Welcome to the most historic part of London. Here, you’ll feel the centuries clashing as ancient Roman architecture mixes with modern skyscrapers. When in the area, a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral is a must. After basking in the glory of its dome – it’s time for our first pit stop at one of the best restaurants near Bank Station.
Let’s begin by brunchin’
You will find a number of brunch spots near St Paul’s Cathedral- our first choice is located just five minutes away on foot. Cafe Below, is found in the medieval crypt of St Mary le Bow Church and is a breakfast spot with a difference. We recommend their amazing home-baked rye bread or if you’re feeling luxurious, their River Farm smoked salmon & Brioche French toast. Book Here
St Mary le Bow Church, Cheapside, London, United Kingdom, EC2V 6AU
The London Guildhall is another unmissable landmark in the heart of the city of London. Soak up the rare and spectacular medieval architecture before making your way to our second food stop. Located just 10 minutes away by foot Bad Egg in Moorgate serves all-day brunches and boozy breakfasts to the tune of old school hip hop and reggae. Only using free range eggs, you can be assured that the only bad thing going on here – is how much you are going to enjoy! Book Here
Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street , London, United Kingdom, EC2Y 9AW
A Meat lover’s paradise
The City of London is one of the main commercial and business centres in London. For fans of contemporary architecture it holds some of the most impressive skyscrapers in the city. Our personal favorite is 30 St Mary Axe, also known as the Gherkin. Why is it our favorite you ask? Well, if you haven’t guessed, it’s because it is very close to some of London’s best restaurants in Devonshire Square.
Where better to feed your carnivorous cravings than at the iconic “SMITHS” of Smithfield restaurant, situated in the heart of London’s only working meat market. Spread over four floors, each with a distinct “New York” feel, expect blasted brickwork, open spaces and more meat than you can shake at stick at! Serving beautiful sustainable British sourced steaks in a choice of cuts as well as delicious breakfast, charcoal grills and private dining, you might think you have stumbled into meat heaven. We recommend you go for the 9oz South Devon Rib Eye – 28 day aged, from Steve Turton, Newton Abbot. If you are a lover of craft beer (who isn’t?!), make your way to the first floor, where you will find SMITHS dedicated craft beer bar. Book Here
66-77 Charterhouse Street, London, United Kingdom, EC1M6HJ
Pitt Cue has become a first choice barbecue restaurant in London. Launching from humble beginnings as a food truck, they have evolved into a full-blown BBQ restaurant with their own micro brewery. Pretty much craft beer and BBQ heaven all under one roof. Be prepared to experience the very best, dry-aged, rare breed meat, sourced directly from local farmers and their own Mangalitza pigs. Book Here
1, The Avenue, Devonshire Square, London, United Kingdom, EC2M 4YP
Last stop in the City of London is the Museum of London – home to the largest collection of items relating to urban history in the whole world! Travel through the galleries and uncover the stories of the Londoners through time. Discover how they survived the War and the Plague, and how the city rebuilt itself after the Great Fire. Bored by Roman and Medieval history? You can find the gallery to peak your interest whether it be the fashion movements, Beatles memorabilia, or cultural revolutions which transformed London!
Time for a drink
Walking around a museum is thirsty work. So liven things up with a colorful and vibrant cocktail at Cubana Smithfield. You will enjoy a freshly made and perfected mojito with dishes prepared with quality ingredients mixing spanish, african, caribbean & french culinary influences. Book Here
59-61 Charterhouse Street, London, United Kingdom, EC1M 6HA
For some of the best views in the city, take a walk up the narrow, winding staircase to the top of The Monument of the Great Fire of London. From here you can enjoy an amazing, panoramic view of the city. When you feel like cooling off after the fire, have a few cheeky drinks at the City Garden Bar. It offers one of the most incredible city views. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of London’s business center while watching the beautiful city light up at dusk as you enjoy perfectly crafted cocktails and scrumptious sharing boards. Book Here
1 Sky Garden Walk , London, United Kingdom, EC3M 8AF