A fun party pub in the heart of Charing Cross, The Porcupine offers an impressive selection of local cask ales and craft brews, delicious pub grub and an epic playlist and tunes on a Friday and Saturday night that usually puts a little dance in everyone's evening.
Pubs in Covent Garden
Known for its cobbled streets, charming character and Seven Dials district, Covent Garden is London's epicentre for all things boutique, independent and a little bit quaint. Always a hive of activity and drawing in throngs of tourists, finding a pub in this labyrinth of the West End is a crucial refuge. Home to stalwart Irish pubs, your typical boozers and plenty of old personality, here's our picks of the best pubs in Covent Garden.
Cosy interiors, over 200 craft brews and a menu of mouthwatering bites: Lowlander Grand Cafe is a brilliant quirky pub in Covent Garden. The Belgian-themed boozer is dishing up mussels, schnitzels and salads to keep you fuelled up as you sample some of the many hops on offer.
This cosy pub lies in the heart of Covent Garden, offering a menu of hearty British classic to enjoy in plush surroundings. If you're feeling thirsty, check out Bow Street Tavern's extensive gin selection from the Gin Terrace, or sip on a London craft brew.
Looking to find a pub in Covent Garden? Get to know the Marquess in all his glory. A favourite on the Young's pub roster and known for their fine ales and gastro inspired grub, head on down for humble bites in a classic British boozer.
English hospitality comes in heaps at this classic olde boozer towards Leicester Square end. Dating back to 1714, she's a vintage gal through and through harbouring an eccentric spirit and more than a few real ales. For some traditional British pub grub and a laid back genuine pub atmosphere, The Bear and Staff is your go-to.
Another old timer to add to the ranks, the Lamb and Flag dates back to 1772 steeped with all the charm you could expect from a pub that was once a bare-knuckle fighting destination (true story). Staying true to quintessential British pubbing ventures, expect good pints, good foods and a great atmosphere.
If you've got a taste for the freshest craft beer around, a trip to BrewDog should be on the cards. Located just minutes from Covent Garden station, this hoppy spot brings you over 20 beers on draught, with 3 floors of space to chill out in.
Found on Chandos Street, The Harp is a blast of the Victorian past with a contemporary approach to its beer offerings. A place where you'll find real ale, real cider and real conversation, people flock to this Covent Garden boozer for their after work refuge or a weekend session. It's humbly sized but honest and homely.