Tucked beneath a brick-lined railway arch with a vibrant neon sign giving away its presence, Pelt Trader is the kind of spartan drinking hole you'd expect to find in a south-east hipster hotspot. But it's actually in the heart of the City, directly beneath Cannon Street station – and it’s far more than a pre-train commuters’ tanking house.
This craft beer goldmine is one of the best you'll find in the Square Mile, with 16 taps offering a selection of beers that changes every few days. You'll always find a Kernel pale ale and something from Beavertown on the list, alongside an affordable König pilsner that's a favourite with the suited punters who spill out on to the pavement each night after work. Plus, if it all gets a bit much and the selection proves too tempting, there's a fine range of pizzas to soak it all up.