JD Wetherspoon to open Euston pub after £2.3m investment

JD Wetherspoon is set to launch the Captain Flinders pub close to Euston station in London this week following a £2.3 million investment.

The group has taken over the former SophistiCats club on the corner of Eversholt Street and Doric Way and plan to open to guest on 9 January.

The pub, Captain Flinders, is named in honor of the Royal Navy explorer Matthew Flinders, whose remains were discovered during archaeological work at the Euston station redevelopment. Matthew Flinders is renowned for leading the first circumnavigation of Australia from 1801 to 1803 and is credited with giving the country its name.

The pub will showcase a carpet designed with inspiration from Euston station, featuring cable patterns, and will also incorporate hidden cat faces in tribute to Trim, the feline companion of Captain Flinders during his historic expeditions.

The pub's interior color scheme will pay homage to the design of Euston's Great Hall, featuring plaster pink tones contrasting with the blue ceiling. Historical photos, artwork, and images depicting local scenes will be prominently displayed.

The new pub will be managed by Samantha Pugh. She said: 'Myself and my team are looking forward to welcoming customers into the Captain Flinders.

'We are confident that the pub will be a great addition for those travelling in and out of Euston Station as well as local people.'