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Open Monday to Saturday 4pm - 11pm

The Shakespeare

2 Goswell Road, Barbican

A historical gastropub in the heart of the City

Welcome to The Shakespeare. A family-run, local favourite. Built in 1964, the name is inspired by the Bard himself, who lived some hundred metres away throughout his time in London.

Home to 'The Shakes Ink', a gin exclusively available behind our bar

and a proud host of Renegade Brewery's quality lagers.



Whether it be a corporate function, your work do or a family gathering, our staff will do their best to make sure your event is a memorable one.


Looking to bring the party up a notch? We can arrange for live music or a DJ upon request.


We also hire out our venue as a shooting location, or as a base for shoots in the area.  If you'd like to know more about this, please feel free to get in touch.

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