We are currently undergoing a refurbishment at The Woodins Shades and will be closed from 10 November. We re-open on 3 December so please come in and see us after this time and let us know what you think of our new look.
Welcome to The Woodins Shades
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 the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
Famous for serving market traders from Spitalfields and Petticoat Lane
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