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Paternoster Square

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Address: Just North of St. Paul's Cathedral, London EC4M 7DX, England

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Brief coffee stop

Stopped for a relax and a coffee in starbucks. Enjoyed the break watching the kids play ping pong and enjoying the sunshine. Soaked up the atmosphere for a while before moving on.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Merstham, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited whilst going to dinner at Paternoster's Chophouse. A delightful little spot. So clean and interesting, worth a visit.

Thank MandL-OM
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for a relax and a coffee in starbucks. Enjoyed the break watching the kids play ping pong and enjoying the sunshine. Soaked up the atmosphere for a while before moving on.

Thank steve110269
Luton, United Kingdom
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328 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Interesting square near St Pauls Cathedral, several statues and the imposing Temple Bar, restored to here a number of years ago after over a century in exile in a wood in Enfield! There's often ping pong tables in the square as well as other entertainments. Worth a look.

Thank fork_handles
Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited on Saturday 14th Jan for my 40th birthday. I am a fan of the show first dates so couldn't wait to visit the restaurant. Although none of the staff from the show were there as they are all actors or work at a different restaurant, the staff that were there were so friendly and welcoming.... More 

Thank 68sophia
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62 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Went with a friend as I'm a fan of the First Dates show, although I was aware Fred and the waiters and waitresses wouldn't be there I still got a little buzz walking in and recognising it all. Everyone from the maitre de at reception to the bar staff and waiters were the friendliest I've ever seen. So keen to... More 

1 Thank jakeybake
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68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Nice tidy square with plenty of bars and good places. There is a Pret, Starbucks, wasabi, burrito place to name but a few food outlets. Corney and Barrow, the Saint , Paternoster Chop house and the Paternoster pub are the main drinking places. Deck chairs in the summer and usually some events on or table tennis, crazy golf etc

Thank David K
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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497 reviews
338 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Nice clean and tidy area near St. Paul's. Unfortunately, it was raining so much we had to run through it

Thank HatterWilko
London, United Kingdom
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348 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I have been here a few ties before and it is quite boring as all the people in offices nearby tend to come here in their suits and so the place is very black / grey / pinstripes When I came on a Tuesday however, there was a food market (which is apparently every Tuesday) and there was foods from... More 

Thank Xcloose
Rijeka, Croatia
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1,353 reviews
1,164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 642 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Although the square has a bit sterile look, it is a pleasant place with some nice bars and restaurants around. The central monument is a 23-meters tall Corinthian column with a golden leaf covering the flaming urn at its top. The sculpture Paternoster (or Shepherd and Sheep) is the work of Elizabeth Fink from 1975. This whole area was devastated... More 

Thank Borzov
San Diego, California
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326 reviews
208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I remember walking through this area in the mid 80's and again in the mid 90's. It was an embarrassment - sketchy, dirty blight, and yet tourists poured through there on a daily basis. This trip - what a wonderful improvement over the past. A large bright square with nice shops. Kudos to the developers, they did a superb job.... More 

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