The Samuel Pepys

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With spectacular views across the Thames that take in a range of iconic London buildings – including Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, The Shard and the Tate Modern – The Samuel Pepys is a hidden gem in the heart of the City.

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Stew Lane, The City, London, EC4R 3TN

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+44 (0)20 7489 1871

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The Samuel Pepys

Stew Lane
The City
+44 (0)20 7489 1871
Public transport:
Monument, Underground


3 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Samuel Pepys

2.0 out of 5 6 March 2014
by Paula M.

A little out of the way to find Samuel Pepys is kinda pub / bar type place.

Not the place to go to if you want to talk at any decent level and that is just because of the music not because of the volume of loud talking. It was not busy when we came so can only imagine the din once there are lots of customers in there.

Ordered the bruschetta which was very tasteless and non-descript. Next i...more

4.0 out of 5 4 September 2013
by Adrian S.

This is a hidden gem of a bar. The bar itself is beautiful and has the most amazing balcony sticking out over the river Thames and across from the Globe theatre. There are 2 tables on the balcony and you can consume your beverage of choice whilst watching the sun set over the shard/southwark bridge (refer my uploaded picture with gratuitous staropramen shot). Even if your inside, there are...more

4.0 out of 5 24 August 2012
by Raquel R.

I have been a few times already as this is next to my job and this is the typical place you won't see unless someone takes you there or you are walking by. The street could look quite scary on a rainy grey day and even in a sunny one, but the views worth the visit. Overlooking the Thames, you can see The Shard, The Tate Modern, Millenium Bridge and the Globe Theatre.

They have a happy hour...more

4.0 out of 5 28 May 2008
by Siany

Oooh I don't want to write this review. Not even a little bit. But seeing as those Blackfriars city types found this place a while ago it might be a bit too late.

This is my quiet place when I'm in the city. I mean you have to time it right. These times are not lunchtime or after work hours, but any other time and this place is bliss. In fact, during busy times it's pretty good too.


4.0 out of 5 5 December 2007
by Bonusmile F.

Samuel Pepys is located in the basement of a refurbished appartment house, directly by the riverside beside the financial district. The area itself isnt particularly exiting - in fact after 6 p.m. its rather dead-alive around here (I can tell, because I happened to live in the very same appartment house for half a year) BUT that is also what makes Samuel Pepys special: Its the only possible...more