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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 £93  40% 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 £70  30% 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
 
 
 
Club Quarters Gracechurch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £63  42% off
7 Gracechurch Street, EC3V | 7 minutes from The Place Below
The location of Club Quarters Gracechurch in the heart of the City has made it a favourite with business travellers. A cheerily macho atmosphere permeates from ... More
 
 
 
 
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Leon
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
12 Ludgate Circus, City, London EC4M | 9 minutes from The Place Below
It's a problem. How to get a healthy, tasty lunch. We're swamped in McDonald's and Pret a Manger, but finally our search for something different, something ... More
 
 
 
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Amico Bio
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
44 Cloth Fair, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 9 minutes from The Place Below
Head chef Pasquale Amico and his two cousins bring to you the first vegetarian-organic-Italian restaurant in London. The menu at Amico Bio is 100% vegetarian-organic, with ... More
 
 
 
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Tibits Bankside
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
124 Southwark Street, SE1 | 12 minutes from The Place Below
Seventeen years after opening their first London restaurant tibits, whose Heddon Street restaurant is one of London's best known food destinations for ... 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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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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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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Livery Companies Pancake Day Race
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 25th February 2020
The Place Below, Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | 3 minutes from The Place Below
The City's annual inter-livery Pancake Race sees 21 teams racing around the Guildhall yard at noon on Shrove Tuesday competing for frying pan trophies awarded to ...More
 
 
 
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325 Years, 325 Objects
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd July 2019 to 15th May 2020 - 10am-5pm
The Place Below, Bartholomew Lane, EC2R | 4 minutes from The Place Below
The bank celebrates its 325th anniversary with a display of 325 items selected from the vast collections amassed since the Bank was founded in 1694....More
 
 
 
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The Fancy Fork
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 23rd July 2019 to 23rd July 2020
The Place Below, 24-32 King William Street, EC4R | 7 minutes from The Place Below
As the afternoon rolls into evening Israeli chef Shuli Wimer joins Farmer J in Monument to give us The Fancy Fork, serving a menu which draws ...More
 
 
 
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Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, City, London EC2N | 6 minutes from The Place Below
Empty for four years, the building next to Drapers Hall and behind the Bank of England which used to be Throgmortons became Heroes Grotto of Comedy ... More
 
 
 
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Guildhall School Of Music And Drama
London > Entertainment > Arts and Drama
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 8 minutes from The Place Below
Part of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama , this is Grade II-listed building on Silk Street houses the Silk Street ... More
 
 
 
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Place Below
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Place Below
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Church of St Mary Aldermary
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Watling Street, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from The Place Below
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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Bloomberg Arcade
London > Attractions >
3 Queen Victoria Street, EC2R | 2 minutes from The Place Below
Running through the site of Bloomberg's new European headquarters, the covered pedestrian Bloomberg Arcade is home to a ... More
 
 
 
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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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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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Mimo London
London > Education > Cookery Courses
1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 | 10 minutes from The Place Below
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 The Place Below
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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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 15 minutes from The Place Below
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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The Place Below gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Puttshack Bank
London > Leisure > Golf
1 Poultry, Bank, EC2R | 2 minutes from The Place Below
Putting a swing into your social life, Puttshack brings crazy golf into the 21st century with high tech equipment, blinging ... More
 
 
 
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Ned's Club Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
The Ned London, 27 Poultry, EC2R | 2 minutes from The Place Below
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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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 best pubs near London The Place Below.
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The Duke and Duchess
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 6 minutes from The Place Below
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Lamb Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 9 minutes from The Place Below
Located within the beautiful nineteenth century covered Leadenhall Market, the Lamb Tavern is a traditional British pub that's popular with city workers and tourists. The historical ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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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
 
 
 
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Veeno St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1st Floor One New Change, EC2V | 2 minutes from The Place Below
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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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
... More
 
 
 
 
 

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BBC Singers
Concerts | On 22nd February 2020 

St Giles Church, Cripplegate 7 minutes walk from The Place Below

Ragnar Rasmussen conducts the choir, with saxophonist Theo Hillborg, for Anders Hillborg's Mouyayoum, The Cradle Song, O Dessa Ogon, Lilla ...More

