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Hoop & Toy

34 Thurloe Place, Kensington, London  SW7 2HQ View Map.

Contact us

Tel. 020 7589 8360

pub opening times meal times
Sunday & Monday 12noon - 11pm
Tuesday - Saturday 12noon - 12mn
Daily 12noon - 10pm

About Us

Set in an excellent location, within the upmarket area of Kensington, the Ho... Read more

About our venue

Set in an excellent location, within the upmarket area of Kensington, the Hoop & Toy is a welcoming, friendly English type pub. We are very close to major attractions in London, many accessible via the Tube station 2 minutes walk away. Harrods is a short walking distance with both the Victoria & Albert and Natural History museums only one block away. Hyde Park is 5 minutes down the road. The current building dates back to 1926 but there has been a licensed establishment on this site since 1760. We have tried to capture this history by keeping the decor very traditional with such features as Dickensian pictures on the walls, brass and bric-a-brac ornaments plus authentic tables, butchers tables and chairs! There are both upstairs and basement bars which are ideal venues for private functions or meetings. The publican has been accredited the Cask Marque standard for serving excellent real ales. A fantastic range is available at all times. These, along with the wholesome food, are appreciated daily by our regulars. Our locals include people with country estates along with staff from the museums and office workers. Many passing tourists are drawn in and we are a favourite stop for the Hospitality Line Groups from all over Europe. Most popular during the winter, probably because of our appearance, this pub is nevertheless an excellent choice at any time. With a function room to complete our range of facilities you will not find better nearby. The Hoop & Toy is noted for its friendly staff who are waiting to offer you great service!

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Our Food

We specialise in freshly cooked Great British pub food with our menu offerin...Read more

Taylor Walker food

We specialise in freshly cooked Great British pub food with our menu offering you a choice of iconic dishes. These include our perfect hand battered fish & chips and traditional pie selection to a selection of signature beef burgers. Not forgetting our famous sharing platters, sandwiches and wraps - there really is something for everyone.

Meal Times

Daily 12noon - 10pm

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Have a Function with Us

We have a first floor Function Room which is available for private parties, ... Read more

Have a Party

Function Room

1st Floor Function Room is available for private parties, get togethers or meetings / conferences & a set menu is available. Suitable for 40 seated or 70 buffet style. Plasma screen, video & wipe-board can be provided for meetings.

Private Functions

Our Cellar Bar is also available for private functions 9pm to 12mn. Rest of the time open for normal use.


  • Wi-Fi Access


  • Children Welcome when dining until 9pm
  • Coach Parties Welcome
  • ATM Machine
  • Debit and Credit Cards accepted