St Paul’s is an area in Central London, best known for the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral, which dominates the city skyline and is one of the city’s most popular landmarks. As one of the oldest parts of London, the St Paul’s area is also home to much of the capitals rich cultural heritage. Due to its central location, St Paul’s is a sought-after office location and popular spot with commercial businesses, particularly companies in the finance industry. Let’s look at what makes St Paul’s one of the most diverse and interesting areas in the capital.
The St Paul’s area benefits from close proximity to many of London’s best tourist attractions. The magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral is the most popular attraction in the area, with people travelling from all over to witness the buildings stunning architecture and historical significance. The Millennium Bridge is another famous landmark that can be found near St Paul’s. First opened in 2000, the iconic steel suspension bridge crosses the River Thames and offers pedestrians amazing views of the city. Many famed authors, including Charles Dickens, have lived and worked in the area around St Paul’s. Fans therefore have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of many famous writers when visiting St Paul’s. Other popular attractions such as The Museum of London, Guildhall Yard, and The Tower of London can also be reached on foot.
Food and drink
There is a huge selection of restaurants and cafes in and around the area of St Paul’s. The Madison is a popular choice because of its award-winning rooftop terrace and stunning views of St Paul’s Cathedral. The glamorous restaurant offers a European menu and there is also a lively bar serving up a huge selection of expertly-made cocktails. Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen is another popular dining spot in St Paul’s. The lively restaurant is set in a stylish warehouse style space that have been designed in a trendy contemporary style. There is a great range of quality British dishes and innovative cocktails on offer, and on weekends there is a bottomless prosecco brunch. If you’re looking for a quick lunch spot, then check out Burrito Mama for some of the best takeaway Mexican food in the city!
You can also find plenty of lively bars and pubs around St Paul’s. The Paternoster is a popular pub located opposite St Paul’s Cathedral. It offers a great selection of local beers and wines, that you can enjoy in the relaxed, informal surroundings. There is also an outdoor seating area, where you can take in the beautiful views of St Paul’s. For a more sophisticated experience, you can head to Searcy’s Champagne bar in St Pancras. Home to Europe’s longest Champagne bar, you can be sure to find an impressive selection of Champagnes, wines, cocktails and local craft beers. You can also take advantage of the famous ‘Press for Champagne’ buttons at the tables.
St Paul’s has experienced quite a transformation in recent years, most notably the development of the new state-of-the-art shopping centre, One New Change. This stylish glass walled complex offers visitors a huge range of top fashion stores such as All Saints, H&M and MANGO. There is also a great selection of restaurants, bars and cafes within the shopping centre. Space NK is another popular shopping spot in St Paul’s that specialises in all things beauty. Here, you will find some of the beauty industry’s biggest names including NARS cosmetics, Stila and Aromatherapy Associates.
There is a great choice of accommodation in the area of St Paul’s – from 5-star luxury, to great value budget options. The South Place Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel conveniently located near St Paul’s Cathedral. The bedrooms have been designed in an extravagant style, with enormous en-suite bathrooms featuring marble interiors and rainfall showers. There is an on-site Michelin star restaurant and even a secret garden, where you can enjoy expertly-made cocktails on the lush terrace. For a great value budget option, check out YHA St Pauls. This friendly hostel provides comfortable accommodation in the centre of St Paul’s at affordable prices.
St Paul’s in a beautiful area in Central London, offering a rich cultural heritage and access to some of the capitals most popular attractions. If you are interested in properties in the area of St Paul’s and would like to see what is currently available, then get in touch today.