Last Saturday the pair of us moseyed into central London for the opening of our friend Liv’s brand new coffee shop, The Wren.
We’d been seeing all these wonderful updates and photos on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter so we were very eager to get down there!
Unlike your conventional London coffee shop, The Wren is situated in… a church.
Yep, St. Nicholas Cole Abbey to be exact, which is thought to have been around since the 1110’s!!
Now, the original site may have burnt down in the Great Fire of London in 1666, but what stands there now is an absolutely stunning baroque style church rebuilt by architect, Sir Christopher Wren – who was also responsible for the slightly more well known, St. Paul’s Cathedral. You may have heard of it?
What we love is that the interior is still very much the beautiful church that Sir Christopher Wren built… they’ve even kept the pulpit and some pews! It was hard not to think about how much history surrounded you!
Unfortunately we arrived late (of course!) so missed out on the food, but we did try some of the homemade cakes – the polenta and grape cake particularly going down a storm!
The various flavoured jugs of water were a lovely touch.
Ang, (a very happy, and rightly so!) Liv, and Lisa.
The opening was a huge success, with so many people enjoying the relaxed atmosphere in the bright open space… not to mention the delicious coffee!
We’re already planning our next visit!Located just south of St. Paul’s on Queen Victoria Street. Website: www.thewrencoffee.com. Instagram and Twitter: @thewrencoffee