Pubs in Kensington

A swanky spot with a selection of pubs to match, Kensington is the place where Londoners come to spend a little extra cash in the evening. If you're looking to do just that, we've put together a list of some of the best locations in the area, running from hot gastro spots to pubs where local beers and British craft are drink of the day. 

Last updated on 27th March 2018




The Phoenix is the place to be if you're looking for a quirky pub that offers a trendy Chelsea and Kensington vibe. A favourite of west London's glitterati thanks to its location just off the famous King's Road, settle in for a drink or something from the delicious and regularly changing food menu at this opulent haunt.

Looking for a charming pub in South Kensington with the wholesome British menu and beers to match? It's all in a name, and that name is the Duke of Clarence. Join this charming boozer for cutesy and kitsch interiors with real ales, gastro plates and plenty more. 

The Hollywood Arms

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The Hollywood Arms is a cute and friendly pub near Kensington that serves great gastro-pub food as well as offering live music and even wine tasting classes. This pub is traditional but with the sort of extra edge that you expect from somewhere located in the Kensington or Chelsea area. Smarter and definitely more chic than many of its pub counterparts, The Hollywood Arms is a Kensington pub that carries some wow-factor and keeps people talking about it long after their visit.

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The Builders Arms

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The Builders Arms is a light and airy pub in Kensington that has "a touch of urban glamour" in addition to it being a really good, traditional pub. With a great beer garden and street side tables, The Builders Arms is a great place to spend an afternoon or evening come rain or shine. A friendly local with the sort of cool twist you'd expect in a Kensington pub, The Builders Arms will make you want to come back again and again.

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Much like the Jam Tree's in Chelsea and Clapham, Jam Tree Kensington is a cute and cosy London pub that offers so much more than many of its rivals. Serving restaurant quality food that makes it hard to beat, Jam Tree also has a great beer selection and a wine list crafted by an industry stalwart Tim Kitchener-Smith. Jam Tree Kensington is smart and sleek and is all-in-all a great Kensington pub.