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Paternoster SquareLinked to St Paul's, Paternoster Square is a significant wide open space in the City. A real sun trap in the summer, its surrounded by office blocks, bars and restaurants which lend themselves to outdoor drinking and dining in the warmer months. Although the square in its current form was created between 2000 and 2003, this space played a significant role in medieval times when the clergy of St Paul's Cathedral used to walk in procession along Paternoster Row, rosary beads in hand, reciting the Paternoster prayer. Within the square is the Paternoster Square Column, a 23 metre Corinthian column based on a design by Inigo Jones for the west front of St Paul's. Elisabeth Frink's 'The Shepherd and Sheep' sculpture may well hark back to the days when the square was a livestock market. Today, a market of a different sort takes place here - the global market of the London Stock Exchange.

 

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Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  30% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 3 minutes from Paternoster Square
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
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £63  37% off
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 6 minutes from Paternoster Square
Located in the very heart of the Square Mile, Crowne Plaza London The City is a newly renovated hotel set on the site of Henry VIII's ... More
 
 
 
Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £124  39% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 9 minutes from Paternoster Square
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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One Blackfriars
London > Attractions > Sights
1-16 Blackfriars Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 11 minutes from Paternoster Square
Shortlisted for the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards before it was even completed, One Blackfriars - or 'The Vase' - ... More
 
 
 
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Walkie Talkie / 20 Fenchurch Street
London > Attractions > Sights
20 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 12 minutes from Paternoster Square
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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Leadenhall Building or The Cheesegrater
London > Attractions > Sights
122 Leadenhall Street, EC3V | 13 minutes from Paternoster Square
Comprising 224 metres of gleaming glass and steel, The Leadenhall Building , affectionately known as 'The Cheesegrater' due to its ... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from Paternoster Square
Being the cathedral of the capital city, St Paul's is officially the spiritual home of Great Britain. The funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 4 minutes from Paternoster Square
Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern ... More
 
 
 
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Church of St Mary Aldermary
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Watling Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from Paternoster Square
A church rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren, approximately 1680, in the Gothic style after it was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. It is, in ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 7 minutes from Paternoster Square
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 7 minutes from Paternoster Square
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 7 minutes from Paternoster Square
In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance ... More
 
 
 
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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 3 minutes from Paternoster Square
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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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 7 minutes from Paternoster Square
For tenants of Smithfield Market getting up in the dark is the nothing out of the ordinary; with the market opening at 4am these hard ... More
 
 
 
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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 8 minutes from Paternoster Square
Its location opposite Smithfield Market is a very appropriate spot for the Farm Collective to set up shop. Working with select farmers and small producers, this outlet ... More
 
 
 
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Paternoster Chop House
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Warwick Court, Paternoster Square, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from Paternoster Square
The setting of the Chop House is spectacular - Paternoster Square is a truly beautiful part of London - but it's the food we care about. ... More
 
 
 
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Refectory Restaurant
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
St Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from Paternoster Square
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Restaurant at St Paul's Cathedral
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
St Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from Paternoster Square
In the basement of Sir Christopher Wren's grandest architectural achievement is burial place of St Paul's Cathedral, where those who have made an outstanding contribution to ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 11 minutes from Paternoster Square
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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Mimo London
London > Education > Cookery Courses
1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 | 13 minutes from Paternoster Square
In a historic building next to Borough Market, husband and wife team Jon and Nicole Warren have set up the second branch of Mimo, their cookery ... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 14 minutes from Paternoster Square
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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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 3 minutes from Paternoster Square
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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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from Paternoster Square
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Ned's Club Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
The Ned London, 27 Poultry, EC2R | 6 minutes from Paternoster Square
Centred around a 20-metre marble-lined swimming pool, Ned's Club Spa is a lavish subterranean space that invites both The Ned hotel guests and outside visitors ... More
 
 
 
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The Duke and Duchess
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 3 minutes from Paternoster Square
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The Conductor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Fleet Place, Farringdon, EC4M | 5 minutes from Paternoster Square
The Conductor is a Fullers pub and restaurant on Fleet Place in Farringdon serving indulgent craft beer, cocktails, mocktails and premium non-alcoholic tipples. Food options ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 6 minutes from Paternoster Square
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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Veeno St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1st Floor One New Change, EC2V | 3 minutes from Paternoster Square
Italian wine bar Veeno champions Italy's after-work culture of drinking, eating and relaxing, and specialises in family grown Sicilian wine alongside authentic ... More
 
 
 
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Dirty Martini, St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Bars
130 Wood St, City, London EC2V | 3 minutes from Paternoster Square
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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The Four Sisters Townhouse
London > Nightlife > Bars
5 Groveland Court, Bow Lane, EC4M | 4 minutes from Paternoster Square
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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Plaisterers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
One London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 4 minutes from Paternoster Square
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Butchers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 4 minutes from Paternoster Square
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Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Paternoster Square
Opened by the Queen in 2002 and designed by Sir Michael Hopkins and Partners Haberdashers' Hall was the first new livery hall in the Square Mile ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory
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Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from Paternoster Square

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Tate Modern 10 minutes walk from Paternoster Square

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Exhibitions | Until 24th January 2021 

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Tate Modern 10 minutes walk from Paternoster Square

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Exhibitions | Until 15th November 2020 

Tate Modern 10 minutes walk from Paternoster Square

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C-O-N-T-A-C-T
Theatre | Until 10th October 2020 

The Monument 12 minutes walk from Paternoster Square

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The Unforgotten
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2020 

The Young Vic 18 minutes walk from Paternoster Square

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The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 2nd May 2021 

Duchess Theatre 18 minutes walk from Paternoster Square

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

The Shard 19 minutes walk from Paternoster Square

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The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard
Tours | Next performance 29th September 2020 

The Shard 19 minutes walk from Paternoster Square

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