35 York Rise, London NW5 1SP
This Dartmouth den is a modern haven with sustainable meals and locally sourced drinks. Settle into the minimalist-chic interior and dive into one-of-a-kind delicacies that will certainly turn you into a foodie, even if you aren’t already. The gastro menu will be sure to make your mouth water...
58 Penton Street, London N1 9PZ
This trendy pub delivers an en vogue yet welcoming atmosphere, good company, and of course excellent food. With a background in the restaurant industry, it's no surprise that Hicce Hart provides gourmet cuisine. With a seasonal menu that ensures ever-changing options, you can always expect excellent food...
402 Old Ford Road, Bow, London E3 5NR
This historic pub first opened in 1848 and served as a rallying point for the Suffragettes in the 1900s, as evidenced by the mural on the side of the pub. Here, the old world traditional wooden floor and bare walls meet a classy polished bar and vibrant orange walls. Surprisingly, this eclectic mix is a complimentary pairing!
243 Union Street, London SE1 0LR
This local spot is quirky and unusual, yet equally endearing - the perfect place for anyone who delights in the unorthodox. With its one-of-a-kind decor and inclusive community, Lord Nelson is sure to become your new favourite. Stop on by for some to die for burgers, you won’t want to dine anywhere else ever again!
Old China Hand
8 Tysoe Street, London EC1R 4RQ
With the modern Asian twist of this minimalist pub, you wouldn’t expect this place to meet all of the criteria of a traditional pub: two dart boards, amazing choice of beers on tap, crisps at the bar, sturdy wooden stools, and a friendly landlady. There will be no doubt that you’ve found the best pub in Clerkenwell! No food available.
Simon the Tanner
231 Long Lane, London SE1 4PR
Situated in a quiet corner of Bermondsey, this hidden gem is perfect for music lovers, foodies, or anyone seeking an upscale pub experience. The dark interior, complete with wooden furniture contributes to the cosy atmosphere. There are even alcoved seating areas with curtains!
1 Kitto Road, London SE14 5TW
One of the few remaining independent family-run pubs in South London. With over 200 years of history, Skehans is brimming with character, featuring a wood stove, a traditional front bar, and a beautiful hidden garden. Come for the odd pint, delicious Thai food or live music!
The Angel of Bow
171 Devons Road, Bow, London E3 3QX
Fresh local ingredients are the backbone of an ever-evolving menu, so a delicious meal accompanied by a cold drink is for certain. The kitchen provides an endless stream of delectable dishes spanning from fresh fish and chips to pita platters. The landlord Dominic even brews his own in-house lager!
The Birds Nest
32 Deptford Church Street, London SE8 4RZ
Stop by for an evening of live music, in this local hatchery which serves as a platform for up-and-coming musicians. This artist’s haven is full of musicians and has hosted a number of famous bands, such as Squeeze, Fat White Family, and even Kay Tempest. This place propels musicians' careers to new heights!
The Bow Bells
116 Bow Road, Bow, London E3 3AA
Painted bright orange, The Bow Bells is hard to miss. Family-owned, you’ll be visiting a proper East End boozer. Unique to the pub, there is said to be a ghost that has lived here since 1974. Known as the ‘phantom flusher’, expect this cheeky ghost to flush the toilet just when you’re at your most vulnerable...
The Camden Brondes Age
28/30 Camden High Street, London NW1 0JH
This family-owned pub is the ideal place for those who want to take a break from the punk decor that envelops Camden. The green tiled bar, brick walls, and chic wooden floors are the perfect combination. Are you a sports fan? Don't miss out on the community atmosphere that is present during the games...
The Cleveland Arms
28 Chilworth Street, London W2 6DT
Indulge in the kitchen’s gastronomical comfort food, with seasonal dishes. The vintage atmosphere of the pub, with its wood-panelled walls and beamed flooring, is enhanced by the contemporary charm of the artfully distressed walls. Once you’ve stopped by, you may not want to leave...
The Copper Tap
190-193 Peckham High Street, London SE15 5EG
Visitors who pass by the Peckham High Street will be rewarded with a rustic pub with old-school charm and a saloon bar.. The distressed wooden panelling transports you back into a simpler time, when the beer was cheap, and good company was as given. But at the Copper Tap, these traditions still hold true...
