The Princess Louise on High Holborn Street, Holborn has an interior dating to the late 19th Century. This is a genuine high style Victorian pub with splendid plaster cast ceilings, fine ceramic tiles, ornate glass partitions and opulent mirrors. It's the Alhambra of pubs, with every inch decorated in elaborate detail, even the floor. The long dark wooden bar is surrounded by "private booths" where you and your friends can enjoy a conversation. We came in for our pint of bitter shortly after lunch so we had our pick of booths as the place was empty. Lucky us, as this pub gets very crowded during peak hours.
If you have a taste for plush and sumptuous decor that teeters on ostentatious, as I have, then this pub is not to be missed.
All photography by Shehani Kay