Counting House

Pub in City of London

With its grand wooden staircase and painted ceilings edged with gold-coloured crown moulding, this pub, part of the Fuller's chain, is still every bit as dignified as when it opened as Prescott’s Bank in 1893. Suited City folk crowd around the elegantly curved central bar under the domed skylight for the range of traditional cask ales and speciality pies.

In 2019, the pub opened 15 four-star hotel rooms (d from £244) on the upper floors that used to be a gentlemen's club.