An unassuming pub on a comparatively quiet back street on the edge of Covent Garden, Cross Keys gets its name from its unusual sign showing cherubs holding the crossed keys of Saint Peter, keeper of the gates to Heaven. Built in the 19th Century, every inch of wall space in this narrow, grade 2 listed building is covered in pictures, photographs, etchings and posters, ranging from Victorian paintings to Beatles album covers. From the ceiling hangs a collection of copper and brass items, including kettles, pots and musical instruments. It's a bizarre, cluttered atmosphere, but one that becomes Cross Keys, making it a charming place to visit. Especially on a warm, summer evening when drinkers spill out on to the streets.
- Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Sunday from 12:00 PM to 10:30 PM
- Type: Theme Bars
- Accept Credit Card: visa, mastercard
- Nearest Train: Covent Garden