Constitution

42 Churton Street,
Pimlico
SW1V 2LP

Although this pub is neither a listed building nor one of London’s Real Heritage Pubs, it is an example of one of Pimlico’s Victorian pubs. Built in 1845 and named after a sailing ship, it has a wood-panelled interior but it is difficult to date the panelling. It could be quite modern. The mullioned windows at the rear of the main area are a pleasing survival as are the dentilled and egg-and-dart cornices and pillars. The bar-back is decorative, although it looks slightly out of context.

The Constitution featured on the Passport Required: Evening Crawl of Pimlico in December 2011.