The Wren gets bonus points for being one of the most unique cafe’s I have been to in London. It is hard to imagine a coffee shop being located in a Church, but that is exactly where The Wren is located.
As you walk up the steps entering the building, you aren’t quite prepared for what you’ll find on the inside. As you pass through the large doors, you are greeted with a vast space with tables scattered throughout. Located in the St Nicholas Cole Abbey Centre, The church has been restored based off Christopher Wren’s original design (hence the name).
The front counter is decorated with a map of the local area, carved into the wood, which is a nice touch, but doesn’t steal focus from the magnificent space. The massive stained glass windows at the back of the church and the heigh ceilings definitely steal the show here.
Located on the outskirts of the city, just near the Themes, The Wren is a peaceful and quiet haven. Perfect for tourists, and friends visiting you in the city. It is also a short walk to the Millennium Bridge, and the South Bank.
Despite the extremely friendly staff, for me it isn’t the most welcoming space. If I were to be with friends, my voice would echo through this place, and I would surely ruin the atmosphere.
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