Best cocktail bar in Westminster | The 40 Elephants
Hotel, 3-5, Great Scotland Yard, London SW1A 2HN, UK |
10:00 AM - 11:29 PM Open Now


  • Alcohol

  • Art collection

  • Food to share

  • Gluten free Menu

  • Snack menu

Wimbledon Special

Complimentary tennis cake

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Jo Loves Pomelo Cocktail

In collaboration with Pomello

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The 40 Elephants

Who were

The 40 elephants?

The 40 Elephants was an all-female organized crime collective active in London's Elephant and Castle District from at least 1873 right into the 1950. They specialized in shoplifting, with some blackmail and extortion thrown in to make them particularly badass. This gang was notable for its longevity and skill in avoiding police detection. Their most notorious leader, Diamond Annie, was known by the London police as "the cleverest of thieves". Forty Elephants funded a life of decadence in London roaring twenties, hanging about the glamorous hotels, bars and theaters they could only dream about before their turn to crime.

The 40 Elephants

Inspired by


In our bar every cocktail tells a story so, we would like you to enjoy the drinks based on the stories of one of the biggest criminal gangs in English history.

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Food and Drink

Spoilt for choice

40 Elephants serve a range of light snacks and larger bites such as pakoras, tostadas and burgers- the perfect accompaniments to our delicious range of cocktails. Which will you go for?





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Hotel, 3-5, Great Scotland Yard, London SW1A 2HN, UK

10:00 AM - 11:29 PM Open Now

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Guided by our purpose of care, we are proud to announce that Great Scotland Yard Hotel has achieved GBAC STAR™ Facility accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council Learn more about GBAC certification.