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The Old Shades, London

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The Old Shades is an iconic Grade II listed traditional pub that has been serving the people of London since it was originally built in 1898. Ideally situated in the heart of Westminster, just off Trafalgar Square, The Old Shades is a favourite amongst locals and tourists looking for a proper British pub.

Featuring a characterful bar, dining area and a range of quality British ales, The Old Shades serves a varied menu of the nation’s much-loved pub classics and light bites alongside a wide selection of the finest world wines and premium spirits.
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  • I have been coming with a large group of friends for many months now. The staff are friendly and accommodating - Kuba, Dan and Tony have consistently gone the extra mile to make our visits enjoyable. ...  more »
  • Now a Young's pub, a late evening visit in what is a well-appointed bar with seemingly old furnishings and decoration. Real ale was in excellent condition but at a hefty £5.05 a pint for a bulk standa...  more »
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  • We found ourselves here yesterday after visiting the Churchill war rooms. Perfect sanctuary from the bustling crowds on the surrounding streets. A sign outside claimed that they serve the best fish and chips. Best or not, they were really damn good.
  • Great place to be! During our visits in London we've been multiple times to 'The Old Shades' for some tasty food and a pint. Very friendly staff taking time for a chat. And during the busy times it was funny to see how the pub changed from almost empty to totally crowded within 20 minutes as it was invaded by legions of office workers from Whitehall. 'The Old Shades' remains on our list for the next visit to London!
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