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Address: Just North of St. Paul's Cathedral, London EC4M 7DX, England
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Temple Bar

Interesting square near St Pauls Cathedral, several statues and the imposing Temple Bar, restored to here a number of years ago after over a century in exile in a wood in Enfield... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Luton, United Kingdom
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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting square near St Pauls Cathedral, several statues and the imposing Temple Bar, restored to here a number of years ago after over a century in exile in a wood in Enfield! There's often ping pong tables in the square as well as other entertainments. Worth a look.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited on Saturday 14th Jan for my 40th birthday. I am a fan of the show first dates so couldn't wait to visit the restaurant. Although none of the staff from the show were there as they are all actors or work at a different restaurant, the staff that were there were so friendly and welcoming.... More 

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yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Went with a friend as I'm a fan of the First Dates show, although I was aware Fred and the waiters and waitresses wouldn't be there I still got a little buzz walking in and recognising it all. Everyone from the maitre de at reception to the bar staff and waiters were the friendliest I've ever seen. So keen to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Nice tidy square with plenty of bars and good places. There is a Pret, Starbucks, wasabi, burrito place to name but a few food outlets. Corney and Barrow, the Saint , Paternoster Chop house and the Paternoster pub are the main drinking places. Deck chairs in the summer and usually some events on or table tennis, crazy golf etc

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Nice clean and tidy area near St. Paul's. Unfortunately, it was raining so much we had to run through it

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I have been here a few ties before and it is quite boring as all the people in offices nearby tend to come here in their suits and so the place is very black / grey / pinstripes When I came on a Tuesday however, there was a food market (which is apparently every Tuesday) and there was foods from... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Although the square has a bit sterile look, it is a pleasant place with some nice bars and restaurants around. The central monument is a 23-meters tall Corinthian column with a golden leaf covering the flaming urn at its top. The sculpture Paternoster (or Shepherd and Sheep) is the work of Elizabeth Fink from 1975. This whole area was devastated... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I remember walking through this area in the mid 80's and again in the mid 90's. It was an embarrassment - sketchy, dirty blight, and yet tourists poured through there on a daily basis. This trip - what a wonderful improvement over the past. A large bright square with nice shops. Kudos to the developers, they did a superb job.... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

In the evening I walked by and were surprised people just sitting there. First I thought it is a performance or there will be some kind of show. But as I walked by again in the morning I noticed the chairs and pingpong tables. It is really a kively olace just to relax and enjoy the evening. Also there are... More 

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Full of offices, retail outlets and eating places - restaurants and cafes, this place has lot of space to relax, play and enjoy large screen television. Most of the travelers visiting St. Paul's Cathedral come and relax here over a cup of coffee or a glass of drinks. You can also admire the beauty of The Paternoster Column and view... More 

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