Princess Louise


This pub is named after Queen Victoria's fourth daughter, Louise. It was built in 1872 and was refurbished in 1891. Ornate plaster work, beautiful cut and gilt mirrors and the finest decorated tiles are plentiful. It serves bar food and there is a restaurant. Catering for private parties of up to 100 guests (on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays) is available upon request.

Venue Details & Map

Princess Louise

208-209 High Holborn
+44 (0)20 7405 8816
Public transport:
Holborn, Underground
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 117 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Princess Louise

1.0 out of 5 13 July 2016
by Julie K.

Tried to go here for lunch at 1310. Listed hours say 11. Excited for such highly rated pub food. We called since the doors were closed, the pleasant person on the phone told us to ring the call button, the doors should be open. An unhappy waitress opened the door said they weren't open before shutting it our faces. Food might be good, but that they turned away 7 hungry people probably means a...more

5.0 out of 5 21 April 2016
by Kelly V.

What a cool little place! It's a Sam Smith bar (everything served is/are Sam Smith products and as an American, this is a very interesting concept). They've got Irish-style snugs which just adds to the old-world feel of things. Make sure to look up at the ceiling and the time-worn wood throughout. Beautiful and unique.more

5.0 out of 5 14 March 2016
by Louis R.

I find myself in this London pub, quite frequently. This time, I was sorting it out with my co-workers.

I don't know if its the traditional decor, or the cubbyholes that separate groups, or the Bitter cask ales, or the talented barmaids, or the loads of local-after-work peeps, or the lamb kidney and onions / steak and kidney pie / giant fassh n chaaps, that I love about this spot.

Nah, I...more

4.0 out of 5 21 November 2015
by Jess C.

Fun friendly service. Drinks made in house. Impressive considering this includes beers and all manner of spirits. A nice introduction to my first pint pulled in the UK. Feels like somewhere I would stop by casually if I lived nearby.more

3.0 out of 5 26 September 2015
by Elle W.

Came here with friends to take pictures of the lovely facade, but unfortunately it was scaffolding all round. Oh well. Went inside to drown my sorrow in a pint while admiring the even more lovely interiors - all victorian tiles, etched mirrors and mosaic windows; a beauty - and only then realized they only served Sam Smiths.

One of my friends who doesn't like beer wanted a pear cider, but...more

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