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The Guild Church of ST Mary Aldermary

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A very different coffee stop

My second time here for coffee and a croissant and the quality of the coffee, service and the... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Moira H
via mobile
LOVE this place- must go

I was on a tour of old churches with my class when I found this place. It has been turned into a... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Birmingham, Alabama
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22 Aug 2018
“A very different coffee stop”
7 Jan 2018
“LOVE this place- must go”
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Off Bread Street Watling Street, London EC4M 9BW, England
City of London
+44 20 7248 9902
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

My second time here for coffee and a croissant and the quality of the coffee, service and the amazing interior of this unique church make it a must if you are visiting this part of London

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Moira H
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I was on a tour of old churches with my class when I found this place. It has been turned into a little café. We thought it was the cutest thing. It looked as if there were a lot of business people meeting here to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank sloaneswift
Reviewed 1 November 2017

The Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary is a particularly fine church situated in the city of London with plain white interior and impressive stained-glass windows.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Why would I want to go to any other place when they create coffees with so much passion. I am at peace, Thank you!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Allen C
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Unlike all the other churches I have visited, the church was full of office workers enjoying a coffee and a chat. “The church hosts regular art exhibitions and installations, and retreat days. It is home to a café, Host, which sells fair trade coffee and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Colin E
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

A blissful escape from the frantic pace of life in the City of London. Its another one of Wren's many CoL churches. This one boasts a beautiful white plaster ceiling, a lovely little coffee shop and an air of tranquility. It makes such a nice...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank lostintransportation
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is definitely worth a visit, a quite stunning church with a lovely café inside. It looks nothing from the outside - buildings all around but beautiful inside. The café is called Host - a great place to stop and have a coffee

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank BobStamford
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The best parts of this Christopher Wren church are the spectacular fan-vaulted plaster ceiling and the skewed east end of the church above the apse, with its painted ceiling. It's strangely slanted but not so much as to run parallel to the line of King...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Abbotsbury92
Reviewed 24 April 2016

The current St Mary Aldermary dates from 1682 when, after the Great Fire of London in 1666, it was rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren. However, there has been a place of worship on this site for more than 900 years. The church is meant to...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Andrew081
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Just outside of Exit 4 of Mansion House underground station, this church doesn't look much from outside. Walking in, the first thing you see is a well-run and quite busy cafe. However, go beyond this and see the church proper. Look up at the fantastic...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Clivel_98
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