Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

$ $
145 Fleet St (at Whitefriars St)
London, Greater London EC4A 2BU
+44 20 7353 6170
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 4:00pm


  • Great pub, but never EVER try and meet someone here. So many rooms, and phones don't work in most of them. At least not O2. But that's not saying much.
  • Opening shortly after the Great Fire, this ancient pub was regularly visited by Dr Johnson when he was taking a break from writing the first English dictionary, at his home in nearby Gough Square.
  • The oldest pub in London, RE-built in 1666 after a lil fire- and it's barely been touched since. Twain, Dickens and Conan Doyle were regulars at various points and my late grandfather used to run it
  • have a pint in the cellar
  • The best collection of ceiling-mounted chamber pots we've seen in London.
  • Get drunk and run around pretending that you're in a magical labyrinth of caves.
  • This Fleet Street landmark was rebuilt back in 1667 ('in the reign of King Charles II'), and its seventeenth-century history is in large part responsible for its twenty-first-century appeal.
  • It's good enough for Charles Dickens, it's good enough for you. Seriously, this is a great pub, even beyond the history. Fine selection of reasonably priced beers, great food, friendly staff.
  • Frequented by Mark Twain, Voltaire, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde, the pub was rebuilt in 1667 after the Great Fire of London. Expect cramped staircases and sawdust-strewn floors.
  • great pub! dickens, doyle, twain drank here! go downstairs into the cellars to feel the medieval atmosphere.
  • Great old pub. Loads of history and good selection of ales.
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  • Follow in the footsteps of Charles Dickens and get a lovely cold pint at this historic pub! This is a great place for lunch too.
  • Inside its like a maze, with narrow corridors and staircases leading to so many cosy dark bars and dining rooms that apparently even the regulars get a bit confused.
  • Oldest pub in Britain apparently. Great atmosphere and a Sam Smith's!
  • Definitively the best in the "Ye Olde" category of pubs. Btw rumor has been around since 1538. Pull up the Wikipedia page and read it aloud to your buddies!
  • What a pub should be. This place has been around forever, and that comes across the moment you walk in. Lots of rooms and nooks to have a pint, and above average pub grub.
  • One of the oldest pubs in London. Opened just after the great fire of London in 1666. It has multiple bars and a wine vault. Rooms are small and being a tall guy I had to duck through doorways.
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  • The oldest pub in London, and one of the coolest. Explore it a bit. It's a Sam Smith's, so enjoy the 2.85 Bitter. Nice crisps too.

Nearby places

174 Queen Victoria St (at New Bridge St)