Bars Near St Paul's
There is an unrivalled charm about St Paul's that continually draws in the hoards of people visiting the area. A standing trademark of London tradition and culture, the area has passed the test of time to emerge as one of London's busiest and most dynamic hubs for both professionals and tourists. The variety of bars, pubs and restaurants that spill out on to the effervescent streets ensure there is something for every kind of budget, taste and vibe in this busy neighbourhood, so make sure you don't miss out by taking a look at our recommended list of pubs and bars near St Paul's.
Last updated on 9th May 2017
With one of the best views of St Paul's Cathedral around, Madison is a swanky rooftop bar. The spot has a suntrap terrace, viewing platform and incredible Champagne selection as well as a menu full of fresh seafood.
Take a stroll down Ludgate Hill and on to New Bridge Street, where you’ll find one of the most warm and relaxed city of London pubs in the form of The Albion. A great spot for a swift half before heading home - there’s an extensive wine selection and a range of award-winning real ales - there’s also a tasty menu of comfort food favourites and all the live sport shown on five plasma screens throughout the venue.
Perched right in St Paul's shadow is Patch St. Paul's, a relaxed restaurant, cocktail & wine bar and lively club rolled into one. Stop by to enjoy some seriously impressive happy hour deals and vibrant end-of-week DJ nights in very cool surroundings. Patch St. Paul's naturally attracts a fun-loving, trendy crowd of city-workers - its definitely worth joining them when you're next out!
Offering a perfect balance of style and sophistication, you can't go wrong with a night on the tiles at Dirty Martini. The sleek interiors are quite something, but it's the killer cocktails that really take this place up another level. Good for after-work refreshment and late-night debauchery in the same breath.
Searcys 1847 hosts one of London's biggest selection of Champagnes, so as you would expect attracts high rollers and those able to splash a little cash in this stylish hub in the city. Cocktails, afternoon tea and delicious food options also feature in the menu, so if you're looking for something a little fancier than your average city bar, check out Searcys.
Copa de Cava brings something a little different to the St Paul's dining area. As the only bar in London dedicated to Cava, Copa de Cava serves around 25 different variations of the popular bubbly beverage. A bit of a hidden gem in amongst the hustle and bustle of the city streets, Copa de Cava is one of our recommended Bars in St Paul's, perfect for a quiet drink with friends, for treating the special someone or even for getting the party started.
Check out this modern bar on Fleet Place and enjoy a great selection of wines, fine dining and a lively atmosphere to boot. With a large outdoor terrace as well, indulge yourself with some sun soaking alongside your delicious dishes and tasty tipples.
Located just a stone's throw away from St. Paul's, the Vinyl Bar is quickly becoming one of the most lively sports bars in London. From live Premier League Football actions and thrilling Champions League to fast-paced F1 and hard-hitting Rugby, you can see it all on one of their huge TVs. To help keep things moving, a generous Happy Hour grips the entire bar everyday.
Every good night out should include service from a Michelin-star trained chef, fine wine, and a prized location. Diciannove, which is housed inside of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Blackfriars, happens to hit all three effortlessly. Under direction of executive chef, Allesandro Bay, diners are invited to take a journey through a number of artesian, Italian creations paired with the perfect red or white, and then work it all off in a short walk to St. Paul's Cathedral or Millennium Bridge.
A great City pub near St Paul's Cathedral, the quirkily-named Shaws Booksellers combines the understated charm of a trusted local with a thriving City centre location. The lunch and dinner menus cannot be missed and there is a great selection of real ales - for the discerning beer drinker. As the pub is close to St. Pauls, it is the perfect pit-stop during a day out in London, or an after work drink.
Core on Queen Street is the perfect place to enjoy a chilled post-work drink and a extravagant private party in St Pauls. You're sure to find something that takes your fancy from their long list of trademark cocktails, there's ample choice for foodie fans to indulge in something tasty and there's space to cut some shapes when the sun goes down too.
Having succeeded with their Islington bar, the Simon Bastable and Andrew Green have taken their Four Sisters name to the St Paul's area. Framed by wood-panelled floors and an elevated seating area called The Study, the main show is the cocktail menu, which changes each week and showcases a selection of homemade bitters and syrups.
Taking inspiration from its surroundings, the Paternoster is as traditional as it is modern. The bright and open plan setting does not distract from the fact that this is a conventional pub in an iconic part of town, perfect for kicking back in non-pretentious atmosphere, or grabbing a drink after work near St Pauls.
St Bart’s Brewery is Smithfield’s eclectic bar and restaurant near St Pauls serving up locally sourced beers, artisan wines and fresh British food with ingredients plucked from the nearby market. Open from breakfast through until dinner, there’s live music, lager sourced directly from Meantime’s brewery and private hire packages suitable for groups anywhere up to 250 in size.
Close to many of London’s hot tourist spots and set in the shadows of St. Paul’s cathedral, Pavilion End is a beautiful city pub, great for cosy after work drinks, with big screens to watch various sports events and a pool table for those wanting some other entertainment. Their outdoor beer garden is perfect for catching some rays in central London and escaping the bustle of other city bars.
The Saint is a top shout if you’re looking to go al fresco in the City. Head outside to their spacious terrace, where you’ll overlook the bustle of Paternoster Square and the majesty of St. Paul’s at the same time. It’s a lovely little after-work spot to re-charge those batteries; with a huge choice of wines and British comfort food to see you through.
A mega drinks list awaits you at Camino, with cocktails flying around, enough vino to sink a ship and some incredible cava. The joy of having a drink here is that some finger food is never far away, a menu of moreish tapas is available and each wine is listed with what best compliments it. There is also some lovely beer choices available by the pint or 12 ounce frozen mugs.
Viaduct Tavern is a traditional London City pub, located in the heart of the City near St. Pauls. A must for lovers of London's history, and originally built as a Victorian gin palace - The Viaduct Tavern has evolved in to a brilliant City Pub serving great food and choice real ale. In salute to the pub's history, there is also a great selection of gins that must be explored.
The Happenstance is another popular haunt for local city workers grabbing a drink in St Pauls. This bar serves up corporate lunches and drinks, not unlike many other bars in the area, but also offers premium champagne and bespoke cocktails for those looking to loosen the work-shackles a little.