The Crown

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The Crown Situated on a bustling corner in Covent Garden opposite the landmark Seven Dials sundial pillar, The Crown is the epitome of a traditional English pub. London England 51.5139027 -0.1269799
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The Crown - Pub in London.
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Party Earth Review Situated on a bustling corner in Covent Garden opposite the landmark Seven Dials sundial pillar, The Crown is the epitome of a traditional English pub. Wooden tables, heavy drapes, and a couple of gambling machines highlight... ... read full review

  • Tube:

    Piccadilly Line: Covent Garden

  • Phone:

    087 2148 4028

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–Sa noon–11pm, Su noon–10:30pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Crown Review

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Situated on a bustling corner in Covent Garden opposite the landmark Seven Dials sundial pillar, The Crown is the epitome of a traditional English pub.

Situated on a bustling corner in Covent Garden opposite the landmark Seven Dials sundial pillar, The Crown is the epitome of a traditional English pub.

Wooden tables, heavy drapes, and a couple of gambling machines highlight the no-frills décor that pervades this simple drinking den, which caters to a diverse set of young professionals and a whole mess of tourists thanks to its prominent location.

The pub’s focus is squarely on serving an impressive selection of beers and a handful of wines from the center bar, where sightseers often settle in alongside the after-work crowd for some suds and people-watching.

The venue really comes alive during football matches and on sunny afternoons, when Tottenham Hotspur fans and local urbanites gather on the street to talk sports over a pint or two of cider and soak up some of London’s renowned outdoor pub scene.

Surrounded by boutiques, coffee shops, international eateries, and a cupcakery, The Crown is an ideal spot for ending the day or breaking up an afternoon of wandering in Covent Garden.

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Tip from Lucas:

If you’re hoping to see a football match, show up early – the seats near the TV up front fill up fast!

  • Crowd

    Diverse mix of local young professionals, shoppers, tourists, beer-lovers, and theatergoers, 20s to 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Jukebox with pop and rock classics. Two slot machines and a quiz machine. TV. Free Wi-Fi.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Free crisps and nuts.

  • Prices

    Beer £3.50–£4, wine £4–£6, cocktails £4+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Thursday evenings for after-work drinks or any sunny weekend afternoon for a bustling street scene.

  • Close By

    For a day of pub crawling The Rock and Sole Plaice (45-47 Endell Street) and Crown & Anchor (22 Neal Street) make for great stops on a boozy afternoon.

The Crown User Reviews

Average rating:
Port in a Storm
Joseph W. Feb 19, 2013
Banks crumble, politicians lie, laws are changed and the status quo is ever changing - and if it all starts to feel exhausting, then you can take heart in knowing that in every way that matters, the Crown hasn't changed since Dickens and Rossetti walked the streets of Soho. On a warm night the patrons spill out of the cosy interior, drinking, smoking and arguing. Inside there is an excellent mix of standard pub goers - groups of students, couples, the City crowd, a few mysterious wayfarers. Drinks are reasonable and, for a pub outside of North London, the Guinness is excellent. You'll nearly always find somebody to talk to and even if you don't, nobody will bother you. Pubs like the Crown should be on every tourists list - it is nothing if not a fine example of a tradition that goes back to Shakespeare's ale houses and Keats' taverns ; a bunch of people sitting around drinking and talking. It can sometimes feel like there is not enough of it going on - the Crown will rekindle your faith.
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