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 29th November 2022

Ale Hunters

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Are you a beer lover in London on the hunt for some of the city's best breweries? You're in luck as Ale Hunters are sure to help you find some seriously delicious sips. That's not all though as you'll learn all about the creation process from some renowned experts along the way.

Fourpure Taproom

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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.

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One of the best breweries in London, Meantime Brewing Company are sharing some of their beer knowledge with fellow pint-loving folk during their tours and tastings. Along with a show around of the factory and a look at all the processes needed to make the drinks, you'll also get to enjoy four delicious sips. 

The Old Brewery

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Located just a few strides from the legendary Cutty Sark, The Old Brewery is a historic boozer renowned for its locally-brewed craft beers. Always attracting an eclectic mix of locals and visitors to the area, there's plenty of exciting boozy options to pick between enjoyed in a lovely indoor space or their expansive outdoor terrace.

Found in the heart of East London's Blackhorse Beer Mile, Signature Brew Blackhorse Road is a sleek and modern brewery, fronting 12 lines of carefully crafted beer. Expect food courtesy of burger and wing gurus We Serve Humans as well as live music on the weekends. Alternatively, check out its Haggerston taproom, housed inside a former archway.

Mondo Brewing Company is the perfect spot if you fancy high-quality booze without breaking the bank. This Battersea hotspot offers a boot-load of bevvies from IPAs to lagers in their cool space. If you're feeling peckish, they also have regular food trucks serving mouthwatering bites.

Beer Hawk Charterhouse

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If you love your craft brews, check out Beer Hawk's craft beer bar and bottle shop in Charterhouse. Boasting an incredible 150 world-class bottles in the fridge, 12 lines on draught and 2 cask ales, as well as a pour your own beer wall, these guys know their brews. 

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.

Babel Beerhouse

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Bringing you a taste of Down Under, Aussie craft brewery Little Creatures has got a menu filled with everything from brunch classics and gourmet burgers to vegan dishes and, of course, ice cold craft beers. Go on then.

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.

The Arch House

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From award-winning craft brewery Anspach & Hobday comes this cool and trendy taproom on the Bermondsey Beer Mile, The Arch House. Pop along to sample a range of enticing sips, as well as tip-top spirits, wines and bubbles. You're also allowed to bring your pup and your food with you.

Big Penny Social

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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.

Camden Beer Hall

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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. 


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Despite its location on the Bermondsey Beer Mile, Hawkes is in fact London's first ever cidery. A brewery and taproom in the heart of the area, you'll find an excellent selection of Hawkes' homemade cider, a great line up of guests on the bar, alongside a tasty menu of wood-fired pizzas.

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. 

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.

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.