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Princess Louise

Wc1 208 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EP, England
+44 20 7405 8816
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Gem of a pub!

This is a great bar situated in the Holborn area and not far from The Crown. Worth coming to see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stirling, United Kingdom
via mobile
One of the best pubs in the world

Great atmosphere and great beer. This is a beautiful gem worth taking the time to visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jerusalem, Israel
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Excellent food and wide array of beer choices make the Princess Louise a fine pub.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 23:00
Wc1 208 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EP, England
+44 20 7405 8816
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great bar situated in the Holborn area and not far from The Crown. Worth coming to see their amazing stained glass windows and mirrors. Beautiful! A traditional London pub with ground level seating and space upstairs too. Very friendly staff, good beer...More

Thank Vazbo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and great beer. This is a beautiful gem worth taking the time to visit. Downstairs has a vibrant pub atmosphere, completely authentic and no sense of any fake replication. Upstairs is a beautiful tea room. The beer is great. A real treat for...More

Thank asafshahar17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food at princess was delicious, and the portions were huge! I order3d the liver and onions, and was was in no way left wanting. Perfectly seasoned, with gravy that will leave your mouth watering. Their in house pint is delicious, as well as being...More

Thank Sean I
Reviewed 24 June 2017

If you are looking for authentic British experience this is the pub to go. Set in breath-taking original Victorian atmosphere, you sample great British food (Fish and Chips and Meat pies reccomended), sold at pretty reasonable prices. Food is delicious, there is a great number...More

1  Thank kristian170
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Found ourselves in this pub while on a day trip from South Yorkshire and looking for a pub near Holborn tube. Wow! Food and atmosphere were both excellent and the bar staff couldn't have been more friendly. Best feature though, is the couple who manage...More

Thank Adviser50
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I booked a meal for 6 in advance for last Saturday late afternoon and we were very pleased with the food indeed. It is the usual pub grub but cooked beautifully and at a fair price for London. They were closing the upstairs bar/dining room...More

Thank Barbar R
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We met up with friends to have a drink or two at the Princess Louise. Old but well-maintained, we had an almost private room for 6 of us. The servers are not very nice, but who cares. All they have to do is pour the...More

1  Thank lynndds
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Tried to arrange a few drinks with friends in this place for a celebration. Contact the place to book a table and was told there was no need to book a table because was Sunday. Arrived and despite being part of a large group, the...More

1  Thank Mariana S
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful old-fashioned pub. The interior design should not be missed. Been here before but I keep coming back. This time we even went upstairs to the restaurant. Typical pub food, tasty and it made a perfect lunch!

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Lovely Samuel Smiths Pub in central Holborn. Usual good value/good beers, and all in all well staffed. However I really don't appreciate being ignored several times whilst trying to order a second drink by bar staff that cannot bare to make eye contact with you....More

1  Thank lmj_sound
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
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28 April 2015|
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Response from WMIM | Reviewed this property |
Only just seen your question. This place is one of my favourites in London, and I've been to hundreds. The previous answer mentions the ground floor bar area but somehow has failed to mention the lovely, authentic Victorian... More