The Churchill Arms at Christmas

I’d call the Churchill Arms a neighborhood gem, but I think it’s more than that – it is always packed! This pub in Notting Hill is truly unique. It is covered in flowers all year long, even inside in the restaurant is filled with plants. I don’t blame people from around the city or visitors for seeking out this quirky pub. Even in the dead of winter, the flora and fauna adorning this pub make it worth the trip.

Christmas especially is a great time to visit the Churchill Arms because instead of flowers, it gets covered in real, live Christmas trees. It is a sight to behold and a great place to grab a tasty meal and a pint.

Instead of traditional pub fare, the Churchill Arms serves Thai food and tucked away at the back of the pub is a Thai restaurant. Covered in potted plants, dinner becomes a kind of exotic experience.


I’ve only ever had the pad Thai there, and it is delicious. The staff is quick and service is good, but it’s the ambiance that makes the meal.


The Thai restaurant is an experience, but the pub itself is not to be missed. A little divier and quaint than most other pubs you’ll find in the Kensington area, the Churchill Arms is super cozy. I recommend visiting on a warm December night to have a pint outside and admire the Christmas trees and lights!