Best Pubs in Old Street

We already know that East London is home to some of the capital's oldest and greatest pubs, but there's also a great new breed of boozer that's found a happy home on one of the area's most thriving thoroughfares. Stroll down Old Street and you will find a haven for quirky creatives and cool kids, old Eastenders and city office workers because behind that modern facade, Old Street still knows a thing or two when it comes to the simpler things in life. For great beers and slap-up grub, check out our recommendations for the best pubs in Old Street in the list below. 

Last updated on 16th February 2021

The Owl and Pussycat

367 user reviews 4

One of the best pubs near Old Street, and well worth the short 10-15 minute walk, the Owl and the Pussycat is a drinking gem. Not only boasting a cutesy beer garden and rustic yet vintage interiors, their craft beer roster and gastro forwardness will keep you heading back for more.

Artillery Arms

11 user reviews 5

A traditional and welcoming Old Street pub, The Artillery Arms offers tasty, classic pub food; perfect for those wanting something to line the stomach before a big night as this pub is perfectly placed as a jumping point for a night out in Shoreditch. Want more? It's also a great location to sample some real ale in London and chill with mates. 

The Whitecross Tap

8 user reviews 5

Located between Old Street and the Barbican, The Whitecross Tap is a traditional boozer serving sourdough pizzas and a wide range of real ales. Stop by the friendly spot on match day to enjoy live sports while digging into a selection of slices topped with spicy pepperoni, pulled shawarma chicken and hickory-smoked bbq sauce.

Situated on City Road, within stumbling distance of the Old Street roundabout, this relaxed and airy bar offers the perfect place to tide yourself over until after rush hour with good food and beer, and even a delightful courtyard garden for the sunnier days.