The Fancy Fork
The Fancy Fork
Foodie Events | Until 23rd July 2020 

Farmer J 7 minutes walk from The Place Below

As the afternoon rolls into evening Israeli chef Shuli Wimer joins Farmer J in Monument to give us The Fancy ...More

 
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 22nd February 2020 

Barbican Centre 8 minutes walk from The Place Below

Sakari Oramo conducts the orchestra, with clarinettist Martin Frost and violinist Carolin Widmann, for Anders Hillborg's Eleven Gates, Beast Sampler ...More

Viviana Durante Company: Isadora Now
Viviana Durante Company: Isadora Now
Dance | Until 24th February 2020 

Barbican Theatre 8 minutes walk from The Place Below

Celebrating the freedom that Isadora Duncan brought to dance - particularly to women dancers and choreographers - Italian ballerina Viviana ...More

 
Masculinities: Liberation through Photography
Masculinities: Liberation through Photography
Exhibitions | Until 17th May 2020 

Barbican Centre 8 minutes walk from The Place Below

Bringing together over 300 works by more than 50 pioneering international artists, the Barbican surveys the representation of masculinity across ...More

 
Hillborg Chamber Music With Guildhall Musicians
Concerts | On 22nd February 2020 

Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama 9 minutes walk from The Place Below

Composer Anders Hillborg introduces a programme of his chamber music, including Opening Fanfare, Six pieces For Wind Quintet, Kongsgaard Variations, ...More

Jubel Ski Lodge
Jubel Ski Lodge
Foodie Events | Until 27th March 2020 

The Conductor 9 minutes walk from The Place Below

Escape the London winter without leaving the city by visiting a lively, warm apres ski bar, the Jubel Ski Lodge ...More

 
Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen
Exhibitions | Until 11th May 2020 

Tate Modern 10 minutes walk from The Place Below

He's the only UK artist to have won both the Turner Prize and an Oscar, and in spring 2020 '12 ...More

 
Dora Maar
Dora Maar
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2020 

Tate Modern 10 minutes walk from The Place Below

The Surrealist artist and photographer Dora Maar, lover to Pablo Picasso for eight or nine years, is celebrated as an ...More

 
Dora Maurer
Dora Maurer
Exhibitions | Until 5th July 2020 

Tate Modern 10 minutes walk from The Place Below

The playful works of Dora Maurer come to Tate Modern this summer in what will be the first UK survey ...More

 

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This Easter hop down to the Southbank Centre ...More

 
Steve Martin & Martin Short: The Funniest Show In Town At The Moment
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Comedy | From 14th March 

Royal Albert Hall

The Hollywood actors, comedians and decades-long friends cross ...More

 
Shazia Mirza: Coconut
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Southbank Centre

Insightful social and cultural observations mixed with personal anecdotes from the award-winning Birmingham-born stand-up. Shazia ...More

 
Formafantasma: Cambio
Formafantasma: Cambio
Exhibitions | From 4th March 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

At the intersection of design, contemporary art and research, Italian design duo Formafantasma examines the ...More

 
Richard Alston Dance Company: Final Edition
Richard Alston Dance Company: Final Edition
Dance | From 7th March 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The final ever performances of Richard Alston Dance ...More

 
Hamlet
Hamlet
Theatre | From 30th March 

National Theatre: Dorfman

An energetic retelling of Hamlet for eight to 12 year olds, this hour-long introduction to ...More

 
Cutting Room
Cutting Room
Dining 

Cutting Room is a cute restaurant with live music in the basement bar downstairs....More

 
Mardi Gras at Pop Brixton
Mardi Gras at Pop Brixton
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Pop Brixton

A taste of New Orleans comes to London this February when Pop Brixton presents the ...More

 
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A collection of contemporary venue spaces located in Westminster's Millbank Tower, an 118-metre high skyscraper ...More

 
George & Vulture
George & Vulture
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The tallest pub in London, the George & Vulture has stood tall against the changing ...More

 
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Chop'd City Point
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Chop'd is a good salad, soup and breakfast place where food is freshly made each ...More

 
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For artists and designers the London Graphic Centre has been a well known location in Covent Garden since the flagship store opened in 1996....More

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Explore London's canals in Camden, Little Venice and beyond on a self-drive boating from Paddington....More

 
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