March 27, 2023

Fancy a pint? Here are 9 of London’s coolest pubs

Add some live music to your drinking at legendary London venues such as the 100 Club or The Barfly.
The vast number of pubs in London is both a blessing and a curse – with so many options, where should you stop for a pint or a bite? To avoid becoming paralyzed by indecision, hit some of these faithful favorites on a pub-hopping expedition!

The Eagle: Serving up food and pub fun, entertainment options here include a pool table and gaming machines, plus an ivy-covered garden in summer.

The Prospect of Whitby: Located on the banks of the Thames, this pub serves traditional Sunday roasts and is rumored to have hosted famous guests such as Charles Dickens.

Olde Cheshire Cheese, Fleet Street: Nooks and crannies in this seemingly-small pub lead to a large bar in the back. The place boasts some of the oldest pub wood paneling in the U.K., some of which was spared by the Great Fire of London in 1666.

Trafalgar Tavern: Dating back to 1837, this pub boasts many of its original features and offers views of the River Thames, authentic English bar snacks, and traditional ales.

The Spaniard’s Inn: On Saturdays, this pub offers traditional Indian dishes, and has also been known to host beer festivals in its unique garden areas.

The George Inn: A National Trust Property located near the London Bridge, drinks here are complemented by unique architecture worth stopping to admire.

The French House: Located in Soho, the French House offers 30 wines and champagnes, as well as an upstairs restaurant, Polpetto, that serves French cuisine.

The Coach & Horses:
Visitors to this gastro pub can try a mix of tasty pub dishes and a range of beers and wines.

The Harwood Arms:This fine-dining establishment was the first pub in London to be awarded a Michelin star in 2010. Located in Fulham, visitors will find a lively gourmet restaurant, classic British fare, and a laid back atmosphere.

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