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Review of St. Mary-le-Bow

St. Mary-le-Bow
Ranked #466 of 1,694 things to do in London
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Owner description: This church, designed by Christopher Wren and also known as Bow Church, is truly significant: anyone who is born within the sound of its bells is considered a "true" Londoner, or Cockney.
Reviewed July 31, 2013

We tried to stop here for lunch on a Saturday, but they were closed. We walked all around the building trying to find an entrance but all the doors were locked. We didn't see any hours posted, or we might have returned.

Thank mkmarcoux
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Anyone who is born within the sounds of its bells is considered a true Londoner. It's very close to St. Paul's so you might as well visit. It's rather small but very beautiful, especially on the inside. The cafe below the church ( think it's actually Cafe Below) is rather good, especially considering there're not many alternatives on a weekend.

Thank Seda E
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

EVERYTHING WRONG WITH IT
Too dry and soggy (impossible but true)
Not a great taste especially for GBP 8
Old bread

Thank DimT_78
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Reviewed November 25, 2010

Bow church is famous for it's connections with its historic bells. This beautiful Wren church is well worth a look and offers a nice sanctuary from the noise and chaos of the financial district it is located in.

There was a nice exhibit detailing the history of the place on the day we went there, including some great photos showing how the place had been gutted by bomb damage during the Blitz.

But the real gem of this place is the restaurant and coffee shop, located atmospherically in the crypt downstairs. The grub is good and I thought this was a fantastic place to grab a bite to eat and a coffee the evening I went there.

5  Thank readysetgocrazy
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Reviewed September 12, 2017
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