The Old Crown is a unique building located on the corner of Museum Street and New Oxford Street. The pub dates back to 1851 and has a character all of its own. The venue is open to the public on 3 floors all of which have a different vibe and character. The Old Crown offers a whimsical escape from the busy streets that surround it and has for quite some time. You can find reference to the heritage of the site in Hogarth’s famous ‘Beer Street & Gin Lane’ prints from 1751. The spire of St Giles’s church is just on the opposite side of the street - so it is fair to say we have some heritage when it comes to serving a libation or two.
The Old Crown has two function rooms which can be booked individually or in conjunction with each other. We also welcome whole venue takeovers and can facilitate any transformation to suit your event.
The Top Floor is the ultimate facility for parties of up to 85 or a luxurious dining experience for groups of up to 35. This private function room has its own bar, a large projector and screen, music and PA system, free Wi-Fi and bespoke furniture to suit any event.
Affectionately referred to as ‘The Snug’, this room is full of charm and character. Complete with wingback chairs and an open fireplace, The Snug is perfect for up to 30 guests standing or 16 guests seated. It provides an incredibly relaxed and comfortable environment for smaller groups.
For those looking to upgrade their event simply add one of our reconditioned vintage airline trolleys that serve as mobile cocktail bars so that you can have your very own cocktail bartender at your service throughout your event. For more information on bespoke packages please ask our bookings team for details.