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The FollyEscape to The Folly and immerse yourself in a world of wonder and relax in this botanically inspired haven.

Wander through our garden lounge and flower shop, swing by the hanging chairs or simply dine at the chef's table. A sanctuary of calm, our unique private dining room, deli, and collection of private vaults make the perfect retreat for entertaining friends.

Whether you're just in for breakfast on the way to the office, hosting a business meeting over lunch, or joining friends and colleagues for casual drinks and a late bite, there's an array of seating, eating and drinking options to suit your mood regardless of the time of day.

An all day menu sits alongside grape varieties from across the globe (that you can even take away with you), skinny cocktails and a mixology table, for those who enjoy indulging in an unrivalled range of spirits.

 

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Monument Tube Station
 
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Bank Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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Whitechapel Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Bucklesbury House
 
4 minutes walk
 
Thames Exchange NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Club Quarters Gracechurch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  27% off
7 Gracechurch Street, EC3V | 2 minutes from The Folly
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
 
 
 
Apex City of London Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  34% off
1 Seething Lane, EC3N | 5 minutes from The Folly
With Tower of London, London Bridge and St. Paul's just a step away, this hotel has a great location for both business and leisure travellers. It's ... More
 
 
 
Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  31% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 6 minutes from The Folly
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
 
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fenchurch Restaurant at Sky Garden
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Sky Garden, 1 Sky Garden Walk, EC3M | 1 minute from The Folly
Found at the peak of London's Sky Garden and offering incredible views across the capital, Fenchurch Restaurant showcases beautifully presented, contemporary British cuisine. Sumptuous furnishings encircle ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Don
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
The Courtyard, 20 St Swithin's Lane, City, London EC4N | 3 minutes from The Folly
Modern European cuisine ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vertigo 42
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, City, London EC2N | 5 minutes from The Folly
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Blacklock City
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
13 Philpot Lane, Bank, EC3M | 1 minute from The Folly
In an old electricity substation set in the basement of a Grade II listed building on the grounds of London's first meat market in the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fengshui Dining
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
1A Pudding Lane, City, London EC3R | 1 minute from The Folly
Chinese Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Farmer J
London > Restaurants >
24-32 King William Street, EC4R | 1 minute from The Folly
Farmer J, known for bringing produce from British fields to the City with its protein- and veg-packed Fieldtrays, now has a second home on King William ... More
 
 
 
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Book Group - The Handmaid's Tale
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 21st August 2019 - 6pm-7.15pm
The Folly, 1-3 Whittington Avenue, Leadenhall Market, EC3V | 3 minutes from The Folly
Join us for wine and book chat at our monthly Book Club, where this month we'll be discussing the modern classic, The Handmaid's Tale....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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The Glasshouse at The Gherkin
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 15th July to 1st September 2019
The Folly, The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, EC3A | 6 minutes from The Folly
Sitting on the top two floors of the iconic London landmark, Searcys at The Gherkin - also known as Helix and Iris - is already one ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th May to 13th November 2019
The Folly, 56 Leadenhall Street
, EC3A | 6 minutes from The Folly
Jeff Wayne's epic 1978 musical version of War of the Worlds has been brought to life as an immersive VR experience. Combining immersive theatre, virtual reality, ...More
 
 
 
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Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, City, London EC2N | 5 minutes from The Folly
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Drum Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Folly
100 people in a room, all armed with a large African drum, banging in unison, until reaching a deafening crescendo - that's the premise of Drum ... More
 
 
 
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Dabbers Social Bingo
London > Entertainment >
13-22 Houndsditch, EC3A | 8 minutes from The Folly
The UK's first immersive modern bingo hall, Dabbers Social Bingo revitalises the iconic British pastime with a theatrical drinking, dining and entertainment experience. Cups of ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Folly
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Walkie Talkie / 20 Fenchurch Street
London > Attractions > Sights
20 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 2 minutes from The Folly
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
 
 
 
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The Monument
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fish Street Hill, City, London EC3R | 2 minutes from The Folly
Following an 18-month closure which began in 2007, The Monument reopened in February 2009 revealing the effects of a £4.5 million renovation. If you're feeling energetic ... More
 
 
 
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St Magnus the Martyr
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Lower Thames Street, City, London EC3R | 3 minutes from The Folly
St Magnus' was built by Sir Christopher Wren between 1671-76, and boasts a steeple dating from 1705. Henry Yevele, Richard II's master mason, is buried here. ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near The Folly
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
150 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 2 minutes from The Folly
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cycle Republic, Fenchurch Street
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
23 Lime Street (off Fenchurch Street), EC3M | 2 minutes from The Folly
After opening its first London site in 2014, Cycle Republic - the cycling-only specialist store from Halfords - now boasts ... More
 
 
 
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Laduree Cornhill
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
14 Cornhill , City, London EC3V3ND | 3 minutes from The Folly
This famous French patisserie dates back to 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée, a miller from southwest France, created a bakery at 16 rue Royale in Paris. ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 18 minutes from The Folly
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 18 minutes from The Folly
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 | 20 minutes from The Folly
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 Folly gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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The Garden at 120
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
120 Fenchurch Street, EC3M | 4 minutes from The Folly
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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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from The Folly
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
 
 
 
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 11 minutes from The Folly
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London The Folly.
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The Lamb Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 3 minutes from The Folly
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 George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 9 minutes from The Folly
One of five different restaurants and bars within the confines of the Andaz hotel, the George is a traditional looking pub - not your typical hotel ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from The Folly
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
 
