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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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
 
 
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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  38% 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 £83  32% 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
 
 
 
Club Quarters Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  36% off
61 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A | 3 minutes from The Princess Louise
Lincoln's Inn Fields is the 4th Club Quarters hotel in London. The hotel is an ideal accommodation choice for business and leisure travellers with close links ... More
 
 
 
 
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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 28th October 2017
The Princess Louise, 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
 
 
 
Footloose: The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 12th to 30th September 2017
The Princess Louise, Portugal Street, WC2A | 5 minutes from The Princess Louise
Rnner up of 2001's Pop Idol Gareth Gates stars as Willard in Footloose: the Musical, a "cheap but cheerful" (The Stage) adaptation of the 1984 film. ...More
 
 
 
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Matilda The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th October - 15th October 2017
The Princess Louise, Earlham Street, Seven Dials, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes from The Princess Louise
The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at the Cambridge Theatre in London's West ...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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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 6 minutes from The Princess Louise
Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
 
 
 
 

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Tibor Hajas: Action Works
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Motown The Musical
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Shaftesbury Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Princess Louise

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Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave
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Taj Express
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Peacock Theatre 5 minutes walk from The Princess Louise

After a sell-out tour of America, Taj Express makes its UK premiere at The Peacock, bringing dance, Bollywood stars and ...More

 
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Royal Opera House 6 minutes walk from The Princess Louise

Mozart's fourth opera, first performed on 26th December 1770 at the prestigious Milan carnival when he was just a month ...More

The Royal Opera: Otello
Concerts | Until 15th July 2017 

Royal Opera House 6 minutes walk from The Princess Louise

Starring Jonas Kaufmann and Gregory Kunde in the title role, Verdi's impassioned opera in four acts is based on Shakespeare's ...More

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Concerts | Until 7th July 2017 

Royal Opera House 6 minutes walk from The Princess Louise

Christophe Rousset conducts a talented cast including Albina Shagimuratova, Bejun Mehta, Lucy Crowe and Michael Spyres in Graham Vick's acclaimed ...More

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Theatre | Until 12th August 2017 

The Donmar Warehouse 6 minutes walk from The Princess Louise

Hadley Fraser, Josie Rourke and Tom Deering have transformed the real-life event of the collapse of Kids Company into a ...More

 
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane 6 minutes walk from The Princess Louise

Broadway comes to the West End in 2017 with classic musical 42nd Street. Replacing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the ...More

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