East India Arms, London

East India Arms

There has been a pub on the site since 1630 but the current East India Arms was built in 1829.

Just round the corner from Fenchurch Street station, this small, one-roomed traditional pub is very popular with City workers – mostly in insurance – at lunchtime and early evening.

The pub is listed in the CAMRA and Time Out guides.

A bit of history...

The pub takes its name from the British East India Trading Company – one of the longest surviving and richest of the trading companies, exercising a powerful influence on British colonial policy.

There’s a plaque on the outside wall giving a brief history of the company – from its incorporation in December 1600 to its demise in the aftermath of the Indian Mutiny – 1857-59.