Hoop & Toy


The Hoop & Toy is the oldest established pub in the South Kensington / Knightsbridge area. It had many high class patrons including 2 King George's (the crazy one and the 'Blackadder' one).

With fabulous British food to accompany our drinks, we are delighted to welcome you.

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34 Thurloe Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2HQ

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+44 (0)20 7589 8360

Opening Times:

Opening Times

Monday - Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00

Sunday: 12:00 - 23:00

Food Served:

Monday - Sunday: 12:00 - 22:00

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Hoop & Toy

34 Thurloe Place
+44 (0)20 7589 8360
Public transport:
South Kensington, Underground


3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Hoop & Toy

4.0 out of 5 20 August 2013
by Matze K.

Ein herrlicher Pub, so wie es sein soll: Gemütlich wie in Ommas Wohnzimmer, gutes Bier und lauter fröhliche Leute!

Großes Kino, ganz ehrlich...more

3.0 out of 5 9 July 2013
by Eowyn K.

Stopped in for a drink during the week as this pub was conveniently located across the street from our hotel (I guess that makes me one of the tourist noted in the other reviews).

Seemed like a very basic English pub. We did not order food, but the menu appeared to be the standard pub grub. Since it was summer, and we do not have it in the States, I ordered Pimm's They were out of fruit...more

3.0 out of 5 5 March 2012
by Mark S.

If you're an Imperial College employee/student it's pretty hard to avoid the Hoop and Toy (at least every once in awhile). Located right outside the South Kensington tube station it attracts riff raff from the three big museums in the area, the College, and anyone else who works around there and wants to grab a pint before getting on the tube. As such, you'll see a lot of tourists and young...more

3.0 out of 5 13 October 2011
by Joshua R.

All other reviews on point -- not a great pub but close to home and open later than other locals. Busy and fun place to meet tourists!

It should be better -- its a terrific location and big enough to be a massive success, but instead its basically a bog standard junk pub.more

3.0 out of 5 11 December 2008
by David J.

This is a traditional looking pub right next to South Kensington underground station which has recently benefited from a major refurbishment.

The exterior has an impressive fascia with the words 'whiskies' and 'brandies' in gilt either side of the name. Inside, it's traditional - velvet curtains, dark wood, patterned carpet and bold wallpaper - but looks very clean and tidy after its...more