food & travel

Travel Inspiration | Places: Host Café, London

by

@kloowney-2

@kloowney
@kloowney@kloowney

IF YOU'RE LOOKING for a place less ordinary to have a cup of coffee, try Host Café in London. Housed inside a functioning church, St Mary Aldermary, the sublime grandeur of this café is unlike any you've visited before.

The Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary is an Anglican church located on Watling Street at the junction with Bow Lane. Medieval in origin, it was rebuilt in 1510, and then rebuilt once more, after being severely damaged in the Great Fire of London in 1666, this time by Sir Christopher Wren.

Over time, the church became increasingly underused, and in 2010, a community was established to oversee the care of the building. This community had the thought to provide hospitality to visitors, and so an application was made to the Diocesan Advisory Committee in May 2012 for a Certificate of Recommendation for the installation of a café.

Today, the Host Café serves direct trade coffee hand-roasted by Mission Coffee Works, along with brewed loose leaf teas from We Are Tea. Pastries are delivered via bicycle from the Little Bread Pedlar and the cakes come from Artisan Foods. There is organic soup with sourdough bread and homemade Mushroom and Walnut Paté as well as Beans and Sundried Tomato Paté. Visitors are even welcome to bring their own lunches and make use of the free Wifi. The café is run by both paid staff and volunteers, and we hear the coffee is simply divine.

@nadia.ryan

@nadia.ryan

 

@schrinerbock

@schrinerbock

@sstdanny

@sstdanny

r.chen77

@r.chen77



@eloise_andrews@eloise_andrews

Jack-Trench-1

Jack Trench
@a.littlemickey@a.littlemickey

veronicaardimento
 

@veronicaardimento

Host café is 7.15 am - 4.45 pm Monday to Friday
(4.30 on Monday and Friday)
Watling Street
London EC4M 9BW

@justhelenmarie@justhelenmarie



Jack Trench 3

Jack Trench

@waxmepoetic

@waxmepoetic

@warmhealer

@warmhealer



More TIG

In the News 09.21.18 : Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong Seat belts were invented long before the automobile but weren’t mandatory in cars until the 1960s. The first confirmed death from asbestos exposure was recorded in 1906, but the U.S. didn’t start banning the chemical until 1973. Every discovery in public health, no matter how significant, must compete »

Timeless Trends for the Fall & A Shopping List

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-1097534370314210"; google_ad_slot = "2030677212"; google_ad_width = 970; google_ad_height = 90; What does fashion means to you? This Fall 2018 season brings to the table lots of options when it comes to cloths, and there is a multitude of trends ready to be tried. With Fashion Month en cours, Instagram is on fire presenting prints, layers, statement »

In the Atelier With: HOTCROWN

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-1097534370314210"; google_ad_slot = "2030677212"; google_ad_width = 970; google_ad_height = 90; As you know, at The Shop, we have vastly expanded the range of items available to include a rather exquisite selection of jewellery. And so, to highlight all the new lines we carry, we're bringing you this series to showcase the talented créateurs »

Follow us on Instagram @thisisglamorous

0 Notes
  • Thank you for stopping in to say hello — it's lovely to hear from you!

    Please note that comments are moderated for spam, profanity, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business.