Irish Pubs in London

If you’re the type of the person who really favours great company, and great ales on tap – then you’ve come to the right place. Traditionally different, forever friendly and brimming with Irish Champagne (that's a pint of Guinness to you and I), you’re sure to enjoy the spirit of Ireland in our guide to some of the best Irish pubs in London.

Last updated on 5th November 2020




Howl At The Moon

117 user reviews 4

Located on Hoxton High Street, Howl at the Moon is a fun and lively Irish pub where booking is almost always essential. A buzzing, cosy and cool space littered in beer mats, plants and friendly faces, it's perfect for after-work drinks and grub and East London beers on tap.

The Harp

5 user reviews 5

This one is a great Irish pub close to Covent Garden and Charing Cross station. With an emphasis on real Ale and Cider, The Harp is the perfect place to chill out with your friends on a cosy evening. Check out the array of beer mats displayed above the bar in a venue where alcohol can be art.

Sir Colin Campbell

11 user reviews 4

With live trad Irish sessions three evenings a week and an incredible selection of beer and wine, Sir Colin Campbell is a great Irish pub in North London. Head there to find an intimate atmosphere, fun and delicious seasonal plates.

The Faltering Fullback

5 user reviews 5

This quirky Irish pub isn't your traditional stop off. With anything and everything hanging from the ceiling, from bikes to hockey sticks to acoustic guitars, admire the sights and grab on to that perfect pint of Guinness. Watch some footie on the big screen or chill out in the beer garden and soak up that charming Irish spirit.

The Toucan

2 user reviews 5

A plethora of Guinness taps and Celtic dishes, mixed with music and a buzzy atmosphere, this venue is a great spot, especially for a pint of the black stuff. Expect a lively atmosphere and fun, quirky decor, often in the shape of large and colourful toucans -sometimes even wrapped in fairy lights. 

The Porterhouse

3 user reviews 2

This twelve-tiered bar is London's largest venue, so head to the highest levels for a quiet, intimate pint or spread yourself out and mix it up, that's entirely up to you. The Porterhouse began in Ireland and this Covent Garden branch has gone to great lengths to  retain its cultural roots, brewing its craft beers in Dublin before shipping them to London. You can't get much more authentic than that.

The Cow

1 user review 4

Not for the traditionalists, this faux-Irish pub in Notting Hill is a great spot for a refreshing pint of Guinness and a trendy venue that hangs antlers from the ceiling. Head down the stairs for your tavern feel or enjoy the shabby-chic vibes on the ground floor for a twist on the Irish experience. With a vast selection of oysters and clams, enjoy some luxury in a relaxed atmosphere.