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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The Chandos

29 St. Martin's Lane
Charing Cross
+44 (0)20 7836 1401
Public transport:
Leicester Square, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 88 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Chandos

2.0 out of 5 23 March 2015
by Hesseh S.

An extremely busy Sam Smiths Pub just down from Leicester Square . Lots of wood as you would expect on a traditional pub . Beer price and quality was ok . Getting a seat forget it !!!!more

5.0 out of 5 19 March 2015
by Thomas M.

One of my favorite London pubs since 2005.

Every year in the summer I'm visiting London for the Proms (and, more recently, for the CAMRA Great National Beer Festival) - and every time I'll stop by The Chandos at least half a dozen times - it's one of my favorite pubs in the British capital (the other is the Mad Bishop and Bear atop Paddington Station).

Be aware that The Chandos is owned by...more

5.0 out of 5 17 December 2014
by Tiffany H.

I love coming here once in a while for a pint. It's a really great place and seems to be a very traditional pub. No TVs or trivia machines here. The whole place seems to try and keep people talking to each other, as opposed to distracted by other "stuff".

The beer here is really tasty as well! I love the comfy spots around the whole place to sit and chat. Would highly recommend coming here!more

3.0 out of 5 11 November 2014
by Tom Y.

As a Yank, this hits me as weird that you would close at 11pm or so on a Thursday night when you still have plenty of people and plenty of people on the street. Oh well this was close to my hotel, and my local friends wanted to have a few beers without to hit the insanity that is SOHO. They have ales so you can drink those, wasn't extremely expensive given that it is a block off Trafalgar...more

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

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