The Duke of Hamilton Pub and Rabbit Hole Jazz Club and Theatre
One of London's Oldest Public Houses

Duke of Hamilton


The Duke of Hamilton is one of the oldest pubs in London dating back almost 300 years. It has remained a traditional independent public house staying true to one of the few existing real British cultural institutions, the British Pub.

It has appeared in the best beer guide for 32 years running, has received recognition as a CAMRA Best London Pubs Winner and as Best London Pub in 2011.

The pub was a favourite of the late Oliver Reed who could be found here most days, and was frequented by Peter O´Toole, Richard Burton and many other well-known faces.

In recent years, the pub has benefited greatly from a much-needed renovation during which great care was taken to preserve original features such as the large wooden bar lined with historic tile features and the stables and cobbled courtyard to its rear thereby staying true to its reputation as one of the last standing true old English boozers in the area.

It has also benefited from the addition of the intimate underground Rabbit Hole Theatre introduced by the landlord Steve in what was previously a beer cellar.   Many talented artists have graced its stage since it started back in 2013.

And now for some little-known facts……