Category: Pubs in Knightsbridge
Business profile: The Paxtons Head is located alongside the south end of Hyde Park, on the main road towards Kensington. It is a superb example of Victorian architecture, and still boasts original oak panels, etched mirrors and extensive glass work. It is thought to be built around 1632 and became the Paxtons head in 1850s, referencing Joseph Paxton who designed the original Crystal Palace. During the development of the palace the workmen were housed in the pub. The pub’s beautiful exterior and its traditional charm make this grade II listed building iconic amongst London pubs.
In fact, the interior is so special it has been listed by CAMRA as being of Special Historic Interest. The mirrors feature birds and flowers as well as traditional grotesque heads. To add to this the ceiling is painted with frescoes, there is a marble fireplace and an original island server complementing the mahogany décor making it a truly great example of a traditional London pub.
The Paxton’s Head is close to Harrods world famous department store and Hyde Park, one of London’s best royal parks. It is surrounded by many other luxury brand shops, large houses and spectacular embassy buildings. It offers a warm welcome to all and has a great range of drinks including a large range of cask ales and traditional pub food. Knightsbridge underground station is less than 100 metres making it an ideal venue for any occasion.
Address: 153 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7PA, United Kingdom
Phone number: 020 7589 6627