There’s nothing like a good pub, and London’s full of them. While most people head to the pub for a pint, there is actually another reason to spend some time in these hallowed halls: to spend the night. No, London hasn’t changed the rules to allow pubs to stay open later (FYI, London pubs generally close at 11pm); it’s just that there’s been a renaissance in the old pub and rooms concept in the past decade.
Pubs often had rooms back in London’s earlier days, but this died out in the 20th Century; now the 21st Century is bringing them back – with style. I’m so obsessed with the idea of staying in one of these London pubs with rooms that I plan to spend all of my nights in London on my next trip enjoying a few of them.
If you like the idea of staying in a London pub that has rooms, read on. I’ve collected a complete list of London pubs with rooms you can use to find your next unique stay in London. Oh, and because London pubs close early, you’ll enjoy calm nights of quiet after each evening’s final call.
1. The Bull & The Hide (City)
Nestled in the narrow Devonshire Row, The Bull & The Hide is all about London charm. Quite a contrast when you see the modern skyscrapers surrounding the cozy pub.
The Bull & The Hide is one of the most central London pubs you can stay at, less than a 5-minute walk from Liverpool Street station. The Bull & The Hide used to be the residence of a local nobleman, and some parts of the building date to 1550.
The first floor houses the buzzing bar, which serves pints and classic pub grub. The second floor is home to The Hide restaurant, an upscale option, where you can enjoy more elaborate dishes, all prepared with local produce from Billingsgate fish market and Smithfield meat market. The third floor features seven rooms, each decorated with a modern style where gray walls, large headboards, and colorful bedding are the norm.
2. The Buxton (Shoreditch)
You’d never imagine The Buxton, with its unassuming exposed brick façade and busy pub, has many guest rooms on the three floors above. While the pub has been running for more than two decades, the floors of guest rooms opened in May 2019.
The 15 rooms exemplify beautifully designed rooms with space-saving sliding doors and clever use of light, furniture, and textures to maximize the tiny rooms. Start your morning by enjoying a continental breakfast included in the room rate. Then return to your room for reading. The hotel has a partnership with bookshop Libreria, enabling guests to enjoy curated selections of books. Make sure to enjoy their happy hour cocktails and aperitifs.
3. The Clerk & Well (Clerkenwell)
I’ll be honest: I wrote this entire post so I could include The Clerk & Well. You see, this was my “local” when I lived in London, and I have many fond memories of nights with friends in the pub.
However, since that time, The Clerk & Well has been purchased and updated, including opening rooms for guests above my beloved pub. They offer double and twin rooms, which are luxurious and comfortable, plus have high-speed wifi and all the other amenities you need. Best of all, it’s the shortest possible walk after you end your night in one of my favorite places in London.
4. The Coach & Horses (Kew)
Dubbed Soho’s most famous pub, The Coach & Horses is one of the London pubs with rooms you want to consider on your next visit.
Its history alone is a fair reason to pay a visit – the pub has been around since the 16th century. But the boutique rooms are nothing short of impressive either. Evoking the traditional pub vibe, the rooms feature subtle gray shades and exquisite touches of color that enliven the atmosphere. Double-glazed windows ensure guests have a good night’s sleep while enjoying outside views.
It’s worth mentioning the pub also offers 40 parking spaces and a beer garden – two rarities in London pubs.
5. The Counting House (City)
Housed in the former building of Prescott’s Bank, The Counting House has to be one of the most beautiful London pubs with rooms. Every nook and cranny oozes 19th Century opulence, with Victorian antique furniture, chandeliers, and ornate domed ceiling.
The pub has 15 gorgeous bedrooms. They contrast with the pub’s style, boasting a more modern look, sleek furniture, pastel-colored walls, and modern décor pieces. The pub has named each room after a coin, so you might get the Guinea, or the Sovereign, or the Florin on your stay.
But hey, no one comes to London to stay in their rooms. The pub is conveniently located in the City of London and has great access to public transportation and numerous London attractions.
6. The Fox and Anchor (Clerkenwell)
Located in the heart of Farringdon, The Fox and Anchor is a Grade II-listed Victorian pub. Its interior is an ode to English tradition, with a wood-paneled bar, leather-covered benches, and secluded wooden booths. The façade is equally splendid, with Art Nouveau tiling and grotesques.
The three floors above the historic pub house six characterful bedrooms, each one with its own personality. There’s also a suite named the Market on the first floor.
All London pubs have something that makes them stand out. When it comes to The Fox and Anchor, the local pub is famous for its Fox’s City Breakfast. The dish comes with two eggs, sweet cured bacon, pork sausages, Angus flat iron steak, lamb kidney and liver, black and white pudding, roasted tomatoes, mushrooms, Boston beans, fried bread… and a pint of Guinness. Yep, you better wake up with an appetite.
