TOAST THE QUEEN’S JUBILEE AT HER LOCAL BOOZERS
Top Five Pubs Near Buckingham Palace
The Queen has given us another reason to toast her excellent throne-time over the long, Platinum Jubilee weekend, because all pubs across England and Wales will open until 1am from 2- 4 June. God save her and our livers!
Whether you’re heading to the palace to watch the Queen’s official birthday parade on 2 June - with more than 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians - or you simply fancy a right, royal knees-up, we’ve got you covered with the top five pubs near Buckingham Palace.
The Queen’s local boozer - officially the closest pub to Buckingham Palace - with beer garden, traditional British menu, local London beers and extensive wine selection. It’s currently closed for a complete refurb in preparation for the big, bunting-addled weekend.
The Phoenix 14 Palace St, London SW1E 5JA
THE ALBERT PUB
This Grade II listed, Victorian beauty is a short walk from Buckingham Palace and is more than 150 years old. It was named after Queen Victoria’s other half, Prince Albert and is the only building that remains from the original Victoria Street development of 1862, surviving the Blitz and filled with stories and features, including the original House of Commons Division Bell, traditionally used to call MPs to vote. Expect traditional pub fodder – fish and chips, pies or sausage and mash.
The Albert Pub 52 Victoria St, London SW1H 0NP
THE CASK & GLASS
Known as the ’smallest pub in central London,’ this pretty little boozer sits between Buckingham Palace and Westminster Cathedral. Festooned with flowers on the outside, with a cosy and traditional room inside for all your beer needs. Food is limited - toasted sarnies - but it’s the beer and doll’s house appeal that people come here for.
Cask & Glass 39-41 Palace St, London SW1 5HN
THE BUCKINGHAM ARMS
As the name suggests, it’s a throne’s-throw from the palace. And it’s one of only five pubs to be featured in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide every year for its 47 years. The main bar is cosy den of dark wood and there is a little Beer Hall hidden beside it - this is after all, what the Buckingham Arms is famous for and they take huge pride in their selection of six, changing real London ales.
The Buckingham Arms 62 Petty France, London SW1H 9EU
THE HORSE AND GROOM
Nestled on an Insta-worthy, cobbled mews in Belgravia you’ll find this dinky little boozer. There’s an upstairs area when downstairs is bulging as well as tables out in the mews. It’s small in size but big in personality, with excellent, hand-pumped ales, beers and spirits and good, freshly prepared comfort food - their burger is excellent. And although the queen hasn’t propped up this particular bar, it’s been popular with rock and pop royalty from The Beatles to Rihanna and even featured in the Ab Fab movie.
Horse & Groom 7 Groom Pl, London SW1X 7BA
That's your Jubilee boozing sorted.
For all your Platinum Jubilee plans, head HERE for our ultimate guide to bossing it like a Queen.