A confidential and authentic space
When you arrive at Ye Olde Mitre, tucked away at the end of a small, winding (and almost invisible) alleyway in Holborn, the tone is set. Built in 1546, under the orders of King Henry VIII, it was dedicated to the servants of the bishop of Ely, a town bordering London. This strategic position is said to have served the interests of a number of hoodlums who, seeking to evade the London police, would go to this refuge to escape them. After several ups and downs, it was partly rebuilt in 1772 and renovated in 1930.
Since then, it has remained in its original state, with a retro conservative look that we love - so British! It's also a rather unusual place, since tucked away at the end of a street, it's rather difficult to get to and is frequented exclusively by locals who know the area. Rumour has it that Queen Elizabeth I has visited here on several occasions. And that's just the tip of the iceberg!