Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese  

 
 
ADDRESS
145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A 2BU
 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
Mon to Sat 11:00-23:00, Sun 12:00-15:00
 

Nearby

 

Ye Olde Cheshire CheeseSprawling 17th century tavern with rabbit-warren of bars and a rich history.

Steeped in history, this pub’s story stretches back through the reigns of fifteen monarchs. While the tavern’s vaulted cellars are thought to date back to the 13th century, when they formed part of a Carmelite Monastery, most of the pub was rebuilt in 1667 after the previous inn on the site was razed in the Great Fire of 1666. Hidden away down a tiny alley, a quaint, creaking sign protruding from a wall is all that alerts passers-by to its presence. Once inside, the Cheshire Cheese is just as a traditional English pub ought to look: all narrow passageways and staircases, connecting a rabbit-warren of bars and dining rooms located on various different levels. The interior is done out in dark wood and has corresponding low ceilings. This haphazard network of cosy nooks and crannies is dotted with open fireplaces - especially good for thawing out over a cheerful pint in the cold winter months. The past century saw many a journalist cross the threshold thanks to its location on Fleet Street, the erstwhile home of the country's newspaper industry. As well as all the journalists, in times past Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese has played host to its fair share of literary celebrities, including Charles Dickens, Oliver Goldsmith and Samuel Johnson (whose house, in nearby Gough Square, is open to visitors). Nowadays the typical customer is more office worker than man of letters but this doesn’t detract from the pub’s undeniable charm. Serving up a very reasonably priced selection from the Samuel Smith’s Brewery this is also a great place to sample a tasty range of traditional English grub. This is a pub that is true London and one that, for once, genuinely deserves its “Ye Olde” epithet.

Best for:
Vaulted cellars and low ceilings, cosy nooks and narrow passageways, Samuel Johnson and Charles Dickens.

Did you know?
The death of the pub’s resident pet parrot – famous for mimicking customers - was announced on the BBC and in newspaper obituaries all over the world.

 

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese images

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese   

   
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese  


LondonTown.com - Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
 
Chancery Lane Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
City Thameslink Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Snowhill NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese on LondonTown.com

 
London's Best Events 2018

Find out the best London 2018 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2018 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Near Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
FIND YOUR PERFECT LONDON HOTEL
SALE
Check in
--
Check out
--

Booking multiple rooms?

Visit our group bookings page or call 020 7437 4370 for assistance

Room 1

2 Adults
ADULTS (12+)
-
2
+
CHILDREN (2 - 12 Years)
-
0
+
INFANTS (0 - 2 Years)
-
0
+
Okay
Maximum 4 to a room.
+ Add another room
Apex Temple Court Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £81  38% off
1-2 Serjeant's Inn, EC4Y | 2 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Amazing hotel, located right in the heart of the city. The Apex Temple Court Hotel is a landmark building that has been converted into a four ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  23% off
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Located in the very heart of the Square Mile, Crowne Plaza London The City is a newly renovated hotel set on the site of Henry VIII's ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  26% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
 
THE BEST

Alternative Pubs nearest Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

The best pubs near London Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
London > Nightlife > Pubs
145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | Same location as Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Sprawling 17th century tavern with rabbit-warren of bars and a rich history. Steeped in history, this pub’s story stretches back through the reigns of fifteen monarchs. While ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Tipperary
London > Nightlife > Pubs
66 Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 1 minute from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Visit this pub and you'll soon find out it's really not a long way to Tipperary. In fact it's merely a ten minute walk (stumble) ... More
 
 
 
 
Pubs in City
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Humble Grape Fleet Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 St Brides Passage, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 2 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
A wine bar and shop selling wines directly from independent vineyards, Humble Grape opened its first wine bar and shop in Battersea ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bounce Farringdon
London > Nightlife > Bars
121 Holborn, Holborn, London EC1N | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Paddles at the ready! Europe's first social ping-pong club has arrived in London and, quite brilliantly, is built in the exact spot that table tennis was ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bleeding Heart Bistro
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1 | 7 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Set in an attractive cobbled courtyard, this candlelit bistro/wine bar is a taste of an older, more civilised world. Uniformed French waiters glide unobtrusively between tables ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Near Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
On Soon
Temple Song - Gerald Finley And Julius Drake
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 2nd October 2018 - 7pm
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, Middle Temple Lane, EC4Y | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
...More
 
