THE STORY OF The Crown Tavern

Steeped in history, The Crown Tavern is one of Farringdon’s – and indeed London’s – most established watering holes.  Take a seat in the bar and you could be sitting on the spot where Lenin and Stalin held a meeting in 1905, or you may recognise the distinctive ‘golden’ Apollo Lounge, where scenes from the British film ‘Notes on a Scandal’ featuring Dame Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett were filmed.  Just outside, Clerkenwell Green was the setting for Oliver Twist’s famous pick-pocketing incident… 

Mixing traditional wood panelling, etched glass and period features with contemporary touches, The Crown Tavern also boasts two private function rooms for hire and an inviting outdoor front terrace – perfect for lazy afternoons, al-fresco dining or a glass of something special on a sunny day.  

Perched on the corner of Clerkenwell Green in London’s historic Farringdon area, within easy reach of the rest of the capital by bus and tube, The Crown Tavern attracts a diverse clientele and reflects the upbeat vibe of its Old Street neighbourhood whilst holding the authenticity of a true British local close to its heart.