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Monday 11 August 2014

Top 10 Bloomsbury Pubs

Continuing on with our London Relocation Guide neighborhood improvements, this week we're bringing you the best of the best in Bloomsbury!

What would a London neighborhood be without its pubs? We’ve put together a list of the best pubs in Bloomsbury, and there is something here for everyone. Whether you want to relax with a pint and a chat after work, have a hearty dinner after sightseeing, or cheer on your team in front of some plasma screens, you will find a new favorite below.

  • Rugby Tavern: Frequented by everyone from local businessmen to tourists, Rugby Tavern is situated in a busy, well-connected area. A pub with something slightly different to offer, customers can play darts, or join in on poker, poetry, and quiz nights.
  • Bloomsbury Tavern: After taking in Bloomsbury’s cultural attractions all day, rest your feet at the Bloomsbury Tavern. If haunted pubs are your thing, swing by and try to catch the ghost that calls this pub its home.
  • Museum Tavern: Much of the Museum Tavern survives from 1855. When the British Museum was built in the 1760’s, the name changed to match. Grab some great traditional pub food and spend some time in the same room where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Karl Marx once visited.
  • College Arms: Right off of Tottenham Court Road, the College Arms is a cosy mix of a traditional British pub and wine bar. Head to the College Arms for something a little more than the traditional pub but with the same great atmosphere.
  • The Duke: Situated on an out-of-the-way corner and populated with dark wooden benches, tables, and chairs, The Duke is a great no-frills pub. If you need a quiet chat or a peaceful pint, The Duke is your pub.
  • Yorkshire Grey: Open for lunch and dinner during the week, the Yorkshire Grey has been standing in its current spot since 1676. Grab a friend and soak up the history with traditional fish and chips, a more modern gourmet burger, or a sharing board.
  • The Perseverance: The Perseverance, an independently managed traditional pub, is proud of their friendly atmosphere. If the ground floor gets a bit busy, there is space for a quiet sit-down in a small room upstairs.
  • The Marquis Cornwallis: A stately pub, The Marquis Cornwallis offers traditional cask ales, craft beers from all over the world, and fine wines from the glass. Their pub fare contains the British classics, as well as monthly seasonal specials.
  • Friend at Hand: If you’re looking for the perfect spot to watch the big game, look no further than Friend at Hand. A friendly, traditional pub with three plasma screens, you won’t miss any of the game coverage as you cheer your team on.
  • The Square Pig: Situated a few steps from Holborn station and on the edge of Bloomsbury, this pub is spacious yet cosy. Have a working lunch or drinks after work to the sounds of acoustic, soul, and Motown.