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Simmons

(formerly Jimi Loves Gloria; Pillars of Hercules; Hercules Pillars)

7 Greek Street
Soho
London
W1D 4DF

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Premises Description

Positioned as a cocktail bar.

Opening Times

Regular

Monday3.00 pm - 11.30 pm
Tuesday3.00 pm - 11.30 pm
Wednesday3.00 pm - 11.30 pm
Thursday3.00 pm - 11.30 pm
Friday3.00 pm - Midnight
SaturdayNoon - Midnight
SundayNoon - 10.30 pm

Operator

Simmons

About the Pub

Previously named Jimi Loves Gloria (!) this site reopened in June 2022 as one of the Simmons cocktail bar chain. A couple of keg draught beers are available. Thankfully the splendid old Pillars of Hercules swingsign is still in place albeit with a bit of retouching by Simmons.

Historic Interest

The current building is modern, with a mock-Tudor frontage; a re-building of 1935 for Edinburgh brewers William Younger. There's been a tavern at No. 7 Greek Street since at least 1733 - either in the same name or as the Hercules Pillars. According to the Survey of London it dates even earlier, 'as the 'Hercules Pillars' which was on or near this site in 1714 was presumably a tavern, and the ratepayer at that time had been in occupation of the site since 1709.' Other connections of a literary bent include Charles Dickens, who mentioned the pub in his 1859 novel 'A Tale of Two Cities'. In its apparent 1990s heyday, the Pillars was one of the favoured traditional Soho pubs. Martin Amis, Julian Barnes and Ian McEwan were all said to be regulars and Clive James also gives it a mention.

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Simmons

7 Greek Street
Soho
London
W1D 4DF

Sat Nav Reference

51.514568, -0.131183

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

TfL: 14, 19, 24, 29, 38, 176

Nearby Station (850m)

London Charing Cross

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (200m)

Tottenham Court Road

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Simmons Greek St June 2022

Simmons

7 Greek Street
Soho
London
W1D 4DF

Pub Features

  • No Real Ale
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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