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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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Underground Stations

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Monument Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
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 £60  30% 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
 
 
 
Threadneedles, Marriott Autograph Collection
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £97  38% off
5 Threadneedles Street, EC2R | 4 minutes from The Folly
Housed in an esteemed former banking hall in the City, this magnificent boutique hotel provides a luxurious sanctuary. The spacious rooms are decorated in a chic ... More
 
 
 
Apex City of London Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £66  37% 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
 
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Harry's Bar 2
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
17 - 20 Ironmonger Lane, City, London EC2V | 7 minutes from The Folly
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Fengshui Dining
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
1A Pudding Lane, City, London EC3R | 1 minute from The Folly
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Sky Garden
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
20 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 2 minutes from The Folly
The free-to-access Sky Garden, occupying the top three floors of Rafael Vinoly's 37 storey, 525ft 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the Walkie Talkie), gives diners several different ... More
 
 
 
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Fenchurch Seafood Bar and Grill
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
20 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 2 minutes from The Folly
High up on level 37 of 20 Fenchurch Street (Rafael Vinoly's top heavy building also known as the Walkie Talkie) is the Fenchurch Seafood Bar and ... More
 
 
 
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The Lord Mayor's Show
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Saturday 12th November 2016 - 11am-2.30pm
Mansion House, City of London, EC4N | 4 minutes from The Folly
The new Lord Mayor and dozens of colourful floats and performers parade....More
 
 
 
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Santa Monica at Skylounge
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 1st June to 30th September 2016
Skylounge, Tower of London, 7 Pepys Street, EC3N | 5 minutes from The Folly
Following on from last year's Nantucket Beach Club, the SkyLounge presents another summer residency in 2016, this time taking inspiration from Santa Monica. The stylish rooftop ...More
 
 
 
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The City Garden by Rebecca Louise Law
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th April to 25th September 2016
The City Centre, 80 Basinghall Street, EC2V | 7 minutes from The Folly
For the first exhibition at The City Centre artist Rebecca Louise Law, who works from a studio on Columbia Road, has created 'The City Garden', a ...More
 
 
 
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The Lamb Tavern
London > Entertainment >
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 3 minutes from The Folly
Located within Leadenhall market, the Lamb Tavern is a traditional British pub that's popular with city workers and tourists. The historical listed building is set over ... 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
 
 
 
Old Billingsgate
London > Entertainment >
1 Old Billingsgate Walk, 16 Lower Thames Street, 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
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 
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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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Pitman Training Centre
London > Education > Professional Training
Warnford Court, 29 Throgmorton Street, City, London EC2N | 5 minutes from The Folly
Secretarial, clerical and IT training... More
 
 
 
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Curzons
London > Leisure > Fitness
55 Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 1 minute from The Folly
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Fitness First
London > Leisure > Fitness
55 Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 1 minute from The Folly
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Wren Clinic
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
All Hallows House, Idol Lane, City, London EC3R | 3 minutes from The Folly
Health Clinic... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 10 minutes from The Folly
Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation and refreshment to weary pilgrims, merchants and travellers on their way up from ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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All Bar One Cannon Street
London > Nightlife > Bars
103 Cannon Street, City, London EC4N | 3 minutes from The Folly
Bright airy chain bars with a good range of beer, wine and spirits offering reasonable gastropub style food. Comfortable, with plenty of tables, leather sofas, polished ... More
 
 
 
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Proud Cabaret City
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Mark Lane, City, London EC3R | 4 minutes from The Folly
Just as you used to be in a 1920s speakeasy, at Proud Cabaret you're entertained while you dine. A lively mix of cabaret, jazz and burlesque ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Skinners' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 5 minutes from The Folly
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Gibson Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 5 minutes from The Folly
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Dr Johnsons Houses
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Dr Johnson's House 13 minutes walk from The Folly

A 300 year old town house, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys. It was built in 1700 and ...More

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The Young Vic 18 minutes walk from The Folly

After presenting a critically acclaimed version Ibsen's The Wild Duck in 2015, Simon Stone has now written and directed his ...More

 
Summer Families Gallery Material World
Exhibitions | Until 4th September 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Folly

An opportunity to handle art materials as an artist would....More

Niki De Saint Phalle And Richard Serra
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Folly

Works by two artists in the arte povera, or poor art, tradition using materials derived from industry and everyday life....More

Surrealism And Beyond
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Folly

Mixed works exploring how surrealist artists approached dreams, the channelling of the unconscious mind and the power of random conjunctions....More

Everyday Alchemy: Contemporary Sculpture
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Folly

Sculptures which use commonplace objects to explore notions of value. Featured artists include Subodh Gupta, Haris Epaminonda, Rachel Harrison and ...More

Around Abstract Art 1920-1935
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Folly

An exhibition exploring the development of abstract art in the inter-war period, and how the term came to be favoured ...More

Arte Povera And Anti-Form
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Folly

An art exhibition curated by Mark Godfrey and Helen Sainsbury, which explores how from the late 1960s many artists began ...More

Beyond Surrealism
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Folly

Works exploring how the surrealist movement extended its influence towards artists such as Pablo Picasso; and how psychoanalytical theories and ...More

Giorgio De Chirico And Jannis Kounellis
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Folly

An exhibition exploring how two different artists responded to surrealism, and employed surrealist techniques in fresh contexts....More

 
 
 
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