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  • The Old Shades, 
  • 37 Whitehall, 
  • Westminster, 
  • London, 
  • SW1A 2BX
0207 839 8577
Opening Hours:
10:00 - 23:00
Food Service Times:
11am - 9pm
The Old Shades

An iconic Grade II listed traditional pub situated in the heart of Westminster, just off Trafalgar Square. We specialise in the best of British pub food, including crispy, beer-battered fish and chips, homemade pies and delicious seasonal specials. All served alongside some of country’s best beers and ales, plus a worldly selection of the finest wines and premium spirits.

Pub classics covered

Food is served throughout the day, every day – with a range of menus to satisfy any appetite. We’ve got all your favourite pub classics, proper pub sandwiches and a seasonal specials menu to choose from. So, whether it’s our gourmet burgers, prime steaks or show-stopping roasts that take your fancy, you’ll find our menus are bursting with tasty and freshly prepared dishes that you’ll be dying to dive into.

Welcome to the Old Shades

Our doors are open and we’re ready to welcome you when you feel ready to return to the pub!

Things may be a little different than before, and we have some new measures to make our customers and our teams feel safe and comfortable.

The Old Shades is an iconic Grade II listed traditional pub that has been serving the people of London since it was originally built in 1898. Ideally situated in the heart of Westminster, just off Trafalgar Square, we’re a favourite amongst locals and tourists looking for a proper British pub.

Featuring a characterful bar, dining area and a range of quality British ales, The Old Shades serves a varied menu of the nation’s much-loved pub classics and light bites alongside a wide selection of the finest world wines and premium spirits.

What better way to make summer special than to support your favourite local, whilst treating yourself?! This August we’ll be taking part in the Government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme, giving you 50% off your meal and soft drinks from Monday-Wednesday.

We’d encourage you to book ahead of your visit and download the Young’s On Tap app to order and pay at the table as we have  now gone cashless.


Eat Out To Help Out

Throughout August we are participating in the Government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme where we’ll be offering a fabulous 50% off all food and soft drinks every Monday Tuesday and Wednesday. Our chefs will be cooking up an array of scrumptious specials, so there’s no reason to have to opt for the supermarket meal deal!




Young’s On Tap

Download our app ahead of your visit to order and pay at the table, making it easier to enjoy social distancing for both you and our team. You can also choose the music and split the bill.

Feeling hungry?

Take a look at the super specials we’re bringing you this month, all with 50% off (up to £10) as part of the Eat Out To Help Out scheme.

View the menus

Lovely cosy getaway out of the rat race of Whitehall. You might even see the odd famous face or politician hiding in the back.


Great food. Needed fish & chips, believe I got the best.  Great drinks, amazing food, nice atmosphere and good service.
Highly recommended


Staff were great, the service at the bar was exceptional, food was lovely and very good value, and the pub is a warm, friendly and attractive venue. Even amongst the wonderful pubs of Whitehall, the Old Shades stands out as a great pub.


The food and drink were delicious, I got the fish and chips and my friend went for the bangers and mash, both were excellent. They went above and beyond for us, highly recommend if you want a traditional but up-to-date pub!