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Joshua's Tavern

Leicester 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.

Opening hours:

Tues - Fri: 4 - 11:30

Sat: 12 – 11:30

Joshua's Tavern
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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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