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 an eclectic space, but one that suits Cross Keys, making it a charming place to visit. It's the perfect place to stop in for a pint, and on Sundays you can get a slice of their special roast. There's even a functional room in back that can be rented out for parties or events.
- 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