Every which way you turn in London, you’ll find a pub. Mixing the traditional with the contemporary, these establishments have seen hundreds of thousands of people walk through their doors simply because of the city they live in. While there are many to choose from, the below London pubs should be top of your list to check out.
The George Inn, Southwark
Get your fix of British history at The George Inn, the last remaining galleried inn in London. Dating all the way back to the 17th century, Charles Dickens mentions The George Inn in the novel, Little Dorrit, after he visited the site himself back when it was a coffee house. Due to its substantial history, it’s now owned by The National Trust. Moving into modern times, not only do they do amazing Sunday roasts of roast beef, pork belly and chicken, they also screen live sports and offer free WiFi.
The Harp, Covent Garden
One of the best-located pubs in London, The Harp is nestled in the heart of Covent Garden, and is a great base to start of finish a day out in London. With Trafalgar Square just around the corner and the bright lights of the West End nearby, you’ll be tempted away from the real ales and ciders that pour out of the 10 hand pumps – but the great beer and good conversation will beckon you back inside.
The Queen’s Head, Kings Cross
A Victorian pub just 2 minutes from the station, try a cask ale or top-shelf whiskey at The Queen’s Head and you won’t be leaving disappointed. Supporting local breweries, the three hand pumps rotate regularly so there’s always something new to wash down your pork pie. A cosy backstreet pub, there’s the addition of live jazz music on the old piano on Thursdays and Sundays.