Hoop and Toy

SW7 2HQ

Hoop and Toy

London, SW7 2HQ

About This Pub

34 Thurloe Place South kensington,
London,
SW7 2HQ
COVID 19

As part of our social distancing promise we've reduced the number of tables available, this means we need you to book ahead of visiting to guarantee availability and to help our team safely manage the number of guests in our pubs at one time.

It is the oldest established pub in this area of Knightsbridge dating back almost 500 years with it being licenced premises since 1760, formerly called the Hoops and Grapes. It has played host to royalty and film stars alike as Lord Rothschild entertained both George III and George IV and the pub itself featured in a Roman Polanski film.

When the first London congestion charge came into force in 1796, the owner built another pub just 1 mile up the road in Knightsbridge called The Bunch of Grapes, and as such changed the name of the pub. The renamed Hoop and Toy now had an added stable to look after commuters’ horses for the day, to avoid the daily charge levied at the Brompton Gate where the Victoria & Albert Museum stands today. The 'Toy' is symbolic of a rum soaked leather bound peg which could be placed in a horse's mouth to stop it grinding its teeth or biting its gums. The original building suffered fire damage in an incident that started at a bakery just three doors east of the pub, and was re-opened at great expense by the new owner Lord Rothschild in 1885.

Sorry, there are no fixtures currently listed for this pub. Please contact the pub directly to see if they are still showing sport but have simply not updated their fixture schedule. Alternatively try another venue nearby.

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 00:00
Thursday 12:00 - 00:00
Friday 12:00 - 00:00
Saturday 12:00 - 00:00
Sunday 12:00 - 23:00

Facilities

2 Screens
WIFI
Serves Food

Favourite Teams

Chelsea England England England England (W) Harlequins New York Giants New York Knicks New York Rangers New York Red Bulls

Favourite Sports

American Football Baseball Basketball Boxing Cricket Football Golf Ice Hockey Motor Sports Multi Sport
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