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

Old Bank Of England

194 Fleet Street
The City
+44 (0)20 7430 2255
Public transport:
Temple, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


3 out of 5 based on 30 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Old Bank Of England

4.0 out of 5 15 January 2015
by Lori S.

Came here from the U.S. and it was awesome. The high ceilings and "back-in-the-day" feel make it as comforting as the food. They have a great selection of home made pies that are so delicious and the beers pair perfectly! I got the steak pie and ESB beer and it was unreal. The crust and filling of the pie were spot on!more

4.0 out of 5 24 September 2013
by Josh E.

A really nice pub on Fleet Street!

The pub is situated in an old law court which has been transformed into this traditional pub. Its kept all the very grand features of an important building, I have to say I felt like I was walking into a hotel when I was going up the stairs!

I was here with a few work colleagues to grab some lunch. The food was great. I had the Steak and Ale Pie which was...more

4.0 out of 5 17 October 2012
by Rick A.

A stop on a London Walk. Spectacular interior. It's a Fullers pub so the usual on tap including London Pride and ESB. Plenty of space including an upstairs balcony for viewing the patrons below and the ornate ceiling above.

Well worth a stop for the fantastic restoration. Of course, the London Pride is one of my favorites.more

2.0 out of 5 24 July 2012
by Sherwin R.

Not know much about the history of the premise except from hearsay... one which says it used to really be the Bank of England office. I can believe it with the detailed designs in the ceiling, the interior oozes history and style... but why turn it into just a pub (my friend Alice remarked). In a way, she made a valid point. It could have easily been let out to entrepreneural restaurateur who...more

3.0 out of 5 17 September 2011
by Risa Y.

A few walks away from the Theater District, passed the Royal Courts of Justice is the Old Bank of England. The interior of this place is absolutely beautiful with the high ceiling, intricate designs and big chandeliers.

I saw some people eating the food there and they looked amazing! Unfortunately I went there after dinner so I was not able to eat :(

It's a must-see place for the beautiful...more

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