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City Café  

 
 
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30 John Islip Street, Westminster, London SW1P 4DD
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday: 06:30-10:00,12:00-15:00,17:30-22:30. Saturday: 07:00-11:00,13:00-15:00,17:30-22:30. Sunday: 07:00-11:00,13:00-15:00,17:30-22:00
 
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City CaféA cool refined decor, pretension-free food and immaculate attention to detail across a versatile set of menus make this a brilliant contemporary version of a classic Brasserie. It's located in a modern hotel, which often gives restaurants a slightly sterile feel, but the dining room here has been carefully designed with booths and screens giving the impression of an intimate, comfortable space. Service is rapid, cheerful and knowledgeable. In the evening, a seasonal main menu offers updates on classics like pork and lentil soup, roast grouse, whitebait, and scallops with pork and mushy peas: novel, rich and unmistakeably English. There are separate breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, and prices are very much what you make of them - you can extremely cheaply here, or go for an expensive (but fairly priced) gourmet blowout. The all-you-can-eat sunday buffet is an exceptionally unhealthy and delicious way to spend the day of rest.

 

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Pimlico Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Victoria Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Westminster
 
6 minutes walk
 
Pimlico Masterpark
 
17 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from Ł93  22% off
30 John Islip Street, SW1P | 1 minute from City Café
Leave the laptop at home - every room at this hotel comes with its own Apple iMac. Across the river from the MI6 building, it's a ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza London Riverbank
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from Ł84  24% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 5 minutes from City Café
For understated chic this hotel on the banks of the Thames opposite the Tate Britain is a top choice. The rooms are clean and modern and ... More
 
 
 
Plaza on the River Club & Residence London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from Ł139  36% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 5 minutes from City Café
Riverside rooms at this modern luxury hotel overlook the River Thames with the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye visible. All apartments features ... More
 
 
 
 
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Chino Latino
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Riverbank Park Plaza Hotel, 18 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 | 5 minutes from City Café
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The Vincent Rooms
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Kingsway College, Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 minutes from City Café
Though you might expect a restaurant where the cooking is done by students (from the next door Westminster Kingsway College) to be a bit Russian roulette, ... More
 
 
 
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About Thyme
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
82 Wilton Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 11 minutes from City Café
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Shepherd's
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Marsham Court, Marsham Street, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from City Café
This formal restaurant in Marsham Street retains its old school charm and remains popular with men in pin-striped suits - being close to Parliament and several ... More
 
 
 
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The Marquis of Granby
London > Restaurants >
41 Romney Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from City Café
Named after Lieutenant-General John Manners, the eldest son of the 3rd Duke of Rutland, The Marquis of Granby is a real ale pub with a wide ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Horseferry Road, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from City Café
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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Mark Leckey: O'Magic Power of Bleakness
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th September 2019 to 5th January 2020
City Café, Millbank, SW1P | 3 minutes from City Café
Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey brings his work to Tate Britain this autumn with his ambitious, large-scale exhibition, O'Magic Power of Bleakness. Combining new and existing ...More
 
 
 
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Sopia Al-Maria: Beast Type Song
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th September 2019 to 26th January 2020 - 10am-6pm
City Café, Millbank, SW1P | 3 minutes from City Café
An immersive video installation which addresses the complex impacts of globalisation and issues related to consumerism, technology and the loss of traditional cultures....More
 
 
 
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La Nuova Musica
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 12th November 2019 - 7.30pm
City Café, Smith Square, SW1P | 4 minutes from City Café
The vocal and instrumental ensemble, under the direction of David Bates, performs arias for female characters by Handel and Mozart sung by soprano Lucy Crowe....More
 
 
 
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St John's Smith Square
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from City Café
Situated in the heart of Westminster, this stunning 18th century church was designed by architect Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. It is considered one of ... More
 
 
 
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The Workshop
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 5 minutes from City Café
Once the fire engine workshops of the London Fire Brigade, The Workshop on Albert Embankment in Lambeth is opening its doors once again, as a temporary ... More
 
 
 
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Westminster Cathedral
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 minutes from City Café
Neo-Byzantine Roman Catholic church. London’s only example of neo-Byzantine architecture and principal Roman Catholic Church, offers a magnificent campanile that emerges 274 feet into the sky. While ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Britain
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from City Café
Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three other ... More
 
 
 
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Jewel Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Abingdon Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from City Café
Across the road from the imposing Houses of Parliament, this simple, three-storey, 14th century tower often gets overlooked on the tourist trail. One of only ... More
 
