Ye Olde Mitre


in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields


©Stuart Ayton/Alamy Stock Photo

A delightfully cosy historic pub with an extensive beer selection, tucked away in a backstreet off Hatton Garden, Ye Olde Mitre was originally built in 1546 for the servants of Ely Palace. There’s no music, so rooms echo only with amiable chit-chat. Queen Elizabeth I danced around the cherry tree by the bar, or so they say.