London’s Best Traditional Pub Experiences
A visit to London isn't complete without experiencing the classic British pub. With many now offering high quality traditional British dishes, we have hand-picked a selection of the best pubs which are certain to provide your guests with a fantastic experience.
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The Clarence, Mayfair
The Clarence is an 18th century pub with wooden floors, framed prints and an old-world upstairs dining room. It was named after the Duke of Clarence, who later became King William IV. It’s location on Dover Street is famous for being where Sir Alexander Bell made the first ever successful telephone call. Dover Street also boasts famous residents including the poet Alexander Pope, Buckingham Palace architect, John Nash and French composer Frederic Chopin. Situated within reach of Fortnum & Masons, The Ritz and the luxury stores of Bond St, The Clarence also offers a great space for large groups. It has an upstairs dining room with two sections that can be booked independently or together catering for up to 100 guests.
The Marquis, Charing Cross
With the building dating back to 1685, The Marquis is named after General John Manners, the Marquess of Granby who was a highly decorated war hero in the 1700s. Legend has it that the pub was Charles Dickens’s local in the 1800s. The Marquis is a family owned free-house by The Morton Scott Pub Company, which owns a total of three pubs in the Covent Garden area. The Marquis has an intimate private room for up to 30 covers and offers hearty British cuisine from a diverse and locally-sourced menu.
The Argyll Arms, Soho
Located in the heart of London, The Argyll Arms is only moments from Oxford Street and the West End. The pub epitomises British tradition with its original mahogany panelling and Victorian snugs with etched glass partitions. The Argyll Arms is one of London’s most historic pubs, dating back to 1742 and is even rumoured to have a secret tunnel connecting it to the Palladium. The private room on first floor accommodates up to 50 guests.
The Clachan, Soho
The Clachan - takes its name from the Gaelic word for ‘meeting place’. This beautiful Victorian pub dates from mid-1890’s and was originally owned by the world-famous department store, Liberty’s. Famous for its impressive rich wooden interior with carvings, grand mirrors and Victorian tiled floor. This hidden gem in the heart of Soho provides an excellent respite from West End shopping. It accommodates up to 45 pax in the private dining area.
The Crown & Sceptre, Fitzrovia
The Crown & Sceptre is a classic pub combining all the great elements of the traditional pub experience with individuality, character and quirky charm. The interior is stylishly designed with fashionable wallpaper, chandeliers and a mosaic around the foot of the bar. Set on the corner of Great Titchfield Street, historically the bohemian area of Fitzrovia, The Crown and Sceptre is close to the West End shopping hub.
The King’s Head, Mayfair
Located in the heart of Mayfair, The King’s Head is traditional pub with a contemporary twist, with dark-wood bar and floors, leather banquettes. Dating back to 1710, The King’s Head was formerly owned by the Duke of Ablemarle. It’s now surrounded by beautiful architecture and luxury fashion houses. It has a private cellar bar that can host 40 seated guests and an upstairs dining area up for 65 diners.
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T Ideal for pre or post theatre dining
M Listed or starred in the Michelin guide
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