The Counting House


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Today, this magnificent building is a Fuller's Ale & Pie House, with much of the old charm of the banking hall still on display. It is truly unique having all the grandeur and elegance of an old pub.

Designed by H.C. Boyes and built in 1893 as Prescott’s Bank, 50 Cornhill stands on the site of the former bank of Dimsdale, Fowler and Company. The building’s foundations sit partly on the north sleeper wall of an approximately 2000 year-old Roman basilica.

In 1903, the bank merged with the Union of London and Smiths’ Bank and in 1918 it was taken over by the National Provincial Bank, becoming a part of the National Westminster Bank in 1970.

In fact, in 1998 when The Counting House opened we were presented with the City Heritage Award for our sensitive refurbishment of the building.

Showcasing a range of award-winning Fuller’s cask ales, and delicious pies made where possible with locally sourced ingredients, The Counting House offers a unique view of the past in a magnificent and stunning setting.

We’ve always got at least five cask-conditioned ales on tap and we’re lucky to be able to brew them just eight miles from here, at Fuller’s in Chiswick, London’s last remaining traditional family brewery.

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Original 19th Century pub located in the heart of London. Selection of four beautiful rooms as well as exclusive use of the whole pub. Right next to the Royal Exchange, ideal for iconic photos of London. 15 beautiful bedrooms situated above the pub itself. Food and drink to suit a traditional pub feel and more. Wedding experts in-house to help with all your requirements. Pricing Category : AffordableMinimum Price : 5000Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 70Has AccommodationBridal Suite : Honeymoon SuiteHistoric View More
City Hotel / City VenueNo of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - Betwen 10 and 30Location : In The CityNearest Town : Central LondonNearest Airport : London City AirportNearest Train Station : Bank Underground Station Liverpool Street StationLandmarkUnique Wedding VenueAlcohol LicenseIn House CateringIn House Wine ListBuffet StylePre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsSound Systems Available PackagePublic Liability InsuranceBridal Changing FacilitiesCity ViewDisabled AccessExclusive UseGrade Listed BuildingIn House Wedding CoordinatorRomanticStylishHotelPub RestaurantSame-Sex View Less

Top Wedding Tips

Remember to eat and drink on your wedding day – have a good breakfast! It is a long day and you are too busy smiling to think about food later on.

Use décor that suites your venue as well as your style, you will get the wow factor this way!

Don’t worry about who sits where! You will never please everyone and it is your day, make sure you look back on it with a smile on our face and having enjoyed yourself.

The Counting House Reviews

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Susie Mccull
We held our wedding reception in this beautiful pub building, the space and layout made it work so well. There are so many options with the different rooms, we had one as a sweet and flower-wall room. Food was lovely and good portion size. The staff were more than accommodating and nothing was too much trouble for them, really happy to help and pleasant to deal with, made everything very easy for us. We and family members stayed in the hotel above, again, I would highly recommend. Rooms spotless, spacious with very comfortable beds. We had lots of lovely comments from our guests, about both the pub and above hotel. Would definitely recommend.
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Aaron and Saeme
The Counting House is a magnificent venue
The Counting House really is a magnificent venue right in the heart of the centre of London. We wanted the relaxed atmosphere of a pub with the charm and class of a traditional wedding venue and the wonderful interior provides the perfect mix. We didn't really know what we were doing while planning our wedding but the staff were invaluable in either directing us to the appropriate external resources or helping us directly in a very bespoke manner. The food was excellent and highly praised by our guests. I don't think we could have actually asked for a better night, we feel very lucky that we came across it!
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Catriona Mackenzie
Fantastic time at The Counting House
We had such a fantastic time celebrating our wedding at The Counting House! The building itself is beautiful and very impressive, but seeing as it's a pub the atmosphere is still relaxed - the perfect combination! The staff were lovely and really helpful both in the planning and on the day itself, and the food was delicious. We've had so many positive comments from our guests with many of them saying it's the best wedding they've ever been to. Thanks again to everyone at The Counting House - we were delighted with how the day went and couldn't have wished for more!


50 Cornhill , London, Greater London, EC3V 3PD

The Counting House

  • 50 Cornhill
  • London
  • Greater London
  • EC3V 3PD
  • United Kingdom

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Lauren Hubbard

Thanks so much for checking out our venue, we hope you love it as much as we do! We would be delighted to show you around at any time and talk to you more about how we can host the perfect wedding for you!