Our pub was built in the 1820s as part of Thomas Cubitt’s Belgravia development which included nearby Eaton Square and Lower Belgrave Street itself. The Plumbers Arms was named in honour of the plumbers who worked with Cubitt in the early 19th century. Even today, our pub sign bears the arms of The Worshipful Company of Plumbers.
By the mid-Victorian era, Belgravia was one of the city’s most elite districts, and it was almost essential for titled English families to own a London residence here. During this period, our pub became increasingly popular with local servants, tradesmen and, on occasion, even their aristocratic employers.
If the name of our pub seems familiar, it is most likely due to a more recent association with aristocracy. The Plumbers Arms was Lord Lucan’s local when he and his family lived at 46 Lower Belgrave Street. Until the evening of 7th November 1974, the late 20th century’s most notorious nobleman was simply a regular guest. However, on that fateful night it was our pub into which Lady Lucan ran, covered in blood, screaming that her husband had killed the family nanny. Over 50 years later, there is still no definitive conclusion about what actually happened that evening. But, as Lady Lucan’s place of refuge, there is no doubt The Plumbers Arms will always be an important footnote in Britain’s most enduring mystery.
Our pub’s traditional design is intrinsic to its character. Many distinctive original 19th century features are still in place, including a fine Victorian fireplace which lends a cosy appeal on cold winter evenings. Relaxed seating, heritage paint colours and the elegant simplicity of our long, polished wood bar creates a reassuring sense of old fashioned, unhurried calm. So you always feel like a welcome guest, whether you’re spending a few hours with friends or just enjoying the pleasure of a quiet drink.
An Intimate Function Room with a True Sense of Occasion
Our first-floor function room is gracefully proportioned and an ideal size for meetings, small parties and quiet weddings. Bathed in natural light from the high windows during the day or warmly intimate in the evening, the room’s design reflects 19th century tradition with many original features adding an air of distinction to even the most informal event, there is even the presence if an old traditional bell push.
Access to our kitchen allows dining for up to 30 guests to be easily arranged. It is also possible to hire the Plumbers Arms in its entirety for larger celebrations, especially on a Sunday when the rest of the pub is closed. Whatever the occasion our friendly and flexible team look forward to welcoming your function to the Plumbers Arms.
A Welcoming Pub in London’s Elite Belgravia
Our pub on Lower Belgrave Street is part of a fine terrace of 19th century homes in elegant Belgravia. This is one of the city’s most exclusive districts, known for its hushed air of wealth and privilege. So you may be surprised to learn the Plumbers Arms is only a few minutes from London’s busiest train station, Victoria. The Apollo and Palace theatres and Tate Britain are within walking distance, while almost every city centre shopping district is easily reached from Victoria tube station. So when you join us for a drink, you are not only in the heart of London’s loveliest area, but in the heart of London itself.
|Function Room Information - the elbury room|
|Hire Costs||available on request||Area Type||private|
|Suitable Events||Christmas & New Year, Conferences and Meetings, Funerals, Parties, Private Bars, Tour Groups, Weddings,|
The nearest Tube Station to The Plumbers Arms is Victoria