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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

145 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2BU
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    One of the oldest pubs in London, go and see it while you can! Rumor has it, the British Pub Institution, as a whole, is dying out.

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    Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is one of the oldest bars in London, dating back to the early 16th century. The original bar was burnt to the ground during the Great Fire of 1666.

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    Most of London was destroyed by fire in 1666 and the oldest buildings mostly date back to that time. The current incarnation of the Cheshire Cheese was built in 1667 and you can tell with the first creaking step you take into the place. The seating is all wooden tables and straighbacked booths like you'd find in a church. The window glass is warped because it's more than 300 years old.

    In addition to all of this old world awesomeness, the Cheshire Cheese serves up many British culinary classics like Yorkshire pudding, steak and kidney pudding, fish & chips and bubble & squeak.

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    The Cheshire Cheese is one of the oldest pubs in London - built back in the 1600s and feels like it is that old. Charles Dickens used to hang out here. It has a very cool vibe and is a great way to soak in a little taste of historic London. Located in the Fleet Street area of town.

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    the Cheshire Cheese is one of the contenders for the oldest pub in London and one of hang outs of some of Britain's literary greats, including Dickens, Tennyson, and Doyle. The interior is a fantastic mix of old and new architecture and natural light..

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    One of the oldest pubs in London - great place to grab a drink and soak in some of old-school London. Rebuilt after the Fire, this pub retains a feeling inside that must've been close to the original ambiance. Heavy dark wood, cozy fireplaces and not too much decoration - just some old paintings - Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is a great place to transport yourself to a London of another time.

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    This is a fun place to visit, especially if you're a Dicken's fan. It was a favorite spot for many famous authors including Charles Dicken's (who mentions it in a Tale of Two Cities), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Mark Twain. The food is decent, and the place a bit gloomy, but it has plenty of charm, and its nice to soak up the atmosphere of so many literary giants! Not far from St Paul's Cathedral - make it your lunch stop before heading to the Cathedral.

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    Located on Fleet Street, this dark little pub dates back to the 17th century. One of Charles Dickens' favourite haunts (when he was alive, not sure if he actually haunts it). Wine selection is a bit awful. There's lots of speciality beers though.

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  • Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

    Very laid back and a great place to grab a pint. A lot of history here and it can take a little bit to find it. Fleet Street is also a bit deserted in the evening hours.

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    Unique pub, low ceilings, multiple levels, twists and turns. There's some very private intimate nooks with cool lights, or a few more open areas with big tables. The drinks are priced well and the staff is good. It's worth it to check it out. I was here on a weekday and there wasnt many people, but I imagine it probably is busy on the weekends.

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  • Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

    London's oldest pub (bearing in much most things in London are post 1666 following the Great Fire). low ceilings and a Sam Smith's pub making the beer and wine super cheap, even if it's not of the best quality. Cozy.

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  • Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

    Consistently good food, cool place to take tourists for its age and history. It can be a trek to find a place to sit but keep looking, there are lots of rooms and lots of little nooks and crannies.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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  • Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

    Another Sammy Smith's pub. Meant to be the oldest pub in London. No mobile reception downstairs so if you're meeting someone there... Meet them outside, it's a maze inside and you might not find each other!

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    It's fun and worth a drink. Mostly likely no more than two, but still worth it.

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    Definitly a must see spot...This is a pub come to life from the pages of Dickens

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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is one of a number of pubs in London to have been rebuilt shortly after the Great Fire of 1666. There has been a pub at this location since 1538. While there are several older pubs which have survived because they were beyond the reach of the fire, or like The Tipperary on the opposite side of Fleet Street because they were made of stone, this pub continues to attract interest due to the curious lack of natural lighting inside which generates its own gloomy charm.

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