The Cloister Café

Opening Hours

For operational reasons, and in the light of the building work that will be taking place immediately outside its walls, the Cloister Café will be closed during the day, Monday–Saturday, until further notice. There are some exceptions, which can be seen in the day-by-day diary on this website. They mainly include Sundays, and before and after the City Music Society lunchtime concerts, which are usually on Fridays, when the café will still be open for refreshments and lunch.
We apologize for any inconvenience

Monday to Thursday:
All Day
Café closed

Fridays & any day with a lunchtime concert:
Café open for refreshments & lunch

Closed all day

09:30 – 18:30

Hosting an event in the Cloister

Whether it is a post-wedding or post-baptism drinks reception, corporate event or a catered tour, we would be delighted to accommodate you. Whatever your budget may be, we will do our best to meet your requirements and ensure that your event is a success.

Please contact the Parish office, either by clicking here to send an email to or by calling +44 (0)20 7600 0440.

Click here for more information about the Parish Office.

Access to the Church

There are three main ways into the church:

Step-free access to the Church is therefore only along the path that leads to the West Door from West Smithfield square under the Elizabethan Gatehouse.

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