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Irish Pubs in London

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The Porterhouse opened in the heart of Covent Garden back in 2000. Since then, they have been pouring pints of their award-winning craft beers, showcasing some of London’s best live music and screening all major sporting events, particularly rugby, to customers from all over the world.

The Porterhouse might be one of the largest bars in London, but it does not always feel that way.  The bar is split over three main levels, with a number of mezzanine levels in between as well as an extensive outdoor terrace area.

Let the fast pace of London pass you by as you sit and drink a pint of Plain Porter, sip on a cocktail, watch your favourite team in action on one of the many screens or dance the night away to the live band.

21-22 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NA

The Rising Sun
Near St. Paul's

The Rising Sun, a pub at 61 Carter Lane, is a Grade II listed building built in the early/mid-19th century. One of London's few independent pubs. Great selection of booze served with friendly and fast service. They play the big sports matches on the TV - World Cup/Six Nations etc.

There's seating indoors and outdoors (with heaters and blankets available, just ask nicely at the bar) and when it's busy the street is filled with customers as it's a popular ''after-work'' spot for many.
The Rising Sun has a nice menu and also a space for private hire for events.

61 Carter Ln, Fleet Street, London EC4V 5DY

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You’ll always find a warm welcome at O'Neill's Irish pub in Wardour Street. If you fancy a few rounds with mates or a spot of lunch its a great spot.  It’s where live sport & live music make spirits soar in Soho… and, of course, where the banter flows as freely as the drinks.

There’s real history in the walls of this pub, where musical legends like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and more all played. You’d often catch the Beatles or Jimi Hendrix hanging out here too. In fact, this spot has been buzzing with live music since the 1930s and the tradition continues today with regular live music.

33-37 Wardour St, Soho, London W1D 6PU


Waxy's is a labyrinth of four unique bars over six levels, each with its own atmosphere and personality.

With live music five nights a week and eight big screens for major sporting events, you couldn’t ask for a livelier atmosphere.

14-16 Rupert Street, London W1D 6DD

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The Toucan, a staple London-Irish pub, is famous for both its history and its glamour. The Toucan even played a main role in the 2021 movie Last Night in Soho, starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith and Sam Claflin. Stars including actor Jason Mamoa (Aquaman, Game of Thrones) and singer Niall Horan have been snapped visiting The Toucan for a pint or two.

19 Carlisle Street has an extensive and diverse history dating back to the 60s and became the renowned Soho Guinness bar in 1994.

One can expect excellent Guinness, spontaneous Irish folk music and a great night out. 

19 Carlisle Street, London, W1D 3BY

The Hope, Fitzrovia, is a compact and lively pub serving gastropub (vegan optional!) food, real ales and, most importantly, Murphy's. With occasional live music sessions and live sports, this pub is a great spot for any Irish person in London. 

15 Tottenham Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 2AJ 

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The Devonshire boasts a three-metre bespoke wood ember grill, the first of its kind in the UK, and the biggest on-site aging chamber in Central London.

The first joint pub from a pair of industry veterans, former The Guinea Grill landlord Oisin Rogers and Flat Iron founder Charlie Carroll, The Devonshire is a traditional pub with contemporary gastronomical flair. The ground-floor pub serves drinks and homemade bar food, while the restaurant above features ambitious wood ember grilling. The in-house butcher and bakery also help ensure it's all as fresh as it gets.

The Devonshire, 17 Denman St, London W1D 7HW

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