Poppy Pantry closes after lease is awarded to Royal Voluntary Service


The Poppy Pantry – a cafe in the grounds of the City of London Cemetery – closed last month following the City of London Corporation’s decision to end its lease.

It follows a petition to save the family-run business which received more than 6,000 signatures.

The venue’s lease has been awarded to the charity Royal Voluntary Service, which, with its network of cafes and shops, is one of the largest retailers in the NHS.

The new operators are expected to refurbish the premises and create a new menu.