The Hercules Pillars  

 
 
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18 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5DG
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon-Thurs: 11am-11pm | Fri-Sat: 11am-12am | Sun: 12pm-6pm
 

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The Hercules Pillars . Central London pub that serves food all day, has regular drink offers and hosts special events.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Holborn Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Covent Garden Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Farringdon Rail
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Drury Lane NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Club Quarters Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  31% off
61 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A | 2 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
Lincoln's Inn Fields is the 4th Club Quarters hotel in London. The hotel is an ideal accommodation choice for business and leisure travellers with close links ... More
 
 
 
Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £295  38% off
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 3 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
Located in High Holborn, Rosewood London is the most luxurious hotel in the area and is nearby to the capital's main business district and a number ... More
 
 
 
Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £60  42% off
Bloomsbury Way, WC1A | 4 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
Set in the heart of the West End, Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley is well positioned with the British Museum very close by and the entertainments ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Pubs nearest The Hercules Pillars

The best pubs near London The Hercules Pillars .
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
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The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 2 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs, removed ... More
 
 
 
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The Hercules Pillars clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Lowlander Beer Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ... More
 
 
 
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The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
During The Savoy's £220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the iconic ... More
 
 
 
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Beaufort Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
The second of two bars in The Savoy, the Beaufort Bar is a glamorous affair. The bar continues the hotel's Art Deco theme with plush black ... More
 
 
 
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School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 13th January 2019
The Hercules Pillars , Drury Lane, WC2B | 2 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 25th February 2018
The Hercules Pillars , Catherine Street, WC2B | 5 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
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Motown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th February 2016 to 5th January 2019
The Hercules Pillars , 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 5 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West ...More
 
 
 
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New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making it ... More
 
 
 
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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi Osho. ... More
 
 
 
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Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
This theatre is a major force on the national and international dance scene, with an innovative programme from Sadler's Wells that is keeping London's finger ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Hercules Pillars
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
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The College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12-42 Southampton Row, Holborn, London WC1B | 4 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
Formerly home to Central Saint Martins and the Cochrane Theatre before the famous fashion college moved to a new home in King's Cross in 2011, The ... More
 
 
 
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Hunterian Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
The Hunterian Museum within the Royal College of Surgeons boasts a host of enlightening, permanent and temporary, galleries and exhibitions. Housed in the college, the Hunterian ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Hercules Pillars

The best shops and markets near The Hercules Pillars
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Charles Worthington
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
28 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from The Hercules Pillars
Service is a watchword at this salon, where clients are guaranteed a first-class hairdressing experience. Celebrity coiffeur Worthington personally trains all his staff and standards are ... More
 
 
 
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Bloomsbury Flowers
London > Shopping > Florists
29 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from The Hercules Pillars
Bloomsbury Flowers don't do off-the-peg, so if you want to be in and out in two minutes think again. However, if you want to impress with ... More
 
 
 
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SugarSin
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
1 Russell Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
Covent Garden got a little bit sweeter at the beginning of 2012 with the opening of SugarSin. Run by Swedish sisters Anna and ... More
 
 
 
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Belgo - Kingsway
London > Restaurants > Scandinavian restaurants
67 Kingsway, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from The Hercules Pillars
Fancy food and beer in a bank vault? That's what the Belgo in London's Kingsway is offering as a converted former Lloyds bank, with the bank ... More
 
 
 
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Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
6 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from The Hercules Pillars
Strada has started something of a pizza revolution. The chain has blossomed thanks largely to its focus on fresh, high quality ingredients, and efficient, friendly service. ... More
 
 
 
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Harlequin Restaurant
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Kingsway Hall Hotel, 66 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from The Hercules Pillars
The Harlequin Restaurant at the Kingsway Hall, Covent Garden provides a relaxed atmosphere in the centre of London. With the promise of only using fresh and ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Hercules Pillars

Near The Hercules Pillars
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 5 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 5 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
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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The Hercules Pillars gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 3 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
 
 
 
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The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Hercules Pillars .
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
Treasury Office, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
... More
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 6 minutes from The Hercules Pillars
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
 

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School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 13th January 2019 

New London Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Hercules Pillars

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Rosewood London: Monkey 47 Winter Lodge
Rosewood London: Monkey 47 Winter Lodge
Seasonal | Until 28th February 2018 

Rosewood London 3 minutes walk from The Hercules Pillars

This festive season, Rosewood London has partnered with German gin brand Monkey 47 to transform the hotel's courtyard into a ...More

 
42nd Street
42nd Street
Theatre | Until 20th October 2018 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 4 minutes walk from The Hercules Pillars

Grammy Award winner Sheena Easton plays legendary diva Dorothy Brock in the hit Broadway musical 42nd Street at London's Theatre ...More

