The Counting House (50 Cornhill, London EC3V 3PD) - One of the City's finest pubs, the The Counting House was originally built as Prescott's Bank in 1893. These days, the island bar is an impressive centrepiece overlooked by galleries. This Fuller's Ale and Pie House offers an excellent range of Fullers beers and a good selection of pies for luncheon.
Ye Old Cheshire Cheese (Wine Office Court, 145 Fleet Street, City of London, London EC4A 2BU) - One of London's most historic pubs - the vaulted cellars are thought to belong to the Carmelite Monastry on the site in the 13th century and the Horn Tavern is recorded on the site in 1538. Rebuilt the year after the Great Fire of 1666, Ye Old Cheshire Cheese is associated with literary figures such as Dr Samuel Johnson (of dictionary fame) and Arthur Conan Doyle who are said to have been regulars. Various rooms and booths provide an intimacy for your fine Samuel Smith's beers and something to eat.
The Old Bank of England (194 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2LT) - One of the more opulante pubs in London, The Old Bank of England is another Fuller's Ale and Pie House occupying the former Law Courts of the Bank of England and the cellar includes the original steel doors of the vault. An excellent selection of Fullers beers and pies for your delectation on offer either inside or in the courtyard.
The Lamb Tavern (Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 1LR) - Right in the centre of Leadenhall Market in The City of London, the current market building dates from 1881. The The Lamb Tavern is a fine Youngs pub with their usual selection of fine bitters. Outside seating offers great opportunities for people watching.
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