Ye Olde Watling
29 Watling Street, London, Greater London, EC4M 9BR
Taking pride of place on Watling Street London, Ye Olde Watling is just a short stroll from Cheapside, Mansion House tube 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.
In the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral, this pub near you is located in the heart of the city of London, on the historic Roman Road, Watling Street.
Nicholson’s Pubs are known for their individual style, exciting stories, and charming personalities - and Ye Olde Watling is certainly no exception.
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!
Ye Olde Watling has a remarkable heritage dating to 1668. It stands on Watling Street, a Roman road leading out of the City via Ludgate.
One claim to fame is that our upstairs rooms were used as a drawing office during the building of St Paul's Cathedral.
We also think our pub catered for Wren's workmen after the Great Fire of London in 1666.
Ye Olde Watling 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.