Welcome to Ye Olde Watling in Watling Street 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.

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!

Serving up seasonal specialities and mouth-watering favourites

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.

One of a kind

Ye Olde Watling 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

Where to find us

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 10am-11pm
  • Tuesday 10am-11pm
  • Wednesday 10am-11pm
  • Thursday 10am-11pm
  • Friday 10am-11pm
  • Saturday 11am-8pm
  • Sunday Closed

Get in touch

Call Ye Olde Watling on 020 7248 8935.

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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