Ye Olde Watling
29 Watling Street, London, Greater London, EC4M 9BR 020 7248 8935
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.
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!
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 iconic and great British pubs — held in the highest of regards for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
In some places we may need to be flexible with our opening hours. Please check before you visit by heading to the Ye Olde Watling Facebook page.