Grab a pint of craft beer, sink into one of the softer-than-soft armchairs and warm yourself with the heat of a crackling fire at the East Hill pub. Perfect for those lazy family weekends, delve into a menu of hearty British dishes and locally brewed craft beers and real ales.
Child-Friendly Pubs in London
Looking for some of the best child-friendly pubs in London? Luckily for you, the city's not short of a boozer or two, with many of them catering to the whole family. Whether you're on the hunt for a spot with tasty and nutritious kids menus or hoping to locate a venue with games to keep the little nippers interested, you'll find 'em all in our top picks of family-friendly watering holes across the capital.
Last updated on 5th July 2023
Ideal for those lazy weekends with the family, The Castle has already established itself as one of Islington's most popular locations. From ice-cold craft beers and potent international spirits to flavoursome fish & chips and perfectly cooked steaks, this cosy spot'll make you feel right at home.
If you thought Canary Wharf was only for suits, think again. The business district also has great spots for out-of-hours family meals, with The Parlour being a prime example. Whilst kids can enjoy their own puzzle-filled menu, grown-ups can nosh on a range of international dishes including mushroom shawarmas and sticky beef short ribs.
Fronting an actual slide, ping pong tables and a bowling alley, BrewDog Waterloo is a firm choice for child-friendly antics. Be sure to get competitive with its range of games, before tucking into American-style plates, from burgers to loaded fries. Yum.
Looking for a child-friendly pub close to all of the city's main sights? The Admiralty is officially London's most central pub, boasting views that look out over Trafalgar Square and delicious wallet-friendly food. Mum and Dad can enjoy a melt-in-the-mouth pie from The Admiralty's signature range, while there's two courses for £8.50 on the kids menu.
Centrally located between Catford high street and some of the area's greener spots, Catford Bridge Tavern is a proper family pub. Offering up a delicious selection of Caribbean-inspired eats and classic pub grub, alongside a mean Sunday roast, it's the perfect place to spend an afternoon with the kids.
With street-side tables offering spacious sun-drenched dining to the charming pub inside, this Clapham pub is the perfect place for a family meal. Not only can you expect a great menu, but the Sunday roasts and brunch dishes are worth a try.
The Star By Liverpool Street boasts a number of uniquely themed karaoke rooms that are perfect for a children's party. Your little one and their pals will get to sing all of their favourite tunes while in quirky, vibrant surrounds.
Family-forward and community-friendly is the life and soul of The Signal in Forest Hill. Taking your little nippers to this South London favourite is sure to be a charming and casual affair no matter the day of the week, boasting buggy-friendly spaces and ever-helpful bar staff.
This Fuller's pub has an impressive selection of craft brews, wines and cocktails for mum and dad, as well as a wallet-friendly children's menu that also does some good - 50p from every meal goes to Special Olympics GB. Fittingly named Blue Boat, the riverside spot also has plenty of outdoor seating for those summer months.
There's nothing better than being able to take the family out for a day of antics at your local, and you'd be lucky if your local was The Duke of Clarence. A top choice for families, head on down with them all in tow for an afternoon of drinks and British bites.
Gather up your little tinkers and take them down to The Leather Bottle, a wonderland for adults and kids alike. A blast in the summer thanks to their top selection of kids events and brilliant garden boasting cute nooks and kids menu, The Leather Bottle is an afternoon well spent with some of your favourite tiny people.
This place is practically a nursery for the toddlers of East End's slightly older hipster generation. With its quirky interiors and amazingly safe and fun back garden bordering onto the kid's paradise that is Victoria Park, it also garners extra points for its softer Astro surface in the garden and offering kids meals too.
Looking for somewhere that will keep the entire family happy? The Crooked Well in the heart of Camberwell is a traditional British pub with high-quality cuisine at its heart. Expect elegant dishes, gorgeous interiors and a sun-soaked terrace, perfect for summer drinks.
This South London boozer is a great spot for a family-friendly meal out. Featuring chic furnishings, a colourful pub garden and a cracking selection of burgers, The Victoria's also got a tried and tested menu for the little'uns as well as games to keep them happy.
If you're searching for a child-friendly boozer, then make your way to The Heathcote and Star on Grove Green Road. This laidback spot is perfect for taking your little ones for something to eat, alongside hosting some awesome events such as parent and baby wine tastings.
Looking for somewhere for the whole family? The Hawk's Nest is a child-friendly pub in Shepherd's Bush Market. Head on over to this gorgeous spot to tuck into beautifully cooked pizzas, with your little ones eating for free on Sundays from 12pm.
Located only a stone's throw away from Hampstead Heath, The Roebuck is perfectly placed for a post-muck around drink and bite to eat. The gastropub also deserves snaps for its refreshing and varied children's menu, featuring Super Healthy Salmon Burgers, Butternut Squash & Chickpea Tagine and mini Sunday roast offerings.
If you're taking the family out for a trip around London Fields make sure you pitch up to this charming pub afterwards. Home to a massive outdoor area and a fantastic selection of delicious weekday eats and hearty Sunday roasts, the team here will make sure everyone in your party is taken care of.
A charming Hammersmith plot, brimming with high-end chow yet laid-back atmospheres, The Eagle is a prime destination to take your favourite little nuggets. Not only can they run free in a garden covered with rainbow beanbags, but there's also a kids menu boasting dishes like fish fingers, macaroni cheese and more.
Ever dreamed of going for a boozy brunch while someone else looks after your darling little spawns? Well Mommi is offering just such a service with their Kids Table. Every Sunday a team of crafty supervisors will keep your kids entertained, so all you have to do is work out what your cocktail of choice is.
Whether you're looking for a leisurely evening of classic food and board games or a sun-filled weekend lunch in a beautiful beer garden, this family-oriented pub has got you covered. The beautiful, nautical-themed spot even offers a kids-eat-free deal on Saturdays and is dog-friendly.
Owing to its stunning dock and Thames views, the Ship in Wandsworth has become a favourite location for the area's many families. Serving delicious pub grub and some of the finest locally-brewed ales and beers, guests can expect to find an amazing culinary experience at this cosy, riverside spot.
Sitting on the banks of the Thames, The Bull's Head in Barnes is a quaint pub that offers both amazing live music and a traditional, atmospheric pub experience. Mouth-watering burgers, piping hot pies and perfectly cooked steaks don the menu, whilst the equally tasty children's menu will please even the pickiest little diners.
Perfect for an easy-going day with the family and featuring a menu filled with traditional British eats, the Dial Arch has something for even the fussiest of eaters. The venue's even got a patio for soaking up some much-needed vitamin D during those summer months.
A charming boozer in the heart of East London, this haunt may just be home to some of the trendiest kids in London. With their children's menu brimming with tasty pizzas and delicious desserts, your favourite little people will be snoozing all the way home after a belly full of this affordable chow.
Another one of our favourite family friendly pubs in South London. The Rosendale has its own beer garden decked out with a children's play area to keep the little ones occupied and to give you a moment of peace. That's not where it stops though, there's also a kids menu and even an area dedicated to hosting birthday parties.
Fancy a wee tipple, but bound to those beautiful bubs of yours? Take them to The Latchmere. Not only can you both enjoy a top selection of pub favourites thanks to their gastro inspired menu and kids meals, but there's also a garden area for the little'uns to let off some steam with toys and other children alike.
Upon Northcote Road, if you can see past all of the prams and yummy mummies, you'll find The Bolingbroke, another of our favourite child friendly pubs. A fine gastropub, serving high quality food and offering a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, this is the perfect spot to settle down with your nippers for some good hearty nosh.