The Old Bank Of England


This Italian style building was built in 1888 and was formerly the Law Courts branch of the Bank of England. It became a pub in 1995. Fullers have spent a lot of time and money redecorating this building and the result is a lavish, extravagant interior. Bar food is served but there is also a restaurant which serves food between 11am and 9pm. They can cater for private parties of up to 200 people. It gets very busy at lunchtime and in the evenings.

Venue Details & Map

The Old Bank Of England

194 Fleet Street
The City
+44 (0)20 7430 2255
Public transport:
Temple, Underground
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 42 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Old Bank Of England

4.0 out of 5 4 November 2015
by Daniel K.

Nice concept. Old bank but limited atmosphere which is a bit of a shame as under the correct management this old money pit could be an attractive little night club in my eyes. However maybe those days are over. Oh well at least there was a good selection of ye old alemore

3.0 out of 5 4 November 2015
by Sarah O.

This is one of the most beautiful pubs I have ever seen. It's high ceilings and ornate decorations have a real wow factor when you walk in. Sadly so did the smell, but not in a good way.

We were in the area and looking for somewhere for a final drink before heading home and saw this place. It's impressive from the outside and we wanted to see more.

However, despite the stunning interior, we...more

4.0 out of 5 23 September 2015
by Rod S.

We stopped by after dinner nearby for a pint. The beer selection along with the whisky and whiskey selection were very good. The atmosphere is excellent. Everyone we met was really friendly and helpful. As everyone knows this was the old Bank of England. Apparently not everyone ends up down inside the old vault. That was very cool. After going through the main vault entrance, that was very...more

4.0 out of 5 29 August 2015
by Stefan P.

Do you like to mix with Barristers? If so, this is the place for you. It's one of a number of watering holes used by the bewigged ones and they can generate an awful lot of noise. However, the space itself makes up for this. It's certainly a grand and impressive building and well maintained inside. There is lots of space to stand and the bar is many sided and large. I have eaten here but not...more

5.0 out of 5 29 May 2015
by Lori-Jo S.

Fleet Street. City Of London. As a tourist, I would much rather spend a day wandering down here and taking in the history than most of Westminster, just the buzz of 'real London' is worth it tenfold. You won't find many tourists down here in comparison, and you could literally spend the entire afternoon looking at buildings and popping into pubs between St Clement Danes and Farringdon...more

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