London's 15 Best Pubs

There are over 7,000 pubs located in sprawling London. That’s a whole plenty of venues, ha. So, we decided to make it easier for you to choose the one to suit your preferences and tastes. We’ve carefully picked 15 best beer gems. Though the list could be much longer, here are the most remarkable standouts representing exceptional pubs and gastro-bars with the trendiest foods and an impressive selection of craft beers. Explore them all!


#1. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese 21+

Restored after the Great Fire in 1666, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is among the oldest London pubs. Traditional British interior mixed with innovative brewery approach makes this venue a perfect destination for every beer geek. Here you can meet some celebrities and try delicious pub grabs.

 145 Fleet St, London EC4A 2BU

#2. Lamb & Flag 21+

Once this place was called “The Bucket of Blood” famous for its bar-knuckle fighting. Now Lamb & Flag is a family-friendly venue with great food and a selection of drinks. This place was among watering favs for Charles Dickens and a range of other English poets. The Dryden Room of the pub is always open for children and their parents.

 33 Rose St, London WC2E 9EB

#3. Princess Louise 21+

Princess Louise is more than just a traditional English pub representing classical Victorian style in its interior. It brings a perfect combination of the finest craft beers and snacks at the most reasonable price. Beer fans will take the advantage of an array of lagers, IPAs and stouts. All served with a smile and a friendly attitude.

 208 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EP

#4. The Spaniards Inn 21+

The Spaniards Inn is the oldest pub in UK’s capital revealing its long and interesting history. It is actually a country bar inside the metropolis featuring real fire to create a cozy and relaxing atmosphere during winter. Guests can opt for one of two separate restaurant areas for a perfect time spending with a pint of cider or ale.

 Spaniards Rd, Hampstead, London NW3 7JJ

#5. The Churchill Arms 21+

Built in 1750, this place was a favorite pub of Winston Churchill’s grandparents. Now it is not only a drinking establishment, but also a cultural sightseeing representing Churchill’s memorabilia as well as a wide option of cask ales, ciders and craft beers for all tastes.

 119 Kensington Church St, London W8 7LN

#6. The Palm Tree 21+

Follow the characters of Football Factory story and put yourself in Cockney’s shoes while visiting The Palm Tree. This pub is also known for its live jazz and soul performances representing its local band. Here you will find photos of celebs hangin here and there along with a great choice of pub snacks and drinks to meet every taste.

 127 Grove Rd, London E3 5RP

#7. The Dog & Fox

This pub has much to offer. It is thoughtfully divided into several sections including the Beer Garden, the main bar and a restaurant. The menu includes traditional British foods as well as European and Asian cuisine. The Dog & Fox is also a cozy hotel where you can book a comfortable and spacious room for the best stay in London.

 24 High St, London SW19 5EA

#8. The Mayflower

Judging by the name it would be easy to guess that this pub is all about history and pilgrims. Traditionally decorated, it offers the most breath-taking view over the River Thames. The interior takes you back to the 16th century. Selection of Asian and European food will match the list of wine, ciders and ales.

 117 Rotherhithe St, London SE16 4NF

#9. Ye Olde Mitre 21+

Some may have probably seen this pub in such legendary blockbusters as Stanch and The Deep Blue Sea. One of the oldest London’s pubs welcomes its guests to try homemade pub snacks and a selection cask ales, beers and ciders. Opened in 1546 it has a lot of stories and legends to tell. The symbol of the bar is its immortal cherry tree.

 1 Ely Pl, London EC1N 6SJ

#10. Princess Victoria Kensington

Princess Victoria represents a combination of a traditional pub made in Victorian style with a welcoming and cozy British restaurant. Here you can try vegetarian food along with classical English cuisine in the upstairs restaurant. Wide range of beers and cocktails is served at the bar. The menu includes such classical options as Cava Sangria and Sex on The Beach.

 25 Earls Court Road W.8, London W8 6EB

#11. The Flask

Wanna tremble with fear and have some of the finest seasonal meals? Then The Flask in Highgate would be the best bet for you. This pub is a perfect place for lunch or dinner with friends. Beware of ghosts that occasionally walk across the hall. But have no worries. They are friendly and hospitable especially after a couple of pints.

 77 Highgate W Hill, Camden, London N6 6BU

#12. The Antelope

Starting from the 17th century The Antelope has been recognized as one of the most beautiful London’s pubs. Good location and an exceptional menu make this venue perfect for the whole family. You can have a classical London Pride at the bar as well as arrange special private event or party in a special area provided.

 22 Eaton Terrace, London SW1W 8EZ

#13. The White Hart

Immerse yourself in the nostalgic atmosphere and enter The White Hart surrounded by working cottages representing old architecture of London. Curated option of beers on tap is provided by several local breweries. You can also find some world’s famous lagers and stouts available at the bar. Board games will make your evening perfect for the whole company.

 29 Cornwall Rd, London SE1 8TJ

#14. Lord Nelson

After its appearance in The Firm film, notorious Lord Nelson has become more family friendly. Expanded menu offers a wide range of BBQs and self-built burgers along with a wide option of drinks. Refreshing seasonal specialties contain only best ingredients to meet requirements of food and beer gourmets.

 243 Union St, London SE1 0LR

#15. The Crown & Anchor

Though having a comparatively short history this pub has proved to be one of the best bars in London. It has won several prestigious titles for its exceptional menu and a selection of beers available on up to 25 rotating taps. Most of the dishes are also flavored with beer and ales to make the taste as memorable as possible.

 246 Brixton Rd, London SW9 6AQ
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