Tom Cribb, London

Tom Cribb

Our central location and friendly atmosphere make the Tom Cribb a great place to stop for a pint while on a day out in London. We are situated in the heart of London's theatreland as well as being close to the National Portrait Gallery, St James's Square and Fortnum and Mason.

Tom Cribb – Champion of England

The Tom Cribb pub in Panton Street is named after one of the greatest boxers of all time. Cribb, who was born in 1781, was a publican for many years at the premises when it was known as the Union Arms. The pub later changed its name to honour Cribb’s stellar career, and the interior of the building commemorates its boxing heritage with a series of prints of great pugilists, including Cribb. An English heritage plaque on the exterior of the pub also marks Cribb’s career. Read More

Cribb and Richmond – a fighting friendship

In August 2015, a portrait and plaque commemorating the life of former slave turned boxer Bill Richmond were unveiled at the Tom Cribb pub on Panton Street, central London. It is an appropriate location for a memorial to the first black sportsman of international note, for Richmond’s career was inexorably linked to that of Cribb. Read More