Your Guide to London Plan your day out in London

Just a stone’s throw from Charing Cross station, Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square, as well within walking distance of Covent Garden and its rich mixture of theatres, shops and restaurants, the Ship & Shovell provides the ideal watering hole for your day out in and around the West End.

Buckingham Palace

Start your day at one of the most popular tourist destinations, The Buckingham Palace, which has served as the official London residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch.

The Mall

The Mall is London’s primary ceremonial road which leads from Trafalgar Square though Admiralty Arch, past Clarence House, to Buckingham palace. The 1km road, which is laid out like a giant red carpet, is used for royal processions and national celebrations, such as the famous Horse Guards Parade.

Trafalgar Square and Ship & Shovell Pub

Finish off the day at Trafalgar Square. This is a truly iconic landmark in London, surrounded by museums, galleries, cultural spaces and historic buildings, including the National Gallery. The square houses both Nelson’s Column as well as its famous fountains. Within walking distance you will find our Ship and Shovell pub, the only London pub in two halves!

Our Iconic Pubs Nearby

St Stephen's Tavern

An iconic traditional pub in the heart of Westminster.

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The Shaston Arms

Small traditional London pub near Carnaby St.

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The Old Nick

A traditional and friendly London local pub in Holborn.

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