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Princess Louise

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Address: 208 High Holborn, WC1, London, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7405 8816
Today
12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Excellent food and wide array of beer choices make the Princess Louise a...

Excellent food and wide array of beer choices make the Princess Louise a fine pub.

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Great atmosphere and good value ale for Central London

We love the Princess Louise. Great value for money and always a nice crowd in this traditional grade II listed Victorian pub. We like sitting in the booths around the island bar... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Mary J
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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love the Princess Louise. Great value for money and always a nice crowd in this traditional grade II listed Victorian pub. We like sitting in the booths around the island bar and taking in the jovial atmosphere. The organic lager and chocolate stout are just fabulous! beware - the toilets are not for the faint-hearted (even the ladies seriously... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Princess Louise is the second best pub in London, right behind its brother, The Red Lion on Kingly Court. Best beers in London, best atmosphere in London. 2nd best pub in London!

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Thank lewbaker
Hilversum, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was one of our high lichts of our trip great place to visit. so Original so beautiful it is traditional pub.

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Thank Hansl30
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

No nonsense here - decent beer, not too expensive, lots of wood, glass and brass. The toilets are <i>listed</i> and worth the visit alone. Support your proper boozers and give this place a try.

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Thank doddersny
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

One of the few pubs in central London where you can have a beer for less than 4£, lovely style, many different choices of beer and cider, you won't find the normal brands we are use to. Gin tonic 3,25£. Amazing pub to pop in while you are enjoying the city.

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Thank Lara P
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Have been to this Samuel Smith pub a couple of times over the years; it's a true classic! The layout of the bar is unique and timeless. Definition worth a visit if you want a true old London pub experience. You won't have the gastro-pub shine & gloss; that's not what the Princess Louise is about

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The pub is one of my fewer in London ..very nice atmosphere .. beer price very reasonable :D . The pub is really beutiful inside with mirrors everywhere ... the beer I prefer most is the stout beer ... is just a few minutes walk from Holborn station

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Thank Jin J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

A well preserved Victorian pub. The interior is impressive and the beer choices are limited but still the experience is pleasant and the lack of tourists make it a more intimate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Love this pub for a drink. Great inside with booths to have a private drink with some friends. Great prices and friendly staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I have been coming here for years and not once have I ever had a bad experience, The design is one that was not uncommon in the 1870s when the pub was built (1872), but the calibre of the detailing and the care with which it has been preserved make it stand out for all the best reasons. The pub... More 

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Holborn
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
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