Open Tuesday to Saturday 12pm - 12am | Sundays 4pm until 11pm
2 Goswell Road, Barbican
A historic 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 Ophelia's Cocktail Lounge which holds comedy nights and other events each evening.
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.