Four Corners, Lower Marsh

August 20, 2013

Some cafés lend themselves immediately to a photo-review. One such place is Four Corners, a new venture on Lower Marsh, a short walk from the visually stunning graffiti underpass and the altogether less aesthetically pleasing, though probably more relevant, Waterloo terminus. The concept is travel-infused, and this is certainly a venue for cartophiles to visit, as there are probably more maps on display than anywhere other than the offices of National Geographic. The coffee is provided by Ozone, who roast pretty dark and punchy. The coffee is good and at £2 for an espresso and £2.20 for a piccolo, priced as more-or-less standard. But the thought that has gone into the place and its sense of fun are what makes it worth a visit: everything from the ‘passport’ style loyalty cards to the bespoke prints and well-sourced travel-themed decorations speaks of a real attention to detail. And the barista sports one of the greatest tattoos I’ve ever seen. Though Lower Marsh is currently being torn up by a road-works crew who seem to have been inspired Time Team, it’s worth battling through the noise to this café and, once all the hubbub has died off, this will be a good spot to relax and plan that sojourn to Tahiti you’ve always wanted to take…

Four Corners, 12 Lower Marsh, SE1 7RJ

Website with details

Also on Twitter: @cornerstweets

Lol-sign.

Lol-sign.

Passport control.

Passport control.

I love the smell of oolong in the morning...

I love the smell of oolong in the morning…

The upside-down map is good. If challenging.

The upside-down map is good. If challenging.

This probably quite a while to do.

This probably took quite a while to do.

Global appeal.

Global appeal.

An arty one from the loos. Not like that.

An arty one from the loos. Not like that.

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3 Responses to “Four Corners, Lower Marsh”


  1. Nice pictures. Seems we’re all doing Four Corners this week… Just need Kate and Chloe to write it up for the full set 🙂


  2. […] can also see what fellow-bloggers Duncan and Liquid Jolt made of Four […]


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