Welcome to The Woodins Shades

Famous for serving market traders from spitalfields and petticoat lane

You will find The Woodins Shades in Bishopsgate London within a short stroll of Liverpool Street, Spitalfields Market and Middlesex Street - however you won't find another like it.

Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.

A fascinating past

For many years, The Woodins Shades has been a favourite meeting place for the traders of Petticoat Lane and Spitalfields Markets. Petticoat Lane is a historic Sunday street market but in the Middle Ages, it was a tree-lined country road called Hog's Lane, possibly because pigs were kept in nearby fields. A map of 1608 shows that by then it had acquired its 'new' Peticote Lane name, a name perhaps derived from the sellers of clothes.

One of a kind

The Woodins Shades is one of many rare gems in theNicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.