The Gloucester

187 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 9QR
Call: 020 7235 0298

Upmarket Sloane Street’s One and Only Pub in Belgravia

The Gloucester is a delightful, traditional English pub located in London’s upscale Knightsbridge district. It is also the only pub located on Sloane Street, where its neighbours are high-end boutiques like Tods, Prada and Dior. The street is named for Sir Hans Sloane, a prominent physician, naturalist and collector. He became captivated with this area while studying botany at the nearby Chelsea Physic Laboratory, leading him to purchase a manor here in the early 18th century. After Sloane’s death in 1753, our pub is believed to have been part of an ultimately failed project to develop the surrounding area into a neighbourhood called ‘Hans Town’.

The Gloucester’s origins can be traced back as far as 1795, although the current building dates from around 1920. Our pub takes its name from the Gloucester Regiment, a line infantry regiment of the British Army that served in both World War I and World War II. You will notice that our entrance sign pays homage to the Coat of Arms of Gloucester.

Our pub’s casual interior contrasts pleasingly with the glitz of the surrounding neighbourhood, offering a quiet place to retreat after a day of shopping. Renovations in 2015 served to modernise and update our pub, while still maintaining its Victorian-style décor and dark wood furnishings. Regimental pictures decorating the walls pay an additional nod to our pub’s namesake. Low-key and cosy, The Gloucester is an ideal place to indulge in hearty pub fare, along with fine casks ales, wines and spirit and see if you can spot the occasional celebrity that pops in after a hard days shopping.

Bright Function Area with a Private Bar and Fireplace

Our spacious upstairs dining room is a wonderful setting for birthday parties, work events and other celebrations. A large fireplace creates a homey ambiance, while leaded light windows offer engaging views of the bustling activity outside on Sloane Street. The room has its own bar, adding a sense of intimacy and privacy to your event.

Our function room can accommodate 70 people buffet style or 40 people seated. With the Millennium Hotel right across the street and Hyde Park only a 10-minute walk away, we’re conveniently located for hosting dinner or drinks prior to attending events at these popular nearby venues. We also have a large plasma screen for meetings and presentations. Whatever the occasion we look forward to welcoming your function to the Gloucester.

Take a Break from the Hustle-and-Bustle of Knightsbridge

The Gloucester is set in Knightsbridge, a swish residential, hotel and retail district that attracts a lively mix of locals and tourists. We are less than a five-minute walk away from the iconic department stores of Harrods and Harvey Nichols. Our pub shares Sloane Street with some of the world’s most famous designer brands, including Gucci, Chanel and Armani. We’re also within walking distance of Beauchamp Place, home to equally posh but smaller, independent boutiques.

With affluent residents parading down picture-perfect streets or driving by in flashy cars, Knightsbridge is a fascinating area for strolling and people-watching. To experience some local culture, take in a show at the Royal Court Theatre, one of the city’s most prestigious modern theatres. Easily accessible from all corners of the city, our pub is just a five-minute walk from Knightsbridge tube station.

Function Room Information - The Sloan room
Capacity 70 Private Bar Yes
Hire Costs available on request Area Type private
Facilities Private Bar, TV, Wi-Fi,
Suitable Events Christmas & New Year, Conferences and Meetings, Funerals, Parties, Private Bars, Tour Groups, Weddings,

The nearest Tube Station to The Gloucester is Knightsbridge