The Merchant House of Bow Lane
is located in The City of London,
next door to the iconic St Paul’s.

to Merchant House

Merchant House of Bow Lane is where the hospitality industry choose to drink – and, of course, you are very welcome too

With one of the largest spirit collections in the world, we are housed in a hidden bar in the historical heart of London – The City.

Our award-winning cocktails explore the wonderful world of flavourful spirits, interesting producers, fine and rare bottlings – with each one telling some, small part of the Empire story. Come and explore.


Winner Drinks List of the Year

Winner Best Rum Bar (independent)

Winner Best Gin Bar (independent)
Best Cocktail Menu (UK)
Best Bar Team

Merchant House
of Bow Lane

13 Well Court
off Bow Lane
The City of London

Monday to Friday
5 pm till 1 am
3 pm till 1 am


Drinks List

Merchant House is home to some 600 whiskies, 400 rums & 400 gins

For us each bottle tells a story. We love where the history of Alcoholic beverages meets the Science behind good quality production techniques.

Our rare collection of spirits focusses on the Mercantile history of Gin and Rum and we have fused this collection with our unique 600 bottle collection of Whiskies focussing on Quality production and unique flavours from around the world.

We hope you will come and enjoy a unique and rare offering with us and let our staff who are industry renowned experts, guide you through a plethora of flavours and stories.


Walk-ins welcome
Reservations are advised for groups of all sizes as Merchant House is a seating-only venue

Venue bookings also available

The Brig
at Merchant House

Introducing London’s smallest bar

Intimate, hidden, personal, The Brig has been carved out within the bar at Merchant House of Bow Lane.

Play your own music, explore whatever spirits take your fancy, engage with your own bartender and even make your own drinks.

Book below and, on the day of your booking, you will receive a unique four-digit code to gain entry.


Explore the world of gin, rum, or whisky

Our award-winning teams are among the most knowledgeable spirit experts in the world. Enjoy a masterclass with us and discover the secret histories and methods behind your chosen spirit. Each attendee will receive a welcome drink, followed by 4x tasters of their chosen spirit to illuminate the story. After about 60 minutes of swashbuckling stories, we finish on something fine and rare from our private collection.

the awarded bar in
The City of London

Reservations are recommended

We have one of the most knowledgeable and friendly teams in the cocktail industry. We pride ourselves on our high levels of hospitality and our ability to offer you a bespoke and truly memorable experience.