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Outdoor view of Covent Garden with Punch and Judy pub in background

Pubs

If buildings could talk, then Covent Garden’s pubs would be able to tell a thousand stories.

The home of London’s oldest pub – the Lamb & Flag – which dates back to the early 18th century, and during the early 19th century was nicknamed the ‘Bucket of Blood’ due to the bare-knuckle fist fights it hosted. Nowadays, it’s a calmer scene, beloved by local workers, especially on warm summer evenings, who choose to drink outside on the cobbles.

Other celebrated watering holes in the area include the Nags Head on Floral Street, which was formerly a regular of the market workers, especially at 5am for breakfast for a pint of milk, and the Punch & Judy, with enviable views overlooking the Piazza.

If buildings could talk, then Covent Garden’s pubs would be able to tell a thousand stories.

The home of London’s oldest pub – the Lamb & Flag – which dates back to the early 18th century, and during the early 19th century was nicknamed the ‘Bucket of Blood’ due to the bare-knuckle fist fights it hosted. Nowadays, it’s a calmer scene, beloved by local workers, especially on warm summer evenings, who choose to drink outside on the cobbles.

Other celebrated watering holes in the area include the Nags Head on Floral Street, which was formerly a regular of the market workers, especially at 5am for breakfast for a pint of milk, and the Punch & Judy, with enviable views overlooking the Piazza.