Nicholson's Pubs

Argyll Arms, Oxford Circus


A Grade II listed Victorian gem

Dating back to 1868, our ornate Victorian pub boasts one of London’s finest pub interiors. As you explore, look out for the original features, including mirrored walls and decorative ceilings.

During the Victorian era, the bar was divided up to keep the social classes apart. Today, the beautiful etched glass partitions are purely decorative, and everyone is welcome!

We’re named after the second Duke of Argyll, who once owned the land we stand on today. He also had a mansion close by and, rumour has it, there was once a secret tunnel connecting the pub to the Duke’s mansion. It gives a new meaning to sneaking out for a  quick drink…

Find us


The Argyll Arms, 18 Argyll Street,
London, Greater London, W1F 7TP

Tel: 020 7734 6117

A unique city centre pub with a rich history


Nicholson’s Pubs are known for their individual style, exciting stories, and charming personalities — and The Argyll Arms is certainly no exception.

Dating back to 1868, The Argyll Arms, was named after the second Duke of Argyll, who lived in a mansion where the Palladium now stands. At the time Victorian snug areas were built in to separate the social classes. Today though, everyone is welcome!

The Argyll Arms offers a fascinating social and historical narrative; rumour has it that a secret tunnel once connected the pub to the Duke’s mansion!

Find us

The Argyll Arms,18 Argyll Street,
Greater London,W1F 7TP

Tel: 020 7734 6117

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 22:30

Upcoming Holidays

  • Christmas Eve 11:00 - 22:00
  • Christmas Day 12:00 - 18:00
  • Boxing Day 11:00 - 22:30
  • New Years Eve 11:00 - 22:00
  • New Years Day 11:00 - 22:30



As a British brand with a heritage of 150+ years, we pride ourselves on our position as purveyors of perfect pints and unbeatable pies, with tempting dishes on our British pub classic menus.

Imagine taking your seat for starters we know you’ll like… Pulled Duck Croquettes and Garlic Mushrooms on Sourdough, suited to every appetite.

And here’s something we can’t deny, we’re pretty famous for our hand-crafted specialty pies, including our brand-new Chicken and Truffled Oyster Mushroom Pie and our British Steak & Nicholson's Pale Ale Pie. Come out of the cold and try one for yourself, won’t you?

As well as our famous pies, we’ve got big twists on other classic pub food such as sausage and mash, mouth watering burgers and good old fish and chips. See our menu to discover them all.

Someone in your group got a sweet tooth? Here comes another British pub classic worth rushing to your nearest booth: our traditional new Bramley Apple & Blackberry Crumble. This is British pub food, done right.



Here at Oxford Circus London, we pride ourselves on serving an exquisite selection of perfectly-poured, ever-changing Cask Ales – including our very own Nicholson's Pale Ale, brewed by St Austell Brewery in Cornwall. You’ll also discover the wonders of our Gin Palace, featuring glorious gins from juniper-heavy and robust to sweet and fruity and every flavour profile in-between – all waiting at your local Nicholson’s in London.