Woodin's Shades, Liverpool Street
The area around Liverpool Street Station isn't packed with stellar venues and despite a refit with Victorianesque orange lighting, there's little here to lift this one out of the file marked 'run-of-the-mill'. Sure, there's a decent array of beers on tap, but little sign of any of them being looked after. It's unlikely that the pub struggles for a clientele though: the rise of office blocks around Spitalfields Market continues apace and this one seems a handy enough watering hole for a post work pint before that eastbound train back to Colchester. You'll find two pool tables upstairs (a rare sight in the City) and plenty of additional seating upstairs, while there is also the obligatory giant screen for the football. Average - though you won't find much that's better this close to Liverpool Street Station.
212 Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4PT
020 7426 9871
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