Top 10 Pubs in London

Not only is the traditional British pub a hallmark of London life, bringing people of all backgrounds together under one roof; the London pub makes for a relaxing tipple, whatever the weather. Over time, as London has changed so have some of its best pubs, and whilst many have swapped the fruity for froie gras on toast there's no comfort quite like a cool glass in your favourite boozer. Whatever your mood, you'll love working your way through this recommended list of the top 10 pubs in London thanks to their chipper mix of the modern with the traditional.

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The Jackdaw and Star

6 user reviews
The Jackdaw and Star
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Hammer it down to Hackney for the next pub on our London list. From parlour area and beer garden, to cracking East London punters, those of you just look for a good old fashioned beer in a good old fashioned pub will enjoy the tact of this joint. There's even space for private hire parties if you fancy propping up a shindig in this brilliant London pub.

Happily Affordable ££
Hackney
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The Chelsea Pensioner

8 user reviews

A neon laced boozer making its way to the number 2 spot in our top 10 pubs of London list? You betcha. Brought to you by the infamously kitsch team behind Simmons, the Chelsea Pensioner is a must try for those of you with a hankering for a quirky pub in London. From vintage pieces and the scattering of knick knacks to cracking beers and even better punters, you know why you're here CP.

Happily Affordable ££
Chelsea

The Joker of Penton Street

48 user reviews

A beloved North London nook known for their dated interiors and gruff, vintage charm, The Joker of Penton Street is one of our top 10 pubs in London thanks to a roaring roster of draught drinks, neat bites and a truly chill atmosphere that works you on into the night. 

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

The Old Queen's Head

22 user reviews

It's cool, it's quirky and it's brimming with name faces all wanting to get a look in. Popular with London's creative crowd and indie names to boot (Bombay Bicycle Club and The Foals included) The Old Queen's Head boast everything from DJ nights and an impressive cocktail collection to a cracking amass of antler chandeliers and vintage chesterfield sofas. 

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

The Four Thieves

19 user reviews
The Four Thieves
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Another great contender in the best London pubs department is Battersea babe and go-to boozer The Four Thieves. From pop-up events and craft beers, to a hella cool games room boasting ping pong tables, pinball machines and more, The Four Thieves has snagged itself a spot on this page for pure, unbridled coolness alone. Four for you Glen Coco.

Happily Affordable ££
Battersea

Looking for one of the best pubs in South London? Come here, and let us be your guide. Coming at you from the brilliant Geronimo pubs team, The Northcote is an amped up version of the classic pub. From cleverly thought out interiors and smashing nit bits, to British pub grub and locally sourced pints, The Northcote more than deserves its place on this list.

Happily Affordable ££
Clapham

The Owl and Pussycat

12 user reviews

When it comes to one of the best pubs in London, The Owl and Pussycat not only have a top, Shoreditch location on their side, their classic interiors, bare-brick walls and gastro menu promise some of the best afternoons in the business as you drink and scoff them away. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch
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The Jugged Hare

7 user reviews

The top 10 London pubs have a true contender on their hands in the shape of the Jugged Hare. Not only plotted pretty next to the Barbican and boasting one of the best collections of taxidermy in the city, those looking for gastro inspired food at its finest can tuck into some of the best game, pies and meat in the city thanks to their woodland inspired menus and sourced beers. 

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

People's Park Tavern

72 user reviews

An East London staple, and one of the most slap-up joints in down for that all important hangover helping, this infamous Sunday roast pub in London is good ol' fashioned boozer with modern spirit at its finest. From its brilliant beer garden and craft beer location, to plucky punters and proper pub far, the People's Park Tavern is just that, one for the people.

Happily Affordable ££
Hackney

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