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Old Tom's Bar, London

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#519 of 1,204 in Nightlife in London
In the heart of Leadenhall Market lies a secret. Topple down the stairs and into Old Tom´s and you´ll discover it preserved through décor from ages gone by.

With wall tiles dating back to the 19th Century, the bar sets an atmospheric tone for you to meet, greet and enjoy our top quality food, drink and attentive service.

Old Tom himself, a gander full of personality, frequented the market in the early 1800´s and remains one of the most famous characters from Leadenhall´s past. His fate was originally to be slaughtered along with thousands of other geese who had been sent here. However he escaped death and became a much loved character for traders and customers, and was fed at all the local inns. Known to the traders as ´Old Tom´ he eventually died at the age of 37 and lay in state before being buried here.
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  • Fantastic staff friendly, knowledgable about drinks such a welcoming place have booked for 10 again a fantastic find in old Hemel  more »
  • I work 5 minutes from Old Toms and managed to literally stumble across the small door in Leadenhall that leads you down to the basement bar with the most wonderful sausage rolls, with meat and cheese....  more »
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  • Great warm and welcoming pub.
  • The most pleasant surprise in London! Came across this gem when we were walking to ST. Paul's Cathedral. I had a hard time choosing which beer to drink, so the kind waiters just offered me a few samples for free. Had a great chat with them and ordered a really nice snack (roast beef).
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