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Sandwich bars in Greater London If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a quick break in a hectic day or want to make the most of an afternoon at leisure a sandwich shop can offer a haven of peace and calm away from the hustle and bustle.

The North West of London is the place to head if you’re keen to try some traditional cuisine. Bloom’s [map] in Golders Green serves the famous salt-beef sandwiches that are well loved by many celebrities. There’s also a large selection of traditional Jewish food including a range of sandwiches and soups.

EAT [map] has been around for more than eight years in North West London and prides itself on the freshness of their food with sandwiches only having a one-day shelf life. For a lunchtime feed you can choose from sandwiches, baguettes, wraps, sushi, salads and pies. And vegetarians should find plenty on the menu to keep their hunger at bay. The closest outlet to North West London is the one on High Holborn, WC1.

North London offers hungry customers the chance to choose from a large selection of unusual sandwiches. Pret a Manger [map] in Islington will probably be a ditherer’s nightmare as there’s just so much to choose from. Sandwiches range from the ubiquitous egg mayo to White Crab, Crayfish & Avocado while the menu also boasts baguettes, salads and sushi, as well as desserts.

Over the years the humble sandwich has evolved into various flour-based guises, including rolls, baguettes and wraps and you can try another variation in East London. The Brick Lane Beigel Bakery [map] is where you’ll find the best bagels in the area.

Why settle for a boring BLT when you could be experiencing exotic tastes from across the world in South East London? Café One Seven [map] is located in The Jerwood Space, Union Street, SE1 and provides customers with a great range of exotic sandwiches, snacks and beverages to eat in or takeaway. There’s also a garden for some al fresco relaxing.

Choose from two cafés at The Tate Modern [map], Sumner Street, SE1, over on the Southbank. Both offer the same kind of quality and a range of sandwiches and hearty snacks. Café 7 offers fantastic views in one direction whilst Café 2 looks over the Thames.

Take a break from the shopping in South West London and head to The Stockport [map], Panton Street, SW1, which is one of those hidden gems that provides a great range of excellent hot and cold cuisine to suit those on a budget. The atmosphere is vibrant yet decidedly laid back and this is the perfect place to take a breather before heading off to do some serious West End shopping.

Take the healthy option and visit The Grain Shop [map], Battersea Park Road, SW11, which is a primarily vegetarian and vegan venue. Those wanting to linger over an organic sandwich are positively encouraged by the friendly staff.

Central London puts you in the heart of the action and this means there are also plenty of sandwich shops to pop into. Neal’s Corner Sandwich Shop [map], Monmouth Street, WC2, is a great international café catering for a range of needs. Offering soup and snacks as well as more filling alternatives. Neal’s is a particular favourite with Londoners.

For sandwiches with an Italian twist check out Giovanni’s Sandwich Bar [map], Museum Street, WC1. Choose from a range using fresh ingredients such as mozzarella, garden-fresh basil and ripe tomatoes.

Over in the City, you can work hard and relax hard. If you’re looking for a great sandwich bar here you won’t be disappointed with the extensive range. Try The Hiscox Art Café [map], Great St Helen’s, and Turkish favourite The Sofra Café [map], Ludgate Circus, EC4 for unusual sandwiches.

Go for the healthy option in West London and try The Squat and Gobble [map], Tottenham Street, W1, which is a fine place to have an organic bap in comfortable surroundings. Don’t be put off by the name – this place is a very popular eatery and has a great reputation for its excellent sandwiches that combine the freshest of ingredients with new twists on old favourites.

For an alternative to a junk food venue head to Old Compton Café [map], Old Compton Street, W1, which offers healthy alternatives. Tucked away close to the tube station, Old Compton Café is a funky and individual venue that’s particularly popular with a young gay clientele. This is a great place to socialise and have a sandwich or less healthy fry-up and chill out with friends.

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