418 Mare Street, London E8 1HP
The Crown is the absolute bee's knees when it comes to experiencing a slice of traditional London pub culture. Tucked away in Hackney, this dinky, pint-sized pub oozes buckets of charm and lashings of good old-fashioned fun. Enjoy the atmosphere whilst gazing at old black & white photographs that adorn the wall. No food available.
20 Devereux Court, London WC2R 3JJ
This elegant pub is nestled on a quiet side street in the heart of Temple, making it an often overlooked treasure. Originally built in 1677 as a Grecian Coffee House, the Devereux saw many famous patrons, including Sir Isaac Newton, Sir Edmund Halley, and Hans Sloane...
The Dog and Bell
116 Prince St, London SE8 3JD
Casting an eye over the delightful mural on the side of the pub, there is no doubt about the favourite beverage of the place: Guinness! Play at one of the few remaining old billiards tables in London, chat with the cheerful regulars, or simply pet Monty, the famous resident dog which even stars on the pub sign...
The Duke of Sussex
77 Friary Road, London SE15 1QS
With the ever-growing gentrification of Peckham, the local pubs that once were a part of the neighbourhood are frequently fewer and far between. However, the Duke of Sussex carries on the tradition of being a local community pub, serving local Peckham residents...
22 Easton Street, London WC1X 0DS
Leave the hustle bustle of lively Clerkenwell behind and discover this homely sanctuary, located in a quiet street. Here, patrons are in superb culinary hands as one of the owners is an experienced chef, always looking to let his creativity flow. It’s no wonder you’ll discover an ever-changing menu, boasting delectable dishes to relish!
The Faltering Fullback
19 Perth Road, London N4 3HB
Discover a magical beer garden that spreads across various levels of the pub, with the enveloping greenery ideal for relaxing. Choose from a carefully curated drinks menu, and immerse yourself in the lively ambiance of this enchanting Irish pub adorned with ivy, where people come from all over London to gather...
The Gipsy Queen
166 Malden Road, London NW5 4BS
Settle into this treasure in Kentish Town, and take your pick from the wide selection of craft beers sourced from around the world. Whether you opt to sit outside in the bright and cheerful beer garden to make the most of the sun, or stay indoors next to the art deco bar, you won’t want to leave...
The Gladstone Arms
64 Lant Street, London SE1 1QN
Known locally as ‘The Glad’, this independent family-run pub is affectionately named after four-time former prime minister William Gladstone. Located a stone's throw away from Borough tube station, expect Anglo-Indian dishes and a strong selection of British craft beer.
33 Linton St, London N1 7DU
Enjoy your drink while people watching in Arlington Square, or observe the kitchen preparing your meal. With a rotating selection of local craft beers and gins, along with some of the best Guinness in Islington, there’s always something new to try in the cosy atmosphere of this charming pub...
The Hansom Cab
84-86 Earls Court Road, London W8 6EQ
Once owned by Piers Morgan and named after the replacement for the Hackney carriage, this pub has been transformed into a craft beer house. Located near Kensington High Street, off the beaten path from Earls Court Road. Expect stylish décor, a friendly atmosphere, and a comfortable dining room with an open fireplace...
27 Arlington Way, London EC1R 1UY
Nestled in a quiet street behind Sadler's Wells theatre, this hidden treasure brimming with history sees a cosmopolitan crowd gather including locals, theatregoers, dancers, musicians, actors and journalists. The Harlequin hosts PoliticsJOE celebrity interviews along with welcoming all types of visitors from across London and beyond...
233-235 Victoria Park Road, London E9 7HD
Soak up the local Victoria atmosphere whilst drinking a barrel-aged Negroni or one of The Hawke’s joyous Margaritas. Delight in a seasonal menu crafted from British ingredients prepared with care. And if your craving for the outdoors hasn't been fulfilled by the nearby Victoria Park, you can also relish the beer garden...
504 Holloway Road, London N7 6JA
The Hercules has stood as an integral part of Holloway Road in North London for nearly 150 years. The pub pays tribute to the past through reclaimed materials from historic pubs, churches, and courtrooms, that you can contemplate whilst unwinding after a hard day at work...
