London, Inns of Court
Starting from Temple station this walk offers a walk through Lincoln's Inn, Gray's Inn, the Inner Temple and Middle Temple. This area and the pubs are open Mon-Fridays. Select pictures for larger size.

Cheshire Cheese, London
at the Cheshire Cheese pub. From Temple station enter the Victoria Embankment Gardens. Walk through past the statues to reach the left hand end exit. Cross over to the red phone box and Milford Lane. Climb the flight of stairs in front of you into Essex street. Ahead is the Edgar Wallace pub but first turn left into Little Essex street to visit the Cheshire Cheese.
15 Little Essex Street WC2R 3LD  Open all day from 11am. Closed Sat and Sun.
Small, delightful traditional pub with nice customers. Charming landlady. Eating area upstairs and a cellar public bar. A good range of ales and good value pub food.
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Retrace your steps to the Edgar Wallace.

Edgar Wallace

            Wallace Pub, London

40 Essex Street WC2R 3JF
Open all day from 11am Mon to Fri only
Very much a CAMRA style of pub with 8 ales available at any time. Largish pub but with a cosy feel. Large collection of smoking related advertising. Originally the Essex Arms.

In 1975, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Edgar Wallace's birth, the Essex Arms was duly renamed; a touch of irony as Wallace was virtually teetotal.
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Turn into Devereux Court to the Devereux.


            Pub, London

20 Devereux Court  London WC2R 3JJ

  Monday to Friday 11:00 - 23:00

A Taylor Walker traditional house with a good range of beer in fine form. Free wifi
A good range of ales and good food, slightly pricey. Gets busy at lunchtimes.
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From here pass through the gate into the Middle Temple. Walk through the arch opposite and then through the next arch to reach Temple Church, just through the cloisters. Turn left keeping to the left of the church, up the slope and through an arch to reach Fleet Street. On the other side of Fleet Street allittle to your left you will see the Old Bank of England.

Old Bank of England pub

Old Bank of England.
194 Fleet Street EC4A 2LT Open from 11am all day, Closed Sat and Sun.
Amazing, don't miss it! Free wifi. Fullers Ales and good food.

During the 16th & 17th centuries, two taverns (The Cock & The Haunch of Venison) stood on the site of The Old Bank of England.Both taverns were demolished in 1888 though, making way for the construction of the Law Courts' branch of the Bank of England.The Bank of England traded here for 87 years, until 1975 when the premises were sold to a building society. In 1994, Fuller's took over the lease and began major refurbishment - restoring the building to its former glory.

The Old Bank of England has a somewhat more gruesome connection with the past too. It allegedly lies between the site of the barber shop owned by Sweeney Todd, and the pie shop owned by his mistress, Mrs Lovett. It is said to be in the tunnels and vaults below the building that Sweeney Todd’s victims were butchered - before being cooked and sold in pies to Mrs Lovett’s unsuspecting customers. Click the picture for the gallery and to comment.
    Turn right out of the pub and right again into Bell Yard past the Royal Courts of Justice and then turn left into Carey Street. You will find the Seven Stars on your right.

            Stars, London

Seven Stars.  53, Carey Street, WC2A 2JB  Open all day from 11am Noon on Sundays

Traditional friendly pub with chatty staff. Good food, a good range of ales and free wifi.
Nice interesting customers, slightly mad landlady and the cat wears a ruff. What more could you want? I wish more pubs were like this one.
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Retrace your steps down Carey Street and keep on to reach the Knights Templar on your left.


Knights Templar.  95 Chancery Lane, WC2A 1DT

Wetherspoons pub with seriously under measure service on both our visits.
Otherwise a very good refurb of another bank. Food was excellent and good value. Free wifi.
Open 9am Mon-Fri, 11:5 Sat, Closed Sunday

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Turn left out of the pub and then left again into Chancery Lane. Walk up the street and turn right at Cursitor Street. Walk on to reach Furnival Street and turn left to reach the Castle.

Castle Pub, London

Castle.  26 Furnival St  London, Greater London EC4A 1JS
Opening Hours 11am- 11pm Monday – Friday

The pub was established on the site in 1541 and was rebuilt in it’s current form in 1901. A good range of ales and food.
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Continue along Furnival Street to the top and turn left. You will find the Cittie of Yorke on your right.

Cittie of York, London

Cittie of Yorke.  22 High Holborn, WC1V 6BS Open all day from 11:30. Closed Sunday.

Huge hall with little consulting cubicles down one side. Sam Smiths Bitter.
The Chancery Lane tube station is nearby for your return.

Although the current building is a rebuilding of the 1920s, the buildings on this site have been pubs since 1430.

Some features include the Henekey's long bar located in the grand, hall-like back room, a late-Georgian or Regency era triangular metal stove, and Victorian cubicles, which were originally used by lawyers in consultation with their clients.
The Chancery Lane tube station is nearby for your return.

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