Described as a concept that is set to revolutionise the UK’s perception of a typical station pub, SSP’s new Merchant of Bishopsgate at Liverpool Street Station, has been going down a storm with Londoners.
The appeal of the new pub extends far beyond the standard demographic of the travelling passer-by. The Merchant has been designed to be a destination in its own right, that will appeal to those who live and work in the area, as well as passengers.
The pub plays homage to the location’s heritage as the home of London’s original Merchant Traders and the capital’s first hub of export and commerce. The design also draws on the history of railway, utilising reclaimed railway materials, from carriage doors to train wheels.