Revolution will be Photocopied
The Revolution will be Photocopied
Exhibitions | On 1st July 

Bishopsgate Institute

Create your own protest publication in a zine-making ...More

 
Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Exhibitions | From 15th July 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

From hatboxes to tea chests, surfboards to aeroplanes, ...More

 
The City Is Ours
The City Is Ours
Exhibitions | From 14th July 

Museum of London

More than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even ...More

 
Art Night London 2017
Art Night London 2017
Exhibitions | On 1st July 

Whitechapel Gallery

Stay up all night on Saturday 1st July for Art Night, a night of free ...More

 
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Eid Festival 2017
Exhibitions | On 2nd July 

Trafalgar Square

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