Welcome to Ye Olde Watling in Watling Street London

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.

A unique pub with a rich history

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!

Serving up seasonal specialities and flavoursome 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 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 - 11pm
  • Friday 10am - 11pm
  • Saturday 12pm - 8pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 5pm


Call Ye Olde Watling on 020 7248 8935
Pop in for a pint of well-kept cask ale or book a table for a hearty bite to eat.

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