Pubs In London, England

Pubs In London
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London is a haven for pub crawlers and those looking for a fun night out in the city. Neighborhoods like Brixton, Covent Garden, Soho and Ealing are some popular areas which are bustling with bars and pubs. You’ll also find plenty of good pubs and bars serving a wide range of drinks scattered all across the capital city. Islington is a great place in London where you’ll find traditional bars, while you’ll find some trendy bars in Camden. Travelers are spoiled for choice when seeking out trendy pubs in London. We’ve listed some popular pubs that you can visit during your stay in the British capital. Check them out below.

1. The Mayflower Pub

Mayflower pub. 117, Rotherhithe Street, London, SE16 - - 1521141
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The Mayflower Pub is one of the oldest in London and the building that houses it was built in the 16th-century. This pub is a few miles away from the city center where you can enjoy a few drinks, far from the city noise. It is also the only British pub, which is allowed to sell US stamps. It has a great selection of beers and other drinks. Visit the pub on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday and be a part of the special night.

The Mayflower Pub

Address: 117 Rotherhithe Street London SE16 4NF

Opening hours: Till 11 pm Monday to Saturday, 10:30 pm Sunday

2. Auld Shillelagh

This Irish bar in Church Street has earned the reputation of serving one of the best Guinness pints in London. Although you’ll find most people drinking Guinness, the pub also has a nice selection of draft beer on offer. You’ll be greeted by a friendly atmosphere as soon as you walk in and sit down for a drink. The beer garden at Auld Shillelagh is a great place to soak up some sun during summer while enjoying a few drinks. If you are a sports buff, you’ll be up for a treat as this pub has multiple big screens that show major sporting events. Auld Shillelagh also has brilliant live music each Friday and Saturday night.

Auld Shillelagh

Address: 105 Stoke Newington Church St, Stoke Newington, London N16 0UD

Opening hours: till 12.00am Sunday to Thursday, 1.00am Friday and Saturday

3. The Black Horse

Posted by The Black Horse London Pub on Thursday, 20 December 2012

This small pub is located in the heart of Deptford in southeast London and a perfect hangout for those looking to enjoy a few drinks while having a good conversation with friends. Saturday nights are pretty busy here, so ensure you get in early to avoid disappointment. This moderately priced pub has something for everyone. Apart from the regular beers and wine, you also get a good selection of gins, rums, whiskeys and more. This laid-back pub also has table football, a pinball machine and board games, which will keep you entertained. The Black Horse also has a large screen that shows European football games. Apart from the drinks, this pub is also popular in the locality for its freshly-made pizzas.

The Black Horse

Address: 195 Evelyn St, London SE8 5RE

Opening hours: Till 11 pm Sunday to Thursday, 2 am Friday and Saturday

4. The Bluecoats

Previously called The Pride Of Tottenham, The Bluecoats is located in Tottenham’s High Road. This pub in a historic 18th-century building has 20 “house,” “craft” and “cask” beers. One side has modern decor while the other part, separated by a partition, has a distressed feel. The Bluecoats also serves burgers provided by Lucky Chip. On sunnier days, the gated garden is perfect to relax with a cold beer and a delicious burger.

The Bluecoats

Address: 614 High Rd, London N17 9TA

Opening hours: Till 11 pm Monday to Thursday, 12:30 am Friday, 12 am Saturday, 11:30 pm Sunday

5. Brewdog

This bar chain specializes in Scottish brewery’s craft beer. BrewDog is located in many places across London including Shepherd’s Bush, Soho, Shoreditch, Camden and more. This pub offers a wide selection of beers on the tap alongside the usual haul of canned and bottled beer. The extensive food menu makes it ideal for those looking for a stop after a pub crawl. The vintage arcade machines at the BrewDog lets you exercise your thumbs while enjoying a few drinks with friends. The Shepherd’s Bush location is a stone’s throw distance from O2, which makes this pub a great location for pre- and post-gig refreshments.


Address: 21 Poland St, Soho, London W1F 8QG

Opening hours: Till 11 pm Sunday to Thursday, 12 am Friday and Saturday

6. Bricklayer's Arms

This pub in London’s Waterman Street is the oldest pub in Putney. Built in 1826, Bricklayer’s Arms has also received CAMRA National Pub of the Year award for the Greater London Region in 2007 and 2009. In 2006, 2008 and 2010, the pub received the “South West London Pub of the Year” award. This pub is located near the Thames and it is well-known for its ever-changing variety of British ales. The friendly staff at the pub let you sample an ale before you take a plunge. You’ll also get some nice English cider and wines at Bricklayer’s Arms, which you can enjoy in the beer garden during summer.

Bricklayer's Arms

Address: 32 Waterman St, Putney, London SW15 1DD

Opening hours: Till 11 pm Monday to Saturday, 10:30 pm Saturday

7. Carpenter's Arms

Carpenter’s Arms is located in the heart of the historic Brick Lane and it was once under the rule of the infamous gangster twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray. It has a traditional decor with wooden paneling and two huge blackboards that list the extensive beer collection from the UK and other countries. This pub has something for everyone: cask ales, draft, wines and bottled drinks. The Carpenter’s Arm also serves homemade and freshly prepared food every day. It is also popular for its dinner roast that is served every Sunday.

Carpenter's Arms

Address: 73 Cheshire St, London E2 6EG

Opening hours: Till 11:30 pm Sunday to Thursday, 12:30 am Friday and Saturday

8. Chesham Arms

This historic bar is located in a quiet street of Hackney and it has served the community for about 150 years. This pub is very popular in the neighborhood and the locals have successfully managed to get it listed as an Asset of Community Value. Chesham Arms also received CAMRA East London Pub of The Year award in 2016. The interiors have been tastefully-decorated with gold embossed ceiling panels and curved mirrors. The fireplace provides extra warmth during winters. The large beer garden at the back of the pub is crowded with people during summers. You’ll find six beers, two ales and one cider available at the bar on a rotation basis.

Chesham Arms

Address: 15 Mehetabel Rd, London E9 6DU

Opening hours: Till 11 pm Monday to Saturday, 10:30 pm Sunday

9. City Barge

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This riverside boozer is located in west London’s Chiswick area and, apart from superior ales, City Barge is also a great gastropub that has amazing views. The outside picnic benches are ideal to enjoy a good conversation with a few drinks. The pub also offers a variety of food options including fish and chips, burgers and more. You can have a small party at the pub’s private dining room called the Harrowden room while admiring the outstanding views of river Thames. City Barge also has an extensive wine menu making it a great dining location.

City Barge

Address: 27 Strand-On-The-Green, Chiswick, London W4 3PH

Opening hours: Till 11 pm Monday to Thursday, 12 am Friday and Saturday, 10:30 Sunday

10. The Axe

This pub in Stoke Newington is a great place to hang out for a few drinks in a cozy atmosphere. The prices here are affordable and you’ll find many locals visiting it. The Axe has 60 beer options, 8 types of gin and tonic and a variety of wines. Apart from drinks, the food is also very impressive. You’ll find many starters and snacks to go with your drinks.

The Axe

Address: 18 Northwold Rd, London N16 7HR

Opening hours: Till 11 pm Sunday to Thursday, 1 am Friday and Saturday

Enjoy a pub crawl in London

The city of London is replete with bars and pubs that offer an extensive range of beers, ales, ciders, wines and more. You can only visit a few pubs in London during a short visit. We have listed out some pubs that are worth visiting in the British capital.

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