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A pub with a nationally important historic interior

This pub is taken from the national inventory of historic pub interiors, CAMRA's pioneering effort to identify and help protect the most important historic pub interiors in the country.

LONDON, GREATER - Holborn, London WC1, Princess Louise

An historic pub interior of national importance

208-209 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1, WC1V 7EP

Tel: 020 7405 8816

Draught Beer & Cider:

Public Transport:

Listed Status: Grade II*

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One of the great historic pubs of London. The interior has always retained much of its sumptuous original decoration but in 2008 owners Samuel Smiths took the remarkable step of fully restoring the 1891 layout of corridors and many small rooms around the island bar. The tiling and mirrors lend a sense of fantasy and gaiety while the ornate ceiling and original counter and bar back also repay attention. The gentlemen’s toilets meanwhile have to be seen to be believed.

Princess Louise, Holborn, London WC1
Partitioned Room