The Shakespeare


The Shakespeare pub is opposite Victoria train station. Our range of drinks includes cask ale and an extensive wine list as well as a great range of soft drinks and coffees.

With fabulous British food to accompany our drinks, you can relax at this Taylor Walker pub over classics such as hand battered cod, chips and mushy or garden peas, traditional British recipe bangers & mash or a roast of the day seven days a week. Our pub food is freshly prepared and includes all your British favourites. We also offer a range of sandwiches and jacket potatoes.

We are delighted to welcome you at Taylor Walker and assure you of friendly service in a relaxing British pub with a welcoming atmosphere.

Venue Details & Map

The Shakespeare

99 Buckingham Palace Road
+44 (0)20 7828 4913
Public transport:
Victoria, Underground

Yelp Reviews

6.00 out of 5
based on 60 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Shakespeare

1.0 out of 5
22 May 2018
by Joe S.

As a tourist this place scared the crap out of me. Visited because it was next to my hotel. Felt threatened twice by the crowd even though security was outside.

Bartender was nice enough but drinks weren't great and place smelled like urine.

Nothing good here. more

2.0 out of 5
14 October 2017
by Chantee F.

If you're after a cheap meal nearby to Victoria station then this is an easy stop. It's a no frills pub serving up your standard British fare at a decent price.

I came for breakfast as I was seeing a friend off at the station. I soon discovered that you need to stick strictly to the menu if you want anything to eat or drink. They don't make mochas or flat whites. It has to be a cappuccino or... more

4.0 out of 5
22 April 2018
by Jordan C.

Fine time for a fine price! A buddy and I had just gotten into London from Paris around 9 pm, and we were dying to get a bite. I had my hunger satisfied by a mouth-watering veggie burger together with crispy salt and vinegar chips and a delicious cider. more

3.0 out of 5
19 August 2017
by David S.

I remember coming to this pub back in 2011, namely because we had to travel all the way down here just to get to the Victoria Coach Station (and I discovered that trying to get from one side of central London to the other in a short space of time can be incredibly difficult). Anyway, I came here purely because of the name, and really wasn't all that impressed. However, since I happened to be... more

5.0 out of 5
12 March 2018
by Michael D.

Solid little pub by Victoria station. I nice place place to grad a pint and relax. We found it to be fairly priced and the food was quite good. Standard pub fair with a lot to offer. All was good portions and tasty. Soup, sandwich , fish and chips, and steak and ale pie were excellent . more

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