With one of the best views of St Paul's Cathedral around, Madison is a swanky rooftop bar with incredible views of the City. The spot has a suntrap terrace, viewing platform and incredible Champagne selection as well as a menu full of fresh seafood.
Top 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's variety of bars, pubs and restaurants spill out on to the streets and ensure there is something for every kind of budget, taste and vibe in this busy neighbourhood. Make sure you don't miss out by taking a look at our recommended list of pubs and bars near St Paul's.
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.
Located within the swish Apex Temple Court hotel, Lazy Ballerinas is a stunning wine bar, specialising in sparkling sips. Adorned with marble features, sweeping architecture and velvet furnishings, it's the perfect spot to hide away from the chaos of the city.
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.
Boasting botanically-infused cocktails, craft spirits and house ferments, this gorgeous bar and restaurant near St Paul's offers a stunning setting for after work drinks, or a few tipples before you head to the dining area for their delicious selection of dishes.
Nestled in the heart of the City, Vinoteca is a wine bar that's perfect for all occasions. Catching up with friends? After-work drinks with colleagues? A booze-fuelled date night? Head here for all that and more.
Situated on Ludgate Hill, this outpost of James lies close to St Paul's Cathedral. Housed in a Grade II listed building, there's classic British food, a wide choice of drinks and that cosy pub vibe that keeps people coming back for more.
Inspired by Spain, El Vino is serving up a huge list of wines and tapas-style sharing plates only minutes from St Paul's. Spread over two floors, you'll find a modern bar with cosy lounge seating and a private dining room, it's an adaptable space for any occasion.
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 for after-work drinking sessions.
Take a stroll down Ludgate Hill and on to New Bridge Street, where you'll find a relaxed City pub in the form of The Albion. A great spot for after-work drinks, there's an extensive wine selection, a range of award-winning real ales and a tasty menu of comfort food favourites.
Pavilion End is a beautiful St. Paul's pub, great for after-work drinks, with big screens to watch various sports events and a pool table for other entertainment. Their outdoor beer garden is perfect for catching some rays in central London and escaping the bustle of other city bars.
A great City pub near St Paul's Cathedral, 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.
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 housed in an iconic part of town, perfect for kicking back in a chilled atmosphere, or grabbing a drink after work near St Pauls.
This Grade II listed pub harks back to Britain's nautical history, from the decor to the menu. There are plenty of drinks offerings including craft ales, beers and lagers, a dedicated G&T menu and a stunning selection of cocktails, as well as a hearty food menu of pub classics.
St Bart's Brewery is Smithfield's bar and restaurant near St Pauls serving up local beers, artisan wines and fresh British food with ingredients plucked from the nearby market. Open from breakfast through until dinner, there's live music and delicious drinks sourced directly from Meantime brewery.
Core on Queen Street is the perfect place to enjoy a chilled post-work drink and a extravagant private party in St Paul's. You're sure to find something that takes your fancy from their list of cocktails, there's ample choice for foodie fans to indulge in something tasty too.
Just a short walk from St Paul's, this stunning bar and restaurant is a one-stop-shop for delicious British dishes and a wide selection of wines from around the world. Look to this City bar on sunnier days, as their outdoor terrace becomes a sun trap for after-work sunbathing sessions.
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.