Saturday, 6 July 2013

Having a drink in “The Old Bank of England”, London

Do you want to have a drink in a real London pub? “The Old Bank of England” is the perfect place and is located at 194 Fleet Street. On this spot stood two pubs from the 16th and 17th century. They were demolished and replaced by the trading branch of the Bank of England. The bank activities continued for 87 years.

In 1994, the London brewers Fuller, Smith and Turner started this perfect pub. You can also eat something here, they are mainly specialised in Pie. The basement still houses the vaults which were used to store the crown jewels during World War I.

Wil je iets drinken in een echte Londense pub? “The Old Bank of England” is gewoon de perfecte locatie en is gelegen op 194 Fleet Street. Op deze plaats stonden twee pubs van de 16de en de 17de eeuw. Ze werden afgebroken en hier kwam een afdeling van de Bank of England. Voor een periode van 87 jaar werd hier handel gedreven. 

In 1994 begonnen de Londense brouwers Fuller, Smith en Turner hier in dit gebouw een pub. Je kan er ook iets eten, hoofdzakelijk Pie, een typisch Engels gerecht. In de kelder staan nog steeds de grote kluizen die werden gebruikt om de Britse Kroonjuwelen te bewaren gedurende de Eerste Wereld Oorlog.. 
 
Old Bank of England Pub London

Old Bank of England Pub London

Old Bank of England Pub London

Old Bank of England Pub London

Old Bank of England Pub London

Old Bank of England Pub London

Old Bank of England Pub London

Old Bank of England Pub London

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13 comments:

  1. Now that is a proper drinking establishment!



    Aloha

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  2. Yes! Double yes I do! I know we had lots of fun touring pubs while we were in London and other places in England! Best thing ever was trying Shepherd's Pie too!

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  3. This looks like a very exclusive place! And is that the eternal flame outside of it? The fifth picture is really quite something, what a total change entering from outside...I imagine they serve meat pies...

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  4. Wat een prachtig gebouw en het ziet er ook erg gezellig uit.

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  5. That building has quite a history and is lovely inside and out.

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  6. It sure is ornate for a pub but a great way to keep the B of E building alive.

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  7. I marvel at your photos.
    I watch every detail.
    In August, I planned a trip to London ...
    I send greetings.
    Lucia

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  8. Kijk, dát noem ik nog 's een pub! :-)
    Mooi gedaan!

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  9. Hola van het statige Istanbul zijn we verhuisd naar een prachtige pub in Londen. Een schitterend gebouw, ik zou er wel eentje gaan drinken!

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  10. interessant verhaal en leuke foto's Filip. Fijne avond en groetjes, Dietmut

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  11. Love the "new pub look" and so interesting to know that once the crown jewels were housed here. Much different than today.

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