Lord John Russell

Greater London Central - London

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

91-93 Marchmont Street
London, Bloomsbury
WC1N 1AL

Tel: (020) 7388 0500

Website http://www.lordjohnrussell.co.uk/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheLJRLondon

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: London Euston

Station Distance: 600m

View on: Whatpub

Occupying two 19th century buildings, this pub contains a number of old bar fittings. Although it now has just a single room, the exterior doors show that there once two. The old panelled counter is curved on the right and at a slightly different angle on the left after the curved section - a relic perhaps of the former layout. The bar-back on the right is old and has three bays with plain mirrors and shelves held up by pilasters with capitals. The lower shelving looks modern and the left-hand two-bay bar-back, with its glass shelves, is probably 1960s work.

Situated in two 19th century buildings – a four-storey one on the left with ‘coaching arch’ to Mews and cut into stone at the top is the word ‘Russell’ and a two-storey one on the right with a balustrade, both of London brick. Has a wooden frontage painted a deep blue colour.

Two exterior doors indicate this originally had two rooms but it is now just a single one with a bare wood floor. It has an old panelled bar counter curved on the right and at a slightly different angle on the left after the curved section so there have been changes (or different as they were in two rooms originally?). The bar back on the right is old with three bays with plain mirrors and shelves held up by pilasters with capitals. Lower shelving looks more modern as does the pot shelf. The left hand two bay bar back looks more 1960s with glass shelves.

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