It’s no secret that Hatton Garden has lots to offer when it comes to delicious food, great drinks, and unique jewellery boutiques that are great fun to browse; making it the ideal destination to explore on your lunch break.
Once you’ve picked up your lunch on Leather Lane or Greville Street, and had a peek at the rare and beautiful pieces available from our historic jewellers, enhance your break even more by strolling to one of these lovely parks or outdoor spaces nearby. There’s nothing like a lunch break al fresco to clear your head, clear your lungs, and get you ready for a productive afternoon.
1. The Crypt on the Green
The Crypt on the Green is a mere 7 minute walk from Hatton Garden, but feels like it’s been lifted out of a small and beautiful village. The Crypt itself is often used to host exhibitions, presentations and events, and the surrounding green is a real hidden gem that offers a tranquil retreat from bustling Hatton Garden at lunchtime. There’s always plenty of shade for those particularly scorching summer days.
2. Waterhouse Square
Waterhouse Square isn’t technically a green space, but it can be found just 2 minutes from Hatton Garden and offers a bright and open Victorian sun-trap where local staff can have lunch and catch some rays without venturing too far from the office. This one’s ideal if you want to get outdoors and eat lunch in a rather beautiful setting, but don’t have lots of time to spare.
3. Brookes Market
Brookes Market is also just a couple of minutes from Hatton Garden, situated right behind Mugen on Leather Lane. The area isn’t super green, but there are plenty of benches for you to sit and gather your thoughts before heading back to work for the afternoon. If you’ve just bought lunch on Leather Lane and want to eat it before it gets cold, Brooke’s Market is your place.
4. Spa Fields
Spa Fields is just 10 minutes away, and offers a lovely green space ready and waiting for Hatton Garden locals who are after a bit of fresh air. If you get there early you might be lucky enough to get a go on the table tennis tables; or, after you’ve had your lunch, stroll down neighbouring Exmouth Market and have a browse of the independent shops, bakeries and florists that line the street.
5. Lincoln’s Inn Fields
A 12 minute walk will take you to Lincoln’s Inn Fields in Holborn - a big open square with tall trees lining the paths, and plenty of benches where you can eat, people watch, and meet friends working in Soho halfway. This is the biggest green space within 15 minutes of Hatton Garden, so if you do want to get back to nature, we’d recommend heading this way.
6. St Paul’s
If you’ve got an hour to spare for lunch, St Paul’s Cathedral is only 15 minutes away; and is surrounded by lots of lovely green space which the public are free to enjoy. Sit on the grass and admire the Cathedral, or stroll down to the Thames to look at the water for a few minutes. St Paul’s offers the perfect break away from the office, which will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the afternoon.