• Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Projects - Pubs and Bars - The Ship and Shovel
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Projects - Pubs and Bars - The Ship and Shovel
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Projects - Pubs and Bars - The Ship and Shovel
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Projects - Pubs and Bars - The Ship and Shovel
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Projects - Pubs and Bars - The Ship and Shovel

The Ship & Shovell
Westminster, London

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Client
Hall & Woodhouse Ltd.

Location
Westminster, London

Date Completed

Contract Period
2 phases in 1998 and 1999

Contract Sum
£750,000

Services Provided
Full architectural, interior and FF&E design services

The only pub in the world that occupies two sides of the same street. The two drinking houses, both listed and built in 1720, that now comprise the Ship & Shovell were closed and derelict for many years while Charing Cross station was redeveloped next door. The two small pubs were refitted in classic City pub style and connected together under the street to share a kitchen, beer cellar and management facilities.

 

The public areas are fitted out with finishes of such traditional quality and permanence that they preclude the temptation to ever refit the interior again. Wall panelling is framed from solid oak sections surrounding brilliant cut and etched mirror glass panels while the 1st floor dining room restores a genuinely unique and historic early 18th century panelled interior.