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The Lamb is a pub that can trace its history back to 1729. Remodelled in Victorian times, the pub retains many original Victorian features including the one of the finest sets of snob screens in London and a rare working polyphon (the predecessor to the gramophone). You can read a review and view more photos on Travels with Beer.

The simple but well stocked bar at The Castle in Holborn, London. 8 ales are always available from a range of breweries including some smaller ones. The present building dates from 1901 but there are records of a pub being on the site as far back as 1541.

The Princess Louise is a fabulous Victorian pub that has one of the best interiors in London. BUilt in 1872, the pub had a refit in 1892 in which no expense was spared. The decoration is formidable: etched mirrors line the walls, surrounded by polychromatic tiling, elaborate terracotta friezes, patterned ceilings, marble pillars with gilt capitals, tiled floors (mosaics in the corridors) and stained and painted glass. Even the toilets are spectacular. The pub is a bit of a maze with 9 different spaces, including snugs, built around a huge central bar. If you're in London, the Princess Louise is certainly worth a visit. I've posted more photos of the pub over on Flickr.

The Princess Louise is a fabulous Victorian pub that has one of the best interiors in London. Built in 1872, the pub had a refit in 1892 in which no expense was spared. The decoration is formidable: etched mirrors line the walls, surrounded by polychromatic tiling, elaborate terracotta friezes, patterned ceilings, marble pillars with gilt capitals, tiled floors (mosaics in the corridors) and stained and painted glass. Even the toilets are spectacular. I've posted more photos of the pub over on Flickr.