|Pub : The Kings Arms, 27 Wormwood Street, City of London. EC2M 1RP|
|Reviewed : October 2009||Telephone : 020 7588 4655|
|Facilities : Downstairs bar, pool tables, wide screen TVs, fruit machines, beer patio|
The Kings Arms occupies
the ground and lower ground floor of a modern
block on Wormwood Street, just off Bishopsgate and not too far from Liverpool
Street Station. Having
been extensively refurbished it re-opened to the pubic at the end of
May 2007. The refurbishment has really made a big difference, gone are
the old tables and chairs along with the sticky carpets and in has come
a fresh modern style. The main layout has remained unchanged, it is still
possible to walk through the pub and out to the lane behind, which can
now be used by the smokers when the July smoking ban comes in force.
Wormwood Street is where the old City wall ran along the northern side, the land lose to the wall was allowed to grow wild. Among the many wild flowers and herbs growing there was the wormwood, a tiny herb used in medieval times as a woodworm killer.