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.
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 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.
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!
Once home to previous Lord Mayors of London, this proud pub in St Pauls is a charming historic watering hole with character by the plenty. Explore the bar of cask ales and traditional British dishes before exploring local landmarks in the area.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Ye Old Watling is a charming classic British boozer in the heart of the City. A perfect hideaway after a busy day, this place oozes old school cosiness with its menu of British beer and pub classics hot from the kitchen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 along with live music, it's a great hideaway just a stone's throw from St Paul's.
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 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.
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.
Located just seconds from St Paul's Cathedral, this charming bar is an ideal pick for everything from after-work drinks with colleagues to laid-back date nights. Expect reasonably priced cocktails, small plates and beers by the bucket.
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.