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 its glory, it’s time for our first pit stop at one of the best restaurants near Bank Station. Let’s begin by with our favourite activity: brunch.
You will find a number of brunch spots near St Paul’s Cathedral, and our first choice is just five minutes away. Cafe Below is found in the medieval crypt of St Mary le Bow Church, and is a great and quirky breakfast spot. We recommend their amazing home-baked rye bread or, if you fancy something a little more sophisticated, their river farm smoked salmon and brioche French toast is a treat.
St Mary le Bow Church, Cheapside, London, United Kingdom, EC2V 6AUMake a booking
The London Guildhall is another landmark in the heart of London you don’t want to miss out on. Soak up the rare and spectacular medieval architecture before making your way to our second food stop. Located just ten minutes away by foot, Bad Egg in Moorgate serves all-day brunches and boozy breakfasts to the tunes of old school hip-hop and reggae. The only bad thing here is how much you’re about to eat!
Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street , London, United Kingdom, EC2Y 9AWMake a booking
It’s dim sum, and then some. If you’re looking for restaurants near Bank Station, this is the spot for you. Dim t celebrates Asian food in all its glory, with an authentic, mouth-watering menu. From mild to spicy curries and delightful soups, Dim t is the place to head for a culinary trip around the east.
2b More London Place, Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2DBMake a booking
Time for a drink
Our last stop in the City 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. Don’t have much interest in Roman and Medieval history? A visit to the gallery will pique your interest. Whether it’s fashion, Beatles memorabilia, or the cultural revolutions, you’ll see what transformed the city!
Walking around a museum is thirsty work, so liven things up with a colourful and vibrant cocktail at Cubana Smithfield. Enjoy tropical mocktails, rum cocktails, or carefully crafted mojitos that will remind you of your holidays. The colour-splashed venue also serves up some typical Cuban cuisine, a must try if you’re in the area.
59-61 Charterhouse Street, London, United Kingdom, EC1M 6HAMake a booking
The City Garden Bar
For some of the best views in the city, take a walk up the narrow, winding staircase to the top of the Monument to the Great Fire of London. From here you can enjoy amazing, panoramic views of the city. If you fancy a cool down or want to hunt out a restaurant near Bank Station after all that walking, grab some drinks at the City Garden Bar. It offers one of the most incredible views of the city. Order yourself a perfectly crafted cocktail and scrumptious sharing boards and watch the city light up at dusk, a truly memorable experience.
1 Sky Garden Walk , London, United Kingdom, EC3M 8AFMake a booking
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