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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Hoop & Toy

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

3.0 out of 5 based on 28 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Hoop & Toy

4.0 out of 5 13 April 2016
by Emma M.

Good choice and prices for ale in the capital, great nibbles (all we had time to sample on our brisk trip!) but the music made me want to stay, as did the bar staff! Funny as!! Would come again!more

2.0 out of 5 10 August 2014
by Shauna S.

Our tour guide recommended this place.

Wasn't impressed.

The tables were all filthy, they were out of several items on the menu, they messed up our dinner order, the food was just okay, and it was expensive!!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 J.

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

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