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. The top pubs in London are so brilliant 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, quirky alternatives and pubs in central London. 

Last updated on 13th July 2018




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. 

The Cat and Mutton

5 user reviews 4

With nearly 300 years of history, The Cat and Mutton in Bethnal Green is a gorgeous old pub a stone's throw from London Fields. Set over two floors, the interiors stay true to its tradition and are great for get-togethers with friends or for an intimate date. The menu features a fare of British hearty classics and the bar has all the best ales in the area.

Iron Duke

1 user review 4

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.

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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.