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Punch and Judy Bar in Covent Garden, London

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What is Punch and Judy bar like?

The Punch and Judy pub in Covent Garden is one of the area's most iconic pubs. As you make your way around the main piazza in Covent Garden you will notice people watching the iconic street artists from the comfort of an upstairs balcony whilst sipping on a cold beer - they are at the Punch and Judy. It is a traditional British pub, so it is an amusing place to head for a true English pub experience. It is rare to find such a unique space that has maintained its individuality right at the heart of this tourist hot spot.

Who would visit this bar?

Punch and Judy's location ensures that it attracts both old and young, tourists and locals. There is no need to get dressed up here - it is a down to earth British pub that is bust both day and night with people who are dropping in for lunch whilst sightseeing, a pre-theatre gin and tonic or post-dinner drinks.

Punch and Judy pub overlooking the square
Punch and Judy pub overlooking the square

When is the best time to visit?

Any time from lunchtime until after dinner. The pub is popular at lunchtime for their affordable pies and traditional British fayre. Later in the evening you will find people who are dressed up for dinner or the theatre.

Opening times: 

Month Day Time
January - December Monday - Thursday 11:00 - 22:00
Friday - Saturday 11:00 - 00:00 Midnight
Sunday 11:00 - 22:30

Where is the bar situated?

Why should you consider visiting Punch and Judy Bar?

Punch and Judy is a traditional British pub right at the very heart of Covent Garden - it offers outstanding views of the square from its balcony and is one of the area's oldest icons.


Punch and Judy Pub
40 The Market
Covent Garden Piazza

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7379 0923

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