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The Wren
The Wren
The Wren
The Wren
The Wren
The Wren
The Wren
The Wren

Little remains of the original Wren church of St Nicholas Cole Abbey, wrecked by German bombers in 1941. But this is still a singularly striking place. It was converted in April by St Nicks Talk, a ‘mid-week church’ that takes over for half an hour every Thursday. The rest of the time it’s a place to have a relaxing time in a far from relaxing precinct of the City. Food is simple and good, whether sweet or savoury. The coffee comes from Workshop, and the sweet, creamy espresso blend, flawlessly brewed, would have been perfect if it had been properly hot. Service is charming and friendly. This is a lovely place in every way.

By: Richard Ehrlich


Venue name: Wren
Address: St Nicholas Cole Abbey
114 Queen Victoria Street
Opening hours: 7am-5pm Mon-Fri; 10am-4pm Sat, Sun.
Transport: Mansion House tube
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Love the coffee here ... a hidden gem in the city.

I walked past it for months never realising what amazing coffee and sweet delights were on offer. A great space which includes a quiet area, and tons of space for meetings (as suggested below), or just to sit and enjoy a bit of time to yourself.

Staff take their coffee seriously, and each cup is made to perfection.  

So excited to find it! 


Great coffee shop in the heart of the city. Workshop coffee in an amazing setting! Great place for meetings

Amazing! You would never expect to find that on a busy high street - a beautiful place to get away from all the commotion of City life over a good brew.