London, Bishopsgate
Starting from Liverpool Street station this walk offers a wide range of interesting pubs. Select pictures for larger size.

The Magpie
Start
at the Magpie pub. From Liverpool Street  station cross the road into New Street to reach the pub.
12 New Street. EC2M 4TP  Open all day from 10am. Saturday from 11am. Closed  SUN.
  Food served all day, free wifi. A Nicholson pub with a good range of ales.The site of the pub was an ambulance station at the beginning of the 20th Century, but its place in history was secured when one of the first electric ambulances was stationed here in 1909. Click the picture for the gallery and to comment.

http://www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/themagpiebishopsgatelondon/

Turn left out of the Magpie and left again round the side of the pub. At the end of this alley, turn right into the narrow path and follow round to reach Catherine Wheel Alley. Turn right and then left to reach Middlesex Street. You will see the Shooting Star ahead.

The Shooting Star

Shooting Star

125-129 Middlesex Street. E1 7JF
Fullers pub with free wifi, open all day from 11am but closed Sat and Sun.
Food served from 12noon to 9pm. The Shooting Star is converted from a Jewish Mansion Block. A plaque commemorates the 130th anniversary of the board of Guardians and Trustees for the Jewish Poor, who occupied these premises between 1896 and 1956.
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http://www.shootingstar-city.co.uk/

Turn left out of the Shooting Star and continue along Middlesex Street until you reach Bishopsgate again. Dirty Dick's is on your left.

Dirty Dick's

Dirty Dick's

202 Bishopsgate. EC2M4NR
Youngs/Wells pub with a good range of their ales. Open all day from 11am with Expensive but good food. Free wifi.

The original Dirty Dick, was Richard, or some say Nathanial, Bentley, a prosperous city merchant living in the middle of the 18th century, who owned a hardware shop and warehouse, and it said to be the inspiration for Miss Havisham in Dickens' Great Expectations.
Bentley had been quite a dandy in his youth, but following the death of his fiancée, he refused to clear up or clean anything.
His house, shop and warehouse became so filthy that he became a celebrity of dirt.
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www.dirtydicks.co.uk


Turn right out of the pub, and take the second right Artillery Lane. You will find Williams on your right.



William's

William's
22-24 Artillery Lane E1 7LS
Traditional style Greene King pub, open all day from 11am, food served all day.
Free wifi. Click the picture for the gallery and to comment.

http://www.metropolitanpubcompany.com/our-pubs/the-williams/

Turn right out of William's and take the next right down Sandy's Row. Turn left into Artillery Passage to find Grapeshots on your right.

Grapeshots

Grapeshots
2-3 Artillery Passage E1 7LJ
Grapeshots is a wine bar and eating house but drinkers are also welcome.
Open all day from 10am. Click the picture for the gallery and to comment.

www.davy.co.uk/grapeshots

Turn right out of Grapeshots to reach Artillery lane and continue in the same direction to Crispin Street. Turn left up Crispin Street to visit the Gun at the corner with Brushfield Street, opposite Spitalfields Market.

The Gun

The Gun.
54, Brushfield Street E1 6AG

A large traditional pub open all day from 11am, Sundays from noon.
Really nice decor with many pictures and mirrors and a central bar. Karen, the landlady who has been there 35 years tells me the pub is to be demolished and mentioned Boris Johnson as the perpetrator. Click the picture for the gallery and to comment.

http://spitalfieldscommunityaction.wordpress.com/


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