Paternoster Square

 
 
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City, London EC4M 7DZ 
 

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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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LondonTown.com - Paternoster Square Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
St. Paul's Tube Station
 
0 minutes walk
 
Mansion House Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
30 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Snowhill NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Paternoster Square on LondonTown.com

 
June 2010

City of London Festival St Paul's Cathedral, EC4M 8AD 21st June 2010 - 9th July 2010 Set against the awe-inspiring architecture of the City of London this annual...

 
 
June 2009

City of London Festival St Paul's Cathedral, EC4M 8AD 19th June - 9th July 2009 Set against the awe-inspiring architecture of the City of London this annual three-week...

 
 
Very Official English Events

St George's Day Pageant Parade Starts at Armourers' Hall, EC2R 5BJ | Passes St Paul's Cathedral, EC4M 8AD St George's Day, Friday 23rd April 2010 St George, patron saint of...

 
 
What's on in London 2014

Plan the perfect year in London with our pick of the capital's best events in 2014. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near Paternoster Square

Near Paternoster Square
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  23% 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
 
 
 
Grange St Paul's Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  40% off
10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 4 minutes from Paternoster Square
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
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £72  27% 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
 
 
 
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Alternative Sights nearest Paternoster Square

Nearest to Paternoster Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Walkie Talkie / 20 Fenchurch Street
London > Attractions > Sights
20 Fenchurch Street, 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Heron Tower
London > Attractions > Sights
110 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 14 minutes from Paternoster Square
When it was completed in March 2011 Heron Tower was the tallest building in the City of London, a title soon snatched from it by the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Underwriting Centre
London > Attractions > Sights
3 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, City, London EC3R | 15 minutes from Paternoster Square
Opened in October 1993, The London Underwriting Centre (LUC) at 3 Minster Court is a purpose-built building where the world's leading insurance and reinsurance companies can ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Paternoster Square

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Paternoster Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Paul's Cathedral Tickets
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 6 minutes from Paternoster Square
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation octagonal ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Paternoster Square

Near Paternoster Square
Ends Today
St Paul's Finance Networking
London > Events > Business Events  Dates: Tuesday 29th July 2014 - 6.30pm-9.30pm
The Spectator, 6 Little Britain, The City, EC1A | 3 minutes from Paternoster Square
...More
 
 
 
Today Only
Veronica Henderson
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 29th July 2014 - 1.15pm
St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 6 minutes from Paternoster Square
The cellist performs a selection of classical works....More
 
 
 
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Lauren Bush
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 29th July 2014 - 7.30pm
Charterhouse, 38 Charterhouse Street, EC1M | 7 minutes from Paternoster Square
...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Paternoster Square

Near Paternoster Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Shopping near Paternoster Square

The best shops and markets near Paternoster Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 working folk start ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Restaurants near Paternoster Square

What are the best dining options near Paternoster Square London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Refectory Restaurant
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
St Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from Paternoster Square
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Education near Paternoster Square

Near Paternoster Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Career Energy
London > Education > Careers 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 14 minutes from Paternoster Square
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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Leisure near Paternoster Square

Paternoster Square gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 8 minutes from Paternoster Square
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Paternoster Square

The best pubs near London Paternoster Square.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Duke and Duchess
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 - 3 Creed Lane, EC4V | 3 minutes from Paternoster Square
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Tipperary
London > Nightlife > Pubs
66 Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 7 minutes from Paternoster Square
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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Nightlife near Paternoster Square

Paternoster Square clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Samuel Pepys
London > Nightlife >
Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 6 minutes from Paternoster Square
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Galadari
London > Nightlife > Bars
Crowne Plaza London - The City Hotel, 19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 6 minutes from Paternoster Square
A penthouse-inspired restaurant and bar with a stunning 88 metre rooftop terrace Galadari offers diners Japanese food and show-stopping views of St Paul's, No. 1 Blackfriars, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fabric
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from Paternoster Square
Built on the site of a Victorian meat cellar, Fabric continues to boast the most sensational line-ups in the capital. Its global reputation is founded on ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Paternoster Square

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Paternoster Square.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Butchers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 4 minutes from Paternoster Square
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Guildhall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | 5 minutes from Paternoster Square
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 2000 people.... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Bill Viola: Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water)
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2015 

St Paul's Cathedral Tickets 1 minute walk from Paternoster Square

The first moving-image artwork to be installed in a British cathedral or church on a long-term basis comprises four colour ...More

St Paul's Finance Networking
Business Events | Until 29th July 2014 

The Spectator 3 minutes walk from Paternoster Square

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Beginners Salsa Classes
Dance | Until 23rd December 2014 

Yager Bar 3 minutes walk from Paternoster Square

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St Paul's Finance Networking
Leisure | On 29th July 2014 

Yager Bar 3 minutes walk from Paternoster Square

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Christina Broom
Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2014 

Museum of London 4 minutes walk from Paternoster Square

A selection of Christina Broom's photography, highlighting Broom's images of the military in London and kick-starting a programme of events ...More

Our Londinium 2012
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Museum of London 4 minutes walk from Paternoster Square

Contemporary works and historical artefacts exploring parallels between Roman London and the modern capital, selected by young people from the ...More

Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron
Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

Museum of London 4 minutes walk from Paternoster Square

A new pavilion gallery has been built in the courtyard of the Museum of London to house the Cauldron designed ...More

 
Veronica Henderson
Concerts | On 29th July 2014 

St Bride's Church 6 minutes walk from Paternoster Square

The cellist performs a selection of classical works....More

Shoe Lane Library
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Shoe Lane Library 7 minutes walk from Paternoster Square

Library With public access to Books, DVDs, CDs, Audio books, Free wifi and computers. The library also hosts various regular ...More

Lauren Bush
Concerts | Until 29th July 2014 

Charterhouse 7 minutes walk from Paternoster Square

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