7. The Grafton Arms (Fitzrovia)
Established in 1792, The Grafton Arms operated as a quiet family-run pub, but it wasn’t until 1897 that the building took its present form.
The pub has 11 luxurious boutique rooms, featuring en-suite bathrooms, fluffy bathrobes and slippers, a Nespresso machine, and an electric kettle with a tea selection to indulge in throughout the day.
Its English green facade with golden moldings is as inviting as it is traditional. Things in the kitchen aren’t quite so traditional, though. The menu is Thai, serving staples like chicken siu mai and lamb rendang curry. Don’t worry; there are also burgers for the less adventurous palate.
8. The Grazing Goat (Marylebone)
Tucked away in New Quebec Street, The Grazing Goat has taken a step back from Victorian style and given the spaces a lovely English countryside vibe.
Expect soft pastel hues, beige Charleston sofas, natural oak dining tables, and large wall art pieces. The eight guest rooms are on the three top floors. Sticking to the pub’s countryside theme, the rooms have muted tones on the walls, raw wood furniture, and wooden sleigh beds dressed with white bedding sets.
It has a perfect location with access to the Underground and populated streets at any time of day. It’s also close to all attractions and a manageable distance from Paddington Station.
9. The Hero Of Maida (Maida Vale)
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a pub with more character than The Hero Of Maida.
The pub features a playful combination of blues and greens that perfectly match the tiny paintings dotting the walls. Five rooms occupy the top floors, some overlooking Shirland Road and others rooftops. They come with flatscreen TVs, king-size beds, and en-suite bathrooms stocked with toiletries from Bramley.
Each room has a unique style, blending bold colors, textures, and bespoke furniture. Breakfast isn’t part of the package price, but don’t miss the chance to try a few of their dishes, like the sautéed field mushrooms or shallots on sourdough. Oh, and their decadent Sunday roast.
Rooms start from $182 per night; book directly.
10. The New Inn (St. John’s Wood)
Note: As of July 2022, the New Inn has been taken over by Pataka, an Indian restaurant. They offer rooms at their “INNBOX” and you can inquire directly on their website.
Located in the heart of St. John’s Wood, The New Inn is a charming gastro pub in residential London. It is the perfect alternative for travelers who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of central London.
The pub sits on the ground floor and gets rammed daily with locals and tourists looking to indulge in the perfect pint of ale and tasty pub classics. The floors above house five rooms. While they fall on the smaller side, the rooms have made smart use of space. They also have quirky personalities, featuring contemporary wooden pieces and striped accent walls. Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park are close if you want a place for a stroll on a breezy morning.
11. The One Tun (Farringdon)
The One Tun is a handsome pub in the heart of London. Like most London pubs, The One Tun has an enormous historical heritage, having existed for nearly a century – the famous author Charles Dickens mentioned it in his book Oliver Twist.
There are stylish eight rooms located on the higher floors. While they’re all equally beautiful, the one with its cozy roof terrace steals the show. Style-wise, the rooms feature interesting decor choices: bookshelves and floral wallpapers, tartan bedding sets, sun mirrors, and goofy military dog portraits.
Make sure you try the pub’s restaurant during your stay. They serve a pan-Asian menu, with dishes good enough to satisfy even the most demanding of foodies.
12. The Orange (Victoria)
Housed in a Grade II-listed building, The Orange sits in the center of Belgravia. It used to be a brewery but has been beautifully restored into a pub, maintaining its grand and traditional features.
The ground floor houses the cozy bar area, while the first floor houses a stunning restaurant. The pub also houses four beautifully-designed bedrooms spread across its top floors. Boasting a countryside feel, each room comes with complimentary Wi-Fi, luxurious king-size beds, and en-suite bathrooms. The best news is that all rooms enjoy beautiful views of Orange Square and Pimlico Road.
13. The Pilot (Greenwich)
A Fuller’s pub, The Pilot, is a popular gathering place in North Greenwich. It has been part of the pub scene since the early 1800s, when it served cask ales to local coal workers.
The pub’s setting looks taken out of an English novel. It sits on a cute cobblestone street lined by Georgian cottages on both sides. The pub offers beautiful boutique bedrooms. Chic and brightly furnished, each room comes with free Wi-Fi access, comfortable beds, a flat-screen TV, and tea/coffee facilities. The nightly rate includes a Full English breakfast for visitors.
