London's Oldest Pubs

It seems like our penchant for a pint is nothing new, Londoners have been sipping beer since what seems like the dawn of time. From former banks through to Grade II listed neighbourhood haunts, London is full of historical pubs, brilliant for adding some 'culture' to your drinks. We've done our history homework and found London's oldest pubs, read our recommendations here.

Last updated on 27th November 2018




The Devonshire

35 user reviews 4

Despite its brightly coloured and quirky furnishings, stylish design and cool atmosphere, The Devonshire in Balham is a pub with a traditional history in London. Now serving homely British food and local craft ales, The Devonshire hasn't got rid of its historical features, instead combining modern with old for a gorgeous drinking setting.

The Duke's Head Putney

313 user reviews 4

The Duke's Head in Putney has earnt its stripes as one of London's historical pubs with a Grade II listing and Victorian credentials. The South London spot is no old codger though, the various rooms have all  been styled in an individual way, from an American glitzy and gold bar through to a gorgeous dining room.

George IV

52 user reviews 5

You want old London pub, you got old London pub with The George IV in West London. Wetting Londoners' whistles for more than 200 years. It may now be more known for its craft beer and British menu, but the pub was one of the first places to start a coaching service for patons wishing to head into Central London - take that UBER.

The Trading House

34 user reviews 4

Tapping into Britain's nautical history, this Grade II listed building has a truly unique atmosphere to it. With carefully crafted cocktails nodding to the days of spice trading, craft beers, ales and cider on offer, as well as a stunning selection of gins, there really is plenty to wet the whistle.