Ye Olde Watling
29 Watling Street, London, United Kingdom
+44 020 7248 8935
Ye Olde Watling London Reviews
Nice traditional British pub Mar 18, 2012
A year earlier I was on a city walk with some colleagues after a conference looking for a place to have a beer and luckily some of them knew a pub in the neighborhood of our hotel that was situated close to St. Paul's Cathedral.
I could not remember the name of the place back then but suddenly on my walk I saw the place again and decided to go for a visit again. This time they had just opened and I was their first customer but when I was there a year ago the bar was packed and there were a great ambiance. It was a place that was packed with people just leaving work and never wanting to go home.
The name of the pub was Ye Olde Watling and it is situated on the other side of the cathedral, in Watling Street London within a short stroll of Cheapside, Mansion House Tube and Cannon Street. The bar is situated on a corner with an entrance in both ends and it has the looks of a traditional British pub.
It is said that the pub has been built from “old ships’ timbers by Sir Christopher Wren, as the Ye Olde Watling has a remarkable heritage dating back to 1668. It stands on Watling Street, which actually is a Roman road leading out of the City via Ludgate. One claim to fame is that the upstairs rooms were used as a drawing office during the building of St Paul's Cathedral.
The pub is well worth visiting because is like a breathing hole in the otherwise busy streets of the neighborhood.
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