14. The Sanctuary House (Westminster)
Let’s cut right to the chase. The Sanctuary House’s best selling point is its location. Set in the heart of Westminster, London’s most famous attractions are right on your doorstep: Buckingham Palace and Big Ben are minutes away.
Unlike other London pubs with accommodation, The Sanctuary House offers 34 rooms for booking. Every room features a chic and modern style, with brown as the predominant color for walls and furniture. Conveniences vary according to the room type, but all include a TV, free toiletries, a mini-fridge, and a tea/coffee maker. All of their rates include a hearty breakfast.
15. The Wigmore (Marylebone)
If you want to go on a shopping spree on your London trip, The Wigmore is the place to stay. The Wigmore is steps away from Regent Street and Oxford Circus – two shopping paradises in the city.
Its building is all about decadence and grandeur, boasting a gorgeous belle époque style. In fact, it is housed inside the timeless Langham Hotel, which leads us to the next explanation: the pub doesn’t offer guest rooms per se; it’s actually the Langham Hotel where all visitors book their rooms.
FYI, The Wigmore makes the best cheese toastie in all of London.
Other Great London Pubs with Rooms
Wait! Don’t go just yet. Here’s a list of 18 more London pubs with rooms you can check out on your next visit
- Brook Green (Shepherd’s Bush) – Housed in an elegant Victorian building, Brook Green is a pub offering 17 stylish Boutique bedrooms.
- Fox Connaught (Docklands) – A hidden pub gem in London, Fox Connaught sits inside a Grade II listed building whose stunning brick facade will drive any architecture fan crazy. They have 16 rooms boutique-style rooms for booking.
- King’s Arms (Woodstock) – Dating back to the 15th century, few pubs are as full of history as The King’s Arms. It offers 15 beautiful rooms to stay in Woodstock.
- The Alma (Wandsworth) – Quintessentially British Victorian pub, The Alma is famous for its Bloody Mary. Stay at one of its 31 bespoke bedrooms upstairs and escape the buzzing city.
- The Bedford (Balham) – An icon in the pub scene, The Bedford underwent a million-pound refurbishment recently. Don’t lose any time; the 15 stunning bedrooms are rarely available for booking.
- The Culpeper (Whitechapel) – Named after 17th-century local Nicholas Culpeper, The Culpeper is a sister to the Buxton. It only has five bedrooms, with a beautiful rustic style and aces to the roof garden.
- The Distillery (Portobello Road) – if your dream is to stay on the famous Portobello Road, The Distillery is your go-to alternative. Their modern rooms and suites are on the second floor.
- The Dog & Fox (Wimbledon) – This pub honors its name as one of the few that accept furry companions! It has 28 individually designed boutique bedrooms and offers interesting deals for weekend getaways.
- The Enterprise (Camden) – Set in an 1865 building, The Enterprise opened its 21 stylish hotel rooms in June 2017. All rooms feature Hypnos beds, a walk-in shower, bottled water, climate control, a coffee-tea making facility, and complimentary WI-FI. Not bad, huh?
- The Fox & Grapes (Wimbledon) – if you have to travel to Wimbledon Village, don’t think twice and book one of the pub’s three luxurious hotel rooms for your stay. You can also take advantage of the award-winning gastro-pub downstairs.
- The Hand & Flower (Hammersmith) – Sitting opposite Olympia London, The Hand & Flower has eight luxurious guest rooms with iPod docks, smart TVs, and stylish ensuite bathrooms. By the way, it is the only pub in the UK with two Michelin stars.
- The Hayden (Notting Hill) – This Victorian townhouse pub offers eight rooms full of character and charm. Its location is unbeatable, being less than three miles from Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus.
- The Half Moon (Herne Hill) – Blessed with mouth-dropping architecture, The Half Moon is a Grade II-listed building with some of the most gorgeous bedrooms you’ll ever have the pleasure to stay at. I’m talking fireplaces, beautiful wallpapers, vintage rugs, and ornate furniture.
- The Old Ship Inn (Hackney) – located in trendy East London, the pub has opened a stylish 4-star inn above, offering ten rooms.
- The Rose & Crown (Stoke Newington) – A Local landmark, The Rose & Crown has seven charming rooms equipped with the latest technology and all the mod cons.
- The Windmill (Clapham) – In the heart of Clapham Common, The Windmill is both a traditional pub and a country-style hotel offering 42 bedrooms.
- Three Cranes (Garlick Hill) – This cozy gastropub in the heart of the City has only two beautiful bedrooms – both individually styled by interior designer Liana Braune.
- Wellington (Waterloo) – A Fuller’s pub and hotel, The Wellington offers spacious rooms with 1600 spring mattresses, Egyptian cotton linen, and a range of Cole & Lewis toiletries.