Look what's hidden just steps from Trafalgar Square!
A visit to St Martin would be a winning 200 meter challenge in and of itself, but the church is just one part of this amazing complex. To get to the heart of St Martin, you have to go downstairs – deep into the crypt. Among the vaulted ceilings and tombstone floors you’ll discover an award winning café. The Café in the Crypt is always humming with activity but there are plenty of free tables and the diverse crowd of singles, couples, and families, visitors and locals, young and old, make this one dining experience where you’ll always feel welcome.
If the idea of huge portions of delicious, hearty, creative, wholesome, locally sourced food at tiny prices in central London isn’t enough to convince you to visit, you’ll certainly be motivated to go when you learn that the Café in the Crypt’s profits support the St Martin church in their extensive community outreach work. If you have a little extra time, you’ll want to visit the gallery room beside the café, where you can see displays of contemporary art work. Families will enjoy a brass rubbing station, where you can make your own rubbings of centuries old brass reliefs.
One of London's best dining bets and a tucked-away tribute to a legendary writer are just begging for you to visit. If the 200 meter challenge can work in central London, I think it can work anywhere!
As always, I welcome and encourage your comments. Do you have any secret spots in London that we should know about?
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