The Viaduct Tavern

The Viaduct Tavern, London: Hours, Address, The Viaduct Tavern Reviews: 4.5/5

The Viaduct Tavern
4.5
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
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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The area
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Neighborhood: 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 neighborhoods. 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 glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighborhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
How to get there
  • St. Paul's • 5 min walk
  • Farringdon • 7 min walk
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Terry m
Torquay, UK8 contributions
Top Staff
Aug 2021 • Solo
Dropped in for a quick pint on my visit to st Paul's ,Staff here are a credit to your company. The lovely barmaid Saffron made me feel like an old friend, I happened to mention the history of the area and she immediately gave me a tour of the cellars, which at one time held prisoners the night before they were hung..a fabulous pub made all the more special by the service from Saffron and Steve. Thank you.
Written September 2, 2021
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Jaynew1970
Saffron Walden, UK40 contributions
Visit the cellar!
Aug 2021 • Couples
Fantastic pub with a huge history.
We planned our visit so that my husband could do a tour of the cellar and learn about the history!
Great place with a good choice of drinks.
Written August 15, 2021
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Peter R
Farnborough, UK25 contributions
Frontier lager
Aug 2021 • Solo
You feel the history as soon as you walk in the door a gin lovers paradise if that’s your thing good selection of lagers and ales but not just the usual stuff you don’t normally see give it a try if your in the area you won’t be disappointed
Written August 11, 2021
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Peter R
Farnborough, UK1 contribution
Fullers frontier A++++
Aug 2021 • Solo
Nice London pub different from the bigger chains
Descent selection of drinks simple good bar snacks and toasties if your in the area give it a try you won’t be disappointed
Written August 10, 2021
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Alyssa K
2 contributions
Great food, drinks and staff in a beautiful historical setting.
Sep 2020
This place is fantastic. I was visiting my girlfriend from America and had heard things about this gin palace before and wanted to check it out. This is a lot of history here, the atmosphere is lovely, and the staff are so kind and welcoming. We came back a second time and were greeted as though we'd been there a hundred times before. Didn't catch their names but a male server with glasses and a black-haired, female server with glasses were both very kind to us. We're an openly gay couple and were treated with the utmost respect and with nothing but friendly, sweet attitudes. The drinks and food were delicious, especially the hummus; it's easily the best hummus and bread I have ever had in my life. I could have spent hours here every single day. If you're looking for a laid back atmosphere, great staff and awesome food and drinks, check this place out!
Written September 25, 2020
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Vazbo
Stirling, UK1,458 contributions
Typical Victorian pub!
Sep 2020 • Couples
My husband and I came here for a few drinks whilst walking around London.
Traditional Victorian pub with traditional decor and a good selection of beers/ales. Good atmosphere, friendly bar staff and reasonably priced. Asked for a tour of the cellars to see the resident ghost but no-one was available on this occasion. Perhaps the next time!
Written September 14, 2020
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JosephatFremont
Fremont, OH286 contributions
Great Stop After London Tower Tour
Nov 2019 • Couples
We were looking for something a little different and came across this great find on our way back to our hotel. The Viaduct Tavern was not too busy ay 3:45 pm on a Thursday. We were able to get a table. My wife found a wonderful warm berry and gin cocktail. I was interested in the basic Gin & Tonic. Their house gin is Tanqueray with a premium Indian Tonic, add a slice of fresh lime in a glass with hand chiseled ice and there you have it. The drink with a Toastie side—ham and cheese or the mushroom option — made for a great mid- day snack. A definitely great stop filled with wonderful history.
Written November 30, 2019
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IAN D
Wigan, UK18,688 contributions
History
Nov 2019 • Solo
This is a busy victorian pub that as had a colourful history. One time jail and a former gin Palace. Some great frescoes
Written November 30, 2019
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JoeWiser
9 contributions
Good food - cool pub with a bit of history
Aug 2019 • Couples
Food and beer were good. The bartender is a great guy and if you come at a slow time of day, they may show you the basement too.
Written August 13, 2019
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Thank you so much for reviewing us Joe! Regards, Diego
Written August 14, 2019
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Kimberly S
Miami, FL28 contributions
Traditional pub
Aug 2019
Found this spot on our first day in London, in between the tube and out hotel. We were tired and hungry after a long night of travel. Stopped in for lunch with no expectations. Food was good, staff was very friendly, atmosphere terrific. Food came out quickly.
Written August 9, 2019
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