What are the best pubs in London?

You just booked that flight to London and you're all set for your trip. But first, you need to take a peek at the best bars that you can visit while you're in London. These are among the best ones that London has to offer and will surely immerse you in their culture and ensure you have a great time.

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    #1Southampton Arms

    Southampton Arms

    Southampton Arms is a pub in London located at 139 Highgate Rd, London, NW5 ILE. It's open and serves snacks from noon to midnight on a daily basis. The interior has a 1930's inspired design and it's known for its slogan, "Ale. Cider. Meat."


    Bryan Diaz
    Written on May 22, 2019
    "Southampton is one of the best pubs in London for food. Me and my mates used to crack a few beers here during the weekends. Great ambience, great food, and great beers. Just a perfect weekend I would say."
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    #2French House

    French House

    The French House was originally a meeting place for the French Resistance during World War II but is now a local pub in London. It's located on 49 Dean Street, London, W1D 5BG. The interior was inspired by the Gallic connection of old.


    Nathan Vargas
    Written on May 22, 2019
    "I can't believe this is right across the street from where I live and I haven't even noticed it before. 😂 it's a cool little pub that can definitely satisfy your appetite and your thirst for that good ale. In my opinion, one of the best pubs in central London. "
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    #3Chesham Arms

    Chesham Arms

    Chesham Arms is a local pub in London that's open from Mondays to Thursdays, 4:30 pm to 11:00 pm, and Fridays to Sundays, 12 noon to 11 pm. It's located at 15 Mehetabel Road. It closed down in 2012 but was brought back due to a petition.


    Daniel Fox
    Written on May 22, 2019
    "I love the lighting and overall environment that this pub has. It really sets the mood for cracking a few cold ones and just having a pretty chill time with some friends. 👌"
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    #4The Mayflower

    The Mayflower

    The Mayflower is the oldest pub on the Thames and was built on the launching point of the Pilgrim fathers in London. It's located at 117 Rotherhithe St, London. The interior has dark timber beams, dangling mugs, and a forest of plants.


    Mary King
    Written on May 22, 2019
    "I love hanging out at the Mayflower, it's actually my favorite pub. ❤️️ I think it's one of the more interesting pubs in London given its history and the trivial stuff behind it."
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    #5Ivy House

    Ivy House

    The Ivy House is a pub in London that's accessible via train by way of Nunhead or Brockley. Its located on 40 Stuart Road, London, SE15 3BE. It was recently saved from development due to the efforts of local residents that clubbed there.


    Donna Hawkins
    Written on May 22, 2019
    "Thanks to the efforts of the locals, this pub was saved from being shut down and now its the first co-operatively owned pub in London. 😄 It actually makes me so happy because it's just within our vicinity and is such a cozy little pub. Definitely my go-to for some downtime."
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    #6Compton Arms

    Compton Arms

    Compton Arms is a country pub located in 4 Compton Avenue, London, N1 2XD. It serves food from noon until 8:00 pm daily. It features a narrow drinking space, a snug area at the back-left and wider drinking area on the right side.


    Jean Larson
    Written on May 22, 2019
    "A pretty cool little pub. I actually enjoy when a pub is a little smaller because its less noisy compared to the more populated ones. You can actually have a decent conversation with the people that you're with. It fits my taste, and the food is pretty good too, to say the least. 😁"
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    #7Wenlock Arms

    Wenlock Arms
    The Wenlock Arms is a local pub in London which dates back to 1836. It was nearly lost a few years ago due to developers wanting to knock it down but was stopped by the Hackney Council's grassroots campaign. Its located in 26 Wenlock Road.

    Peter Hicks
    Written on May 22, 2019
    "This pub is older than my Papi and it's still going strong. 😂 It still functions as a pretty good pub. I guess it's a testament to history if it has lasted this long. It's amazing now that I think about it. 👍"
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    #8Earl of Essex

    Earl of Essex

    The Earl of Essex is a pub in London located in 25 Danbury Street, mainly in the residential back-streets between Angel and Canonbury. Beer geeks often flock to it for their selection of breweries as well as their own in-house brew.


    Lawrence Black
    Written on May 22, 2019
    "All I know is that this pub offers a great selection of breweries which is probably the main reason why people from afar really visit it to taste their beers."


Best What are the best pubs in London
1Southampton ArmsPlaces 19 Paid
2French HousePlaces 11 Paid
3Chesham ArmsPlaces 8 Paid
4The MayflowerPlaces 3 Paid
5Ivy HousePlaces 2 Paid
6Compton ArmsPlaces 2 Paid
7Wenlock ArmsPlaces 1 Paid
8Earl of EssexPlaces 1 Paid

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