 
 
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Westminster Abbey
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from City Café
Most famous nowadays as the venue for royal weddings - including the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011 - Westminster Abbey is also ... More
 
 
 
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Vintage Vauxhall Antiques Market
London > Shopping > Markets
The Workshop, Lambeth High Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from City Café
On the second Saturday of the month Vintage Vauxhall brings together collective of dealers specialising in vintage, antiques, architectural reclamation as well ... More
 
 
 
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William Curley, Harrods
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, Westminster, London SW1X | 10 minutes from City Café
The William Curley chocolate empire continues to swell with the opening of the patissier and chocolatier's latest concession in Harrods. Curley has worked with ... More
 
 
 
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Cornucopia
London > Shopping > Clothing
12 Upper Tachbrook Street, Victoria, London SW1V | 11 minutes from City Café
This prized vintage shop, in business for 40 years and bursting at the seams with a mixed bag of period clothing, is sadly closing down. Due ... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 21 minutes from City Café
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 25 minutes from City Café
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 27 minutes from City Café
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Garden Museum
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from City Café
Adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames , the Garden Museum provides an insight into the ... More
 
 
 
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Archbishop's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from City Café
This immaculate 10 acre park is the largest green space on the Southbank. Once part of Lambeth Palaces private gardens, Archbishop Tait originally donated the ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Retreat at Harrods
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
5th Floor, Harrods, Westminster, London SW1X | 10 minutes from City Café
Surely one of the most desirable places to spoil yourself rotten - the Urban Retreat flagship spa sits ever so prettily on the top floor of ... More
 
 
 
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Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London SW1H | 11 minutes from City Café
Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number of ... More
 
 
 
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 12 minutes from City Café
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
 
 
 
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The Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 13 minutes from City Café
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The Tapster
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 10 minutes from City Café
Wine Bar ... More
 
 
 
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The LightBox
London > Nightlife >
6a South Lambeth Place, Lambeth, London SW8 | 11 minutes from City Café
A visual feast, Lightbox is three room club in Vauxhall which takes its name from the LED walls and ceiling that cover the club's main room. ... More
 
 
 
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Fire
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8 | 12 minutes from City Café
London's biggest and best gay venue, Fire hosts a cluster of different club nights including more and more straight-friendly one-off parties over the weekends. Newly redesigned ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from City Café
Conference facilities can accomodate up to 1550 people.... More
 
 
 
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from City Café
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. Originally built in ... More
 
 
 
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from City Café
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. The Centre houses ... More
 
 
 
 

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Steve McQueen: Year 3
Exhibitions | Until 3rd May 2020 

Tate Britain 3 minutes walk from City Café

The Turner Prize-winning artist and Oscar-winning filmmaker presents photographic portraits of London's Year 3 pupils, including children from state primaries, ...More

Mark Leckey: O'Magic Power of Bleakness
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Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

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Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey brings his work to Tate Britain this autumn with his ambitious, large-scale exhibition, O'Magic Power ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 2nd February 2020 

Tate Britain 3 minutes walk from City Café

This autumn, Tate Britain showcases William Blake's work as he intended it to be shown in what will be the ...More

 
La Nuova Musica
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The vocal and instrumental ensemble, under the direction of David Bates, performs arias for female characters by Handel and Mozart ...More

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Theatre | Until 29th February 2020 

Victoria Palace Theatre 14 minutes walk from City Café

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize winning hip hop musical, which won 11 Tony Awards in 2016, tells the story of Alexander ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 13th September 2020 

The Debating Chamber, County Hall 14 minutes walk from City Café

Set the Debating Chamber of London's County Hall - a room which resembles a courtroom in every way - Lucy ...More

 
The Permanent Way
The Permanent Way
Theatre | Until 17th November 2019 

The Vaults 15 minutes walk from City Café

David Hare's award-winning play, The Permanent Way, comes to The Vaults this September in a brand-new site-specific production. Having originally ...More

 
Ages Of The Moon
Theatre | Until 24th November 2019 

The Vaults 15 minutes walk from City Café

Sam Shepard's drama stars Christopher Fairbank and Joseph Marcell as two old friends, and bitter rivals, reflecting on life and ...More

Red Palace
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Theatre | Until 12th January 2020 

The Vaults 15 minutes walk from City Café

Following on from last year's Divine Proportions, Shotgun Carousel return to The Vaults with another immersive experience, this time presenting ...More

 

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