It is impossible to turn a corner in London without meeting face to face with an old pub, almost all of them are old and reconstructed. Here are the top notch and must visited pubs in all of London.
The Cheshire Cheese has a service element not many can match. The pub faced some damages in the fire of London, but it is still standing and entertaining its patrons. In fact, the place has literally become a landmark for the city of London. Beside the door you will see a name of every monarch who has ever ruled the nation.
Lamb and Flag
Another pub situated in the convent gardens. The place is noted mostly for its stunning foliage and the traditional charm it holds. The pub has been popular throughout history with patrons such as Dickens and John Dryden from the 17th century. The poet was even murdered near this place. And because of this, the pub owner named the upstairs room after him. And if you visit that place, you will find that you need to escape to that room just to get away from the bustling crowd that gathers way too quickly downstairs.
If you are touring around London then this is one place you must visit, located in central London. The trek for this Hampstead pub feels a lot like the journey that it is not. It was originally built as a toll booth at the entrance to the Bishop of Londonâ€™s estate. What you will remember from the place more than the drinks is the dark oak panelling and the bench outside which is significant for reasons that you have to see to believe.
Dog and Duck
Soho is full of surprises. The pub has some amazing literary associations and this is also the place where George Orwell used to drink. The ornate Victorian interior makes the pub a Grade II. The interior is riddled with big mirrors and opulent tiling. The place was built in 1897 and has been a favourite of singer Madonna during her stay in London.
Of all the pubs in London, the Churchill Arms is the most distinctive looking. When you come down from Kensington Church you will notice the Notting Hill Institution from a few blocks beforehand. All that you might have to take care of is not disturbing or knocking over the knick knacks that riddle the place. The pub was named after an Irish establishment.
Being one of the most diverse places in Covent Garden, it is noted for its striking aspects in appearance. It is not simply a preserved historical place but a fantastic assortment of memorabilia. There is not a sign of the homogenous pub image that you may see in all the other historical pubs that you visit. The ornaments are nothing that you have ever seen before. One of their prized possessions is a napkin that was signed by Elvis. The locals are always bustling in and out of this place.
Built time and time again as a different pub each time, the George inn continues to be the inn that has the best beer in the city. It is less than 3 blocks from the shard and the final remaining galleried coaching inn.
Located in Rotherhithe the place goes back to being one of the oldest pubs, no surprise. The place dates back to 1620 and is the place where the Mayflower ship set sail. The deck and the bar downstairs makes for the best drinking environs around town. The prices are a little high than what you would find all over London but the amazing location makes it worth it.
This is located a short distance from Knightsbridge and Harrods. It is a poky little place and once inside you will feel like you have entered a completely different place. When you are trying to reach it you will feel like an explorer yourself what with the pub being located some quiet mews. Inside is a cluttered assortment of pewter mugs, portraits and other things that will pique your interest. This is the place where you get a sense of the public house like it was centuries ago.
Ye Olde Mitre
Finding this pub can be a challenge even when you are sober. It is tucked away down a passageway from Ely Court. Not surprisingly the place is more famous for its cherry tree out in the front than the place itself. But as opposed to the many historic pubs the interior is quite quaint and comfy.