Cafe Below †

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St Mary-le-Bow Church, City, Cheapside, London EC2V 6AU
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Cafe BelowIn the atmospheric, mediaeval crypt of St Mary le Bow Church, the Cafe Below is a City institution. A quiet oasis from the hectic world above, serving a short menu of British and European dishes, with the occasional curry, the cafe has an ever changing seasonal menu. Being beneath the Bow Bells, naturally we are dedicated to all things London, so we source as locally as possible; our coffee is roasted in Hackney and our beer brewed in the East End. For breakfast, we are the perfect place for a moment of quiet before the day begins or a small or large business meeting, all with Homemade rye toast, River Farm smoked salmon, Brioche French toast and our own granola.

Jay Rayner hailed the cafe as being the "kind of restaurant any hectic city needs"; a quality driven, friendly place where you can meet mates, clients or colleagues, all in the unique setting of a Christopher Wren crypt!

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Underground Stations

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Mansion House Tube Station
2 minutes walk
St. Paul's Tube Station
4 minutes walk
Railway Stations

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Whitechapel Overground Station
27 minutes walk
Car Parks

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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 £99† 40% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 6 minutes from Cafe 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 £88† 21% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 6 minutes from Cafe 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 £99† 38% off
10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 6 minutes from Cafe 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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Barbecoa St Paul's
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
20 New Change Passage, City, London EC4M | 2 minutes from Cafe Below
Described as "a celebration of the relationship between fire and food" Barbecoa is a joint venture between Jamie Oliver and American chef and barbeque expert Adam ... More
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The Anthologist
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
58 Gresham Street, City, London EC2V | 3 minutes from Cafe Below
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The Telegraph
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
11 Telegraph Street, Moorgate, City, London EC2R | 4 minutes from Cafe Below
A great choice for hearty cuisine near Moorgate, The Telegraph offers a daily changing menu using fresh and seasonal ingredients. The fare ranges from traditional British ... More
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The Place Below
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
St Mary-le Bow, Cheapside, City, London EC2V | Same location as Cafe Below
Shielded 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 ... More
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Bow Wine Vault
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
10 Bow Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from Cafe Below
Bistro ... More
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
47 Bow Lane, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from Cafe 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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London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 1st October 2018 to 31st July 2019 - 10am-5pm
Cafe Below, Bartholomew Lane, EC2R | 4 minutes from Cafe Below
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Exploring Earth From Space
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Sunday 19th May 2019 - 6pm-7pm
Cafe Below, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 6 minutes from Cafe Below
Literary & Education, Lecture....More
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Beasts of London
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 5th April 2019 to 5th January 2020
Cafe Below, 150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from Cafe Below
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Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, City, London EC2N | 6 minutes from Cafe 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 Cafe 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 Cafe 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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Bloomberg Arcade
London > Attractions >
3 Queen Victoria Street, EC2R | 2 minutes from Cafe 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 Cafe 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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St Stephen Walbrook
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
39 Walbrook, City, London EC4N | 3 minutes from Cafe Below
One of Sir Christopher Wren's smaller masterpieces, this church has been immaculately restored. The central altar is by Henry Moore, and there is a magnificent organ ... More
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Beau Gems
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26 Royal Exchange, City, London EC3V | 5 minutes from Cafe 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 Cafe 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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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 14 minutes from Cafe 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 Cafe 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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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 15 minutes from Cafe Below
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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Postman's Park
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King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 6 minutes from Cafe 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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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 9 minutes from Cafe Below
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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The Garden at 120
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
120 Fenchurch Street, EC3M | 10 minutes from Cafe Below
Owned by Italy's largest insurance firm, Generali, and designed by Eric Parry Architects, Fen Court is a fifteen story state-of-the-art office block which houses ... More
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The Duke and Duchess
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 6 minutes from Cafe Below
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The Lamb Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 9 minutes from Cafe 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
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 9 minutes from Cafe 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 Four Sisters Townhouse
London > Nightlife > Bars
5 Groveland Court, Bow Lane, EC4M | 1 minute from Cafe 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 Cafe 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 Cafe 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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Guildhall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | 3 minutes from Cafe 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 Cafe Below
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Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 5 minutes from Cafe Below
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Beasts of London
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Exploring Earth From Space
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The Merry Wives Of Windsor
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Henry V Or Harry England
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The King leads his troops in war against the French as he lays claim to parts of France in the ...More

Henry IV Part 1 or Hotspur
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Harry Hotspur aims to bring conflict to England because of a slight on his family, whilst Prince Hal is uninterested ...More

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A major centre-wide exhibition presented in a festival style at the Barbican Centre, AI: More than Human delves into our ...More

 
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Hosted in partnership with Fourpure Brewery, Tate Modern is presenting a series of Hip Hop Karaoke evenings. Taking place on ...More

 
Artist Rooms: Ellen Gallagher
Exhibitions | Until 17th November 2019 

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Contemporary artworks of multiple disciplines by the American artist who uses found images and references to historical events in her ...More

Dorothea Tanning
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Exhibitions | Until 9th June 2019 

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Organised in collaboration with the Reina Sofía in Madrid, Tate Modern presents a major retrospective of Dorothea Tanning's work. Spanning ...More

 
Franz West
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Exhibitions | Until 2nd June 2019 

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This winter, Tate Modern presents an extensive posthumous survey of Vienna-born artist Franz West. Known for bringing a punk aesthetic ...More

 

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