The Green Man

383 Euston Rd, London, NW1 3AU
Call: 020 7387 6977

Historic Pub in London’s Fitzrovia

The Green Man is an attractive, traditional British pub in the literary and artistic district of Fitzrovia, close to Regent’s Park, Bloomsbury and London Euston station. Standing at the junction of Marylebone Road and Portland Place for over 300 years, The Green Man is the oldest pub in this fascinating London neighbourhood.

The first recorded inn here was The Farthing Pie House, which was established in 1708, and renamed The Green Man in 1809. The pub, popular for its tasty mutton pies, which cost a farthing each, stood in Farthing Pie Fields in Marylebone, at that time a pleasant rural settlement of green fields and babbling brooks.

Many 18th century literary figures, including Daniel Defoe, Alexander Pope, William Blake and landscape painter Richard Wilson, were familiar with The Farthing Pie House.

The inn flourished with the development of New Road in 1756, the turnpike road that straddled the villages of Marylebone, Paddington and Islington. By 1857, New Road had become Marylebone and Euston Roads, and within 6 years the Metropolitan Railway had built the world’s first underground railway tracing the route of New Road from Paddington to King’s Cross.

Bordered by Camden, Bloomsbury and Islington, Fitzrovia is a fascinating area of London, and historically considered to be the City’s bohemian heart. It has attracted literary figures, artists, philosophers and intellectuals for over 300 years. A short walk from The Green Man is pretty Fitzroy Square, which was home to many notable figures, including authors George Bernard Shaw and Virginia Woolf, and artists Constable and Whistler. More recently, Paul McCartney is said to have favoured the pub when he lodged with fiancée Jane Asher’s parents in nearby Wimpole Street in the 1960’s, and it was in the basement here that McCartney wrote I Want to Hold Your Hand with John Lennon.

At the heart of this historic district, The Green Man provides a welcome retreat, with unfussy décor and a laid-back ambience designed to make guests feel at home. In a central and well-connected location close to Euston station and Portland Road tube, The Green Man is the ideal place to relax with friends and family or host a special function.

Central London function rooms in a friendly pub

If you are planning a special event, we would love for you to choose the Green Man as your venue. We have two London function rooms available for hire, our cosy Cellar Bar that can seat up to 50 guests, or our Main Bar which can accommodate up to 150. Whether it’s a party, a business meeting or tour group stop off, our experienced team is on hand to help you plan your event and ensure every aspect runs smoothly. We’re renowned for our delicious traditional British pub fare, and we’re sure our excellent catering and hospitality will be a success with your guests, whatever the occasion.

Explore the bohemian heart of London

The Green Man is conveniently situated close to London’s main transport links, with many of London’s most captivating attractions close by. A short stroll from the busy thoroughfare of Euston Road brings you to the expansive tranquillity of Regent’s Park, arguably the finest of London’s eight royal parks and home to London Zoo. The park is bordered by a series of terraces, exquisite curved crescents of stuccoed townhouses designed by John Nash, the renowned architect responsible for Brighton’s Royal Pavilion and Buckingham Palace. The best example of his work can be found to the south of Regent’s Park in Park Square and Crescent, and in the elegant villas dotted around the park’s leafy perimeters.

North of Regent’s Park is Camden, an edgy, bohemian area of London with a thriving music and arts scene. Its bustling market selling a vast selection of clothing, curiosities and bric-a-brac is London’s fourth most popular tourist attraction, and it is easy to see why. With all this just on our doorstep, The Green Man is the ideal place to host your function and enjoy the highlights of London.

Function Room Information - The Regent Bar
Capacity 80 Private Bar Yes
Hire Costs Available on Request Area Type private
Facilities Flip Chart and Pens, PA System, Portable screen, Private Bar, Projector, Wi-Fi,
Suitable Events Christmas & New Year, Conferences and Meetings, Funerals, Live Sports, Parties, Private Bars, Tour Groups, Weddings,

The nearest Tube Station to The Green Man is Great Portland Street