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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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Monument Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Bank Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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Railway Stations

 
 
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 £63  35% 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  22% 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 £89  22% 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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Cococure's Lagos Fridays
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 14th April 2017 to 30th March 2018 - 10.30pm-3am
The Folly, 1 Mark Lane, EC3R | 4 minutes from The Folly
...More
 
 
 
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Lodge d'Argent
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 21st November 2017 to 28th February 2018
The Folly, 1 Poultry, Bank, EC2R | 5 minutes from The Folly
A festive favourite, Lodge d'Argent is a traditional French chalet-inspired space on the skyscraper terrace of City restaurant Coq d'Argent. The pop up has ...More
 
 
 
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Stories From The City: The Bank Of England In Literature
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th July 2017 to 29th June 2018 - 10am-5pm
The Folly, Bartholomew Lane, EC2R | 5 minutes from The Folly
Exhibits related to the lives and works of Charles Dickens, T.S. Eliot, Dr Johnson, Robert Browning and George Eliot to name a few. It reflects on ...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
 
 
 
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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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Near The Folly
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Stories From The City: The Bank Of England In Literature
Exhibitions | Until 29th June 2018 

Bank of England Museum 5 minutes walk from The Folly

Exhibits related to the lives and works of Charles Dickens, T.S. Eliot, Dr Johnson, Robert Browning and George Eliot to ...More

Lodge d'Argent
Lodge d'Argent
Foodie Events | Until 28th February 2018 

Coq d'Argent 5 minutes walk from The Folly

A festive favourite, Lodge d'Argent is a traditional French chalet-inspired space on the skyscraper terrace of City restaurant ...More

 
All's Well That Ends Well
Theatre | Until 3rd March 2018 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 10 minutes walk from The Folly

After her "splendid" (The Guardian) production of The Taming of the Shrew in 2016, Caroline Byrne directs Annie Siddons' reimagining ...More

The View From The Shard Tickets
The View From The Shard Tickets
Attraction | Until 31st December 2022 

The Shard 10 minutes walk from The Folly

London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the ...More

 
The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard
Tours | Next performance 16th January 2018 

The Shard 10 minutes walk from The Folly

The View from The ShardAt almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, The View from The ...More

 
Wild Life FM
Theatre | Until 20th January 2018 

Unicorn Theatre 10 minutes walk from The Folly

Eight musicians from London and Norfolk join performance artist Kim Noble, director Pol Heyvaert (CAMPO, Belgium) and musician Jakob Ampe ...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

Barnum
Theatre | Until 3rd March 2018 

Menier Chocolate Factory 12 minutes walk from The Folly

Gordon Greenberg directs a revival of the razzle dazzle musical, which charts the rise of the greatest showman on Earth, ...More

(Un) Common Currency
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2018 

Museum of London 12 minutes walk from The Folly

Alternative examples of monies used in London over the years, from 17th century trade tokens to today's Brixton Pound....More

Pulse
Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

Museum of London 12 minutes walk from The Folly

A digital installation by Tekja collecting and visualising live data about London from Twitter....More

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Mark Bruce Company: Macbeth
Mark Bruce Company: Macbeth
Dance | From 23rd February 

Wilton's Music Hall

The multi-award winning Mark Bruce Company presents a ...More

 
Wildflower
Wildflower
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Set within south London creative hub Peckham Levels, Wildflower is an informal vegetarian and vegan ...More

 
The Spread Eagle
The Spread Eagle
Dining 

One of London's oldest pubs, The Spread Eagle in Homerton focuses on premium liquor, fine ...More

 
A Big Day Out With Peter Rabbit
A Big Day Out With Peter Rabbit
Kids Events | From 30th March 

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)

Peter Rabbit comes to Kew Gardens this spring ...More

 
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
Entertainment 

Bringing the fantasies of many '90s children and ...More

 
The Great British Seaside: Photography from the 1960s
Exhibitions | From 23rd March 

National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum celebrates the nation's love affair with the seaside with its new exhibition, The Great British Seaside: Photography from the 1960s to the present. Running ...More

Roman Dead
Roman Dead
Exhibitions | From 25th May 

Museum of London Docklands

New exhibition Roman Dead at the Museum of London Docklands will showcase a rare Roman ...More

 
Real Ale, Maida Vale
Real Ale, Maida Vale
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Real Ale is a craft beer and natural wine specialist on Formosa Street, Little Venice....More

 
One Duck Down
One Duck Down
Theatre | From 3rd February 

The Vaults, Arch 233

FacePlant Theatre present a physical theatre and clowning production based on the true tale that ...More

 
Doktor James's Bad Skemes
Doktor James's Bad Skemes
Comedy | From 17th February 

The Vaults, Arch 233

Anarchic humour from the winner of the IYAF Brighton Fringe Stand-Up Comedy Award, James Bennison ...More

 
Me and My Bee: ThisEgg
Me and My Bee: ThisEgg
Theatre | From 3rd March 

The Vaults, Arch 233

Multi award-winning theatre company, ThisEgg, invites children and adults alike to save the world one ...More

 
London Visions
London Visions
Exhibitions | From 19th January 

Museum of London

See London through a crystal ball. The Museum of London presents London Visions, fantastical future ...More

 
There or Here
There or Here
Theatre | From 23rd January 

Park Theatre

Vik Sivalingam directs the UK premiere staging of Jennifer Maisel's timely comedy about a couple, ...More

 
The Handan Dream
The Handan Dream
Theatre | From 25th January 

Hackney Empire

The Guangzhou Dramatic Arts Centre presents a bold new production of one of China's most ...More

 
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London Events 2018
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The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is ...More

 
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Jidori
Jidori
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The team behind Jidori, the much-loved yakitori restaurant in Dalston comes to Covent Garden and ...More

 
L'Ami Malo
L'Ami Malo
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Near Spitalfields Market, on Artillery Passage, L'Ami Malo combines a chic creperie with a French ...More

 
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Swanky private member's club Soho House turns the old BBC headquarters in White City into ...More

 
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Part of The Trafalgar St.James' major 2017 upgrade, The Rooftop St.James has reopened as a ...More

 
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The world's biggest LEGO Store can be found in Leicester Square, spanning two floors and offering 914 square metres of LEGO fun. ...More

August in London 2018
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Summer favourites like the Notting Hill Carnival and Kids Week return and two Open Air Theatre productions are staged in London during August 2018. ...More

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A Monster Calls at the Old Vic in July 2018 when Lovebox and Citadel move to Brockwell Park and Wimbledon serves up an ace. Sam Mendes directs The Lehman Trilogy at the National where Rhys ...More

 
 
 
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