 
 
On Soon
Outcry Ensemble - Autumn Concert
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 15th October 2018 - 7pm
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, Middle Temple Lane, EC4Y | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
...More
 
 
 
On Soon
Strange Days: Memories Of The Future
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 2nd October to 9th December 2018 - 11am-6pm
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, 180 The Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Exhibitions & Art, Installation....More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Near Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
HMS President
London > Entertainment >
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
One of the last three surviving warships of the Royal Navy built during the First World War and the first type of warship built specifically for ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts on ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Situated within Mondrian London, Curzon Mondrian is a 56-seat cinema run by the independent cinema company from Friday evenings through to Sunday. Screenings include new releases, ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
New Street Square
London > Attractions >
New Street Square, City, London EC4A | 2 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Just off New Fetter Lane, New Street Square is a quiet space in Holborn where you can shop and stop off for a bite to eat. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fleet Street
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Holborn, London EC4A | 2 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Once the thriving hub of Britain's newspaper publishing industry, Fleet Street now plays host to some very historic pubs, beautiful old churches and large financial buildings, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Temple, Holborn, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Temple Church sits within the Inner Temple of the Inns of Court, and was originally consecrated in 1185 as the spiritual and actual home of the ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Shopping near Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

The best shops and markets near Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Natural Kitchen
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
15-17 New Street Square, Fetter Lane, City, London EC4A | 2 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Organic, wild and artisan food is supplied by the likes of the River Cottage at this food emporium which, is the second Natural Kitchen to open ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ede & Ravenscroft
London > Shopping > Clothing
93 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Founded in Aldwych in 1689 Ede and Ravenscroft has the rare distinction of being the tailors and robe makers of choice for twelve coronations and holds ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nicholas James
London > Shopping > Jewellery
16-18 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London EC1N | 6 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
A trip to Hatton Garden is a rite of passage for any newly engaged couple but it can also be a confusing one. With so many ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Restaurants near Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

What are the best dining options near Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chilango
London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
142 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 1 minute from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Don't be put off by the lunchtime queue out the door, the service is fast at Chilango Mexican restaurant on Fleet Street. You can get a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
143 Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 1 minute from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
170 Fleet Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 1 minute from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Near Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 9 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 8 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Immerse yourself in a world of chocolate with this mouth-watering workshop. You will discover how chocolate is processed from bean to bar. Sample a variety of ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Middle Temple Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Plowden Buildings Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily damaged ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Two Temple Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
With its castle like façade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As well ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 6 minutes from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
The self-proclaimed best kept events secret in the City, the newly refurbished Mermaid events and conference centre in Blackfriars boasts a 600-seat theatre-style auditorium and numerous ... More
 
 
 
 

Also in Fleet Street

Our recommendations in the same street as Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

 
No.
Title
Category
 

Alternate names and popular misspellings for Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, Ye Olde Cheshire Chese
 
 

Hotels Near

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

 
 
Near Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

 
 
 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 29th September 2018 

The Lyceum Theatre 11 minutes walk from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Pimping Prostitution And Trafficking: White Slaves To "Hard Girls"
Exhibitions | On 26th September 2018 

Conway Hall 12 minutes walk from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Literary & Education, Lecture....More

Eyam
Eyam
Theatre | Until 13th October 2018 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 12 minutes walk from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

A drama set in Derbyshire in 1665 when plague strikes a village at war with itself. Sam Crane, who recently ...More

 
Space Shifters
Space Shifters
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

The Hayward Gallery 13 minutes walk from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Thousands of litres of recycled oil form a waist-high horizon that surrounds you as you walk down a gangway through ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 13th January 2019 

