The Place Below  

 
 
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St Mary-le Bow, City, Cheapside, London EC2V 6AU
 
 
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The Place BelowShielded 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 still surroundings of the Norman crypt of St Mary-le-Bow Church and a healthier-than-thou menu are a wholesome antidote to the trials of life.

At breakfast time pick from juicy pastries, crunchy muesli or macro-biotic yogurt. Come lunchtime there's a fantastic selection of sandwiches with inventive fillings. Banish all your unhealthy demons with the health bowl - a surprisingly tasty medley of brown rice, lentils and veg, doused in sesame and ginger dressing. Discounts are available for lunching outside busy periods.

 

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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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Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  31% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 6 minutes from The Place 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
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £75  24% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 6 minutes from The Place 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 The Place 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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Bow Wine Vault
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
10 Bow Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from The Place 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 The Place Below
Italian cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
47 Bow Lane, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from The Place 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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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 The Place 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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The Great Fire: Daily Storytelling
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 23rd July to 2nd September 2016 - 2pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 6 minutes from The Place Below
Tales about the Great Fire of London....More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Stomping Grounds: Photographs By Dick Scott-Stewart
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th May to 18th September 2016 - 10am-5.30pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 6 minutes from The Place Below
An exhibition of the photographer's works showing London's social scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s....More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Place Below
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The City Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
80 Basinghall Street, EC2V | 3 minutes from The Place 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 The Place 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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Guildhall Yard
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | 4 minutes from The Place Below
The courtyard between the Guildhall Art Gallery and the church of St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard is ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near The Place Below
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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 2 minutes from The Place 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 The Place 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 The Place 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 The Place Below
... More
 
 
 
Pitman Training Centre
London > Education > Professional Training
Warnford Court, 29 Throgmorton Street, City, London EC2N | 6 minutes from The Place Below
Secretarial, clerical and IT training... More
 
 
 
Museum of London Access & Learning
London > Education > Evening Classes
London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from The Place 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 The Place 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
 
 
 
Cannons Health Club & Spa
London > Leisure > Fitness
Cousin Lane, City, London EC4R | 4 minutes from The Place Below
... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 6 minutes from The Place 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 The Place 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 The Place 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 The Place 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 Place Below clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Four Sisters Townhouse
London > Nightlife > Bars
5 Groveland Court, Bow Lane, EC4M | 1 minute from The Place 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 The Place 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Reserve Bar Stock Exchange
London > Nightlife > Bars
46 Gresham Street, City, London EC2V | 2 minutes from The Place 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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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Place Below.
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Guildhall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | 3 minutes from The Place 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 The Place Below
... More
 
 
 
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Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 5 minutes from The Place Below
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Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr
Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr
Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2016 

Guildhall Art Gallery 18 minutes walk from The Place Below

For two years acclaimed British photographer Martin Parr was the City of London's official photographer-in-residence. Between 2013 and 2015 ...More

 
Patrick Alan's Righteous Ten Press
Concerts | Until 28th August 2016 

The Piano Works 19 minutes walk from The Place Below

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Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day
Theatre | Until 17th September 2016 

Old Vic Theatre 19 minutes walk from The Place Below

Based on the 1993 comedy starring Bill Murray, a new stage musical of Groundhog Day will ...More

 
Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois
Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois
Exhibitions | Until 17th June 2017 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Place Below

Louise Bourgeois, the artist whose giant spiders first welcomed visitors to Tate Modern in 2000, is back 16 years later ...More

 
Artist Rooms: Phyllida Barlow
Artist Rooms: Phyllida Barlow
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Place Below

British sculptor Phyllida Barlow, who was awarded a CBE for services to art in the 2016 New Year's Honours list, ...More

 
Mona Hatoum
Mona Hatoum
Exhibitions | Until 21st August 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Place Below

Born in Beirut to a Palestinian family, Mona Hatoum settled in England in 1975 ...More

 
Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe
Exhibitions | Until 30th October 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Place Below

The first large-scale, monographic show on Georgia O'Keeffe in the UK for more than twenty years, this ...More

 
A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Theatre | Until 11th September 2016 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 23 minutes walk from The Place Below

Emma Rice's first season as Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe commences with a new production of ...More

 
The Taming of the Shrew
Theatre | Until 6th August 2016 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 23 minutes walk from The Place Below

The second production in Emma Rice's inaugural season at Shakespeare's Globe will be The Taming ...More

Macbeth
Theatre | Until 1st October 2016 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 23 minutes walk from The Place Below

Iqbal Khan directs a new production of Macbeth at the Globe in 2016, reviving ...More

 
 
 
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