Welcome to The Woodins Shades

Famous for...

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.

Where to find us

Opening Hours

  • Monday 10am - 11pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 11pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 11pm
  • Thursday 10am - 1am
  • Friday 10am - 1am
  • Saturday 10am - 1am
  • Sunday 10am - 10:30pm


Call The Woodins Shades on 020 7247 4324
Pop in for a pint of well-kept cask ale or book a table for a hearty bite to eat.

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