Lamb & Flag †

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33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9EB
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Mon to Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 12noon-10.30pm

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Lamb & FlagOne of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. As you step inside the narrow pub which habitually bursts at the seams with hoards of local workers and shoppers - it's easy to imagine a time when this place was filled with London's rowdy residents jostling for space at the bar or packing out the ancient settles. A noticeable lack of chairs and tables downstairs results in drinkers thronging in front of the bar or squeezing into nooks and crannies much like they would have done when it was first opened. If you want a bit of space, fight your way through and wind your way up the creaking staircase to a larger roomier upstairs bar named the Dryden Bar, after the poet who was allegedly attacked in the alleyway next to the pub. Alternatively, if it's sunny, head outside where an area of pavement is usually roped-off to create a sociable drinking paddock. Bare-knuckle fighting may have given way to mobile phone baiting but, when its packed out (as it invariably is), you get the feeling not much has changed over the centuries. Claiming to be the oldest pub in London this is truly the place to come to experience a taste of what traditional London pubs are, and were, meant to be. Come expecting atmospheric jovial crowds, a strong sense of history, real ales, a narrow bar, oak beams and low ceilings and you wont be disappointed.

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Creaking staircase and narrow rooms, bustling drinkers and wooden benches, real ales, history, fireplace and ancient settles.

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45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from Lamb & Flag
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Leicester Square, WC2H | 4 minutes from Lamb & Flag
Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
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33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as Lamb & Flag
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The Harp
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47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Lamb & Flag
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28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Lamb & Flag
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20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 1 minute from Lamb & Flag
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45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from Lamb & Flag
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Lamb & Flag, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 3 minutes from Lamb & Flag
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
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Lamb & Flag, 404 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Lamb & Flag
A month after staging The Gruffalo's Child at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, the Olivier-nominated Tall Stories present a new musical adventure for audiences of all ages ...More
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Lamb & Flag, Catherine Street, WC2B | 5 minutes from Lamb & Flag
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6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Lamb & Flag
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Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Lamb & Flag
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St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Lamb & Flag
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St Paul's Covent Garden
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Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Lamb & Flag
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Le Garrick
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10 - 12 Garrick Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Lamb & Flag
Carafes of red wine, tender onglet steak, a cosy warren of candlelit tables and an expansive underground dining area make this typically French Theatreland brasserie the ... More
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Garrick Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Lamb & Flag
This is the flagship store of Carluccio's, the decent Italian chain from the loveable TV chef, Antonio. Housed in a 19th century building, it comprises two ... More
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Lima Floral
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14 Garrick Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Lamb & Flag
Virgilio Martinez's Lima, the first Peruvian restaurant to win a Michelin star, expanded to a second site on Covent Garden's Garrick Street in mid July 2014. ... More
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The London Film School
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 2 minutes from Lamb & Flag
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes from Lamb & Flag
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 7 minutes from Lamb & Flag
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12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Lamb & Flag
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25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Lamb & Flag
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
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The Hospital Club
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24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Lamb & Flag
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24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Lamb & Flag
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Royal Society Of Arts
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