Top Pubs To Visit in London

The pub is affectionately woven into the fabric of British culture as the natural meeting point for jolly good times, so brilliant that they turn drinking beer, wine, spirits and socialising into an art form. This guide shows you the top pubs to visit in London with a selection of traditional pubs, legendary pubs along with a few quirky alternatives along the way.

Beer Hawk Southbank

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Beer Hawk's Southbank bottle shop and bar is a haven for London's beer-lovers. Offering over 120 bottles in the fridge, 12 lines on draught and heaps of beery events, form meet-the-makers to tastings and a run club, there's plenty to explore. 

The Morpeth Arms

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Situated in the beating heart of Britain's political bubble, the Morpeth Arms acts as a metropolitan sanctuary, offering escape from the constantly bustling world outside. Full of regal decor and vibrant decorations, it's the food and drinks menu that really stands out. The bar showcases the very best that London's brewers have to offer, while the chef dabbles in traditional recipes, plating up delectable catch-of-the-day treats and serving succulent cuts of seasoned meat. 

Iron Duke

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Tucked away in the heart of Mayfair, Iron Duke is a cosy London pub serving up real ales alongside delicious pub grub; making it a lunchtime gem in London's West End for those wanting a quiet break during their retail therapy. For those wanting a traditional pub to host an intimate gathering, then their 'Boot Room' is the ideal choice for private hire in London. For a great drink with friends in classic surroundings, Iron Duke is one of the top pubs to visit in London. Make sure you book here.

The Harp

5 user reviews 5

The Harp is a pub in central London that has won awards for being the best pub in London! It cherishes real ale with eight hand pumps, real cider and good conversation. The interior of this traditional English pub in London contains old Victorian portraits and beautiful coloured glass windows.

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

2 user reviews 5

This City of London pub located on notorious Fleet Street is a traditional pub with roots from the 16th century.  A cobbled alleyway leads you to this great pub in London which keeps history alive with wooden beams and classic photographs of London from 16th-19th century. It's a cheap pub in London, owned by an independent brewery, with fantastic real ales and lagers.