View from street of The Albany pub at the north end of Great Portland Street, opposite Great Portland Street underground station.
The Albany, Great Portland Street. Photo: MAB Castle Pubs.

The Albany pub, on Great Portland Street, is open again following an extensive four-week refurbishment.

The historic pub has been given a facelift while keeping its traditional look and feel inside. Changes include a full refit of its basement venue, an upgrade of the audio-visual system to screen sporting events, and a wider range of beers on tap is available.

This pub dates back to between 1866 and 1870. For a short time it was renamed the Fitz & Firkin in 1996 before going back to its original name. It featured in the Fitzrovia News pub crawl in 2011.

The Albany, 240 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5QU.