London, City
The banking area of London taking in  the Royal Exchange, Bank of England, Leadenhall Market and the Museum of London. Select pictures for larger size.

Counting House
Start
at the Counting House pub. From BANK underground station walk along Cornhill past the Royal Exchange to reach the pub.
50, Cornhill Street EC3V 3PD  Open all day from 11am. Closed SAT and SUN.
Once a Natwest bank and an award winning conversion
Huge glass paneled ceiling and chandeliers. Food served all day, free wifi.
 Enjoy a good range of real ales from Fullers.
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http://www.the-counting-house.com/

Turn left out of the Counting House and then left again into St Michael's Alley to reach the Jamaica Wine House

Jamaica Wine House

Jamaica Wine House

Known locally as the Jampot, it has Todd's Wine Bar downstairs. Open MON-FRI 11:00 to 23:00
The Jamaica Wine House was the first Coffee House in London and was visited by Samuel Pepys in 1160. Shepherds Neame Ales.
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http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/pubs/london/jamaica-wine-house
Turn left out of the Inn into St Michaels Alley, walk past the small garden and then turn right into another small alley. Bear right again into George Yard. At the end turn left into Lombard Street and walk down to the junction with Gracechurch Street. Turn left and cross over to a small alley, Ship Tavern Passage.


The Swan

The Swan

Amazingly small Fuller's pub.  77/80 Gracechurch St. London. EC3V 1LY.
There is another bar upstairs. With elegant marble bars across two floors, The Swan is a fine example of an Edwardian City pub.
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http://swanec3.co.uk/

Monday to Friday: 11:00 - 22:00.  Saturday: Closed Sunday: CLOSED
Turn right out of the pub, back into Gracechurch street Turn right to find the Crosse Keys on your left.



Crosse Keys

The Crosse Keys.
7-12 Gracechurch Street EC3V 0DR. Open from 9am all day, closed SUN
http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-crosse-keys    
Another converted bank, this time converted into a Wetherspoons.
Named after the nearby Crosse Key Inn that was destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666. A very grand pub with a good range of beers.
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Turn left out of the Crosse Keys to see the New Moon on the opposite side of the road.


The New Moon

The New Moon.  88 Gracechurch Street, EC3V 0DN  Open from 11am Mon-Fri

A Greene King pub with their usual range of beers plus a guest at times. The pub has been featured in a lot of films including Tomb Raider, James Bond.
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http://www.traditionalpubslondon.co.uk/newmoon/

Take the Alley next to the New Moon to enter Leadenhall Market and you will soon see the Lamb Tavern ahead of you.



Lamb Tavern

The Lamb Tavern.  10-12 Leadenhall Market EC3V 1LR Open from 10am Mon-Fri

The Lamb Tavern is situated near the Lloyd's Building and Stock Exchange and this is where most of its customers come from. It gets very busy at lunchtime. It has three bars and bar food is served between 11am and 2.30pm.
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http://www.lambtavernleadenhall.com/
Can get very busy but standing "outside" in the Leadenhall Market is probably the done thing anyway. The the ground floor features a  spiral staircase up to the toilets.


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