New London Theatre 13 minutes walk from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Royal Opera: Die Walkure
Concerts | Until 28th October 2018 

Royal Opera House 13 minutes walk from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Keith Warner's production of the second part of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. Antonio Pappano conducts the Royal Opera Chorus ...More

Space Shifters
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Southbank Centre 14 minutes walk from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Artworks by international artists that alter or disrupt the sense of space and re-orient the understanding of visitors' surroundings. Featured ...More

London Philharmonic Orchestra: Ades Conducts In Seven Days
Concerts | On 26th September 2018 

Southbank Centre 14 minutes walk from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Thomas Ades conducts Stravinsky's Symphony In Three Movements, Ades's In Seven Days and Lutoslawski's Symphony No 3, with the pianist ...More

Drag: Self-Portraits And Body Politics
Exhibitions | Until 14th October 2018 

Southbank Centre 14 minutes walk from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Radical self-portraiture from the 1960s to the present day by artists embracing drag as an art form, including Pierre Moliner, ...More

New on LondonTown

 
 
London Eye Flavour Adventure: London Cocktail Week
London Eye Flavour Adventure: London Cocktail Week
Foodie Events | From 1st October 

London Eye

The London Eye capsules become time traveling pods ...More

 
Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy And The Avant-Garde
Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy And The Avant-Garde
Exhibitions | From 10th October 

Barbican Centre

An exploration of how relationships can become a ...More

 
Bingo Academy
Bingo Academy
Clubbing and Nightlife | From 6th October 

The Kitty Hawk

After the success of the Social Bingo Academy and Underground Bingo Academy, the same pioneering ...More

 
Dick Whittington
Dick Whittington
Theatre | From 17th November 

Lyric Hammersmith

For its 10th anniversary pantomime production Lyric Hammersmith stages an all-singing, all-dancing version of Dick ...More

 
o t h e l l o m a c b e t h
o t h e l l o m a c b e t h
Theatre | From 5th October 

Lyric Hammersmith

Two of Shakespeare's most famous stories are uniquely ...More

 
Taj Express
Taj Express
Dance | From 2nd October 

Peacock Theatre

After a popular run here last summer, Taj Express returns to The Peacock, bringing dance, ...More

 
The Height of the Storm
The Height of the Storm
Theatre | From 2nd October 

Wyndham's Theatre

Jonathan Kent directs the world premiere staging of Florian Zeller's intimate drama about the fragility ...More

 
Akram Khan Company: Chotto Desh
Akram Khan Company: Chotto Desh
Dance | From 18th October 

Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre

Contemporary dance as cross-cultural storytelling, Chotto Desh, meaning ...More

 
The Sun: Living With Our Star
The Sun: Living With Our Star
Exhibitions | From 6th October 

Science Museum

This autumn, the Science Museum hosts blockbuster exhibition ...More

 
Screamfest
Screamfest
Seasonal | From 1st October 

London Dungeon

This Halloween, The London Dungeon is hosting Screamfest, its scariest event in 40 years. Billed ...More

 
Tom Dixon Shop London
Tom Dixon Shop London
Shopping 

Combining shop, workshop and office under one roof, Tom Dixon's shop in Coal Drops Yard ...More

 
The Parrot
Drinking 

Actor, DJ and producer Idris Elba is set to ruffle feathers with The Parrot, an intimate cocktail bar within the Waldorf Hilton....More

Bean & Wheat
Bean & Wheat
Dining 

Adam Handling's Bean & Wheat coffee shop and deli in Hoxton houses a craft beer ...More

 
London Hotels for Art Lovers
London Hotels for Art Lovers
Article 

Bespoke art works and Instagram worthy interiors. ...More

 
Thousand Island
Entertainment 

Thousand Island is a new self-contained music venue and late, late night club, in what used to be Upstairs at The Garage on Highbury Corner....More

 
 
 
SALE
Hotels near Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

From cheap budget places to stay to luxury 5 star hotels see our special offers for Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese hotels, including Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel from 75% off.

 
 
Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960