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. 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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Fine, you wanted it, you got it. Here's one of the most unique, individual and best pubs in London. You said you wanted it. While hailing way West in Acton, the Aeronaut is one of the coolest boozers in the city. From its spiegeltent and menagerie of circus shows, to on site brewed beer, and one of the most awe inspiring beer gardens in London, we dare you not to tread. 

The Mere Scribbler

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Streatham has plenty of neat little places to drink, but none evoke a smile quite like The Mere Scribbler. A family friendly haunt in the day and a corker of a place to grab a pint come the night, it's a modern pub with a twinge of the traditional that isn't missed on the locals.

The Jugged Hare

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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. 

People's Park Tavern

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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.

The Owl and Pussycat

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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. 

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. 

The Old Queen's Head

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All cocktails are £5 every Wednesday!

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. 

If we're going to bang on about some of the best pubs in London, it's only right that we add a vegan boozer into the mix. Pretty as a picture with a unique menu from Club Mexicana on their side, The Spread Eagle have contemporary and cool written all over them.