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Rising Sun

(formerly Presleys; Rising Sun)

46 Tottenham Court Road

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Opening Times


Monday11.00 am - Midnight
Tuesday11.00 am - Midnight
Wednesday11.00 am - Midnight
Thursday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Friday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Saturday11.00 am - 1.00 am
SundayNoon - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sat noon - 10pm
Sun noon - 9pm


Greene King

About the Pub

A fancy exterior remains, in the Elaborate Art Nouveau Gothic style, but the pub was victim of one of the worst excesses of brewery greed in the 1980s when its grade II listed high ceilinged interior was destroyed to create “Presleys”. The resulting litigation led to the forced restoration of many original features in 1993 and, following reversion to the original name, the current decor is much more welcoming. The rear is carpeted and mirrored and doubles as a dining area while the outside remains as distinctive as ever.

Licensed in 1730 as the Sun and rebuilt in 1897 by Treadwell & Martin. The rising sun is a natural name for a pub with its associations with good weather and good fortune, but it also forms a large part of the coat of arms of the Distillers' Company which makes it even more popular as a pub name.

Karl Marx is reputed to have used this pub in the 1850s when 18 pubs existed along the length of the Tottenham Court Road.

Historic Interest

Grade II listing:- Public house. 1896. By Treadwell and Martin. Stucco with brick extension. Elaborate Art Nouveau Gothic. 4 storeys and basement. 1 bay with 3-bay return and 1-bay extension to Windmill Street. Ground floor pilastered public house frontage with entrance in splayed corner, altered in C20. 3-light transom and mullion windows with leaded panes to lst floor, 2-lights to 2nd and 3rd floor. Each bay separated by tourelles with pinnacles. Over window bays, gables surmounted by segmental pediments. Lavish use of vertical strips, scrollwork, heraldic beasts, cupids heads etc., in relief. Rising from 1st to 3rd floor on splayed corner a bartizan with elaborate corbel including a male figure. To the right of this a plaque "Built by F. A. Rhodes 1897, Treadwell & Martin". Brick extension with 3-light transom and mullion windows and stone capped Dutch gable. INTERIOR: entirely remodelled in historicist style c1993.

Regular ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Greene King IPA

Changing ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Hardys & Hansons Rocking Rudolph
  • Portobello APA

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% off real ales.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Rising Sun

46 Tottenham Court Road

Sat Nav Reference

51.519237, -0.133064


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Nearby Bus Routes (40m)


Closest Station (1250m)

London Euston

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (175m)

Goodge Street

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Photo date: May 2013

Rising Sun

46 Tottenham Court Road

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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