2 Forest Hill Rd, London SE22 0RR
A Victorian building featuring an unaltered art deco interior from the 30’s, complete with original decorative glass panelling in the windows. The lush greenery of Peckham Rye Park extends into the Herne’s back garden, which boasts flourishing trees, hanging baskets, and blooming shrubs. Equipped with heaters for the winter!
The Horn of Plenty
36 Globe Road, London E1 4DU
A traditional East End indie where you can palate a delightful selection of beers from local breweries such as Crate or Howling Hops. Expect a snug atmosphere where NHS workers indulge themselves with a pint after a busy day, and Masters and PhD students from Queen Mary University take a break from their lectures...
The Joiners Arms
35 Denmark Hill, London SE5 8RS
This historic pub first opened in the 1800s and was frequented mostly by joiners. Since the 1920’s it has turned into an Irish pub and gained fame for its lively music scene. With a charming rooftop terrace, this local is the perfect place to relax, enjoy a drink, and socialise...
38 Kenton Road, London E9 6RQ
The vivacity of this pub’s brightly painted yellow exterior is equally matched on the inside. A magpie's nest of trinkets and memorabilia, this eccentric pub is old school with a Scandinavian twist. This gem in Homerton offers an extensive drinks menu which includes local craft beers, lagers, cocktails, wines, and even Norwegian schnapps!
The Lock Inn
26 East Bay Lane, London E15 2GW, UK
Those who wander outside of the city will be rewarded. Here, you can enjoy the idyllic and tranquil setting next to the canal in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, while tasting the rotating beer lines featuring independent craft breweries. Hungry? Try the mouth-watering menu full of delicious pizzas and burgers...
32 Horatio Street, London E2 7SB
This quirky pub is certainly more than meets the eye. The Nelson’s classic Tudor exterior conceals a warm lively atmosphere adorned with an extensive array of NSFW decorations created by the community, guaranteeing that its patrons will spot something new each time they visit...
The Newman Arms
23 Rathbone Street, London W1T 1NG
The Newman Arms is one of the few independent pubs left in the beating heart of Fitzrovia. This pub has seen many famous patrons come and go, including Dylan Thomas and George Orwell. Expect plush leather couches, vintage prints, and an overall atmosphere of a vintage sitting room. No food available.
The Old Ivy House
166 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7DT
This classic pub in the heart of Clerkenwell is full of hearty food, delicious drinks, and great company. Drop by for live music, drag nights, or simply for a friendly chat. The pub is so beloved by its community that it even has a local football team named after it! After visiting a few times, you’ll be welcomed by name...
The Old Justice
94 Bermondsey Wall East, London SE16 4TY
This classic Tudor-style pub rose from the ashes, thanks to two publicans with a passion for preserving historical buildings. Situated right on the banks of the Thames, this local has witnessed centuries of London history pass by. Built in the 1750’s, the Old Justice has maintained its warm and cosy atmosphere. No food available.
The Pelton Arms
23-25 Pelton Rd, London SE10 9PQ
With the numerous Guinness decorations, dartboard, wood-panelled walls, and open fireplace, there will be no doubt in your mind that you’re in a traditional pub. The Pelton Arms is also renowned for live music and has hosted many famous musicians, including Squeeze and Dennis Greaves! No food available.
247 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5QU
Originally a glass factory that was damaged during the blitz, it was refurbished as a pub and has been owned by its current publican since 2009. Two brightly decorated beer gardens, complete with wooden tables and fairy lights, make it feel like you’ve walked into a neighbourhood barbecue.
53 Hercules Road, London SE1 7DZ
You’ll find this hidden gem just ten minutes away from Waterloo station. The Pineapple has the perfect amount of old-school charm. With wood panelling, vintage photos, brick fireplace, red cushioned seats, and classic carpet, you’ll find that the Pineapple checks off all of the essentials on your classic pub checklist...
The Prince Arthur
49 Brunswick Place, London N1 6EB
This quaint pub is certainly a haven of tranquillity amidst the hustle and bustle of Old Street. Originally built in the 18th century for the seamstresses and tailors who lived and worked in the area, ownership changed hands over the years, with one notable owner being the famous East End boxer Dixie Dean!
