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

4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Old Bank Of England

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

3.0 out of 5 17 April 2015
by Kate E.

Went here for a Friday lunch close to work. They have a courtyard so we were able to sit in the sun rather than inside when it was so lovely out. We sat down and started looking at the menu and a waiter came to the table which was nice, usually don't expect table service at a pub and was great not to have to get up and place our orders at the bar in waves to save the table.

I had a Heinkein...more

4.0 out of 5 11 April 2015
by Meike B.

One of the few pubs that still looks good when they turn on the lights and ask you to leave ... but the best moment is the first impression as you walk through massive doors into a high-ceilinged hall.

Perfect place to impress foreign visitors - or anyone, really, most Londoners don't take a walk down Fleet Street without good reason. While it has a lovely Olde Worlde feel to it, it is...more

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