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The Swan

66 Bayswater Road, London W2, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
020 7262 5204p
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Ranked #34 of 1,176 Nightlife in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs
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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Worlds best pub if you ask me. Very friendely staff, international atmosphere and fantastic musik during the weekends. I have been to London 52 times, The Swann is the best pub. The vistitors is also fantastic, especially all the regulars who listens to the Music (and dance!!!) friday-sunday. Im home in Stockholm now, but I already is planning my... More

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Altamont, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Food was good...but atmosphere was better. In a great area near Hyde Park. Great outside seating and more local but still in London. Enjoyed fish and chips....local beer choices.

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Houston, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was our third time to this pub. First time was 25 yrs ago, second was 20 and most recently with our teenage kids. We remember this place to be just as we visited each time, very quaint and just an overall great place to visit after a long flight overseas. This place does not disappoint. Friendly service with great... More

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North Haven, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We found great food and good hospitality at this pub and it was walking distance from our hotel and across the road from Hyde park. On Bayswater road with all services available and the beer was tops

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Dusseldorf, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

After a long day in London we wanted to have a bite and asked a native where we could find a good english pub. "The Swan" she said. A perfect location near to Hyde Park, authentic and cosy. Most of the guests were locals we think and we really enjoyed it. We were served by a friendly girl who really... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We stayed at Number 63 Baywater Road so The Swan was virtually next door - great meals, great atmosphere, and very convenient for us. Staff were excellent, but order early as they can get very busy which is a good sign as it is very popular!!

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Great little pub was happy this was our "local" whilst based in London. The staff were friendly and helpful (especially one guy, he was always there, manager or owner we suspected). Best meat pie I have ever had, I even had it a second time that we went! Great atmosphere, some live music and a buzzing atmosphere after work and... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Second time visiting, same time as last year. We went specifically for the guy who sings with electric piano and guitar. This time we found him singing with the help of (who we think was) the gaffer. What a great night, encouraging people to join in with the well known songs. We may have been slightly out of tune and... More

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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
50 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We are staying around the corner from this pub. All the tables inside were occupied so we sat outside. The smokers sit outside but it was not a problem. Order your beers and food inside. Take your drinks outside and they will bring the food out to you. Two of us had the fish & chips, the other had the... More

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Lakewood, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We were staying at the Lancaster London Hotel by the Lancaster Gate Tube Station. The Swan is a convenient one-block away and had been recommended to us by previous visitors. We were not disappointed. The food was tasty typical pub food and of course the beer was the focus. The staff was friendly and the other patrons offered us a... More

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