London certainly isn’t lacking in the ‘cafés in quirky places‘ department, is it? You can grab a cuppa in some pretty odd locations, if you think about it. A refurbished phonebox? Sure. An abandoned public toilet? Why not? How about the crypt of a church in Trafalgar Square? Abso-flipping-lutely.
That’s right: hidden beneath St Martin-in-the-Fields church, you’ll find Café in the Crypt. It does what it says on the tin, really. It’s a café – in the crypt. And it’s the perfect spot for you to while away the hours this spooky season.
Located at the edge of Trafalgar Square; this hidden hotspot has been welcoming Londoners and tourists alike for thirty years. The subterranean café serves up freshly-prepared, great-value food, and a unique atmosphere that blurs the line between ever-so cosy and ever-so creepy. What’s not to love?
Original brick-vaulted ceilings and historic tombstones form the backdrop for this central London pitstop. And whilst dining amongst gravestones may not be for everyone; the café is certainly doing something right, because it’s won multiple awards over the years.
From breakfast to dinner and everything in between; Café in the Crypt offers an underground escape from the hustle and bustle of the capital city above. What’s more, every £1 spent in the café goes towards supporting the work of St Martin’s – one of London’s most vibrant and well-loved churches and arts venues.
So, if you’re looking for some delicious food (that won’t break the bank), some low-lit (and slightly spooky) vibes, and a little bit of history; Café in the Crypt might just be exactly what you’re looking for.