The Place Below  

 
 
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St Mary-le Bow, City, Cheapside, London EC2V 6AU
 
 
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Weekdays: 7.30am-3pm; Sat-Sun: closed
 

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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 £86  21% 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 £71  42% 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 £89  26% 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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Tattoo London
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 29th January to 8th May 2016
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 6 minutes from The Place Below
Exploring the rich history of tattooing in London - looking back to the days when Captain Cook made his adventures to the Pacific - the ...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 The Place 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 The Place 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 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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Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R | 4 minutes from The Place 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 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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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
 
 
 
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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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All Bar One Cannon Street
London > Nightlife > Bars
103 Cannon Street, City, London EC4N | 4 minutes from The Place Below
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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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
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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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The Flick
Theatre | Until 31st May 2016 

National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre 11 minutes walk from The Place Below

Sam Gold directs Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning comic play in which three underpaid employees of a run-down movie theatre in ...More

Another World: Losing Our Children To Islamic State
Theatre | Until 7th May 2016 

Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed) 11 minutes walk from The Place Below

Novelist and writer Gillian Slovo presents a piece of verbatim documentary theatre, compiled from interviews conducted and directed by Nicolas ...More

The Flick
The Flick
Theatre | Until 15th June 2016 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 11 minutes walk from The Place Below

Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Flick transfers direct from New York to the ...More

 
The Suicide
The Suicide
Theatre | Until 25th June 2016 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from The Place Below

Currently Writer in Residence at the National Theatre Studio, Suhayla El-Bushra takes The Suicide ...More

 
Cleansed
Cleansed
Theatre | Until 5th May 2016 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 11 minutes walk from The Place Below

With Lyric Hammersmith presenting the first-ever operatic adaptation of a Sarah Kane play, there's another first ...More

 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Theatre | Until 18th May 2016 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from The Place Below

Having first opened at the National in 1989, August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ...More

 
Dr Johnsons Houses
Tours | Until 31st December 2016 

Dr Johnson's House 13 minutes walk from The Place Below

A 300 year old town house, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys. It was built in 1700 and ...More

Shakespeare In The 18th Century
Leisure | Until 30th April 2016 

Dr Johnson's House 13 minutes walk 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

 
The Caretaker
Theatre | Until 14th May 2016 

Old Vic Theatre 19 minutes walk from The Place Below

Joining celebrated actor Ralph Fiennes, who stars in The Master Builder , on ...More

 
 
 
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