BETA

LondonTown

The Place Belowm

The Place 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 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.

The Place Below images

L R
The Place Below
St Mary Le Bow Exterior
The Place Below - St Mary Le Bow Exterior

Opening and closing times for The Place Below

Today (Saturday) The Place Below is closed.

Monday:
7.30
-
15.00
Tuesday:
7.30
-
15.00
Wednesday:
7.30
-
15.00
Thursday:
7.30
-
15.00
Friday:
7.30
-
15.00
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed

Map for The Place Below

X

Underground Stations

r
r
St. Paul's Tube Station
4 minutes walk
4

Railway Stations

r
1

Car Parks

r
Q-Park Bucklesbury House
3 minutes walk
r
Thames Exchange NCP
5 minutes walk

Further articles featuring The Place Below on LondonTown.com

London Events 2015

Discover what's on in London 2015 with our comprehensive guide to the best events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London 2015 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

q
O
The Best

Hotels near The Place Below

Near The Place Below

Check-in

--

Check-out

--
+ another room

Guests

2 Adults
  • 1 ADULT
    2 ADULTS
    1 ADULT
    1 CHILD (2-12 Years)
    2 ADULTS
    1 CHILD (2-12 Years)
    2 ADULTS
    2 CHILDREN (2-12 Years)
    3 ADULTS
    4 ADULTS
    OTHER CONFIGURATION:
    Okay
    Book today and also receive extras worth over £250!
    Apex London Wall Hotel London

    Apex London Wall Hotel

    from 88 32% off
    7-9 Copthall Avenue, London, EC2R 7NJ 6 minutes away 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

    Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel

    from 55 26% off
    24 Ludgate Hill, London, EC4M 7DR 6 minutes away 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

    Grange St Paul's Hotel London

    from 99 39% off
    10 Godliman Street, London, EC4V 5AJ 6 minutes away 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

    q
    O
    Leon London
    m

    Leon

    12 Ludgate Circus, City, EC4M 7LQ 9 minutes away 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

    Amico Bio London
    m

    Amico Bio

    44 Cloth Fair, Clerkenwell, EC1A 7JQ 9 minutes away 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

    Carnevale Restaurant London
    m

    Carnevale Restaurant

    135 Whitecross Street, City, EC1Y 8JL 13 minutes away 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

    q
    O
    The Best

    Dining near The Place Below

    Near The Place Below
    Taberna Etrusca London
    m

    Taberna Etrusca

    9 - 11 Bow Churchyard, Off Bow Lane, City, EC4M 9DQ 1 minute away from The Place Below

    Italian cuisine ...More

    Pret A Manger London
    m

    Pret A Manger

    47 Bow Lane, City, EC4M 9DL 1 minute away 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

    Bow Wine Vault London
    m

    Bow Wine Vault

    10 Bow Churchyard, City, EC4M 9DQ 1 minute away from The Place Below

    Bistro ...More

    q
    O
    The Best

    Events near The Place Below

    Near The Place Below
    Henry IV (Part II) London
    m

    Henry IV (Part II)

    Dates: 14th December 2015 to 23rd January 2016
    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS 8 minutes away from The Place Below

    Antony Sher plays the infamous comic knight Falstaff in Shakespeare's history play Henry IV Parts I and II, directed at the Barbican by Royal Shakespeare ...More

    Henry IV (Part I) London
    m

    Henry IV (Part I)

    Dates: 7th November 2015 to 24th January 2016
    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS 8 minutes away from The Place Below

    The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Henry VI, Shakespeare's enduring historical drama, comes to the Barbican this November once again as part of the King and ...More

    London Beach Rugby London
    m

    London Beach Rugby

    Ends Today
    Dates: Friday 31st July and Saturday 1st August 2015
    Finsbury Square, Finsbury Square, Covent Garden, EC2A 1RR 11 minutes away from The Place Below

    Back for a third year, London Beach Rugby began in Covent Garden and moves from Canary Wharf to Finsbury Square this year. Creating a special sand ...More

    q
    O
    The Best

    Entertainment near The Place Below

    Near The Place Below
    Heroes Grotto of Comedy London
    m

    Heroes Grotto of Comedy

    27 Throgmorton Street, City, EC2N 2AQ 6 minutes away 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

    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre London
    m

    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

    21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, SE1 9DT 8 minutes away 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

    The Sam Wanamaker Theatre London
    m

    The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

    New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, SE1 9DT 8 minutes away 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

    q
    O
    The Best

    Sights and Attractions near The Place Below

    The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Place Below
    Mansion House London
    m

    Mansion House

    City of London, City, EC4N 8BH 3 minutes away 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

    Bank of England Museum London
    m

    Bank of England Museum

    Bartholomew Lane, City, EC2R 8AH 4 minutes away from The Place Below

    Sorry, no free samples here but you can get your hands on a real gold bar. Housed within the Bank of England, the Bank of England ...More

    St Paul's Cathedral London
    m

    St Paul's Cathedral

    St Paul's Churchyard, City, EC4M 8AD 4 minutes away from The Place Below

    Being the cathedral of the capital city, St Paul's is officially the spiritual home of Great Britain. The funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington ...More

    q
    O
    The Best

    Shopping near The Place Below

    The best shops and markets near The Place Below
    Ted Baker & Friends London
    m

