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 35 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Old Bank Of England

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

4.0 out of 5 15 January 2015
by Autumn M.

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

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