One of the most historic pubs in Holborn, The Bloomsbury Tavern was once the ominous final watering hole en route to the hangman’s noose at Marble Arch. Today, the pub provides a rather more welcoming prospect.
Fine traditional fare flows in abundance, with superb Shepherd Neame ales on tap, an exceptional choice of wines, and fresh, filling food served all day long. Meanwhile, natural light streams through stained glass windows, in stark contrast to that deliciously dark history.
It all adds up to the perfect pub in Holborn, ideal for a leisurely lunch, a post-work pint or a weekend stop-off on the tourist trail.
With the pub close to Tottenham Court Road and Holborn tube, The Bloomsbury Tavern is both easy to find and wonderfully well connected. It’s set right in the heart of West End theatre land, with the British Museum nearby too - making it a great base from which to explore the capital’s cultural attractions.
And of course, with its hangman history, The Bloomsbury Tavern is one of the capital’s cultural attractions itself. Drink, dine and savour the atmosphere of Holborn’s most historic ‘hang-out’.