The Old Bank of England Pub, London

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The Old Bank of England is a public house at 194 Fleet Street, where the City of London meets the City of Westminster.


It was constructed on a corner site in 1886 by Sir Arthur Blomfield in a grand Italianate style, the interior having three large chandeliers with a detailed plaster ceiling. It is a Grade II listed building.
The building was occupied by the Law Court's branch of the Bank of England from 1888 to 1975 before it was refurbished and put to its current use in 1994. The vaults beneath the pub once contained gold bullion, and are said to have held the Crown Jewels for a period as well. The pub is close to where the fictional Sweeney Todd is said to have plied his trade.
The pub is currently operated by McMullen's Brewery.
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  • Large pub with food and drinks (beers) in copious amounts. Check out the clock on the wall showing the time of the last transaction made in the bank of england. By the way, the pub is where Sweeney...  more »
  • Great atmosphere. Super pie (even for vegetarian - I had the mushroom ). Friendly staff. Would totally visit again.  more »
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  • This pub has an incredible interior and a decent garden in the back which isn't too common in central London. The drinks are fairly priced and the staff were really friendly. I didn't eat anything but the food looked good and well presented. A nice mixed crowd of people too. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Great food and garden area, bar service slow (only 2 serving and it was open doors weekend). If you are in the area you must pop in for a drink, the inside is beautiful.. not giving anything away! Go see for yourself!

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