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Joshua's Tavern

Joshua's Tavern, 38 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7DXT: +4420 7451 0158E: Square's neighbourhood tavern meets speakeasy gin apothecary has opened its doors in The Londoner. Named after Leicester Square local, Sir Joshua Reynolds the interior is reminiscent of the watering holes that the 18th-century portrait artist and venue's namesake would have frequented in the area. Designed by En Viu, a humorous touch to Joshua’s Tavern is a striking vast mural of an intoxicated Sir Joshua, stretched across the walls of the tavern - a playful nod to the raucous history of Leicester Square. Joshua’s Tavern is a new hub for the creative communities around Leicester Square and a watering hole for like-minded professionals.Joshua’s Tavern is a neighbourhood drinking spot specialising in terroir led gin and tonics, a beverage favoured by the venue’s namesake. Also offering a selection of copper tank beers, wines and a considered selection of other spirits. To complement, a selection of “Tavern Tid-Bits” including Roquefort-filled biscuits and ‘nduja and taleggio pastry bakes lend themselves to the food menu, to be shared amongst locals and visitors alike.Opening hours:Wednesday – Saturday: 16:00 – 23:30 Sunday: 16:00 – 22:30
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Covent Garden to Leicester Square

Duel Purpose

Throughout the 17th century, Leicester Square was a notorious duelling location. Famous duels are said to have occurred here, including one between a Captain French and Captain Coote.

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