The Princess Louise  

 
 
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208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V 7BW
 
 
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Weekdays: 11.30am-11pm; Sat: 12noon-11pm; Sun: 12noon-10.30pm
 

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The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs, removed decades ago, now replaced. In restoring the Grade II* listed pub with its polished hardwood frames and etched and cut glass panels, the brewery has gone against the trend to modernise and gone for restoration instead to magnificent effect. Even the toilets are a work of art. Named in honour of Queen Victoria's fourth daughter, Princess Louise the pub was built in 1872 and refitted in 1891 by architect Arthur Chitty who used craftsmen like Simpson & Sons for the tiles, and Morris & Son for the glasswork. As a pub owned by the Samuel Smith's Brewery, the Princess Louise only sells Sam's ales and beers which are affordable and drinkable.

 

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Underground Stations

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Holborn Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Covent Garden Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Farringdon Rail
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
1 minutes walk
 
Drury Lane NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  40% off
Bloomsbury Way, WC1A | 3 minutes from The Princess Louise
Set in the heart of the West End, Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley is well positioned with the British Museum very close by and the entertainments ... More
 
 
 
Kingsway Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  29% off
Great Queen Street, WC2B | 3 minutes from The Princess Louise
Well-equipped, comfortable rooms await guests to this elegantly modern hotel in the heart of Theatreland. Set yourself up for the day with a hearty breakfast or ... More
 
 
 
Citadines Holborn Covent Garden Apart-Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £100  22% off
94-99 High Holborn, WC1V | 3 minutes from The Princess Louise
These luxurious fully-fitted apartments are hidden right in the heart of London's West End within easy reach of theatres, restaurants and iconic sights. Nearby Covent ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | Same location as The Princess Louise
The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs, removed ... More
 
 
 
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from The Princess Louise
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
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The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 2 minutes from The Princess Louise
During The Savoy's £220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the iconic ... More
 
 
 
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Beaufort Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 2 minutes from The Princess Louise
The second of two bars in The Savoy, the Beaufort Bar is a glamorous affair. The bar continues the hotel's Art Deco theme with plush black ... More
 
 
 
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Scarfes Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
252 High Holborn, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 2 minutes from The Princess Louise
Named after the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (whose characterful illustrations will adorn the bar's walls), Scarfes Bar is a shining beacon in the otherwise lacking High Holborn ... More
 
 
 
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Motown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th February 2016 to 18th February 2017
Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 4 minutes from The Princess Louise
Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West ...More
 
 
 
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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 10th February 2015 to 29th October 2016
Aldwych Theatre, Aldwych, WC2B | 6 minutes from The Princess Louise
Marc Bruni directs the London transfer of the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which charts the early life and career ...More
 
 
 
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Stomp
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st August - 8th January 2017
Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 8 minutes from The Princess Louise
Stomp stages an aural assault on your senses at the Ambassadors Theatre. There is no plot, no dialogue and nobody speaks a word. Instead a group ...More
 
 
 
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New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from The Princess Louise
Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making it ... More
 
 
 
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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from The Princess Louise
This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi Osho. ... More
 
 
 
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Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from The Princess Louise
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was probably ... More
 
 
 
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The College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12-42 Southampton Row, Holborn, London WC1B | 2 minutes from The Princess Louise
Formerly home to Central Saint Martins and the Cochrane Theatre before the famous fashion college moved to a new home in King's Cross in 2011, The ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from The Princess Louise
This Grade II listed building, a stunning neoclassical landmark constructed in the 1920s, was extensively remodelled in 2003 to provide 300,000 square feet of prime office, ... More
 
 
 
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from The Princess Louise
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
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Charles Worthington
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
28 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from The Princess Louise
Service is a watchword at this salon, where clients are guaranteed a first-class hairdressing experience. Celebrity coiffeur Worthington personally trains all his staff and standards are ... More
 
 
 
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Gekoski
London > Shopping > Books
Pied Bull Yard, 15 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from The Princess Louise
Based in Bloomsbury, beside the British Museum, it's not surprising R. A. Gekoski Booksellers has a particular interest in the Bloomsbury Group. Established in 1982, it's ... More
 
 
 
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Bloomsbury Flowers
London > Shopping > Florists
29 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from The Princess Louise
Bloomsbury Flowers don't do off-the-peg, so if you want to be in and out in two minutes think again. However, if you want to impress with ... More
 
 
 
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My Old Dutch - Holborn
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
131 High Holborn, Bloomsbury, London WC1V | 1 minute from The Princess Louise
My Old Dutch is a cheap, cheerful pancake house serving sweet and savoury crepes from a company which has been established in London since 1958. Hugely ... More
 
 
 
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Shanghai Blues
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
193-197 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 1 minute from The Princess Louise
Cross the threshold of Shanghai Blues and plunge into its dimly lit innards where nattily dressed Oriental waitresses guide you through the solid lines of its ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
122 High Holborn, Bloomsbury, London WC1V | 1 minute from The Princess Louise
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 4 minutes from The Princess Louise
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 4 minutes from The Princess Louise
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from The Princess Louise
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from The Princess Louise
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
 
 
 
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Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 3 minutes from The Princess Louise
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
 
 
 
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The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from The Princess Louise
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
 
 
 
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from The Princess Louise
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from The Princess Louise
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Surgeons
London > Business > Venue Hire
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from The Princess Louise
The Royal College of Surgeons is not only an institute at the forefront of surgical education and training, but its outstanding rooms provide the perfect space ... More
 
 
 
 

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Lucia Di Lammermoor
Lucia Di Lammermoor
Concerts | Until 19th May 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Princess Louise

Diana Damrau and Aleksandra Kurzak lead a world-class cast in Katie Mitchell's new production of Lucia di ...More

 
The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale
Dance | Until 10th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Princess Louise

After creating Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for The Royal Ballet in 2011 - the company's first full length ...More

 
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Princess Louise

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
The Royal Opera: Tannhauser
Concerts | Until 15th May 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Princess Louise

Tim Albery's critically acclaimed 2010 production of Wagner's early opera, Tannhauser, returns to the Royal Opera ...More

The Royal Ballet: The Winter's Tale
Dance | Until 10th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Princess Louise

Christopher Wheeldon's three-act ballet adaptation of Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, in which Leontes, the King of Sicilia, ...More

Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from The Princess Louise

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 30th July 2016 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Princess Louise

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
The Bromley Boy Singers: Exploration In Song!
Concerts | On 30th April 2016 

St Paul's Covent Garden 2 minutes walk from The Princess Louise

The ensemble returns to the annual festival to perform works by Paul Jarman, Howard Goodall and Michael Legrand, with conductor ...More

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from The Princess Louise

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Princess Louise

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
 
 
 
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