Welcome to Williamson's Tavern


You’ll find Williamson’s Tavern in Groveland Court London, a short stroll from Cheapside, Watling Street, and Bow Lane. We’re only a two minute walk from Mansion House Underground Station.

Located in the heart of the vibrant capital, we’re within walking distance of many of London’s famous tourist attractions that can be found near you, including the Barbican, Millenium Bridge, the Postman’s Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Borough Market, The Shard, and the Tate Modern.

Nearby, you’ll also find the Museum of London, Old Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane, Boxpark Shoreditch, the Oxo Tower, HMS Belfast and the Tower of London.

A Unique City Centre Pub with a Rich History

Nicholson’s Pubs are known for their individual style, exciting stories, and charming personalities — and Williamson’s Tavern is certainly no exception.

Said to hold the oldest excise licence in the City, our original tavern has a distinguished history. We were originally a residence for the Lord Mayors of London, and William III and Mary dined here. The original pub dates to the 17th Century, not long after the Great Fire of London. We were rebuilt in the 1930s, and our 'new' interior reflects the style of that period.

The Williamsons Tavern is the age-old haunt of locals, city-workers and tourists lucky enough to stumble upon it. A lucky few may even bear witness to the ghost of Martha, a poltergeist whose very presence has lead to police dogs growling as they pass the end of the lane, and flat out refuse to come closer.

A curiosity regarding the apparition is furthered by the fact that there’s no painting to be found of Martha in the building at all. However, the longer serving members of staff have all recalled seeing the same dark painting in different parts of the pub.

Serving up seasonal specialities and mouth-watering favourites

Our breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus offer everything you’d expect to find on any respectable, British pub menu, and so much more besides. Boasting an array of delicious sharers, through to classic main dishes, and succulent burgers, there’s a selection to suit every appetite.

ONE OF A KIND

Williamson's Tavern is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of iconic and great British pubs— held in the highest of regards for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

Where to find us

GET IN TOUCH

Call Williamson's Tavern on 020 7248 5750.

Pop in for a pint of well-kept cask ale, an excellent range of drinks, book a table for couples, groups, birthdays or other special occasions— and ensure that everyone has a hearty bite to eat.

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