November 7, 2017.
This is the first in a multi-part series on London pubs.
My wife travels on business to London, England once or twice per year so I’m lucky to be able to tag along.
I tell the border agents at Heathrow that she’s in London for business and I’m there for pleasure. Lucky me.
While researching some of the City of London’s finest pubs, The Counting House came up on several lists so I decided to pop in for a visit.
It’s a majestic, grand space accentuated by its large, dome Victorian skylight with chandelier.
Although large and cavernous, the space is still very cozy, like any pub should be, with lots of warm wood, brass, leather and Victorian style fixtures.
Afternoon light poured in through huge windows at the front of the pub maintaining a visual connection to the street action, allow for some great people watching, reminding you that you’re in the heart of London’s financial district.
I didn’t venture up the stairs but they appear to lead to extra seating areas and private rooms to book for corporate and personal functions.
I enjoyed a couple of Fuller’s finest pints, some nice conversation with the bar staff and met two nice local chaps – managers from Merrill Lynch – who were curious about all things Canadian, after they learned where I was from.
I capped off my visit with a pour of Laphroaig 10 while sitting tucked in the back which offered a nice vantage point for looking out across the room.