Old Street Area Guide – Part Two Pubs

In part two of our Old Street area guide, we take a look at our favourite pubs in the EC1 neighbourhood.


The Old Fountain

A firm favourite among locals is the family-owned freehouse, The Old Fountain. With the option of an old-school style drinking establishment downstairs, or a sophisticated roof terrace upstairs, The Old Fountain accommodates whatever vibe you’re looking for.


Address: 3 Baldwin Street, Old Street, London, EC1V 9NU
Telephone: 0207 253 2970


The Draft House

Just off Old Street lies The Draft House; a popular boozer for those seeking a lively atmosphere. Not only is there a wide array of drinks on offer, but there’s also drinks packages available if you’re heading there with a group.


Address: Mews Unit, The Bower, 211 Old Street, London, EC1V 9NR
Telephone: 0203 141 9095


The Artillery Arms

If you’re looking for a traditional East London boozer then look no further than The Artillery Arms. With a selection of ales on tap, live sport, classic pub grub and a variety of board games, you can happily while away the hours at this quintessential pub while catching up with friends.


Address: 102 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8ND
Telephone: 0207 253 4683


The Three Crowns

For craft beers on tap and an eclectic wine and cocktail list, head to The Three Crowns in Shoreditch. Just seconds away from the Old Street tube station, this historic pub is in the perfect location and offers events such as Meatless Monday or Burger & Bevs every Tuesday.


Address: 8 East Road, Shoreditch, London, N1 6AD

Telephone: 0203 058 4810



Only a short distance from Old Street, in the flourishing area of Shoreditch, lies Fox; a traditional East End pub with a wide selection of beers and spirits. Spread over three floors, including the third floor ‘den’, the Fox is also a great choice for a celebration or private event.


Address: 28 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4LB

Telephone: 0207 729 5708


The Reliance

The Reliance in Old Street ticks all our boxes; plenty of lager choices, classic British dishes, friendly service and most importantly, the ability to get a seat on a Friday night. This charming pub is our go-to for a relaxed night out.


Address: 336 Old Street, The City, EC1V 9DR
Telephone: 0207 729 6888


The Owl and the Pussycat

In the heart of Shoreditch, just a short walk from Old Street, is the Owl and the Pussycat; a charming establishment named “Shoreditch’s local hero!” by the Evening Standard. For a real treat, head upstairs to the cocktail bar and sample the selection of signature drinks.


Address: 34 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DP

Telephone: 0203 487 0088


Princess of Shoreditch

To end, we’ve chosen the most sophisticated of our favourites; Princess of Shoreditch. If you fancy an elegant and civilized dining experience, wander from the thriving downstairs bar up the spiral staircase to the cosy dining room. Be sure to check out the fantastic wine menu, with choices by the glass and carafe.


Address: 76-78 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4NE

Telephone: 0207 729 9270


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