The Prince of Greenwich
72 Royal Hill, London SE10 8RT
Head to this wonderfully quirky pub where British and Italian cultures seamlessly blend, thanks to the jovial landlord Pietro and his delightful wife Paola, who have artfully preserved the establishment's quintessential character while infusing it with an eclectic assortment of trinkets and memorabilia!
The Princess of Wales
22 Chalcot Road, London NW1 8LL
A stone's throw from leafy Primrose Hill, this gastropub offers a tasty Sunday roast or mid-week meal. On tap is home-brewed lager, Princess Hells. The bar offers a series of infused gins that complement the cocktail menu. With 150 years of history, the Princess of Wales is a local favourite...
The Railway Tavern
St Jude Street, London N16 8JT
This classic boozer has served its community as the local pub since the late 19th century. Settle into a cosy spot while you enjoy your drink and treat yourself to their lovely pizzas. Tucked away on a residential street, visitors will enjoy the sense of comfort that the Railway Tavern provides.
The Raven Tower Bridge
218 Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP
Sit back with a delicious drink on the terrasse and watch the tourists flock to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. If you fancy a bite to eat, dive in some traditional pub food from award-winning Pieminister pies, to good old-fashioned fish and chips...
The Rose & Crown
71-73 Torriano Avenue, London NW5 2SG
Don’t let the simple brick exterior deceive you, this unassuming pub is full of surprises, including a wonderful sunken beer garden. Best known for their selection of local craft beers from independent breweries, beer enthusiasts will be amazed by the unique labels available here...
The Royal Oak
74-76 York Street, London W1H 1QN
A well-rounded menu which values quality local ingredients. Indulge in mouth-watering meals and devilishly delightful wines, carefully curated from the best vines. If you prefer a heartier beverage, you can select a beer or cider from a range of offerings by local London brewers...
68 Borough Road, London SE1 1DX
If you’re in search of a cosy old-world pub, you need look no further than Borough Road. The Ship offers an enchanting beer garden, and mouth-watering Lebanese food. With its wood-panelled walls, wooden beams, and comfortingly creaky floors, you’ll truly feel as if you are embarking on a journey to distant shores...
The Smugglers Tavern
28 Warren Street, London W1T 5ND
After stepping into this Georgian gem, you’ll half expect to bump into a mariner in the heart of the city. While you won’t find any smugglers anymore, you will discover a charmingly decorated pub reminiscent of 18th century seafarers, with its wood-panelled walls, adorned with nautical maps and art...
The Star of Bethnal Green
359 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6LG
This vivacious pub nestled in the heart of East London is a lively hub for the weird and wonderful celebrating the camp and colourful. Renowned for incredible DJ sets and dynamic nightlife, this local ensures a wide array of in-house entertainment, making it a favourite among fans...
The Star of Greenwich
60 Old Woolwich Road, London SE10 9NY
This recently reopened treasure is the result of the community's fight to prevent its closure and transform it into a community-led co-op pub. The pub prides itself on bringing people together from all parts of the community and great efforts are made to become the most inclusive pub in London. No food available.
177 Grove Street, London SE8 3QQ
The Victoria has a long history, at times operating as a pub and even as a Chinese restaurant in the past! Enjoy the charming pub’s quaint interior, with framed vintage prints on the wall, and fairy lights throughout the building. Expect a list of delicious wines, craft beers from local breweries, or a pub classic on tap...
The Waverley Arms
202 Ivydale Road, London SE15 3BU
You’ll know you’re in the right place when you see a brick wall with a massive painted mural of angels emerging from a heavenly light. Relax and reflect with a pint after a tranquil walk through the Nunhead cemetery. Inside, expect a bright atmosphere, soothing green walls, and light wooden panelling at the bar.
44 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7JS
Be amazed by this historical pub, home to numerous wall decorations, an impressive rum selection, and stone-baked pizzas. One of the few remaining pubs with an in-house dartboard and pool table. If you’re uncertain whether you’re in the right place, be on the lookout for the giant ghost mosaic...