The Old Shades

The Old Shades, London: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, The Old Shades Reviews: 4/5

The Old Shades
4
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM

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The area
Address
37 Whitehall, London SW1A 2BX England
Neighborhood: Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
How to get there
  • Charing Cross • 2 min walk
  • Embankment • 5 min walk
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The Travelling Inspector
Scotland, UK85 contributions
Excellent Sunday Lunch and attentive staff
Sep 2020
Booked a table here for Sunday Lunch before I travelled to London. On arrival I was welcomed by a member of staff with a smile. The pub was empty so I had a wide choice of table. I tried to use the app but Sunday Lunch was not on it. Sunday lunch was delicious and filling. Staff were excellent and attentive. I went back in the evening and the pub was still as quiet and same member of staff was hosting at the door, she remembered me from lunchtime and found my details from earlier so i didn't have to register my personal details again.
Written July 28, 2021
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TerryandJane
Torquay, UK427 contributions
Lovely London Pub
Jun 2021
A really locely old pub with bucket loads of charm and history. Even outside, take a moment to look up and appreciate it's charm.
Warmly greated by mein host, shown to our table and looked after for the duration of our visit. We were only on a short break to London so didn't get a chance to return but certainally would, well worth a visit.
Written June 10, 2021
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karen b
London31 contributions
nice pleasant pub
Sep 2020
visited mid week was met by a very pleasant young lady who took our details due to the pandemic and we was shown to a table and was informed it was table service only and she took our order and brought our drinks to the table we did feel safe but what was a bit concerning that neither the lady or the gentleman that worked there were not wearing any masks surely this should be a must for staff not only for their own safety but obviously for ours i would have thought staff should be wearing some kind of face protection but i could be wrong.
Written September 10, 2020
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Ryan Clarke
London, United Kingdom8 contributions
Lunch
Aug 2020 • Solo
Wow what value for money and fantastic food!!
Just the the burger and chips and it did not disappoint!!
Portion size was brilliant and cooked to perfection!
100% will be back
Written August 19, 2020
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jane642017
Cardiff, UK95 contributions
Lovely Sunday Lunch
Mar 2020
Went for a late Sunday lunch and were impressed with both the service and the quality of food both on the traditional lunch and a vegetarian choice.
Written March 12, 2020
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26Cath
Melbourne, Australia148 contributions
Wonderful, traditional Christmas dinner
Dec 2019 • Couples
Booked for Christmas lunch (dinner) from Australia. 3 courses including a glass of Prosecco, tea, coffee, and some other little treats along the way. Mum had the smoked salmon entree while I had the pate. Both were delicious. Mains were enormous; all of the Christmas trimmings, ham, turkey, bread sauce, veggies etc. The duck breast was fabulous - and there was way more than we could eat. Totally delicious - all in a wonderful atmosphere, with crackers, great wine list and traditional (and chocolate) Christmas puddings. Front of house and wait staff were lovely and helped to make it a really wonderful Christmas Day. Thank you so much, we would highly recommend it.
Written December 26, 2019
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peakdistricttravel
Whaley Bridge, UK982 contributions
Catch up
Oct 2019 • Business
Popped in to meet a couple of people before an evening function.

Need a few years since I was last in, traditional interior in the pub, very impressive and well worth a visit.

Hard to believe it’s on Whitehall, you would expect it to be mobbed with tourists, but it is a good size so feels spacious.

Beer was well kept, Young’s ordinary was in good nick even though no longer brewed in Wandsworth.
Written October 24, 2019
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phil o
London, UK319 contributions
Pint
Aug 2019 • Couples
I looked at this place up on Google Maps for local traditional pub. And this fitted the bill. The pub dates back to the 1700s and was frequented by many British prime minister is. They have a great range of beers especially locally brewed beers.
Written August 31, 2019
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Jess Allen
London, UK2 contributions
Finest pub in Whitehall
May 2019 • Friends
I have been coming with a large group of friends for many months now. The staff are friendly and accommodating - Kuba, Dan and Tony have consistently gone the extra mile to make our visits enjoyable.

There is a solid selection of beers and the food is always of a high quality. We thoroughly recommend buying the thick chips and often refer to them as the "finest chips in Whitehall".

There are many pubs in the area, but this is the only one that makes the effort to recognise the value of regular patrons. This is all down to the top quality bar and waiting staff.
Written May 22, 2019
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RealAleVoyager
London, UK159 contributions
Well cared for beer but at a price.
Apr 2019 • Solo
Now a Young's pub, a late evening visit in what is a well-appointed bar with seemingly old furnishings and decoration. Real ale was in excellent condition but at a hefty £5.05 a pint for a bulk standard bitter, which precluded an extended stay there being much better value for money nearby.
Written April 11, 2019
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