Best Pubs In London
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The best pubs in London are an interesting mix of English boozers full of history and tradition, trendy new age pub bars stocking boutique beers and wines, and Gastro-pubs serving up some of the best nosh in the city.

London has a deep love affair with pubs dating back to it's very beginnings. There's no doubt that the drinking landscape is chaning in London and gone are the days of pubs on every corner with smokey bars and smelly carpets. Two things remain, quality and variety - find one of the best pubs in London and you'll have a night to remember.

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Insider Tip: Many pubs in London close between 10:30 - 11:30pm. If you're planning on a big night out, make sure you check out the best clubs in London so you can kick on a party the night away.

White Horse

White Horse Pub London
At the White Horse they are adamant they are not a restaurant, the food however is delightful. The main attraction other than the beautiful Victorian decor is the beer - over 130 varieties. Yep, you'll need much more than one visit to sample them all! In the summer time the front facing beer garden is the gem in the crown of this, one of the best pubs in London.

Opening Hours:
Sun - Wed: 9.30am - 11.30pm
Thur - Sat: 9.30am - 12:00am

Closest Tube: Parsons Green
Phone: +44 (0)20 7736 2115
Address:1-3 Parsons Green, SW6 4UL

Holly Bush

Holly Bush Pub London
The Holly Bush is hidden away at the end of cul-de-sac in Hampstead. Converted into a tavern in the early 1800's originally the building was horse stables owned by painter George Romney. Much of the original character remains making it one of the best pubs in London to catch up with friends and family for a drink and/or meal. The bar is laid back with traditional service while the dining room is a little more extravagant with chandeliers.

Opening Hours:
Mon - Sat: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Sun: 12:00am - 10:30pm

Closest Tube: Hampstead
Phone: +44 (0)20 7435 2892
Address:22 Holly Mount, London NW3 6SG

Greenwich Union

Greenwich Union Pub London
Greenwich Union is the home Alistair Hook's dream to school the British public on German beers. And beer is the order of the day with loads of options on tap and more than 20 varieties by the bottle. All that beer needs to be soaked up with some food and you're in luck, great steaks, salads, sandwiches availble from the kitchen.

Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Sat: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sun: 11:30am - 10:30pm

Closest Tube: Vauxhall
Phone: +44 (0)20 3242 0040
Address: 67 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, SE1 7TP

6 St Chad's Place

6 St Chad's Place
The King's Cross landscape has changed over last 10-20 years and the former red light district has shifted to no end. Trendy pubs, bars and restaurant have poped up everywhere and 6 St Chad's Place fits in perfectly. The pub is in stunning converted Victorian warehouse with huge train-themed murals recognising the heritage of the area. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served alongside great beers, wines and cocktails. This is a favourite of the London office crew.

Opening Hours:
Mon - Friday: 08:00am - 11:30pm
Sat: Private Hire
Sun: Close

Closest Tube: King's Cross St Pancras
Phone: +44 (0)20 7278 3355
Address: 6 St Chad's Place, WC1X 9HH

The Warrington

The Warrington Pub London
Love him or hate him, Gordon Ramsay knows a thing about good food and hospitality. The Warrington is a stunning example and it's not all about the gastro-pub restaurant. The Warrington was built in 1857 and still has the charm of yester-year, completely restored to the highest standard of course. You'll pay a little more but the service and quality are well worth it.

Opening Hours:
Mon - Thu: 12:00pm - 11.00pm
Fri - Sat 12:00pm - 12:00am
Sun: 12:00pm - 10.30pm
Mon - Thu: 12:00pm - 2.30pm, 6.00pm - 10.00pm
Fri: 12.00pm - 2.30pm, 6.00pm - 10.30pm
Sat: 12.00pm - 3.00pm, 6.00pm - 10.30pm
Sun: 12.00pm - 3.30pm, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Closest Tube: Maida Vale / Warwick Av
Phone: +44 (0)20 7592 7960
Address: 93 Warrington Crescent, Maida Vale, London, W9 1EH

The Draft House

The Draft House Pub London
The Draft House is Pub first, gastro-pub second. Make no mistake, the food here is delicious and consists of pub classics jazzed up and some with a twists. Above all, good honest cooking done well. Now, the main event, the beer! 17 draft beers on tap! Yep, that's right, drink your way around the world with a collection of unusual (but delightful) beers in one of the best pubs in London.

Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 12:00pm-11:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Sun: 10:00am - 10:30pm

Transport: Clapham Junction Rail
Phone: +44 (0)20 7924 1814
Address: 94 Northcote Rd, SW11 6QW


Rake London
The Rake is like a box of chocolates, you never know what flavor you're going to get. Beer varieties are changed sometimes daily, so you'll always have a different and new tipple to try. There are a few regular beers on tap but for the rest, expect exotic, exciting and experimental drops. You can buy a 1/3 pint measure and sample away all night.

Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Closest Tube: London Bridge / Borough
Phone: +44 (0)20 7407 0557
Address:14 Winchester Walk SE1 9AG

Harwood Arms

Harwood Arms
For those looking for a relaxed atmosphere, exceptional service and great food, the Harwood Arms is the place to be. This gastro pub is widely accepted as one of the best pubs in London and was recently a coverted Michelin Star for it's excellence in catering. There is a good variety of beers on tap and a great selection of wines by the glass. Bookings are essential!

Opening Hours:
Mon: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Fri - Sat: 12:00pm - 12:00am
Sun, Tues, Wed, Thurs: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Mon: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Tue - Sat: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Sun: 12:30pm - 4:00pm, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Closest Tube: Fulham Broadway
Phone: +44 (0)207 386 1847
Address: Walham Grove, Fulham, SW6 1QP

The Atlas

The Atlas Pub London
The Atlas' mantra is the 'be a pub'. That means real ales and an international wine list available by the glass. From the kitchen the menu changes monthly with a mix of British and International dishes available. The Atlas is one of the best pubs in London with 'real food' fantastic drinks and a relaxed atmosphere.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm - 10:30pm

Closest Tube: West Brompton
Phone: +44 (0)20 7385 9129
Address: 16 Seagrave Rd, Fulham, SW6 1RX

The Effra

The Effra Pub London
Many Brixtonians call the Effra their local. Honestly, it's really easy to see why. Pitchers brimming with four pints of Red Stripe Larger, ska and jazz music pumping out (sometimes live!) and the best jerk chicken (or beef) and rice this side of Jamaica. If that's not enough, they play sport on two massive pull down screens. One of the best pubs in London! I think so!

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Fri: 12:00pm - 12:00am
Sat: 10:00am - 12:00am
Sun: 10:00am - 10:30pm

Closest Tube: Brixton
Phone: +44 (0)20 7274 4180

Address: 38A Kellet Road SW2 1EB

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