Kensington Pub Guide

There’s no shortage of historic and welcoming local pubs in the Kensington neighbourhood. Read our guide to find out the best drinking spots in the area. 


Churchill Arms

Perhaps the most Instagram’ed pub in the whole of London. There’s no way that you would have escaped the floral clutches of this memorable watering hole. Completely covered in flowers – which amounts to a £25,000 bill every year – it’s the perfect place to enjoy a casual pint or to celebrate a special occasion. 


Address: 119 Kensington Church Street, W8 7LN

Telephone: 020 7727 4242


The Elephant and Castle

The Elephant and Castle is a small pub with only a handful of tables and booths. It’s the perfect place to take refuge during winter months. Plus, it stocks a fantastic array of real ales, which keeps the local clientele coming back for more.


Address: 40 Holland Street, W8 4LT

Telephone: 020 7937 6382


Windsor Castle

A stalwart on the Kensington pub scene, the Windsor Castle is a charming and historic place to visit. It’s clad in aged wood and has a large seating area to accommodate drinking parties. Don’t miss it’s legendary Sunday roast. 


Address: 114 Campden Hill Road, W8 7AR

Telephone: 020 7243 8797


Builders Arms

Hidden in one of the labyrinth-esque roads behind High Street Kensington, the Builders Arms has a fantastic local feel. This charming pub has a more-ish gastropub menu, as well as an inviting terrace for summer months.


Address: 1 Kensington Court Place, W8 5BJ

Telephone: 020 7937 6213


Scarsdale Tavern

Regularly touted as the best pub in Kensington, the Scarsdale Tavern is the local that has it all. The pub features a wholesome menu with a varied offering and generous portions, as well as an excellent wine menu. 


Address: 23a Edwardes Square, W8 6HE

Telephone: 020 7937 1811


Goat Tavern

The oldest pub in Kensington is well worth a detour for. Established in 1679, this historical boozer is jam-packed full of charm and history. Sat overlooking Kensington Place and a short walk from the Royal Albert Hall, it’s the perfect pitstop for a swift pub or homely meal while soaking in the local sights. 


Address: 3a Kensington High Street, W8 5NP

Telephone: 020 7937 1213


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