Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Crypt Cafe

There is this one cafe that my flatmates and I go crazy over. It is located underneath the church St. Martin in the Fields, which is in Trafalgar Square. Right across from the National Gallery and a close walk to Buckingham Palace and Westminster, Trafalgar Square is usually swamped with tourists. But this little cafe (depending on the time of the day) is a perfect place to get away from the crazy and large crowds outside.

So like I said, the cafe is underneath the church. To be more precise, it is located in the church's crypt, which is where it gets its name. While enjoying some good British food, you realize that you are in the company of the dead. You can't help but notice all of the headstones and grave markers located on the walls. The floors are covered with names of the dead that are lying underneath. It is slightly dark and morbid, but oddly enough it actually enhances the dining experience.

This concept of having a restaurant in a church's crypt isn't at all unique. A lot of churches here in London have at least one restaurant or cafe because it helps generate revenue and bring people to their services. Regardless, my flatmates and I think it is the coolest thing ever.

 ^^The sanctuary upstairs was gorgeous and extremely bright. A complete opposite from downstairs.^^

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