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The Sherlock Holmes Pub

Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Address: 10-11 Northumberland Street, Westminster, WC2N 5DB, London, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7930 2644
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
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Good little pub!

We stopped at this pub on my last day in london because we had both seen the pub and it was across from our hotel in trafalgar square. The pub and staff are very friendly and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited this pub over a number of years as a visitor. The pub as removed most of the Sherlock Holmes memorabilia and replaced it with a TVs screen & inane music . What a shame

Thank ceastwood
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This bar literally stole my money. I stopped in and ordered a pint of Guinness, which the bar tender refused to start pouring until I had paid first. I have never been asked to do this at a bar before, especially given how long it takes to pour. Regardless, I used a credit card with pin to pay and didn't... More 

Thank Tommycdawg
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came here this evening for a nice date with my partner. I had a table booked. I was just unsatisfied with the whole experience. The service was slow and very unorganised and her food was ice cold. I will not be returning unfortunately.

Thank Siobhan M
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was Sunday evening the pub was quiet several staff behind the bar in conversation eventually one came across took our order and our money and went back to resume his conversation Won't be going back again shame liked the beer.

Thank pubsilike
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Layout of the pub was a little confusing so we took a seat in eyeshot, no wait staff to direct to tables. Appears to have extra seating upstairs Food was well cooked, and at a reasonable price. Would return again if around that part of town again

Thank Emma H
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at this pub on my last day in london because we had both seen the pub and it was across from our hotel in trafalgar square. The pub and staff are very friendly and the pub looks incredible. The food was excellent although the service was a bit slow when it was time to settle the bill. Paying... More 

Thank BarkShadeau
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to The Sherlock Holmes at lunchtime. The service was attentive and professional. Whilst we did wait a while for our food it was worth the wait.

Thank Kerry P
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place , service bit slow but hey. the beer is nice and food ok , see the holmes room , really good

Thank 896jude
Orpington, Kent
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited yesterday to find the pub not too busy. A couple of seats available and not many waiting at the bar. The pub itself wasn't very clean, tables needed wiping and rubbish was laying about. Waitied at the bar for 10 minutes at least two bar staff saw us waiting. It seems the staff were serving friends and didn't seem... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place used to be my regular haunt a while back and certainly the place to bring friends as it had such an atmosphere... But now it's gone through extensive refurbishment program, and... lost it's appeal to me - it airier, cleaner, less cabinets with Sherlock memorabilia and wall plagues, more people, and the only reason we popped in today... More 

Thank Dima D

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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