THE STORY OF The Champion

Once frequented by 1970s rock stars, Queen and The Clash and previously one of London's iconic gay pubs, The Champion is tucked away on a quiet street corner just a stone's throw from Hyde Park, Kensington Palace and the vibrant Portobello markets.

A dog-friendly pub offering a cosy courtyard beer garden in the summer and a welcoming open fire during those chillier months, The Champion's warm hospitality reflects the infectious vibe of the Notting Hill neighbourhood and has the spirit of the authentic British local at its heart.

Party Bookings

Named after The Champion’s most famous regular – Freddie Mercury – and allegedly the room in which he penned Queen’s famous track, ‘We Are the Champions’, the Mercury Lounge lends itself perfectly to any private function or social gathering. 

With seating capacity for up to 27 guests or 30 standing, the Mercury Lounge offers manned bar servery including draught beers, bottle fridges and spirit dispensing. Extra garden seating for up to 23 guests is also available adjacent to the Mercury Lounge in the courtyard garden area. Complete with WIFI, flatscreen TV and wireless microphone facilities, the room also provides an ideal space for business meetings as well as social occasions.