    Ted Baker & Friends

    120 Cheapside, City, EC2V 7JB 2 minutes away 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

    Penhaligon's London
    m

    Penhaligon's

    8 Royal Exchange, City, EC3V 3LL 5 minutes away 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

    Beau Gems London
    m

    Beau Gems

    26 Royal Exchange, City, EC3V 3LP 5 minutes away 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

    q
    O
    The Best

    Education near The Place Below

    Near The Place Below
    City Journalism London
    m

    City Journalism

    106 Bunhill Row, City, EC1Y 8YY 14 minutes away 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

    LSO St Luke's London
    m

    LSO St Luke's

    161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, EC1V 9NG 15 minutes away 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

    Career Energy London
    m

    Career Energy

    4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, WC1V 7QH 15 minutes away 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

    q
    O
    The Best

    Leisure near The Place Below

    The Place Below gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
    Postman's Park London
    m

    Postman's Park

    King Edward Street, City, EC4M 7DQ 6 minutes away 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

    Urban Golf London
    m

    Urban Golf

    12 Smithfield Street, City, EC1A 9LA 9 minutes away 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

    Chang's Hapkido Academy London
    m

    Chang's Hapkido Academy

    Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, EC4Y 0AH 11 minutes away 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

    q
    O
    The Best

    Pubs near The Place Below

    The best pubs near London The Place Below.
    The Duke and Duchess London
    m

    The Duke and Duchess

    2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, EC4V 5BR 6 minutes away from The Place Below

    Gastropub...More

    The Old Red Cow London
    m

    The Old Red Cow

    71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, EC1A 9EJ 9 minutes away 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

    Fox & Anchor London
    m

    Fox & Anchor

    115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, EC1M 6AA 11 minutes away from The Place Below

    This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ...More

    q
    O
    The Best

    Nightlife near The Place Below

    The Place Below clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
    Reserve Bar Stock Exchange London
    m

    Reserve Bar Stock Exchange

    46 Gresham Street, City, EC2V 7AY 2 minutes away 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

    All Bar One Cannon Street London
    m

    All Bar One Cannon Street

    103 Cannon Street, City, EC4N 5AG 4 minutes away from The Place Below

    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

    Samuel Pepys London
    m

    Samuel Pepys

    Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, EC4V 3PT 5 minutes away from The Place Below

    ...More

    q
    O
    The Best

    Meeting venue hire near The Place Below

    Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Place Below.
    Guildhall London
    m

    Guildhall

    Gresham Street, City, EC2P 2EJ 3 minutes away from The Place Below

    Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 2000 people....More

    Skinners' Hall London
    m

    Skinners' Hall

    8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, EC4R 2SP 4 minutes away from The Place Below

    ...More

    Brewers' Hall London
    m

    Brewers' Hall

    Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, EC2V 7HR 5 minutes away from The Place Below

    ...More

    Hotels Near The Place Below

    1:

    What's On Today Near The Place Below

    Voga at Coq d'Argent
    r
    Sporting Events | Until 27th September 2015
    r
    Coq d'Argent  2 minutes walk from The Place Below

    What better way to spend summer Sunday mornings than doing voga on the roof of the Coq d'Argent? Even better, ... More

    r
    Exhibitions | Next performance 1st August 2015
    r
    Bank of England Museum  4 minutes walk from The Place Below

    What's the colour of money? The Bank Of England Museum in the City turns its attention to another type of ... More

    r
    Exhibitions | Until 1st August 2015
    r
    St Paul's Cathedral  4 minutes walk from The Place Below

    Three street artists take to the cathedral to create pieces which explore the subjects of Mary, the St Paul's Watch ... More

    Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron
    r
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015
    r
    Museum of London  6 minutes walk from The Place Below

    A new pavilion gallery has been built in the courtyard of the Museum of London to house the Cauldron designed ... More

    r
    Kids Events | Until 6th August 2015
    r
    Museum of London  6 minutes walk from The Place Below

    Search for relics from the Roman Empire.... More

    r
    Kids Events | Until 2nd August 2015
    r
    Museum of London  6 minutes walk from The Place Below

    Listen to the story and solve the mystery.... More

    r
    Theatre | Until 5th September 2015
    r
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre  8 minutes walk from The Place Below

    A new production of Helen Edmundson's critically-acclaimed The Heresy of Love will be staged at Shakespeare's Globe this July. Helen ... More

    r
    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015
    r
    Barbican Centre  8 minutes walk from The Place Below

    Los Angeles-based digital artists Koblin and Tricklebank present a laser commission, which projects a sculptural wall of light around the ... More

    r
    Exhibitions | Until 29th November 2015
    r
    Barbican Centre  8 minutes walk from The Place Below

    Rarely seen photographs of the construction of the building from a bomb site into a brutalist architectural landmark.... More

    r
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016
    r
    Tate Modern  10 minutes walk from The Place Below

    Matthew Gale curates an exhibition exploring how artists responded to the state-sponsored barbarities of the mid-20th century with highly personalised ... More

     
    D
    London Hotels

    From cheap budget hotels to luxury 5 star hotels see our deals for The Place Below hotels, including Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel from 30% off.

     
    20 YEARS
    The London Experts