Lamb Tavern

Greater London Central - London

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II*

10-12 Leadenhall Market
London, Gracechurch Street
EC3V 1LR

Tel: (020) 7626 2454

Email: LAMBTAVERN@YOUNGS.CO.UK

Website http://www.lambtavernleadenhall.com/

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Fenchurch Street

Station Distance: 400m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Fenchurch Street) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

The Lamb is at the heart of the echoing splendour of Leadenhall Market, rebuilt in 1880-1 to the designs of Horace Jones, architect and surveyor to the City of London. Once bustling with market traders, porters and their customers, the market is now more a series of gentrified boutiques but its pub is still a vibrant place to visit. Apart from the architecture, there are several historic features. The external glazing has lots of etched glass including a large corner panel with the words ‘W Pardy Wine and Spirit Merchant’ and door glass naming the former rooms within.

The Lamb is at the heart of the echoing splendour of Leadenhall Market, rebuilt in 1880-1 to the designs of Horace Jones, architect and surveyor to the City of London. Once bustling with market traders, porters and their customers, the market is now more a series of gentrified boutiques but its pub is still a vibrant place to visit. Apart from the architecture, there are several historic features. The external glazing has lots of etched glass including a large corner panel with the words ‘W Pardy Wine and Spirit Merchant’ and door glass naming the former rooms within.

Just inside the right-hand doors is a large tiled panel from the prolific firm of W B Simpson & Son, helpfully dated March 1889. As the inscription says, it shows Sir Christopher Wren in 1671 explaining (for some reason best known to him) his plans for the Monument to those gathered around, including a puzzled lady in a carriage attended by her black servant boy. The cellar bar is a warren of spaces under depressed, red-brick jack-arches and is notable for its cream and green tiling. The rest of the fittings and arrangements are modern, including the mezzanine floor.

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