London's Best Breweries And Taprooms

London has a long, colourful history when it comes to beer - from once being the brewing capital of the world to parliament encouraging punters to sink pints in order to quell the country's gin addiction. And while MPs might not be quite so vocal in asking us to down drinks, this city still has a soft spot for the hoppy stuff. Whether you're looking for one of the capital's oldest family-run breweries or hoping to try a new breed of brewing, we've rounded up our favourite London breweries, brew pubs and taprooms for the freshest pints in town.

Last updated on 25th August 2020

Truman's Social Club

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Founded in 1666, Truman's is one of London's most prolific breweries. After a brief hiatus. the brand is back and it's got grand plans, including this incredible outdoor space in Walthamstow. Head over to East London to find the taproom, street food market and live music venue.

From stouts to the iconic Punk IPA, BrewDog is a church to all things hop-based. First founded in Scotland, it hasn't taken long for the craft beer temple to take over the world, with plenty of keg lines and guest ales on offer. Discover one of their London locations to see what all the fuss is about.

People's Park Tavern

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People's Park Tavern make some excellent beers and ales in their own on-site brewery, as well as some more creative oddballers like their summer expresso stout experiment. If you're really into proper home brews, then they have also occasionally given tours and talks in their brewery - an experience not to miss if descriptions of hops, malts and barleys gets you all hot under the collar. 

Hammerton Brewery

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Independently owned Hammerton Brewery run regular events from tastings and tours to brewery-based yoga sessions. Using the finest quality ingredients and modern brewing techniques, they are renowned for their unique sips.

  Camden Town Brewery Tour

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@ Camden Town Brewery on Various dates from Friday 25th September 2020

Have a look around the original home of Hells Lager, where Camden Town Brewery have been brewing beer under the railway arches since 2010. Take a tour around the tanks, see how the beers are made, try drinks straight from the tanks and enjoy a full guided beer tasting with Camden's Brewery Tour Champion for a very impressive £20pp.

  Fuller's Tasting Tour (Over 18)

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@ Fuller's Brewery on Various dates from Tuesday 22nd September 2020

The Griffin Brewery in Chiswick isn't any old London brew pub, it's responsible for Fuller's delicious pints. The brand has a fascinating history, and while it was bought by Asahi in 2019, it's still retained its community feel - head along for the tour to find out more.

Fourpure Basecamp

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Fourpure's stylish industrial taproom is nestled within their brewery site in Bermondsey, offering 40 taps of fresh craft beer from the taps. If you fancy taking home a souvenir, they sell takeaway cans and plenty of merch for craft beer fans.

Cask Pub & Kitchen

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Cask Pub and Kitchen is a famous craft beer pub sister of The Craft Beer co. in Clerkenwell. Their selling point is quality beer. They have usually around four or five on tap with a particular interest for some excellent Dark Star and Thornbridge brews. They offer also a huge selection of Belgian and German bottled beers. It must surely be the most bountiful collection of beers in London, with more than 400 bottled varieties, ten real ales and a further ten keg options on draught.

The White Hart

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The White Hart is a micro-brewery pub in Whitechapel. They offer a selection of home-brewed seasonal ales and lagers, that are brewed in the basement and a wine list that has also been perfectly crafted to accompany their menu.

A cool warehouse space in Deptford, Little Faith is the London beer taproom with a little something for everyone. Yes, we're talking about beer - but we're also talking about vintage furniture and knickknacks available to buy, while sun-seekers will find a cute little garden out the back.

Tap East

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This Stratford taproom is a palace of all things beer-orientated with more than 150 varieties of beer in fridges and on tap. If you're not sure what you want to sip, the knowledgeable bar staff will be able to help you given they brew plenty of the stuff available to drink.

Though the bar only opens Thursday to Saturday The Camden Town Brewery has already established a strong standing with London beer connoisseurs, boasting some of the most advanced brewing equipment of any UK micro-brewing company. The impressive range is guaranteed to satisfy any pallet, from their hoppy pale ale to the deeper and stronger stouts. The Camden Town Brewery also offers tours and Beer tasting for the true beer enthusiasts.