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The Crypt on the Green, underneath St James Church in Clerkenwell, is on the site of the first nunnery to be built in London dating back to 1100AD. The crypt, with its magnificent vaulted ceiling, was restored in 1993 and provides an attractive space large enough to accommodate 300 people standing and available for private hire.

 

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The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £125  39% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 2 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £215  27% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 2 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £42  24% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 8 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
Halfway between the City and the west End, the Bloomsbury area is an oasis of calm in the very heart of the capital. It's a lovely ... More
 
 
 
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House of Detention
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Sans Walk, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 1 minute from Crypt On The Green, St James'
The House of Detention gets its name from its former purpose - as a prison - and there has been a prison on this site since ... More
 
 
 
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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 7 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
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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Conway Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1R | 12 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
Conway Hall is a landmark of London's independent intellectual, political and cultural life. Completed in 1929 at a cost of about £45,000, the name was chosen ... More
 
 
 
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The Werkstatt
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
The Werkstatt - meaning workshop in German - is a workshop for international designers and architects to meet, be inspired, play and create. A showcase for ... More
 
 
 
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St John's Cloister Garden
London > Attractions >
St John's Lane, EC1M | 3 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
A hidden public garden within the 16th century Museum of the Order of St John.... More
 
 
 
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Cowcross Yards
London > Attractions >
Cowcross Street, EC1M | 4 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
Nestled between Cowcross Street, Britton Street and St John Street, and a stone's throw from Farringdon Station, Cowcross Yards was ... More
 
 
 
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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 2 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue where in-house musicians take centre ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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ec one Exmouth Market
London > Shopping > Jewellery
41 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
Established in Clerkenwell in 1997, EC One jewellery has built up a glittering reputation for its individual, stylish jewellery. Husband and wife team Jos and Alison ... More
 
 
 
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International Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
89 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
Superb family-run magic shop, offering props, books and videos for magicians of all abilities. Pick a deck of cards, any deck of cards, from their mysterious ... More
 
 
 
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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
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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Dans Le Noir?
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
30-31 Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 1 minute from Crypt On The Green, St James'
French-eclectic cuisine eaten in total darkness.Dining without the distractions, Dans le Noir? is basically just what it says it is - dinner "in the black". Emphasising ... More
 
 
 
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Granger & Co Clerkenwell
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
The Buckley Building, 49 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 1 minute from Crypt On The Green, St James'
"It feels very much an east London concept in a west London setting," commented Jasmine Gardner in the Evening Standard when Granger & Co first opened ... More
 
 
 
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Giant Robot
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
45 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
Serving brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks from 10am till late seven days a week, Giant Robot in Clerkenwell is the latest incarnation of cocktail bar Match ... More
 
 
 
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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 3 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners ... More
 
 
 
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 9 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
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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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
 
 
 
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My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 6 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
Immerse yourself in a world of chocolate with this mouth-watering workshop. You will discover how chocolate is processed from bean to bar. Sample a variety of ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 8 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
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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Crown Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
43 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 1 minute from Crypt On The Green, St James'
Hideaway snugs where Stalin and Lenin held secret meetings and real ales make the Crown Tavern a popular ... More
 
 
 
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The Three Kings
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 1 minute from Crypt On The Green, St James'
Tucked away down a Clerkenwell backstreet next to the graveyard of St James Church, The Three Kings is popular with the locals and a real find for ... More
 
 
 
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The Well
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
180 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 3 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
Everything about our meal at this superb gastropub in Clerkenwell was brilliant, from the towering pint'o'prawns ordered to start, to the grins plastered over our faces ... More
 
 
 
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Ghost Farringdon
London > Nightlife >
113-117 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
Most people's gripe about South Ken's graffiti chic venue Ghost INC is that it would be better suited to the edgier East End than the haughty ... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
Wine bars in the UK were given a bad name in the 1980s but places like this show us how it should be done. Both the ... More
 
 
 
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of the Order of St John
London > Business > Venue Hire
St. Johns Gate, 26 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
The Museum of the Order of St John tells the story of the St John's Ambulance from within a 16th century gatehouse which was formerly the ... More
 
 
 
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The Rookery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
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Bleeding Heart Yard
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 6 minutes from Crypt On The Green, St James'
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Leisure | Until 6th September 2020 

Museum of London 10 minutes walk from Crypt On The Green, St James'

An extensive display of memorabilia and archive material relating to The Clash's 1979 third studio album, London Calling, created in ...More

Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory
Exhibitions | Until 24th January 2021 

Barbican Centre 11 minutes walk from Crypt On The Green, St James'

The first UK display of the Nigerian-American artist's work, comprising pastel and charcoal drawings that explore an imagined ancient myth, ...More

Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography
Exhibitions | Until 23rd August 2020 

Barbican Centre 11 minutes walk from Crypt On The Green, St James'

Photography and film examining depictions of masculinity from the 1960s to the present day, featuring images by Laurie Anderson, Sunil ...More

Evita
Evita
Theatre | Until 22nd August 2020 

Barbican Theatre 11 minutes walk from Crypt On The Green, St James'

After a sold out run at Regent's ParkOpen Air Theatre last year - when it became the theatre's highest grossing ...More

 
Arctic: Culture and Climate
Arctic: Culture and Climate
Exhibitions | Until 23rd August 2020 

British Museum 18 minutes walk from Crypt On The Green, St James'

On of the earth's coldest regions, the Arctic and its indigenous peoples, come under the spotlight at a major British ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 27th March 2021 

Fortune Theatre 18 minutes walk from Crypt On The Green, St James'

One of the less well-known West End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses ...More

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

Duchess Theatre 19 minutes walk from Crypt On The Green, St James'

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Mushrooms: The Art, Design And Future Of Fungi
Exhibitions | Until 16th September 2020 

Somerset House 19 minutes walk from Crypt On The Green, St James'

Contributing artists Haroon Mirza, Hannah Collins, Adham Faramawy, Annie Ratti, Simon Popper, Jae Rhim Lee, Graham Little, Seana Gavin, Perks ...More

No Comply: Skate Culture and the Community
No Comply: Skate Culture and the Community
Exhibitions | Until 18th August 2020 

Somerset House 19 minutes walk from Crypt On The Green, St James'

Through a display of works by leading filmmakers, photographers and designers, No Comply at Somerset House explores the popularity of ...More

 
 
 
 
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