The best Holborn bars benefit from their central London location and the fact that they don't attract hordes of clamouring tourists. With a wealth of traditional and historic pubs in the area, our guide to the best Holborn bars should make for some interesting drinking.
Trocadero, 13 Coventry Street, Leicester Square, London, W1D 7AB
(020) 3763 5288
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co lands in London from across the pond. Accommodating 400 customers, over two floors, the restaurant is inspired by Forest Gump and has movie memorabilia throughout.
The menu at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co has an impressive choice of dishes with signature options including coconut shrimp; lobster linguine; and Dixie style baby back ribs.
- A short walk from Piccadilly Circus/Leicester Square
- The restaurant is a tribute to the film ‘Forrest Gump'
- A menu of comfort food from the American South
- Shrimp is the speciality, served over 20 different ways
- Relax in a fun, casual setting with friendly staff
More Holborn Bars
Bar Polski, previously known as ‘Na Zdrowie’ - cheers in Polish - offers up vodkas of all shapes, colours and sizes to wash down the Polish dumplings and gherkins.
11 Little Turnstile, Holborn, London, WC1V 7DX
(020) 7831 9679
Baranis is a destination bar that offers a compact choice of sharing platters. The bar also features an indoor pentanque court and comfortable booth seating areas.
115 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London, EC2A 1PP
(020) 7242 8373
For those looking to sample some Belgian beers in Holborn, we recommend Belgo on Kingsway.
67 Kingsway, Holborn, London, WC2B 6TD
(020) 7242 7469
This fun Holborn bar takes social ping pong to a whole new level.
121 Holborn, Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD
(020) 3657 6525
London’s premier karaoke club and lounge on Chancery Lane.
84 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London, WC2A 1DL
(020) 7404 0488
The Edgar Wallace is a high quality London tavern, located in the historic legal area of Temple.
40 Essex Street, Temple, London, WC2R 3JE
(020) 7353 3120
An historic and charming Holborn establishment on Red Lion Street.
38 Red Lion Street, Holborn, London, WC1R 4PN
(020) 7404 8461
From the group behind The Folly, The Refinery and others, comes The Fable. Inspired by the fantasy world of fairy tales, The Fable is an enchanting bar, restaurant, deli and florist offering a creative food and cocktail menu.
52 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FD
0845 468 0105
This Youngs pub is a nineteenth century establishment on Lambs Conduit Street.
94 Lambs Conduit Street, Holborn, London, WC1N 3LZ
(020) 7405 0713
You're guaranteed a good cocktail at the most accessible and friendly part of swanky Lutyens on Fleet Street.
85 Fleet Street, Holborn, London, EC4Y 1AE
(020) 7583 8385
Melton Mowbray is a traditional English pub offering a wide choice of drinks including real ales together with a food menu of classic pub fare.
18 Holborn, Holborn, London, EC1N 2LE
(020) 7405 7077
Named after the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria, the Princess Louise pub was built in 1872.
208 High Holborn, Holborn, London, WC1V 7BW
(020) 7405 8816
If you have an enthusiasm for those delightful old pubs that are hidden away like lost pennies down the sofa, why not take a jaunt to Carey Street to enjoy the splendour of one of Holborn's oldest pubs?
53-54 Carey Street, Holborn, London, WC2A 2JB
(020) 7242 8521
The Slug and Lettuce on Fetter Lane is an excellent stop-off for office workers of those straying from the central London shops. Stop in for cocktails and stay for a slap-up meal.
5-11 Fetter Lane, Holborn, London, EC4A 1BR
0845 126 2905