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The Harp

#202 of 17,060 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Covent Garden
Pub, Bar
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47 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HS, England
20 7836 0291
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Adelaide, Australia
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not overly large but the downstairs at least is everything I think a good British pub should be like. Heaps of character and an excellent selection of ales. Obviously a popular 'watering hole' it can feel quite cramped quite quickly. Worth a visit.

Thank Themadmagpie
San Diego, California
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Harp doesn't look like much from the outside, but they earn high marks from an excellent selection of beer and ale. Reading the other reviews, I'm sorry we didn't try the food or upstairs, so I can't speak about them. The place is definitely not striking and quite cramped, but the outstanding drinks along with good company make you... More 

1 Thank Erichidaho
Godalming, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent oldie world ie London pub with hags of character and go me great real ales and always a friendly welcome. ...we'll be back.

1 Thank CharlesT924
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to find a traditional London pub which served a properly poured Guinness (you Guinness drinkers out there know what I mean by that). I was lucky to have The Harp only a stones throw from my hotel. This is what I pictured in my mind if I was to look in an encyclopedia (remember those?) under "British pub".... More 

1 Thank jcav08
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to the harp for years and can honestly say it's one of my favourite establishments in London. Good beer, good atmosphere and all at a resonance price. What more do you need?

1 Thank StevenJarman
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the great reviews here and popped in on a day trip to London. The place was just what we wanted: a traditional, real ale boozer! (It was even doing Titanic Plum Porter, which made my day!) We'll be back.

2 Thank Nick J
Harp47, Manager at The Harp, responded to this review

Thankyou very much for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly London pub, with an amazing selection of ales. The staff are very good and helpful. Although to get a seat inside is rare, the amount of outside space the pub has for a central London location is amazing.

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2 Thank David V
Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub with funny "terrace area" in the alley. Crowded with locals and tourists. Friendly staff served quality ales.

1 Thank AnttiHki
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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239 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't be put off if this pubs looks to be packed. It goes back & up, so there is likely to be room available for you. It is lovely on a hot dat, particularly with the beautiful stained glass windows open at the front. A ver good range of beers on draught, including Dark Star & San Miguel. Will go... More 

Thank daveinkent44
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small pub with a massive selection of real ales. Superb option of well chosen beers - Hophead being my favourite. Popular and friendly, it is well worth a visit.

1 Thank John G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pub, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: 20 7836 0291

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Staying in Covent Garden

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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