Nicholson's Pubs

Welcome to Ye Olde Watling, your local pub in London


Taking pride of place on Watling Street, London, Ye Olde Watling is just a short two-minute walk from Cheapside, Mansion House Underground Station, and Cannon Street. Bank Underground Station is just a five-minute walk away.

Many of London’s most iconic attractions are also on our doorstep, including the Millennium Bridge, the Royal Exchange, the City of London, and, of course, St Paul’s Cathedral.

Ye Olde Watling is a great spot to catch up with friends, relax with family, chat with colleagues, and generally enjoy the finer things in life in unique surroundings near you.

Find us


Ye Olde Watling, 29 Watling Street,
London, Greater London, EC4M 9BR

Tel: 020 7248 8935

A unique city centre pub with a rich history


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

Basking the shade of St Paul’s Cathedral, this pub is located in the heart of the city of London, on the historic Roman Road, Watling Street.

After being burned down in the Great Fire of London, our historic building was rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren in 1668 to house his workers and, most importantly, provide somewhere for them to drink. The plans for St Paul’s Cathedral were actually drawn up in what is now our dining room — quite a claim to fame!

Find us

Ye Olde Watling,29 Watling Street,
Greater London,EC4M 9BR

Tel: 020 7248 8935

Opening Hours

  • Monday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 21:00
  • Sunday Closed

Upcoming Holidays

  • Christmas Eve CLOSED
  • Christmas Day CLOSED
  • Boxing Day CLOSED
  • New Years Eve 11:00 - 22:00
  • New Years Day CLOSED



As a British brand with a heritage of 150+ years, we pride ourselves on our position as purveyors of perfect pints and unbeatable pies, with tempting dishes on our British pub classic menus.

Imagine taking your seat for starters we know you’ll like… Pulled Duck Croquettes and Garlic Mushrooms on Sourdough, suited to every appetite.

And here’s something we can’t deny, we’re pretty famous for our hand-crafted specialty pies, including our brand-new Chicken and Truffled Oyster Mushroom Pie and our British Steak & Nicholson's Pale Ale Pie. Come out of the cold and try one for yourself, won’t you?

As well as our famous pies, we’ve got big twists on other classic pub food such as sausage and mash, mouth watering burgers and good old fish and chips. See our menu to discover them all.

Someone in your group got a sweet tooth? Here comes another British pub classic worth rushing to your nearest booth: our traditional new Bramley Apple & Blackberry Crumble. This is British pub food, done right.



Here at Watling Street London, we pride ourselves on serving an exquisite selection of perfectly-poured, ever-changing Cask Ales – including our very own Nicholson's Pale Ale, brewed by St Austell Brewery in Cornwall. You’ll also discover the wonders of our Gin Palace, featuring glorious gins from juniper-heavy and robust to sweet and fruity and every flavour profile in-between – all waiting at your local Nicholson’s in London.