 
Royal Opera: Carmen
Concerts | Until 16th March 2018 

Royal Opera House 4 minutes walk from The Hercules Pillars

Australian director Barrie Kosky - "a maverick whose successes include a radical staging of Handel's oratorio Saul at Glyndebourne" (Telegraph) ...More

Royal Opera: Tosca
Royal Opera: Tosca
Concerts | Until 3rd March 2018 

Royal Opera House 4 minutes walk from The Hercules Pillars

Dan Ettinger and Placido Domingo conduct three casts led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Angela Gheorghiu and Martina Serafin in Puccini's emotionally ...More

 
Concerto / Le Baiser de la fee / Elite Syncopations
Concerto / Le Baiser de la fee / Elite Syncopations
Dance | Until 11th May 2018 

Royal Opera House 4 minutes walk from The Hercules Pillars

The Royal Ballet celebrates the work of the late great British choreographer Kenneth MacMillan with three mixed programmes that bring ...More

 
The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale
Dance | Until 21st March 2018 

Royal Opera House 4 minutes walk from The Hercules Pillars

After creating Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for The Royal Ballet in 2011 - the company's first full length ballet since ...More

 
Royal Ballet: Giselle
Dance | Until 9th March 2018 

Royal Opera House 4 minutes walk from The Hercules Pillars

Peasant girl Giselle is shocked to discover the true identity of her lover Albrecht, and that he is promised to ...More

Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

Shaftesbury Theatre 5 minutes walk from The Hercules Pillars

Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical ...More

 
Poster Girls
Exhibitions | Until 2nd January 2019 

London Transport Museum 5 minutes walk from The Hercules Pillars

Female focussed exhibition Poster Girls at the London Transport Museum puts the spotlight on 20th and 21st century women graphic ...More

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Everything Everything
Everything Everything
Concerts | On 10th March 

Alexandra Palace

The Manchester quartet, Everything Everything, praised by The Guardian for its "nerd-rock" and by the ...More

 
Merry Men by Tom Sellers
Merry Men by Tom Sellers
Foodie Events | From 4th April 

The Ugly Duck

Tom Sellers is keeping himself busy while his Michelin-starred Restaurant Story is being refurbished (closed ...More

 
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Taking inspiration from the 1920s and '30s - the golden era of cocktails - The Bloomsbury Club Bar is an inviting Art Deco retreat serving delectable classic and contemporary cocktails. ...More

Steven Wilson
Steven Wilson
Concerts | From 27th March 

Royal Albert Hall

Grammy-nominated progressive rock musician and record producer Steven Wilson ("the most successful British artist you've ...More

 
The Coral Room
The Coral Room
Drinking 

A thing of beauty, The Coral Room breathes new life into The Bloomsbury Hotel with ...More

 
Stereophonics
Stereophonics
Concerts | From 2nd March 

SSE Arena, Wembley

Welsh rockers Stereophonics, led by Kelly Jones, known for their hits including Dakota, Maybe Tomorrow ...More

 
Paul Weller
Paul Weller
Concerts | On 3rd March 

The O2 Arena

The singer-songwriter and former frontman of The Jam and The Style Council - affectionately known ...More

 
London Landmarks Half Marathon
London Landmarks Half Marathon
Sporting Events | On 25th March 

Downing Street

A brand new half marathon through Westminster and ...More

 
Made in North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the DPRK
Exhibitions | From 23rd February 

House of Illustration

This February, The House of Illustration presents the UK's first ever exhibition of graphic design from North Korea. Made in North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the DPRK draws ...More

Friday Late: Future of Dating
Friday Late: Future of Dating
Exhibitions | On 23rd February 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

The latest Friday Late at the V&A looks ...More

 
DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes
DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes
Exhibitions | From 23rd February 

The O2 Arena

After a successful run in Paris, the DC ...More

 
Downing Street
Downing Street
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Closed to ordinary members of the public, the entrance to Downing Street is gated and ...More

 
Amber
Dining 

Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean food is served against a backdrop of dusky pinks, ash wood tables and succulent greens at Amber, the all-day Aldgate East restaurant....More

Eat & Drink Festival
Eat & Drink Festival
Foodie Events | From 17th March 

Olympia London

Returning to Olympia London for its second year, the Eat & Drink Festival brings together ...More

 
Konditor & Cook
Konditor & Cook
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The first Konditor & Cook shop, bakery and heart of the operation opened in 1993. ...More

 
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August in London 2018
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Summer favourites like the Notting Hill Carnival and Kids Week return and two Open Air Theatre productions are staged in London during August 2018. ...More

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A Monster Calls at the Old Vic in July 2018 when Lovebox and Citadel move to Brockwell Park and Wimbledon serves up an ace. Sam Mendes directs The Lehman Trilogy at the National where Rhys ...More

 
 
 
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