London’s Best Historical Pubs

See our picks of London’s best historical pubs, brimming with character and English charm all within easy reach of our aparthotels. Why not go on a mini pub tour and see them all…

The Cross Keys, 31 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BA

This very distinctive pub has a very striking foliage facade. This is a traditional pub often used by the locals. Inside you will find a host of nick knacks and ornaments. It is also said that it holds a signed napkin from Elvis Presley!

The Crown Tavern, 43 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0EG

Formerly known and the Crown and Anchor and recently set as a scene in the film Notes on a Scandal Starring Dame Judy Dench and Cate Blanchett. This little gem is a stone’s throw away from The Rosebery.

The Nag’s Head, 53 Kinnerton Street, London SW1X 8ED

If you’re visiting Harrods in Knightsbridge, make sure you pop into this hidden treasure, where you will get a feel for what a public house was like centuries ago. Take advantage of the mobile phone ban, which carries on its old school charm!

The Seven Stars, 53-54 Carey Street, London WC2A 2JB

This pub is one of the few places to survive the Great Fire of London. It really is a tiny space, so avoid busy periods, such as lunch time and the post-work rush. Be prepared for the unassuming interiors when you enter.

Ye Olde Mitre, Tavern, Ely Court, Hatton Garden, London EC1N 6SJ

This is also located a short walk from The Rosebery. It is said to be one of the hardest pubs to find if you’re up for a challenge! We have linked the address to google maps above in case you need a little help! Elizabeth I is said to have danced around the cherry tree that is still inside. It is very traditional with no TV’s inside, Hurrah!