Party Earth Review Despite bearing the name of a South American bird, The Toucan is a treasured Soho dive that serves as a testament to all things Guinness. Entering the venue is like stepping into a cozy, cave-like shrine, with walls plastered with old-timey adverts that anyone who’s ever visited Dublin’s Guinness museum ... more
19 Carlisle Street
London W1D 3BY
Party Earth Review With its castle façade, iron chandeliers, and Celtic artifacts, Waxy O’Connor’s is clearly shooting for a medieval motif, an effect somewhat undermined by the cacophonous Irish music and the blaring of a giant projection screen, not to mention its location in the heart of tourist-heavy Piccadilly Circus. An energetic atmosphere ... more
14-16 Rupert Street
London W1D 6DD
Irish Pub / Restaurant
Party Earth Review Located in the always vibrant Chinatown section of Soho, O’Neill’s is a bustling Irish pub that offers visitors homey grub, live music, and more draft beers than Ireland has potatoes. A late liquor license and classic rock music six nights a week means the bar draws a steady stream of stout lovers and Stones fans ready ... more
33-37 Wardour Street
London, W1D 6PU
Yes, the pubs in and around London are decidedly British. They’ve been around since the 1400s and are part of every Londoners lives and sit on nearly every corner of the city. But amongst all these great pubs – more than 5,000 of them at last count – are some hidden Irish pub gems that can hold a candle to the best the Brits have to offer.
One of the best Irish pubs in London is O’Neill’s in Soho. This quaint pub offers its clientele authentic Irish grub, an unbelievable amount of beers on tap, and live music six nights a week. All the trappings of a traditional Irish pub can be found here like Guinness on tap, Irish stew on the menu, and a welcoming environment for any wanderer who may be looking for an Irish experience in the lion’s den of London’s pub scene.
Because there are more than 5,000 pubs in the city that range in style, size, and vibe, it’s easy to find whatever you’re looking for. What almost all the Irish pubs have in common is a desire to serve great beer, better food, and always have the match on TV.
The pub culture in London has a long history and the London Irish pubs share in the traditions dating back hundreds of years. So if you’re looking for a great Irish pub to hang out in, get some great draft beer, and proper greasy food, you won’t have to look far as there’s probably going to be one right around the corner from you.