The Becket is back! Sympathetically restored, this iconic venue is firmly restablished in its rightful place on Old Kent Road.

Prepare to be amazed as you move through the venue and marvel at the magnificent chandeliers, ornate marble fireplace and exposed brickwork before reaching the club area with its exuberant colours and the very latest in sound system technology.

Thomas A Becket is where food meets style. We offer a sophisticated and elegant dining experience with a unique, eclectic range of grill dishes with a South American twist. You will be engulfed in an indulgent atmosphere where the decor is opulent and decadent and the welcome warm and relaxed.

Situated on at the junction with Albany Road and overlooking the greens of Burgess Park, the Becket has been reborn with the aim of offering the corporate world, students and locals alike a venue where they can relax in a stylish and elegant atmosphere.


Bespoke cocktails, chic design and the hottest DJs make The Becket one of London's hippest places to see and to be seen.

Guests enjoy a host of tailor-made cocktails handcrafted by specially appointed mixologists and presented by our talented team of bartenders using the finest and freshest ingredients. We are proud to present exclusively at The Becket the 'Becket's Bloody Mary' and 'Thomas' Colada'- classic cocktails with a unique Becket twist!

To reflect the cosmopolitan nature of London we take great pride in presenting a range of drinks from around the world with specially selected bottled beers deriving from all four corners of the globe available at The Becket for the more adventurous amongst you.

By night, The Becket effortlessly transforms into party mode thanks to a late night license which means the party can head well into the early hours of the morning. There are regular events taking place at The Becket from Jazz Nights to Funky Club Nights playing the very best in eclectic, Funky House by a host of talented, up-and-coming DJs.

The Becket is an intimate venue where you can immerse yourself in a vibrant, cosy atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the plush surrounding s and prepare to have your senses overwhelmed by a concoction of laser lights and the pumping sounds of our state of the art Martin Audio Sound System.


In the true spirit of The Becket, the menu takes inspiration from around the world with infusive ingredients mustering up a range of choices to suit every palate with dishes deriving from South American, Indian sub-continental, English & European Continental cuisine.

Come and indulge yourself by trying our very own selection of world-class grilled foods together with our wide range of wines and beers from around the world that are sourced to compliment the dining experience.

We have gone back to basics on traditional, hearty fare offering English Sunday Roasts from a choice of roast chicken, slow-roasted lamb or roast sirloin all served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and fresh, seasonal vegetables. Or why not try one of our delicious platters with a range of finger foods originating from various parts of the world: perfect to nibble on with friends and family. The Thomas Becket Reservations


At The Thomas A Becket we offer bespoke corporate event hiring and booking. Our experienced events team can ensure that a package is tailor-made to your suit your every need and we specialise in everything from corporate events, product launches, screenings and live shows to extravagant party celebrations.

To discuss your requirements please contact kristy@thomasabecket.com

Our VIP area will exceed your expectations of levels of service with dedicated staff catering for your every need on the night. Our wine selection will be more than enough to satisfy even the most discerning taste buds and our exquisite menu offers a further dimension to your special occasion.

Terms & conditions: 1) You must be over 18 to participate in any club packages. 2) The venue operates the 'Challenge 25' scheme. 3) Photo ID will be required for entry into Club Nights. 4) Approved guest lists do not guarantee entry into the venue


  • "And forth we riden a little more than pas Unto the watering of St Thomas And there our hoste began his hors' arest"
    (Extract from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th Century)
    Chaucer refers to pilgrims to Becket's shrine in Canterbury stopping off at St Thomas a Watering for a rest. This refers to the crossing of a stream near where the pub stands.
  • In the early 1970s, David Bowie rehearsed on the 2nd floor with the prototype 'Spiders From Mars'
  • "I lost loads of sweat upstairs," says Southwark-born Sir Henry Cooper. "I trained here for fourteen years from 1954 six days a week."
    (Quotes from London SE1 Community Website on the unveiling of his blue plaque in September 2008)
  • Dave Prowse (the original Darth Vader) met Muhammed Ali at the Becket.
  • In 1888, a suspect in the Jack the Ripper murders was arrested after 'leaving a shiny black bag at the Thomas a Becket public house' containing 'a very sharp dagger, a clasp knife, two pairs of very long and vary curious looking scissors, and two preservers'.
  • For a long time the pub packed a punch on the Old Kent Road and was the spiritual home of British boxing, playing host to a catalogue of greats from the professional world. Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and Sugar Ray Leonard all sparred above the jars, in the upstairs gymnasium and ring, at some point in their career.


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