City Pubs London

The pubs in the City are perfect for a cheeky after work drink or two, but with so many to choose from the best places to grab a pint can be hard to find. From Bank to St Pauls we've got the best of the best all in one place, so check out our list of the greatest tradtional and modern pubs that the city of London have to offer, from traditional London Bridge pubs to city boozers and classic city of London pubs. 

Last updated on 26th July 2022

The Woodins Shades

5 user reviews 5

An elegant boozer in the heart of Bishopsgate, The Woodins Shades is a popular local haunt for elevated pub classics in a cosy setting. As for drinks, this joint is home to a fantastic selection of ale, gin and more.

The Globe Moorgate

3 user reviews 5

This charming boozer oozes history, with one bar named after the poet John Keats, who was born in a stable that was where the pub is located. As well as offering a hearty selection of scrumptious pub grub, its cosy atmosphere and central location makes it a real winner.


150 user reviews 4

The Tokenhouse is a modern City bar in Moorgate and offers a flexible, unpretentious space, perfect for lunch or drinks. This exciting Moorgate venue is a glittering example of Square Mile style, and ideal for intimate gatherings or large parties. The Tokenhouse is a modern place with a modern menu - seeking to serve up the very best of British cuisine. Book now.


The White Swan

134 user reviews 5

The White Swan is a popular City pub on Fetter Lane. With a downstairs pub area and a more formal dining area upstairs it offers a versatile space catering to whatever you're in the mood for. The bar stocks draught ales, cocktails and an extensive wine list, offering something for everyone. The dining room serves up traditional British pub food with modern twists in hearty portions. With special deals at lunch it's the perfect place for a break from work, book your table online now!


11 user reviews 4

A comfy stroll away from Monument, Cannon Street and Bank, The Vintry is a friendly Fuller's pub with a slick cocktail lounge hiding in the basement. Naturally perfect for a business meet or drinks after work, there's more than 170 wines from across the world as well as a decent selection of craft beer, lager and cask ales.


253 user reviews 4

The Hydrant is the latest boozer to open in Monument with a penchant for pints of craft beer, contemporary cool interiors and that authentic British character that us pub goers cherish. With 15 draught lines, local ales and bottles to boot, The Hydrant serve up tasting sessions and mixology classes with their pints or cocktails. 

Fox & Anchor

449 user reviews 4

Sitting pretty on Charterhouse Square is Fox & Anchor, a true cracker of a pub-cum-boutique-hotel popular with city workers and visitors to London alike. Grand mahogany, etched glass and heavy brass features characterise this Victorian boozer, with excellent and seasonal British food matched by an excellent range of cask ales and craft spirits. Fancy lingering into the night and saving the fare on a cab home? Don't blame you; there's 6 elegant boutique hotel rooms if you fancy an overnight stay.

Lamb Tavern

514 user reviews 4

Lamb Tavern is part of the very fabric of the city pub scene. A pillar of a public house since 1780, it's a magnificent three-storey boozer that overlooks the iconic Leadenhall Market. There's #ThirstAiders to take your order without the fuss of queuing at the bar and classic pub grub that goes nicely with the choice of Young's cask ales, wines and spirits.

The Sugar Loaf

51 user reviews 5

Situated in The City of London, The Sugar Loaf boasts an impressive selection of cask ales and tasty liquors. It also happens to front a menu filled to the brim with chicken mushroom pies, grilled fillet of salmon and house cooked nachos.

The Cannick Tapps, London

36 user reviews 4

Searching for fun bars in the City? Located under Cannon Street, The Cannick Taps is keeping you on your toes with weekly food and drink deals, a cracking bottomless brunch and an impressive selection of craft ales and cocktails. What's more, the underground spot also hosts regular quizzes.

The Albion

241 user reviews 5

Found in the very centre of the city, just a few short strides away from St. Paul's, The Albion is a warm and relaxed pub for your after work needs. There's a good strong menu of classic pub feeds - we're talking fresh cod & chips, burgers and daily specials - and the pub is known for its extensive wine selection and award-winning real ales. It's also a great place to watch sport, with five plasma screens covering Sky Sports, ESPN and Premiere Sports.

The Punch Tavern

188 user reviews 5

The Punch Tavern is a charming and cosy London pub close to St Pauls. With regular lunch and dinner meal specials and a friendly and hospitable staff, this is a gem of a City pub in London. Fantastic homely, British-led comfort food combined with the grand Victoriana features make this a top London pub. 

Windsor Fenchurch

2 user reviews 4

Windsor Fenchurch offers up among the cheapest drinks in London's financial district. Perched just around the corner from Fenchurch Street station, a vibrant after-work crowd descend on the lively DJ Pub to take advantage of the various deals that see four 'bombs' available for a tenner, 2 ciders for £7 and pints starting from less than £3! We know, unheard of! Good for watching the football and private functions too.

Viaduct Tavern

2 user reviews 5

The Viaduct Tavern is an authentic London City pub, located in the heart of the City near St. Pauls. A must for lovers of London's history; originally built as a Victorian gin palace, the pub has seen it's residency range from opium den, to great City pub. Book your place at this London pub with us online. 

Three Cranes

6 user reviews 5

Three Cranes is a gorgeous traditional Victorian pub complete with two elegant dining rooms and a French-led wine list. Serving up a small, but perfectly formed menu of grill classics, you can expect daily-changing specials and exquisite cuts of the very best steaks and chops in the business.


314 user reviews 4

Sitting pretty just shy of St Pauls' Cathedral is humble boozer and affordable Young's favourite, The Paternoster. Head on down for top London pints and a welcoming roster of pub grub and British plates. 

The Oyster Shed

1357 user reviews 4

Complimentary Pimm's Reception

Riverside views of the Shard and Tower of London are worth the trip to the Oyster Shed alone. Once inside there's a fine glass of wine with your name on it, and a corker of a menu brimming with fresh British fare if you're looking to chow down. It's a quirky space with an airy ambience, and it's available to hire for up to 400 guests.

Britannia, London

27 user reviews 5

A quirky pub near Monument, The Britannia combines modern interiors with welcoming service and unbeatable weekday offers. Popular with the post-work crowd, this lively boozer also screens all major sports fixtures, with pool tables on offer too.

The Ganton Arms

12 user reviews 5

Whether you're searching for a boozer to have a catch up with pals, or for a delicious meal, then The Ganton Arms has got you covered. This fabulous boozer is not only offering up contemporary interiors, but also are serving some mouthwatering food and drink.