The Best Bars in the City of London

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If you are working in or around the City of London, you are probably counting yourself lucky. You probably have a decent job with reasonable pay and good prospects and you are part of the financial centre of Britain. But you are also pretty lucky in other ways too. The City is bulging with top class restaurants and some of the best pubs and bars in London. Among the best are these bars on Liverpool Street, which include the traditional and the chic and modern and which epitomize why the Liverpool Street area is great if you want a chilled-out but modern experience.

1. Corney and Barrow

A great place to chill and watch the world go by, Corney and Barrow sweeps around the Broadgate Circle, making a long thin bar with huge windows. Popular with city suits, it has an excellent wine selection, while the open air balcony is the prefect place to relax on warm summer evenings. This is the showpiece of the Corney and Barrow chain of wine bars and does the label proud.

2. Boisdale of Bishopsgate

Boisdale of Bishopsgate is all things to all people. It is a comfortable and sophisticated cocktail lounge serving some of the finest cocktails you’ll find in London; it is a superb restaurant with a great range of Scottish-themed food; it is a whiskey club with a collection that others can only admire; and, it is a jazz club, featuring the coolest jazz in the city. You need look no further for chill or modern. Boisdale combines both perfectly to satisfy the most discerning of clientele.

3. The White Horse

For an alternative to the modern chic that is so prevalent among the bars on Liverpool Street, the White Horse is the place to go. Refurbished from its old pub origins, it is the first of the Geronimo chain in the City. The décor has a homely feel and the pub remains true to its origins with excellent pub food, as well as some less traditional dishes, and a good collection of real ales, beers and wines. The fact that it is very popular with the local office crowd speaks volumes for the quality of its offerings and service.

4. The Shooting Star

The Shooting Star was once a mansion and has a history dating back more than a hundred years. Now one of the Fuller’s dedicated Ale and Pie houses, it proudly serves real ale to go the with its specialty traditional pies. At the Shooting Star you can expect the type of welcome that is sometime absent in today’s busy world and a warm, comfortable atmosphere that belies the times and will keep you and your friends returning for more.

5. The Lord Aberconway

You might get an unexpected chill if you visit the Lord Aberconway, or there may be strange happenings around that are nothing to do with the effects of drink. The pub is so old that it was once destroyed in the Great Fire of London way back in 1666 and the ghosts of the victims are said to pay a call from time to time. Legend aside, the Lord Aberconway is one of the great traditional bars of Liverpool Street and can’t be beaten for real ale and traditional British fare.

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