The Capitol

The Capitol

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The JD Wetherspoon chain has plenty of impressive venues, but this must rank as the jewel in the crown.

The Capitol is built within a listed 1920s cinema. The screen is long gone, now replaced by a wall of booze, but this is still a magnificent old building.

Many of the cinema's original features were preserved during its stint as a bingo hall, and now add a touch of glamour to this cavernous pub.

Otherwise, there's not a lot to say. In terms of experience, it's a typical Wetherspoon affair, with a wide range of (very) cheap ales, inexpensive food, a novelty carpet and zero sport or music. Just a one-minute walk from Forest Hill station, this place is a must-visit purely for the decor.

Last updated October 2018.

Address: The Capitol 11-21 London Road, London SE23 3TW

Phone: 020 8291 8920


Monday: 8am-midnight

Tuesday: 8am-midnight

Wednesday: 8am-midnight

Thursday: 8am-midnight

Friday: 8am-1am

Saturday: 8am-1am

Sunday: 8am-midnight

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