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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 £97  34% 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  25% 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
 
 
 
Grange St Paul's Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  30% off
10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 6 minutes from The Place 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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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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Carnevale Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
135 Whitecross Street, City, London EC1Y | 13 minutes from The Place Below
This cosy vegetarian restaurant is a bit like eating in someone's house - only with great food. Mains may include a selection of risotto with squash ... 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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Bill Viola
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 8th September 2016 to 11th August 2018 - 8.30am-4.30pm
The Place Below, St Paul's Churchyard, EC4M | 4 minutes from The Place Below
The internationally-acclaimed artist displays a second permanent large-scale installation, titled Mary, the first moving-image artworks to be installed in a British cathedral, to coincide with the ...More
 
 
 
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Bill Viola: Mary
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 8th September 2016 to 31st December 2018
The Place Below, St Paul's Churchyard, EC4M | 4 minutes from The Place Below
Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire aisle of Christopher Wren's magnificent cathedral ...More
 
 
 
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Perspectives of destruction: Images of London, 1940-44
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th February to 8th May 2017 - 10am-5pm
The Place Below, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 6 minutes from The Place Below
Exhibitions & Art, Photography....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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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 Sam Wanamaker Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Place Below
For the first time since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe has the facilities to present plays throughout the year at The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, a ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Place Below
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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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St Stephen Walbrook
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
39 Walbrook, City, London EC4N | 3 minutes from The Place 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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Mansion House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
City of London, City, London EC4N | 3 minutes from The Place Below
Mansion House, the Palace of the London Mayor, was originally for the Lord Mayor to represent the City in appropriate style, Sir Crispin Gascoigne was the ... 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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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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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 15 minutes from The Place 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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The Place Below gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 9 minutes from The Place 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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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 11 minutes from The Place Below
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... 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
 
 
 
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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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Reserve Bar Stock Exchange
London > Nightlife > Bars
46 Gresham Street, City, London EC2V | 2 minutes from The Place Below
Reserve Bar Stock Exchange in the City uses the stock market model to price its drinks - prices change in line with their popularity on the ... 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
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Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 5 minutes from The Place Below
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Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 4 minutes walk from The Place Below

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

Bill Viola
Exhibitions | Until 11th August 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 4 minutes walk from The Place Below

The internationally-acclaimed artist displays a second permanent large-scale installation, titled Mary, the first moving-image artworks to be installed in a ...More

Comedy Store Players
Comedy | On 24th April 2017 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 8 minutes walk from The Place Below

A talented troupe improvises Shakespeare-inspired tomfoolery, culminating in a six-person improvised Shakespeare play based on a title suggested by the ...More

Obsession
Obsession
Theatre | Until 20th May 2017 

Barbican Centre 8 minutes walk from The Place Below

Renowned director Ivo van Hove takes on Visconti's Obsession this spring, forming one part of a three production Toneelgroep Amsterdam ...More

 
The Japanese House: Architecture and Life After 1945
The Japanese House: Architecture and Life After 1945
Exhibitions | Until 25th June 2017 

Barbican Centre 8 minutes walk from The Place Below

In 2017, the Barbican hosts the first major UK exhibition on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second ...More

 
Alex Mead And Jack Wates: Find Yourself
Exhibitions | Until 21st May 2017 

Barbican Centre 8 minutes walk from The Place Below

A projected tapestry of live video feeds from around the Hall's adjacent spaces which audiences can explore the foyers to ...More

Wolfgang Tillmans
Wolfgang Tillmans
Exhibitions | Until 11th June 2017 

Tate Modern 10 minutes walk from The Place Below

He started out in the early 1990s photographing clubbers for i-D magazine, in 2000 he won the Turner prize in ...More

 
The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection
The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection
Exhibitions | Until 7th May 2017 

Tate Modern 10 minutes walk from The Place Below

A collection of modernist photography brought together by Sir Elton John over the past twenty-five years, with works by notable ...More

 
Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois
Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois
Exhibitions | Until 17th June 2017 

Tate Modern 10 minutes walk from The Place Below

Louise Bourgeois, the artist whose giant spiders first welcomed visitors to Tate Modern in 2000, is back 16 years later ...More

 
Borough Talks
Borough Talks
Foodie Events | Until 12th September 2017 

Borough Market 12 minutes walk from The Place Below

Borough Market launches a new series of talks and debates in 2017, inviting some of the most well respected names ...More

 

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Back for its third year, GrandFest is a one-day mini festival that celebrates the heritage ...More

 
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After bringing a taste of Peru to Carnaby, Senor Ceviche opened in Fitzrovia in 2017....More

 
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From festivals to Fitzrovia, the gourmet chippie Saucy Chip has found a permanent home at ...More

 
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Following the success of Gunpowder, Harneet and Devina Baweja open a second London restaurant, Madame ...More

 
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Flight Club hits the bullseye, adding a second stylish club to its stable....More

 
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A floating park in the Paddington Basin brings a beautiful green space to a forgotten ...More

 
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The heiress of the renowned Chateau Margaux wine estate is behind this three floor wine ...More

 
Professor Brian Cox
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The physicist, TV presenter and author takes audiences on a spectacular journey through space and time plus Cox will take part in an interview chaired by his The Infinite Monkey Cage co-host Robin Ince....More

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Concerts | On 13th May 

Alexandra Palace

The Brighton-hailing indie-rock quartet celebrate their 10th anniversary, performing tunes new and old....More

 
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Enjoy a staycation this summer with a visit to Fulham's first Thameside beach, which brings ...More

 
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The alt.rock veterans deliver their high-energy hits including Our Velocity, The National Health, Midnight On ...More

 
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Pergola on the Roof, the rooftop pop-up at ...More

 
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Nestled in the heart of the Old Truman Brewery, Juju's Bar and Stage is a ...More

 
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Dirty Bones comes to Soho in 2017, serving up New York-inspired comfort food and cocktails ...More

 
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An inspiring and entertaining programme includes author talks, ...More

 
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Sadler's Wells Theatre

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Exhibitions | From 5th May 

Heathbrook Park

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