 
 
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The Folly clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Dirty Martini, Monument
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Lovat Lane, City, London EC3R | 2 minutes from The Folly
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Bootlegger
London > Nightlife > Bars
25-26 Lime Street, EC3M | 2 minutes from The Folly
Celebrating the glamour of the Prohibition era, The Bootlegger brings alive America's roaring twenties in its retro basement. The extensive drinks menu includes ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bedales at Leadenhall
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
55 Leadenhall Market, EC3V | 2 minutes from The Folly
A hidden wine bar and vault found beneath the cobblestone alleys of Leadenhall Market. ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Folly.
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Old Billingsgate
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 5 minutes from The Folly
A magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skinners' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 5 minutes from The Folly
... More
 
 
 
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Gibson Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 5 minutes from The Folly
... More
 
 
 
 

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

Farmer J 1 minute walk from The Folly

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

 
Book Group - The Handmaid's Tale
Exhibitions | On 21st August 2019 

Waterstone's - Leadenhall Market 3 minutes walk from The Folly

Join us for wine and book chat at our monthly Book Club, where this month we'll be discussing the modern ...More

325 years, 325 objects
Exhibitions | Until 15th May 2020 

Bank of England Museum 5 minutes walk from The Folly

Exhibitions & Art, Crafts....More

Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
Theatre | Until 13th November 2019 

The Hallmark Building 6 minutes walk from The Folly

Jeff Wayne's epic 1978 musical version of War of the Worlds has been brought to life as an immersive VR ...More

 
The Glasshouse at The Gherkin
The Glasshouse at The Gherkin
Foodie Events | Until 1st September 2019 

Helix and Iris 6 minutes walk from The Folly

Sitting on the top two floors of the iconic London landmark, Searcys at The Gherkin - also known as Helix ...More

 
Peter Pan Summer Takeover
Leisure | Until 29th August 2019 

The Golden Hinde 8 minutes walk from The Folly

Attractions & Museums, Tourist Attraction....More

Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard
Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard
Foodie Events | Until 3rd November 2019 

Aqua Shard 9 minutes walk from The Folly

It's the perfect pairing. London's best loved nanny gets her own Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard, served on an umbrella ...More

 
Free Open Air Theatre at The Scoop
Free Open Air Theatre at The Scoop
Theatre | Until 1st September 2019 

The Scoop at More London 9 minutes walk from The Folly

The free open air theatre returns to The Scoop for its 16th year, presenting outdoor theatre every Wednesday to Sunday ...More

 
Twelfth Night
Theatre | Until 21st August 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 10 minutes walk from The Folly

Shipwrecked and separated from her brother, Viola disguises herself as a man in order to survive alone in a strange ...More

The Comedy Of Errors
Theatre | Until 23rd August 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 10 minutes walk from The Folly

The Lord Chamberlain's Men present Shakespeare's most riotous and farcical play, in which merchants, masters, parents, servants and a long-suffering ...More

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Colours
Colours
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Mothership Group, the team behind the Queen of Hoxton and The Book Club, gives us ...More

 
Foragers Of The Foreshore
Exhibitions | From 24th September 

Bargehouse

An expansive exhibition at the Bargehouse on mudlarking on the River Thames, Foragers of the Foreshore is curated by Florence Evans and features photographic portraits of mudlarkers taken by Hannah Smiles. Meet Mudlarker in Residence ...More

Royal Docks
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The biggest enclosed docks in the world, with around 250 acres of water, the Royal Docks encompass three docks....More

Ophelia Rewound
Theatre | From 22nd August 

Camden People's Theatre

Antigoni Spanou's solo performance weaves projection mapping, the story of Shakespeare's Ophelia and her own lived experience to examine the stereotypes around women and mental health. Highlighted as one of the best Camden Fringe shows ...More

One Day At The Disco
One Day At The Disco
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 24th August 

Three Mills Island

A massive ten hours of disco and house are certainly one way to put the ...More

 
Thabiso Sekgala: Here Is Elsewhere
Thabiso Sekgala: Here Is Elsewhere
Exhibitions | From 28th August 

Southbank Centre

Fifty works by the late South African photographer, ...More

 
Astana Ballet
Astana Ballet
Dance | From 12th September 

Linbury Theatre

The Republic of Kazakhstan's leading ballet company performs four one-act ballets at the Royal Opera ...More

 
Electric Soul Festival
Electric Soul Festival
Concerts | On 7th September 

The O2 Arena

A brand new one day only festival that's music to the ears of soul fans,the ...More

 
What Girls Are Made Of
What Girls Are Made Of
Theatre | From 9th September 

Soho Theatre

Actor, musician and playwright Cora Bissett used her own diaries to document her life from ...More

 
The Fishermen
Theatre | From 3rd September 

Trafalgar Studios

New Perspectives' award-winning staging of Chigozie Obioma's powerful allegory of brotherhood based on the Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel. Adapted for the stage by Gbolahan Obisesan, The Fishermen tells the powerful story of four brothers ...More

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
Theatre | From 21st September 

Trafalgar Studios

Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner (best known for ...More

 
Noises Off
Noises Off
Theatre | From 27th September 

Garrick Theatre

Meera Syal, Lloyd Owen and Daniel Rigby star in Michael Frayn's classic comedy which follows ...More

 
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