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The Viaduct Tavern

Open today: 10:00 - 23:00
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Friendly and welcoming atmosphere at The Viaduct Tavern with free wifi. We're right in the heart of London, near St Paul's, surrounded by some its most historic landmarks. We are a traditional Gin Palace with an ever increasing variety of Gins.
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126 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AA, England
City of London
+44 20 7600 1863
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped to have lunch after climbing St Paul’s Cathedral dome. Left after husband had a cider as they were not interested in our business and had a very limited menu.

Thank Molly S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great little pub with history. Kindly allowed us to see the old cells in the basement (spooky) and looked after our bags for free whilst we spent an hour in the Old Bailey. Can thoroughly recommend the toasties after a morning of evidence.

Thank Ginny T
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Extremely rude staff, disgusting treatment at the bar. This establishment needs to seriously upgrade the people it employs, as it is damaging the Fuller's brand. I will never return to this pub, and will think twice about entering any other Fuller's.

Thank M G
Reviewed 9 May 2018

This was unexpectedly open on the Sunday of the London Marathon. It was a great day, with the manager and staff generally open to showing folk around the Newgate Cells downstairs in the basement. Newgate, for the uninitiated, was the prison point, of the six...More

2  Thank Gail S
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Just got home in leafy Berkshire from a day time visit with a mate, to the City. We visit ‘The Smoke’ once a month trying various pubs and bars and generally putting the World to rights, fuelled by delicious (we hope) food and alcohol. Today...More

Thank deltahero
Viaduct T, General Manager at The Viaduct Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Dear Deltahero, Thank you very much for such a fantastic review. You're absolutely right, we do stock 60 plus different gins from all over the world, and also create our very own gin fusions. I'll pass this message to Liam today, he'll be very pleased....More

Reviewed 22 April 2018

Found this by accident and being in The City and a sunday it would not normally be open, but this was London Marathon day so they decided to. At 1.30 pm it was very quiet and when we showed an interest in the décor the...More

Thank pops4all
Viaduct T, General Manager at The Viaduct Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

It was my pleasure to welcome you at The Viaduct on Sunday afternoon. Many thanks for such a lovely review. Best regards, Diego (GM)

Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Pub is located not far from St Paul’s cathedral. Nice bar staff and good selections on London ales and beers. The highlight of the bar is the history it was once a prison for tax evaders who were condemned to cells and death. Also it...More

Thank James H
Viaduct T, General Manager at The Viaduct Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Thank you so much for visiting us, and of course for such a great review. Definitely looking forward to welcoming you again anytime soon. Regards, Diego (GM)

Reviewed 1 April 2018

Since my daughter is a fan of Buzzfeed Unsolved, we had to have lunch at the Viaduct in London. Even though we didn't see any ghost (although we didn't go into the cellar), the atmosphere was great. We sat at a table under the painting...More

Thank travelbug452018
Reviewed 8 February 2018

On the face of it a good typical London Pub built in 1869. Interesting décor, very Victorian and unspoilt. Excellent service, but the real find if you are into London history is a visit to what is left of some original Newgate prison cells. Underneath,...More

1  Thank fudgegudge
Viaduct T, Manager at The Viaduct Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Dear Fudgegrudge, We're glad you enjoyed both our splendid, untouched interior, and also our not so splendid and gruesome cellar. Please come back again anytime! Kind Regards, Mihaela and The Viaduct Team

Reviewed 17 January 2018

I originally dragged my friends along to the Viaduct Tavern because I saw it featured on an episode of buzzfeed unsolved and heard that it was one of the most haunted spots in London. Since I was on vacation visiting friends I felt like I...More

Thank Nicole L
Viaduct T, Manager at The Viaduct Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Dear Nicole, It was a pleasure to be visited by yourself and your friends, we are only sorry none of our resident spirits were feeling up to spooking you on that particular evening. Perhaps on your next visit we could show you to some of...More

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City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to
its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile
in the world, the financial district known simply as
“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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it's a bit of a nightmare, but the Barbican centre is not too far away and has car Parking I believe .....