The Chandos


The Chandos has two bars - the downstairs one consisting of alcoves and bench tables while upstairs the Opera Room consists of sofas and glass-topped tables. A bar menu is available upstairs and baguettes are available downstairs. Catering for private parties is available upon request.

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29 St. Martin's Lane, Charing Cross, London, WC2N 4ER

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+44 (0)20 7836 1401

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The Chandos

29 St. Martin's Lane
Charing Cross
+44 (0)20 7836 1401
Public transport:
Leicester Square, Underground


4 out of 5 based on 80 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Chandos

3.0 out of 5 18 August 2014
by Helen C.

Went here because Rick Steves recommended it in his book. And of course the minute I walk in I see other people in there with Rick Steves books.....go figure lol. But of course, I also saw a lot of locals grabbing a drink after work and socializing. Aka....IT WAS PACKED DURING HAPPY HOUR TIME lol. We had to creep and stalk for a while before we got a table upstairs.

The place is a very...more

5.0 out of 5 3 July 2014
by Keith H.

We went to 3 Sam Smith Pubs.

The Chandos

Anchor Tap

Ye Old Cheshire Cheese

There are about 40 Sam Smith Pubs. I wish we could have known about them the first day we there. For the most part they are very similar.

First and foremost, their beer is great and very reasonably priced. My wife loved the Teddy Lager (she is more of Blue Moon type). I got the Extra Stout and it was excellent. I can...more

1.0 out of 5 29 October 2013
by Akshay C.

Sorry to say but I had heard good stuff about this place .. We had just taken a seat with our drinks and the staff came in to pick up the empty glasses behind us and made us move for that .. The lady was holding glasses on top of each other and I warned her to be careful .. And boom goes the tower on our table .. Luckily no one was hurt from the glass all around .. I had beer on my pants...more

3.0 out of 5 16 August 2013
by Paula M.

Real old pub.

Very loud the evening we went which was a Thursday. There are two levels so seeing and hearing that there was a lads night out going on downstairs we went up stairs. There is a bar up there also which is good and lots of sofas to kick back on and have your chat. Did get a little loud but better than downstairs.

Bar did not have a great wine selection but probably not the...more

4.0 out of 5 24 December 2012
by Matt B.

The Chandos is another one of the Sam Smith's pubs in Central London which means that you are not charged an arm and a leg for beer despite its proximity to Trafalgar Square.

As a creature of habit I usually go for the Alpine Lager but the other drinks go down well. I would happily recommend The Chandos to any tourist in the Trafalgar Square area.more