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Watchhouse opens their seventh house in St Mary Axe with complimentary coffee on Friday April 30th to celebrate

Purveyors of Modern Coffee, WatchHouse, are delighted to announce that their seventh house, in the heart of the city at St Mary’s Axe, is now open. To celebrate, WatchHouse welcomes customers to join for a complimentary coffee of their choosing on Friday 30th April between 9am and 12pm. Dedicated to redefining the coffee-house experience,  the rest of 2021 will see WatchHouse continue to expand across London – and into the South West – opening five more sites, with each site as thoughtfully designed and sustainably sourced as the original site in Bermondsey Street which opened in 2014.

Now open, WatchHouse St Mary Axe is the group’s largest site thus far and has been carefully designed so it’s as equally perfect for catching up with friends over thoughtfully chosen brunch plates as it is for working while enjoying a cup of specialty coffee.

Based in the iconic Foggo-designed, ‘Can of Ham’ building in the City, the 3,900 square foot cafe stretches over three floors, seating over 70 guests in total, within carefully curated spaces perfect for groups or individuals. Guests can relax across the spacious outdoor terrace, which seats 30, whilst waiting for indoor dining to be permitted.

Spearheaded by WatchHouse’s design team headed up by  Deidra Hodgson (having previously worked with Aesop, Cubitts and JAMESPLUMB) alongside founder Roland Horne, the design takes inspiration from the Can of Ham building itself, integrating state of the art brewing technology to include a custom brewbar and acid washed ModBar, within a twelve meter long brushed stainless steel curved counter with suspended monolithic canopy arch. The carefully designed space offers quiet and scenic working spots as well as a cantilevered bar to closely observe the baristas at work and a mezzanine, perfect for groups who seek the Modern Coffee experience.

Following the opening of St Mary’s Axe, WatchHouse will then open sites in Bishopsgate, Seven Dials, Marylebone and Covent Garden within the next six months, cementing their reputation for carefully considered sites within beautifully designed neighborhoods.

WatchHouse will open their first site out of London, in Bath, in autumn 2021. Chosen for its historical background and vibrant retail centre, both of which align with WatchHouse’s design-led principles, the beautifully designed space will offer a retreat for shoppers as well as serving as a destination for sustainably sourced coffee and food, with breakfast, lunch and brunch to be offered, alongside the full range of WatchHouse’s products.

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