About The Crypt

Dating back to the 12th century, The Crypt at St Etheldreda’s most famously hosted a rather grand, days-long feast for Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Today, wedding receptions are a strong suit, with the time-worn stone walls, beautiful beamed ceilings and candlelight evoking a rich history. Sat beneath the oldest Catholic church in England, the space is an unceasing conversation sparker at business events and regularly hosts banquet-style dinners, cocktail receptions and Christmas parties. Food comes courtesy of the team at the highly regarded, French-leaning Bleeding Heart restaurant on the other side of Bleeding Heart Yard.

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Up to 200
Venue Type
Party venue, Restaurant
Venue Style
Historic, Traditional

The Crypt Rooms

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Ely Place, Holborn Circus, City of London, London, EC1N 6RY

020 7242 2056


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