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

8.00 out of 5
based on 126 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Princess Louise

4.0 out of 5
28 November 2017
by Laura R.

This is a beautiful Sam Smith pub with the name of one of Queen Victoria's children, located on High Holburn. Originally built in 1872, it still features tilework and original Victorian stained glass and wood paneling circa 1891. The way it's set up is interesting: as you enter, you'll move down a narrow entrance--featuring slightly chipped tile that only adds to the character--with more tiles... more

4.0 out of 5
21 April 2018
by Eric A.

Simple fare but it was homemade. No prefab food. Even lumps in the mash which in my book is a sign of fresh made. more

5.0 out of 5
14 October 2017
by Melissa A.

The pub has beautiful Victorian decor and delicious Sam Smith beers. The first floor has cozy, enclosed spaces with stained glass. Unfortunately it was very full when we went, so we went upstairs and were happy to find a quieter area, with comfortable seating and open spaces.

Hopefully next time we can snag a spot on the first floor! more

3.0 out of 5
25 May 2017
by Joe V.

Not my favorite on the list of cool local pubs that we visited. It was super congested , loud due to design, and not my idea of having an experience. However, if your mission is to go out and meet up with a group - there was plenty of that going on, just not an intimate experience compared to other pubs we've visited. Bathrooms cool old architecture, but a frat type odor that I could have... more

5.0 out of 5
15 February 2018
by Eric H.

Amazing place to grab a Pint! Great atmosphere and amazing characters coming and going... more

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