After visiting the Charles Dickens Museum and walking for 3 hours around Dickens’ London, we had a solid and proper meal at The Eagle Farringdon.

At The Eagle it is all about good food and drink!

There are many definitions of a Gastropub, but we think this must be it!

Twice a day, five minutes before service, the grill chef chalks up the menu on blackboards and then you order at the bar.

Just two chefs are cooking up to a meal a minute and it is all cooked to order. So, meals from the same order may arrive at different times.

For us that is part of the charm. No decorum whatsoever.

Just excellent food and a great atmosphere.

If you follow their Instagram account (@theeaglefarringdon), you can check beforehand what is on the menu.

Images by | John Carey

The Eagle is located in Farringdon, a historic area on the outer edge of the City of London.

This area is part of the Borough of Islington. It sits between Clerkenwell, St. Paul’s, the Barbican and North London, along with portions of Little Britain Street and St. John Street.

It is connected by the Underground at Farringdon Station, which has been recently rebuilt and is now served by the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.


Check out our post on the Charles Dickens Museum if you fancy a Dickens walk through London.

But there is much more to explore on foot.

From Farringdon Station you can enjoy the short 2-mile Clerkenwell Historic Trail and learn about the fascinating history of this bustling part of London.

Another Clerkenwell walk starts at Barbican tube station and this trail explores the area around The Eagle. A great after lunch or pre diner walk.

Cool Places to Explore: Charles Dickens Museum | British Library | British Museum | St Paul’s Cathedral | Smithfield Market.